Posts Tagged ‘San Diego’

American Folklore

Friday, April 30th, 2010

This set of images belong to a series titled “Digital Patchwork” inspired by quilting techniques and American folklore. J Frizza

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More Flowers

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Continuing with the flower theme, here is another floral pattern I created a few weeks ago. In this one, the dark backdrop is a fertile visual ground for the colorful swirling vegetation. Cheers! J Frizza

Sampler

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Here are three crops from a large piece titled “Sampler 01,” a digital patchwork I constructed using found patterns and text, inspired by American Folklore and Quilting techniques. J Frizza

Water Creatures

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Fantastic water creatures swim along this strange pattern… mermaids or amoebas? Plants or animals?  I think I’ll use this one as a background  for another piece. J Frizza

Spring Pattern 2

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Here is another of the flower patterns I’ve been working on, this one is one of my favorites. J Frizza

Spring Patterns

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I’m working on flower patterns… here is one of them, in two color versions. J Frizza

Spring Is Here!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Spring is here! The yard is full of flowers, the plants are growing, and I’ve been drawing and working on my art a lot. Here is a detail of a large piece a recently finished, inspired by my friend’s garden and Japanese prints. J Frizza

“Vases & Cups” Art Show @ MCM Gallery

Monday, February 8th, 2010

A new art show at MCM! My limited edition prints from the series “Vases & Cups” are now on display at MCM Gallery. These colorful pictures are digital compositions based on sketches for ceramic pieces. The new Monkey C space is the perfect backdrop for the bright and cheerful exhibition. Come to South Park and stop by Monkey C Media to check out the art, or visit Halcyon Tea, the shop next door, for an incredible tea selection and tasty samples. The gallery and tea shop are located at 3011 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102. There will be an artist reception on February 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm… everybody is invited … Happy Valentine’s Day! J Frizza

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Abundant Garden

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Today I’m sharing a little detail from one of the large compositions I’m working on. This piece is titled “Garden-002-05,” a  cornucopia of  pineapples, berries, flowers, birds and patterns… spring is near! J Frizza

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Vintage Digital: “Nosotros/Us”

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

A vintage digital drawing from 1992, this one, done with paintbrush, is titled “Nosotros/Us.” J Frizza

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Digital Dreams: New Dimension

Monday, January 25th, 2010

A digital dream: Emancipated souls roam free in a spontaneous and playful colorful new dimension. J Frizza

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Clear Winter Days

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Clear cold winter days are my favorite! The hills are green, the sky shines blue, Southern California deserted land is alive and full. J Frizza

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Winter Garden

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

All the plants in the yard are sleepy and quiet. The winter cold air has them all hibernating, yet the garden is full of flowers. Life goes on in this colorful reality! J Frizza

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Burnt Sunset

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Here in San Diego, we have been enjoying this month of January, the most amazing sunsets: pink skies and nostalgic lights… compelling and emotional pictures… winter silhouettes against clear sky.  Here is my take on the subject, a sunset with a burnt hill, based on memories and impressions from weekly bike rides around the city. J Frizza

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Digital Dream: Stars

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Digital Dream: We are all stars forming patterns in the void. J Frizza

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Delicious

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Exotic flowers and dragonflies float free in the detail from a series of kids posters I created a few years ago, this one titled “Delicious.” I’m getting ready to make more of these images, they are so much fun! J Frizza

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“Vases & Cups” – First Sketches

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The show “Vases & Cups” continues at Monkey C Media for a few more weeks. The gallery is located at 3011 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102. Stop by and check out the colorful display, and say hi to all the monkeys in the office.
Below, I’m posting today, one of the original sketches for the series in the show, these are the base drawings for the whole series of digital posters. The drawings were initially intended as ideas for ceramic pieces. Some of them actually became real objects made out of clay. J Frizza

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Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

May 2010 be the best year ever yet! My wish is peace, health, love, and prosperity for the whole world… there’s plenty for everyone, life is good! J Frizza

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Ultimate Practice Builder

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

At Monkey C Media, we are giving the final touches to the Ultimate Practice Builder’s new blog. These past months I’ve been working on a new corporate identity for Dr. David Zahaluk’s website, book, and services. I designed the new Ultimate Practice Builder’s logo and the new flashy portal. The site is looking pretty sharp! J Frizza

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Wholeness in Living

Friday, December 11th, 2009

“Wholeness in Living – Viviendo en la Totalidad” is a lovely blog customization I’ve designed for author Mayte Picco-Kline (Monkey C Media client.) Her book of poems and watercolors is a soothing breeze of fresh air full of positive energy. Visit the site and find some words of inspiration. J Frizza

