Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 180

Original gouache and ink illustration

The real anatomy of a tweet.

I had more fun than anticipated butchering the little Twitter bird.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 179

original pencil drawing

A butchered pig gazes upon a toy hamburger, knowing that is not his fate.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 178


Jello sheep, with meat sections.

I used black cherry jello. You know, if you were so inclined to recreate this.

day 177


Cuts of beef, in jello jiggler form.

gross, right?

day 176


jello jiggler pig, with butchery chart.

I realize these look pretty gross. the icing was not willing to cooperate. even for art's sake.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 175


Pig butchery diagram, rendering in frosting on a chocolate cut out cookie.

Day 174


Lamb butchery diagram, rendering in frosting on a chocolate cut out cookie.

Day 173


Sweet Meat!

Cow butchery diagram, rendering in frosting on a chocolate cut out cookie.

I whipped up these cookies this week, using a Martha recipe. Of course she didn't suggest the quadruped shapes, but the cookies are delicious.

Since I don't have snazzy animal-shaped cookie cutters, I made my own cardboard templates, and used a knife to cut out the little critters.

Day 172


Butchery chart of rooster.

I don't really think roosters get butchered though, right? I mean, I think they are usually bought whole for coq au vin. I think. I mean, I'm not a butcher or anything.

day 171

donkey butchery chart.

Does anyone eat donkey meat? Well, rather do any butcher shops sell donkey meat?

I kind of winged this one, basing it off the horse chart.

Day 170


horse butchery.

I've seen the horse butchery shops in France, but I've never tried it. Not that I wouldn't. I just haven't had the opportunity.

another one of the faux butchery chart coloring book pages, colored with colored pencils.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 169


Ducky McDuckpants?

Day 168


goaty mcgoatpants.

Day 167


Cuts of beef ... added lines and labels to a faux stained glass coloring book.

he looks pretty content.

Day 166


Cuts of lamb ... from the little faux stained glass coloring book from my local art store.

boom. butchered.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 165


Pork butchery chart.

I got this cool little faux stained glass coloring book from my local art store, and added some black lines to transform it into a butchery chart.

boom. butchered.

day 164

original watercolor and ink illustration.

heh. :)

Day 163


I think the factoid was from Fast Food Nation ... that there can be meat from up to 100 cows in one single hamburger. The numerous bovines in supermarket ground beef and fast food burgers is also responsible for mini outbreaks of e. coli, since one infected cow could be found in multitudes of burgers, nationwide.

This is not a rallying cry for vegetarianism, at least not for me. Rather, this is why you should grind your own beef at home. Or have your awesometown butcher do it for you.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day 162

5x7 print available here.

In honor of the World Cup.... inside a vuvuzela.

To get the full effect, view here.

Happy Friday!

Day 161


Inside a popsicle (sticker).

Gotta watch out for that stick. It'll get splinters in your yum.

San Francisco is for Carnivores -- available!!!

Just a quick note to let you know that my "San Francisco is for Carnivores" poster is now available in my esty shop for $26.

I'm super proud of this design. I drew a map of all the San Francisco neighborhoods. Then I used my handy new bamboo wacom tablet to draw a pig, and then fit the map inside the pig, making it into a butchery diagram (complete with labels for ham, hock, and jowl)!

It was super well received at Indie Mart and I'm really happy that it's now up in the shop!

The supplies are limited for now, because I'm printing them at home with my super serious archival pigment ink Epson R2400 printer. The ink requires a 24 hour drying time, and for now I don't have the physical space to make tons of them. I'm in the process of finding a local printer (offset or screen printer) to make them in slightly larger quantities.

NOTE: Grey version also available!

yeah for posting!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 160

Day 160

Cuts of pork, butchery diagram.

Painted using the Brushes app on iPod touch.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 157


butchery chart of pig, drawn with Brushes app on ipod touch.

This was my first effort with brushes, and I remain incredibly impressed with the artists who make amazing pieces of art using this. I am not one of them.

Day 156


butchery chart of cuts of pork, drawn using idoodle on ipod touch.

Day 155


a very very early rendition of my SF is for Carnivores poster.

Drawn with idoodle on ipod touch

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gastronomista said something nice!

Sometimes googling your name can pay off big. Like today, when I stumbled across a mention of MEAT SECTIONS in the beautiful food blog, Gastronomista.

awesome pins from the awesome Lauren of Sweet Meats,
who I had the pleasure of "meating" (groan) at Indie Mart last week.

Packed, PACKED, I tell you, with food images, art, interviews with other food lovers, and lots and lots of meat love.

I'm subscribing to their blog feed, like, now.

Mother of Meat, by Sophie Blackall

Somehow related to a ketchup ad...but I'm really posting because narwhal. seriously.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

day 154

San Francisco is for Carnivores - Red

My favorite MEAT SECTION to date.

Map of San Francisco neighborhoods, plopped inside a pig butchery chart. I kept some pig parts, like the ear, hocks, jowl, and ham. Listing of the neighborhoods and pig parts at the bottom (click to enlarge).

this is pretty bad ass, if I do say so myself.

I'm working on finding an outside print company to make these bad boys for me, since I simply don't have the space to keep making them at home.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

day 152

Original gouache painting on canvas, 8x10

Colorful pig butchery chart, to compliment the colorful beef butchery chart.

So, yeah, it's been a little quiet around here lately. But there's a good reason. In addition to a bunch of travel in May, I've been busy getting ready for my first ever art and craft fair, IndieMart in San Francisco, coming up this Sunday!

It's been exciting, but busy, hence the lack of daily postings. There are some completely awesome things afoot here at MEAT SECTIONS headquarters, to be unveiled on Sunday. If you're in the SF area, come on by to say hello!

12pm to 6pm
Sunday, June 6
17th and Wisconsin, San Francisco