Why do I always take a lot of pictures? I think pictures are magical, they are documentation of that one place and time in your life that will never occur again. Even if other people don't "get it," or they seem mundane, they are special moments. I also find the beauty in almost every little thing.

I just thought of this now, as I look through and upload many photographs.  The awesome thing about technology is allowing one to do so and share with the world.  I like to share other things I find inspiration and beautiful with others!  Don't make me regret it!
I recently saw this artist's work in the Tokyo Life book.  The art is quirky and at the same time questioning.  I loved the soap opera photos, they will make you laugh and also be stunned with the small details in the photo that make it successful.  Here is the artist's website:http://fotologue.jp/tomoakimakino/

Tomoaki Makino

For years I have been a fan of Solis' work and projects.  It is able to show the most stunning and beautiful in the most decrepit and decayed.  It is things like this that still make my heart skip a beat.  I know it is weird, but I feel as if this work also pushes boundaries.  What is art now?  How are the lines between fine art and seemingly un-classical, perhaps low-brow to some blurring?  This work inspires me to push myself to continue to create my own.  Without any regard to wanting to sell, make profiit, I think it is projects like these that  become the most successful.  They make us think beyond the piece and observe the world around us.  A lot of work in the past was a manifestation of beautiful ideals we yearned for, now a movement more focused on showing what is going on in the conditions and times that we live in.  Subject matter that shows the reality and inevitability of destruction and decay.  Our past leading to the now present, and how will our future be.  A lot of my artist colleagues and friends' work deals with a huge spectrum within these matters.  Roles of men/women, sexual desires, chaos, loneliness, the human condition, these are all being dealt with in such unique and sometimes vague imagery. 


Speaking of wonderful things: April 10th is Kelly Mckernan's Solo show at Beep Beep Gallery, so if you are in the ATL area, mark your calenders! 
Julia Solis
Kelly Mckernan
Since I have deleted my Myspace, I compiled some interesting former blog excerpts.  
Here are some goodies I often have gained inspiration from.  
Some are just interestingly awesome to look at when you have free time.

Do You Love Crayons?
I got this link from Papercrave's Twitter..
it is awesome!!
Crayon Names and Codes

Here's some other awesome links I have stumbled upon and became addicted 

And my newest favorite!
Ephemera Assemblyman (this site is an image collector's dream!)
*Here is a great site with all things cute that featured me earlier this year:

I am so obsessed with anything paper.  
I wish I could be as handy with an exacto.

Urban Exploration: Abandoned Buildings
This is a beautiful site with really cool imagery from Russia:
(These abandoned structures are amazing!)If you haven't heard about 
Hashima Island or Gunkajima, you should check it out. It is so awesome. 
Here is a site with some great pictures of the island and some other good 
pictures of an abandoned children's hospital and Pripyat.
My art was featured in Ice Cream People's Blog in the April Section (look for it between Smitten by Stephanie and Jenny Harada!)
Ice Cream People

I was honored to host Mr. Toast on a visit to Atlanta this Summer! We had a lot of fun and did some cool things! Here are the pictures on Dan Goodsell's The World of Mr. Toast Blog! Enjoy!

Mr. Toast Visits Suprachib!