|Rembrandt, Self Portrait 1640|
|Karl Benjamin, Orange, Red, Umber|
Compare these two pictures, and you can probably see how a lot of our arguments about art went. However, in time, I did gain an appreciation for the simplicity of form in the hard edge abstracts - there is something delightful about how incredibly PERFECT they are. My ex could tell you all about the way they valued aesthetics over philosophical meaning, and how that in itself was a philosophical stance, but I just liked that they were so perfect, so NEAT. An interesting thing happened over the course of our relationship though - we both started incorporating elements of the other's taste into our own. Through our mutual love of graffiti as an artform, he started incorporating elements of graffiti style into his work. He started adding more flowing forms, and sometimes even straight up sprayed dripping lines over his perfect, crisp abstracts. And I started incorporating the crispness of his art into my painting and drawings. I got obsessed with using ink and brush instead of pen, and the comic art of people like Jim Mahfood, who combine the crisp, clean edges of abstract art with free flowing graffiti forms.
Unfortunately, he went to Berlin to complete his course, I slept with someone else because I was a terrible girlfriend when I was 20, and we broke up. I hear he's married with a kid now.
|Image courtesy of Jubly-Umph|
|In the adorable tin it came in.|
Not only was my order beautifully packaged, it also arrived with ninja speed. I ordered it on a Friday in Sydney, and it was on my desk Tuesday morning! And before my international readers start sulking, they do ship internationally!
|Now I'm a foxy lady! Ahahah...sorry, couldn't resist.|
|Image courtesy of Jubly-Umph|
Unfortunately there are about five other peices she has that I DESPERATELY need, so I'm just going to have to keep on saving! In the meantime however, Jubly-Umph was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about her business and her art.
Has the experience of running your own business been more or less how you anticipated, or different?
"My business started so gradually that I didn't really have expectations or goals. I was a crafter first and not a very good artist but the more I did the better I got. I couldnt have predicted when I started out that I would be flying around the country every few weeks for events or having my work appear in magazines and on TV."
What has been the most rewarding part of running Jubly-Umph Originals so far?
What has been the most discouraging part?
How do more "high brow" artists respond to your "low brow" aesthetic?
"They tend to like it for what it is; cute, bright and fun. The ones than don't like it tend not to comment which is fine by me. I will never be a high brow artist, I will never win any art competitions or be awarded any prizes but I will have thousands of people all over the world owning my work which gives me a nice squishy feeling inside."
Who would you most like to see wearing one of your works?"Amanda Palmer! That would be so cool."
To add extra items to my ever growing "must have" list of Jubly-Umph peices, they have just released a new collection called Dark hearts, that features a yet another anatomical heart pendant I simply must have, as well as an adorable little dark eyed librarian.
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