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Sunday, July 24, 2011

July is almost over...

...and August is nearly here. The temperatures here are insane, over a hundred degrees on the daily. I'm pretty sure my body temperature has risen just to acclimate. I am slowly becoming flame retardant. At any rate, this week I've done a lot of staying inside and avoiding the heat and working on my paintings. I've recently finished these two which I'm pretty fond of.

24" x 24"

24" x 24"

Full resolution available on my Flickr account.

These paintings are braced with a four inch depth and are hang-ready. They are heavier than they look. Prints will be available in a few weeks. I was thinking of making some stickers out of them too...or out of certain elements within them. We'll see.

As per usual I have to hand mad props out to my friend Josh Verduzco for taking pictures of my paintings. He is a total pro.

This is funny, but everyone has asked me if these two are "colon-inspired", what with my dad having been recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Oddly enough I have been drawing these things, or some variation of them, for years now. But now that these images have finally come to fruition, time has reappropriated their meaning
into something else. Something beyond doodles in my sketchbook. Does life imitate art or is it the other way around? That's just a fancy way of me saying my doodles look like turds and colons.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hello all! Remember this piece:


Well it is now available as a magnet for simply $3, no s&h. All you's gotta do is paypal the money to erin@bairdillustration.com and include your shipping address. Hope you're having a lovely month!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


As you may have figured out, I am a fan of the outdoors.

Photo credit: Eddie Vasquez

Photo credit: Eddie Vasquez

Photo credit: Eddie Vasquez

Photo credit: Eddie Vasquez

So this is on top of Mount Bonnell. Me and a crew of my homies known as the Honey Badgers climbed up it on our bikes last Tuesday. I only had to get off and walk once! ...okay twice.

Another one of my favorite spots around town is Secret Beach.

Photo credit: Jamie Gerhold

You literally have to bike and/or hike to get there. The currant is really strong because it's just south of the dam so we like to plant our stuff down on the beach and walk upstream a ways and jump in and let the river carry us back to our spot. I'd tell you where this is but it's a secret ;)

Then of course there's Barton Springs, or "Bargain Springs" as we like to call the free side:

Call me a snob but I like the pay side better:

And these are my current favorite outdoorsy spots in Austin!