Thursday, March 6, 2014

The new Hundred Waters video

My longest known friend, since she was 4 and I was 3, Nidia Alire, did the make up on this new video for LA band Hundred Waters for the song "Gravity".  I am gushing with feelings of proud-ness!!! A gorgeous job on a gorgeous woman!

See it here:

Monday, December 16, 2013

A gift!

I received this gift, a book (handcrafted by the beautiful and incredibly talented, Amy Frankel) of Third Rail Repertory Theatre member's/cast's favorite Portland places and activities, after the performance yesterday. I LOVE it! And the show...impressed beyond words!

Thank you Dave Bodin, Gavin Christensen, Spencer Conway, Don Crossley, Nick Erickson, Amy Frankel, Kelly Godell, Kylie Clark Johnson, Isaac Lamb, Rebecca Lingafelter (yes, dinner @ your place!!!), Amy Newman, Maureen Porter, Karen Trumbo, Rolland Walsh, and Scott Yarbough for your Portland tips! So touched!

Third Rail Repertory Theatre

I was lucky enough to work with Amy Frankel on a lobby installation for Third Rail's production of NOISES OFF. This is a photo of the backs of the 4 "doors" I painted with Third Rail's logo. 
Went to the production yesterday and the installation looks FANTASTIC and the theater goers are heartily participating by opening the doors to see what's inside. 

AND the production is spellbinding...I am so impressed by the set, the lighting, the costumes, and especially the acting!!! Blown away!

Here's a link,

Monday, September 23, 2013

What to do with old logs...

291 hours later and I'm done with refinishing the logs on my Gig Harbor house!
Here's the before and after:


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Artist statement...

Humans, Join Us!™
By Mindy Barker and Kristin Giordano

Hey you! Yes, you, "driving" by in your car, texting. Notice the air quotes around "driving?" Don’t you know the dangers of texting while driving? I think Werner Herzog just did a documentary about it. You don’t know Werner Herzog? You should really look him up on Netflix™. The Criterion Collection® put out an entire box set of his films. You will not believe the scene with the tiny monkeys in Aguirre, Wrath of God.™ 

Sorry, I lost my train of thought for a sec. I was talking about danger, texting, and driving. Because there are alternatives. Have you ever considered the pleasures of bipedal locomotion? We have! The best way to begin walking is to find yourself an excellent pair of shoes. They should be comfortable, but please--try to be a bit stylish. You’re in public now. It is not okay to wear your pajamas to the store, and slippers are not shoes. You know who you are.

But seriously, have you ever seen a cuter bunch of baby chickens? One of them is wearing a helmet. By this time, you have probably gotten distracted and clicked on the YouTube™ cat video your cousin put on Facebook™. You really need to stop messing with your phone while you drive. You're becoming a menace. And you really shouldn’t hold a No-whip Mocha Frappuccino® and an iPhone™ while operating a motor vehicle, especially a stick shift. That's probably why the baby chicken has to wear a helmet all the time. 

I see that you are now scrolling through the photo gallery on Flickr™ of cute animals in mugs. I mean, a baby hedgehog IN A MUG! That is literally the cutest thing ever. OMG, totes adorbs! Wait, no way, there’s one with two baby bunnies IN THE SAME MUG! WATCH FOR THE PEDESTRIAN!!!!! Jeez, you really need to focus. 

If you take a break from looking at the hilarious thing George “Sulu” Takai just posted to Twitter™, you might notice that there is a large lemur on a skateboard on the side of a building downtown. That is horrendous! Oops, I meant to type “hilarious.” Stupid auto-correct! You know, you really shouldn’t try to post it to Instagram™ while you’re driving. But, oh, wait, never mind, you just did. No worries! But you should really pull over if you want to get the one of the meerkats in sneakers. It could totally go viral. For, like, 2 seconds.


Here's the final look!!!! 

Humans, Join Us!
Kristin Giordano and I set to finish the project we proposed for Artscapes, in association with SpaceWorks Tacoma and Downtown:On the Go. Here's a continuation of what was accomplished: 

After the "ground" is set we added a skateboarding lemur, a rollerskating dog and a group of baby chickens, some with red converse and one with a red helmet.

Then after painting in shadows...