Monday, December 30, 2013

New 12x12 Scrapbook Pages

     A few nights back, Johnny took me to get some art supplies in town and I saw a 3lb pack of random paper and had to have it. I like working with random colors, especially ones I would normally never choose such as purple or orange. I enjoy the challenge. To make these pages, I got the wild hair up my ass to just paint shit out my gut. No thinking, just doing. Puffy paint, glitter, pencil color, acrylic paint and oil pastel. I do not care if the pictures do not go with the artwork, they were added today after all the paint was dried, then journalling in pencil. I picked up each photo and knew exactly what I wanted to write. My goal is to have a nice, thick scrapbook from my travels, past adventures with Danryu, and everyday  hanging out with Johnny. The whole point is to get it all down before I forget.

Here are the pages with accompanying text:

"Me and my '92 Camaro. Easter, 2009. Hecker, LA north of LeBleu, Calcasieu Parish. I took Johnny to look for prairie seeds. I spotted the flowers on a callout when I was a dogcatcher, I got this outfit for 50 cents from CARC and the shoes were of of many from my Doc Marten collection. The "skank chain" was from high school. -Jac 2013 "

" Me and Elizabeth LeBlanc hanging out on the gravel road past Lorrain Bridge in 2010. Went of a road trip down hwy 14 to Hayes and up 101 to i-10."

"Me and Johnny standing in front of the 'Blue Balls' as we call em. Located in New Orleans. 2012 on the way to Wizard World New Orleans. We stop and take pics here every time we go to a convention. -Jac 2013"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

CB's Videaux and Pizza Inn Express, Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana 2008

Taken during one of my random road trips in 2008. I believe I ate at the Subway inside. Was full of old 70s/80s wood paneling. Love that stuff. I do not remember if they were still renting videos or not. Would like to go back and take some more pics. Gotta love that spelling LOL

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ged and Lunita, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 2009, travel journal

Pages from a 2009 Journal 

How I plan trips: posts from my art journals

Thanks to a friend's suggestion, I will be scanning pages from my journals that have documented my travels, or musings about places I want to see/have seen. Some pages will be lists, others will have google maps I have printed and written on, and pages with photos and stories (does anyone print their pictures anymore???). Enjoy!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chuck E. Cheese Fun Fest- for Melerdy

Aug 26,2012

Daniel: Malls are depressing.
Me: Why? They must not have skeetball in thier arcade!

He says I am the only one over the age of 8 he knows that loves skeetball. He says 20 years from now, I am gonna be combing the Arizona sands for old crusty skeetball machines, because no one else liked 'em but me.  I love it. I wanna live in Slab City and make a non-electric skeetball for everyone to play for free. I want to have a neon skeetball emporium on ol' 66! Pink balls! Blue balls! Glow-in -the-dark balls! Clear balls with clouded-eye goldfish in 'em!  Skeetball backboards 20 feet high with with 100 different rings! 
Chucky Cheese Fun Fest
Went to ol' Chucky Cheese for the first time in my life last Saturday. SO 90's! There were all kinds of posters paradying shit from that era. Ol' Chuck up on stage talking jokes to Elaine, George, and Kramer. Must "C" TV.  Ninja Turtles-esque scene: Chucky against a brick wall, some purple frog in a mafia suit, both looking "badass" with arms crossed. So 90's! Other posters playing homage to E.R., Men in Black, and MTV when they went to the moon. Each looked like the beginning era of Photoshop graphics, cartoony yet digital, too early in the game to be realistic and it shows. Bright but dull, each poster was labled 1999. Classic! The skeeball machine was a winner, dishing out 30,000 points for every ball thrown. H2Overdrive (Hydrothunder) was the real gem! Modern machine with a classic Cruisin' World feel going on. Bright, bold graphics, not too realistic, but still 3D. Blues and purples tossed around generously. Of course I played the Hong Kong Fuey course, right through Beijing. 4th and 4th place, me and Woo tied, with my 6th place blow-out being the tie breaker. This one is on the list for the dream 66 arcade! Definitely coming back and hitting the salad bar. The pizza tasted cheap, sweet, and nasty. Beware the Operation machine, the needle curves to the front just so. Rip! Bargain: each game and photo machine is only 1 token

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Outsider art?

I have no idea how to classify my art. I would say that it is experimental.