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One Foot In The Black

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Author Kurt Kamm hired Monkey C Media to develop a website to promote his book “One Foot In The Black.” I designed the blog to match the dramatic book cover. Visit the site at www.kurtkamm.com and take a look at the amazing photographs posted by the author. Kurt is an active blogger, his book is excellent!  J Frizza

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Read Local San Diego

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Read Local San Diego (www.sandiego.readlocal.org/) is one of the most elaborate blog customization we’ve done at Monkey C. The portal is powered by a Word Press blog, with a log-in module for subscribers. I had a lot of fun coming up with the background, frame, and banners. Read Local San Diego is a new forum for local South California authors to connect and mingle. Stop by and support our local authors! J Frizza

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Emotional Exorcism

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

“Emotional Exorcism” is a cool blog customization I’ve designed for Monkey C Media. You can visit the site at http://www.hollyahunt.com/ The website is the online portal for Dr. Holly Hunt’s psychology book and services. Stop by the site and get your demons expelled! J Frizza

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Divine Betrayal

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

www.divinebetrayal.com has been one of my favorite projects this year at Monkey C. Author Graceann Deters trusted us with the promotion of her remarkable memoir “Divine Betrayal.” The book recounts the author’s life as a young girl, daughter of a missionary man working in Brazil. Designing the website and print collateral was a pleasure indeed; Graceann’s old photographs and story are a mind-blowing archive replete with vivid memories. J Frizza

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The Waterman

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

At Monkey C Media we just finished another fantastic Word Press Blog customization. This new blog site is home to Norris van den Berg’s new book “The Waterman,” a historical fiction novel set in the time of the American Civil war. Check it out: www.norrisvandenberg.com. The book’s theme gave me the opportunity to include patterns, script fonts and art in the design … the overall look of the site came together nicely. J Frizza

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Turkey & Sweet Potatoes

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Thanksgiving week has been a restful and peaceful one. I’m grateful for my life, my family and friends! I spent my days cooking, and eating (of course,) working on some drawings and going on long bike rides. I cooked a giant turkey and made a lemon pie. The next day I went on a 10 mile long ride. Today I’m making sweet potatoes soup …  and I’ll decorate the Christmas tree … J Frizza

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Del Mar

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The California shore line is magnificent. From North to South, the Pacific coast is diverse and stunning all the way through. It is, indeed, an ever plentiful source of inspiration. I’m posting today, a detail of an image inspired by the cliffs in Del Mar, CA. J Frizza

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Color Scheme

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

When ever I’m working on my art pieces, I start with a drawing or a sketch on paper, and later I ad shapes, patterns and colors with the computer. The digital technology allows me to change at will the color scheme of my pieces. Normally, I end up with fifteen or more versions of one single image, yet they all have a very distinct mood depending on the colors. Here is another version of a picture from the series “California Landscapes” with orange hues, inspired by I hiking day up in Palomar Mountain. J Frizza

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Shaping the Landscape II

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Another landscape I constructed with drawings, shapes and patterns. The odd color scheme, pinks, purples and greens, and the rounded shapes, give this piece a dream like quality. J Frizza

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I have been using drawings, shapes, texture and patterns to create intricate landscapes. The result? A strange sighting, an almost abstract image, a suggested space, a nice feeling. J Frizza

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More Eye Candy

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The Halloween weekend was a non-stop candy eating marathon! I haven’t had that much sugar in a long time. Here is a pattern I created, inspired by candy … Sweet! J Frizza

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Flow of Joy!

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

This picture is inspired by a hike trail I’ve done recently. The long trail descends into a giant canyon out in the Anza-Borrego desert, leading to a waterfall flowing down the valley. With massive walls surrounding on both sides, the water trail is stronger in the late winter. A splendid land, Southern California is a place out of a dream. J Frizza

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Friends, Candy, Cats and Pumpkins

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

We have two new members in our family!  Teo, the cutest silver tabby in the world, rescued from the animal shelter two weeks ago.  He is wild and intelligent, always hungry and fearless… And a Halloween child, Tsuki (moon in Japanese.) She is a stunning female white baby Ragdoll cat that we just rescued yesterday. The little girl is adorable! For Halloween night, we’ll be playing with the new cats, having a friend over for dinner,  carve pumpkins and give away candy to the kids knocking at the door. Happy Holidays! J Frizza

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Spooky!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Autumn nights are already cold in San Diego. The crisp, cold and clean air comes as a relief from the hot Summer days. The shorter days and long nights are productive. I get nostalgic and work on my drawings … J Frizza.

