Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 365


New Year's Resolution Butchery! Chop up those resolutions.

(Please excuse the lack of color. I'm busy being awesome in wine country, and forgot my watercolors.)

On this last day of 2010, whilst sipping some awesome prosecco and prepping for some serious roast pork shoulder, I just wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank every person who ever checked out this little weird project of mine, left a comment, or purchased some meaty art goodness this year.

When I started the project on January 1, 2010, I was just looking for something to keep me busy and creative after quitting my attorney job. I never for once thought that nearly a year later, 1) anyone would even know about this strange project, 2) my art would be in hundreds and hundreds of homes, 3) I'd get paid in fancy beer, 4) get assignments from MAJOR companies* and be featured by websites I've followed and respected for years, or 5) be planning an enormous pig butchery mural(!!!!!!) for a pizza joint** And as a serious food-lover, the fact that so many chefs either bought or received meat sections art as gifts this year is incredibly gratifying and rad. RAD.

I don't want to get all weird like a end-of-the-year VH1 special though, because this meat train is going to keep on chugging in 2011. Expect to see Meat Sections in some interesting places, WAY more of the "Meat My City" posters***, larger prints, and new meaty products.

Thanks and Happy New Years!!

*stay tuned folks. I can't talk about it yet, but its amazing.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 350

yeah. It's a meat tree.

There was a burst of Christmas spirit let loose at Meat Sections headquarters (aka Drywell headquarters) (aka my very over-run apartment).

close up of meat tree.

another close up of the meat tree

In my meat addled brain, it seemed like a completely reasonable idea to sit down and make 20 or so hand-painted* meat ornaments for a mini Xmas tree. I rationalized that I'll display this beauty at my booth at Renegade Craft this weekend** thus it was actually productive. I'm still going with that rationalization, because damn mini meat is cute.

rib ornament close up

*this is such a weird term. I'm not paralyzed or an elephant. How else would I paint?

** Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 7, Concourse East Hall, 7th and Brannan. Booth 18 or 19 or something.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 349

original watercolor and ink illustration

It's official. I've been listening to the new Girl Talk album way too much. But it makes me so damn productive. I'll just have to live with the constant soundtrack in my head.

Based on the incomparable song "Ice Cream Paint Job" by Dorrough.

Bruery prints now available online. I KNOW, right?

Just a quick public service announcement to those Bruery beer lovers outside of Southern California: the Bruery beer diagrams prints by your's truly are now available online!

Four pack of 5x7 prints is $30, available here. Included are diagrams of the ingredients in Trade Winds, Autumn Maple, Saison De Lente, and the 12 Days of Christmas. The prints came out AMAZING, and I must say, this is a super reasonable price point too.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 346


Finally, we have some "San Francisco is for Carnivores" tshirts available! I'm really super happy with how they turned out. I outsourced the printing this time, which means more clear results and less of a sweatshop in my apartment.

Cardinal red ink on a cream American Apparel shirt.

They sold really well yesterday at Bazaar Bizarre, and I'll be selling them again today on day two of Bazaar Bizarre, at Fort Mason, from noon to 6pm. A lot of husbands, boyfriends, brothers, and fathers will be getting these for christmas!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 341

Brooklyn Knows the Tastiest Parts - meat map poster

Time to go east folks. Rounding out the trio of "Meat My City" posters, is Brooklyn.

What? You don't know how tasty pig ears are? The trotters? Kosher bacon? What, are you vegan or something? Oh, you must not live in Brooklyn. Land of old and new-school butchers, whole hog butchery classes, and sustainable local meat.


This is a 13x19 poster of a hand-drawn map of Brooklyn neighborhoods, in the form of a pig butchery diagram. In addition to the neighborhoods, there are some pig parts diagrammed, like fatback, ham, jowl, kosher bacon (super secret Brooklyn part) etc.

close up of Brooklyn poster by drywell

Also includes the historic Pigtown neighborhood, because, you know, it's pretty amazing, right? I just about died when I found Pigtown while researching Brooklyn neighborhoods. Apparently, the borders of Brooklyn used to be smaller, and Pigtown was located right outside the borough limits, since that's where all the butchery went down. I had to dig a bit to find out exactly where Pigtown was, but think I nailed it.

It's available in my shop, right here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 335


Oh hell yes. Pig Butchery Diagram necklace.

