Monday, December 30, 2013

Happiest of Holidays

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.

 Five Pine Trees, ink on paper, 2013




Posting Morocco pictures are first on my list for 2014. They are on their way--I promise.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Morocco!

It kind of happened on accident, but I'm headed to Morocco in t-minus 48 hours.

I'll be traveling with the ever-talented photographer (and wonderful friend) Bex Finch, for 10 days.

We're flying into Casablanca, then traveling through Tangier, Fez, Chefchaouen (the blue city!), and of course, Marrakech.


Send me any and all recommendations. I plan on eating lots of pomegranates, riding camels, and scoring a pink rug for our living room.

I'll be posting photos here, but you can also follow along via Instagram: @alkeemi and @bexfinch

Here! We! Go!


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Portrait Sessions with Anne Joyce

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to sit for one of my favorite photographers, Anne Joyce, while she tried out a new photo technique.



Her goal is to make the pictures feel like old Dutch paintings--think Vermeer, with glowy skin, dark backgrounds, and crisp light.




The whole experience was such a pleasure, and I feel so lucky to have been part of her practice shoots. For more of her photos, visit AnneJoyce.com.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A new painting for your Thursday

White Garden (diptych), Oil on panel, 24 x 20 inches, 2013

And a belated Happy Halloween from me/Frida!

Photo by @BexFinch

Cheers friends. Here's wishing everyone a pie filled, upcoming holiday season. :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A home.

We bought one.

Finally.



And since it doesn't come with a backyard, I  made a painting of our backyard in San Francisco as a place holder. 


Hello, Brooklyn. We love you.


Follow along via Instagram @alkeemi.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Chappaqua

I'm in no way ready for summer to end--but if it has to go--I'm happy we soaked up the last bits of it this weekend in Chappaqua.




I always forget how gorgeous New York is as a state. There are so many beautiful forests and waterfalls and farms upstate. Getting out of the City with friends for long weekends feels like well earned luxury. 



Wishing everyone a relaxing Labor Day weekend--and keeping my fingers crossed the weather stays warm for a bit longer.


[photos by @alkeemi and @bexfinch via Instagram]

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Diner Journal


Excited to say my paintings are featured in the latest issue of Diner Journal.




Available for sale at Anthropologie, Steven Alan, Need Supply Co., and a variety of other great places, I'm thrilled to be a contributor to this beautiful publication.

Who knew painting squash blossoms, clams, and a pot of aoili could be so fun?




And if you're in the NYC area, stop by Andrew Tarlow's newest spot in Brooklyn, Achilles Heel, this Friday, and celebrate the launch with me.




Yay food!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Nation!

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July with lots of barbeque and fireworks.

We spent ours on the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg with friends and fellow artists. The view was pretty grand. And the hotdogs were delish.




Master Chef Sean Rembold of Reynard Restaurant

 Here's to months of sweltering heat and trips to the beach. Summer, it's good to see you. 

*All photos courtesy of Bex Finch and her beautiful Instagram



Sunday, June 23, 2013

New paintings for your Monday

Wallflower, oil on paper, 2013



Chasm, oil on panel, 2013


Follow the progression of my paintings along via Instagram, @alkeemi.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's happening.

You might remember a small mention back in August regarding Ken's desire to beekeep.

Well friends, it's happening.

On our rooftop. In Manhattan.

[photo by @a_finns]

They say we can get up to 100 lbs of honey in the first year. And with the current bee crisis, we hope this little project of ours will contribute to the rehabilitation of the bee population, even in the tiniest of ways.

If you like honey, stay tuned. :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dads are the best.

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there, especially to my great dad.



This card by Paper Society Co. just about sums it up, I'd say.


Sending hugs from NY. XOXO.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Regine Ramseier

Loving Regine Ramseier's delicate installations, made entirely of real dandelions.


After picking them, she sprays them with a gentle adhesive, allowing for their transport and installation.


With work like this, I never feel like photography does it justice. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in person. See more of Regine's work here.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

3 years and counting

Happy anniversary to my love!


You are the messiest, and I am the bossiest, but together we are the happiest.

xoxoxoxo

Monday, April 29, 2013

Two spring paintings

New York is refusing to warm up for spring--so instead I've willed it so in my studio.

Two new paintings for your Monday.


Garden Party, oil on panel, 12"x12", 2013

 Tree, oil on paper, 11"x15", 2013

Here's hoping it's warm and sunny wherever you are. And that we see some 75 degree days soon.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Affordable Art Fair NYC

Excited to share that 4 of my paintings will be exhibited with Ugallery at the Affordable Art Fair in New York this week.

 The Lucky Ones, Oil on Panel, 12"x24", 2011


 The Kiss, Oil on Panel, 10"x22", 2013

Opening today and continuing through Sunday, prices start at $100.


I'll be hanging around Ugallery's booth at E-4, so don't be a stranger if you stop by!

When: Thru Sun. Today-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. Tickets ($15) at affordableartfair.com or at the door. Map It

Monday, March 25, 2013

Orly Cogan

Loving the playful and beautiful embroidery work of Israeli artist, Orly Cogan.



Working with vintage, printed fabrics made by women of previous eras, her work gives new life and modernizes this traditional art form.
For more, visit her website here.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

This is why.

Tina makes everything better.


“Every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama and doll tits. This is why everyone is struggling.” -Tina Fey

[via Evbeff]

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hack the Met

Nick Gray is the man of hour for anyone who a) loves the Metropolitan Museum of Art and b) lives in New York.

Leading renegade tours until "the lights go out" on Friday and Saturday nights, Gray is the man behind "Hack the Met", a VIP tour service led by New York City residents.


The waiting list is already sizable and growing, so sign up quick if you want in. And just in case you thought it couldn't get any better, turns out all this wonderfulness is free.

Word on the street is, dress nice, and bring your dancing shoes. More info available on Nick's site and his Facebook page.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A pep talk

Nice work SoulPancake. This video will make whatever type of day you're having, better.



[via SoulPancake]