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Pumpkin Heads

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I enjoy Halloween immensely… Carving pumpkins is such a fun and creative tradition. I just went to a pumpkin carving  party at my neighbor’s house, we had delicious Mexican food and a few families got together to carve around 60 pumpkins! After we were all done carving, all the lined up pumpkin heads on steps stood radiant with an orange inner glow. I carved two scary faces with long satirical smiles on two medium size pumpkins.  This gorgeous orange fruit is always a source of inspiration. J Frizza

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Around the Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

In my free time, I love going on long bike rides around the neighborhood. I’m posting today a detail of a piece I’ve done inspired by one of my outings… JF

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Vintage Digital

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Paintbrush was one of my favorite computer tools back then. I enjoyed watching the image brake apart into almost an abstract piece, cause by the limited color pallet and the low resolution. Here is an image done in 1997, inspired in a Greek play… actors in a play, pretending to be in love! JF

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Vintage Digital

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Another early piece I’ve done with Paintbrush, back in 1997. A portrait of a friend, having some drinks at an art gallery. I love the pix-elation of the image cause by the basic computer tool. JF

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Vintage Digital: Dog Stories

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

More vintage digital images I created with Paintbrush in 1994 … here are two of six images, from a short cartoon strip recounting the tale of a loud neighbor dog, with a tragic ending! JF

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Flower Dream

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

This is a piece I created back in 2002. The final piece is a digital image printed on canvas, based on a drawing I did after a mysterious dream. In my dream, a was floating above Irises flowers, in awe with nature and my ability to float at will … Quite inspiring. JF

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Documentary: “Restaurando a Héctor”

Monday, October 19th, 2009

My talented sister Dea, a film maker based in Barcelona, Spain, created and produced a fabulous documentary that follows the restoration of a Rhinoceros’ head. She put me in charge of all the graphic aspects of the project: Titles, credits, posters, DVD cover and some of the drawings and photographs featured in the film. The final movie is amazing! It won awards and has been featured in film festivals. Take a look at the trailer …
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Book Trailer and Website: “3 Aces”

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

The “3 Aces” book trailer for author Richard Ide is another video I created for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] The clip is a fun trailer for Richard’s book “3 Aces,” about a truck driver’s adventures on the road to find hope and love.

For the same Monkey C client, I also designed a custom Word Press blog to promote the book online. Check it out: www.3acesthenovel.com
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Book Trailer: “Healing the Rift” II

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Author Leo Kim was so happy with the first book trailer we did for him, that he hired Monkey C again to make a sequel. I had a great time putting this videos together! Here it is, “Healing the Rift” book trailer part 2 … J Frizza

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Friday, October 16th, 2009

“Healing the Rift” is one of the first book trailers I created for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson] client, author Leo Kim. Leo describes his book as “a bridge over the gap between science and spirituality.” The book marketing campaign has been a total success!
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Website Design: “Bringing Home the Baking”

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Have you ever thought about starting a home-based baking business? Now you can! All the information you need to know is in Quincella Geiger’s new book “Bringing Home the Baking.”
“www.Bringing Home the Baking.com” is yet another custom Word Press site design I’ve done for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] At MCM, our oven is full of delicious designs! J Frizza

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Website Design: “Fusion Economics”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

“www.Fusion Economics.com” is a handsome new customized Word Press site I recently finished designing for a Monkey C Media client [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] The site is a useful platform to promote Switzerland based author Randy Charles Epping’s book, and showcase his TV appearances.

The book “Fusion Economics,” a guide ‘to survive and thrive in the new global marketplace,’ has been translated in several languages and received a lot of media attention. It is indeed, a handy manual to understand the state of the economy these days. J Frizza

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Remembering Buster & Shilo

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Shilo and Buster were the most wonderful cats I ever had. Buster left  suddenly a few weeks ago. This past Friday, Shilo joined his brother at the other side of the rainbow bridge, after the saddest departure. I’m broken hearted, yet I know they are both in a better place now. Farewell my beloved creatures! JF

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Chad Thompson @ Monkey C Media

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The Monkey C Media Gallery was a busy place this past first weekend of October. For the South Park Autumn WalkAbout,  MCM opened a new show titled “People of South Park”. Chad Thompson, photographer and co-owner, presented a series of photographic portraits of people from around the neighborhood. The show  was a huge success. More than 500 people cruised by, enjoying the live music, wine and cupcakes. A whole community brought together by art … Remarkable! JF

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Drawings & Patterns

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

From the same series of drawings and patterns, here is a detail from another cool piece… I’m having fun with the patterns! JF

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Drawings & Patterns

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Here is a detail of a piece from a new series of drawings and patterns I’m working on… JF

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