Designed by me and made by my good friend Cassey (check out her awesome Etsy shop, Casstasstrophe). Cut from black acrylic (protected by acrylic sealant) on a 23 inch antique brass chain. Show your love of pork everywhere and always. People will be like, "Whoa. You are freaking awesome!"

me with necklace closeup
gearing up for pig battle.
me with the pig butchery necklace

These porky guys will be available for sale tomorrow at the Indie Craft Fundraiser for 826 Valencia, at Hotel Rex, from 6 to 9. There will be cocktails, live music, appetizers, and great arts and handcrafted items. We're donating 10% of our proceeds to 826 Valencia. More info on all the vendors here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Just like meat, "MEAT SECTIONS" art sometimes goes on sale. But unlike most supermarket meat sales, this art is still fresh.

From 12:01 AM on Friday (the Black one) until midnight on Monday (the Cyber one), get 20% OFF EVERYTHING in the shop, including the San Francisco and Seattle "Meat My City" posters! whoa. Just enter the code "SEASONSMEATINGS" in the coupon code area on the Etsy checkout.

This is a great way to get some early holiday shopping done for your meat-loving friends and family. Or, you know, yourself.

Easy. and like I mentioned, fresh.

Happy Tofurkey Day!


See, there's something here for vegans too. (Reposted from way back in January!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 328

original watercolor and ink illustration

Oh, green bean casserole, I don't believe I ever ate you growing up. My parents are vehemently anti-mushroom, though I doubt there is more than a teaspoon of actual mushrooms in the Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup. Fried onions aren't bad though.

Day 327

original watercolor and ink illustration

Diagram of canned cranberry sauce - the only kind we ever had growing up. We ate A LOT of this, chilled, splooshed from the can, and elegantly sliced into can-shaped rings. Yes, the fresh stuff can be awesome, but nothing beats this on the leftovers sandwiches.

Day 326

original watercolor and ink illustration

Hand Turkey Butchery!

Little known fact about the hand turkey - it's mostly giblets.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 323


The real deal Merry Carnitas holiday card. Maybe you don't celebrate Christmas, but you can always celebrate Carnitas.

Swapped in a cream background for a more festive look!

Expect packs of these meaty cards in the next few weeks in the old shop.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 322

original watercolor and ink illustration

Hot Buttered Rum.

If you think too long about it, it might be disgusting. Hot butter and rum? I've actually never had one but have been dying to try since I heard the one at Smuggler's Cove described as "cookie dough melted into rum" That sounds far more appealing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 321

original gouache illustration

The holiday pigs keep coming today with "Hammy Holidays."

I was going to put the antlers on an actual ham, but the this little guy was crying out for some horns. This should be a holiday card, perhaps sold in a set with the "Merry Carnitas"?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 320

original watercolor and ink illustration, with digital background

Glogg, gluevein, mulled wine, vin chaud it's all basically the same spiced warm wine.

Yes, I know it's festive, and yes, I've imbibed, but honestly, it's a little gross. I mean, just typing the words "warm wine" kind of grosses me out. But the idea is romantic and nostalgic and festive. So I meat section-ed it. so there.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 319


This little piggie got into the holiday spirit. He will be made into some seriously awesome holiday cards for all the carnitas lovers out there.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 315


original ink drawing, digitally colored.

Eggnog. Guilty holiday pleasure, fatty dessert masquerading as cocktail.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 312

chalkboard pig diagram
original chalkboard drawing.

I did another version for this pig for my business cards, but this one will be available for sale during my holiday shows this December. It's sprayed with a fixative, so that the chalk doesn't move. It's awesome.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 311*

Seattle Eats Local
Seattle Eats Local Poster, available in the shop

The much-anticipated follow-up (at least in my mind) to San Francisco is for Carnivores, I'm super psyched to announce the "Seattle Eats Local" poster!!

It is a hand-drawn map of Seattle neighborhoods in the form of Seattle's most local of foods, the chinook salmon. In addition to the neighborhoods, there are some salmon parts diagrammed, like dorsal fin, head, belly, jowl (ahem...) etc.

yes, freaking awesome.

I've spent a little bit of time in Seattle, traveling for work in my old government job, and was always impressed with how authentic and delicious the food there was. Most of the restaurants really took pride in showcasing foods local to the Seattle area, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest in general. Hence, the title of this poster.

Hope the Seattle-ites love it.

*(really days 287 through 311. There's a ton of freaking neighborhoods in Seattle, people!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pssssst..... the tastiest pig part shirts are available!

