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.