Yep, I just put a very limited number of the tastiest pig part shirts in my shop, here. There's only about 13 up, and that will be it for the next few weeks anyways. So if you want one, grab it. And shake it. Shake that I'll stop.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 287


Original gouache on wood painting

Silhouette Meat Sections. Boom.

I created this one as a birthday gift (name has been removed to protect the innocent...), featuring various personality traits as the meat sections of the recipient's silhouette.

I think it turned out pretty damn awesome. Maybe I'll start to offer these as custom gifts...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

day 286


Chalkboard pig butchery diagram....

not only is it Day 286 of MEAT SECTIONS, it is also the front of my new business cards!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 284


Mmmmm... Berliner Weisse beer with Woodruff Syrup.

This style of German beer is low alcohol, slightly sour, and delicious. I first became aware of it when my mom, who was visiting Germany, called me to tell me she finally liked beer. This from a woman who rarely drinks and when she does, drinks sweet Riesling. The secret behind her new-found taste for beer was the bright green sweet woodruff syrup, which Germans add to the Berliner Weisse to cut the acidity. It turns the beer a pleasant green shade (I mean, if you don't overdo it) and sweetens it with a kind of herby marshmallow flavor. It's freaking delicious.

For an Oktoberfest dinner this past weekend, a friend managed to track down Woodruff syrup at Plump Jack. It can also be found pumped into Dogfish Head Festina Peche at Toronado bar, or into Berliner Weiss at Suppenkuche (though my mom complained they didn't add enough there...

Completely refreshing and ideal for this amazing Indian summer we're getting in SF!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 283


A little fishie butchery chart for an upcoming project, which will be AWESOME.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 281

Original watercolor and ink illustration

Get it right, bartender. No orange slices or maraschino cherries in my old fashioned.

Just bourbon, bitters, touch of sugar and a lemon rind. and scene.

OK. Now I have an overwhelming desire to visit The Alembic...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 278


Back from Philly, and yes, the first thing I ate there was a cheesesteak. Pat's cheesesteak, to be specific, "wit whiz." My dad scooted over to Geno's, where they DO slop more cheese whiz onto your sandwich, but whose meat is inferior to Pat's, in my opinion. But there were seriously both delicious.

September? More like Wrecktember.

Yeah, so September was kind of crazy busy. Which is awesome. But that also meant a dearth of meaty sections. Or at least POSTING meat sections.

Because really, I've been busy cooking up (or, uh, butchering up?) some cool stuff for the holidays, and getting back on track with the meat sections.

So I am declaring meat sections bankruptcy, and starting fresh today. I still have a goal of 365 meat sections by the end of 2010. There will just be some backsies.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 235


original zombie illustration.

Hat tip to my friend Kirk, who had this idea way back in the early months of 2010. Kirk likes zombies. He even wrote a play about them.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 234

meat with border SQ

A little piggie icon, for the brand spanking new Drywell Art website.

so psyched to have all my disparate web bases in one place! So glad I finally upgraded to a mac, and could design this bad boy with iweb.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 233


Diagram of a cannolo (I do believe this is the singular of cannoli....)

Original watercolor and ink illustration.

I had no idea that marsala wine was involved in making the cannoli shells!

And now I have an unbearable craving for cannoli. And I don't think there are any good ones in SF.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 231


Diagram of my afternoon latte, from Boulange de Cole.

Day 230


Really f'ing good tshirts!!!

The ever-popular "tastiest pig part" diagram, now on a T-shirt. I screenprinted about 35 of these guys last Friday, with absolutely necessary help from my sweatshop crew, Steve and Kimra.

They had a successful debut at Indie Mart, and I should be getting them up in my shop once I figure out shipping costs. Hooray!

Day 229

hot chocolate002

Special request for hot chocolate layers in a cup.

I remember a homemade hot chocolate loving made for me one morning. I think there was about a full bar of valhrona chocolate melted for 2 cups. Sweet gesture, but man, it was a little rich for 9am.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 228

original watercolor and ink illustration

Cupcake meat: Sweetest of all the meats. Especially the Hostess ones.....

Day 227

available as 8x10 print HERE

Butchery of Neapolitan pizza.

Note the double zero flour, san marzano tomato and buffalo mozz. I guess there should be some olive oil on top too....

And TOTALLY unrelated, I'm dying to try Anthony Mangieri's new pizza place in SF - Una Pizza Napoletana.