Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the art of tilke elkins

Yesterday I received a birthday gift from my dear friend Tilke Elkins.

Tilke is an extremely talented visual artist with whom I used to live, in Eugene, Oregon. Among many other accomplishments, she spent seven years creating a hand-painted, ad-free children's magazine called All Round, and designed both of my recent album covers ('Buoy' and the 'Beau' EP).

She also made all the art in my house, including this birthday gift.

And this painting of Jakes and Dustin, the main characters from 'All Round', playing hide & seek in a hayloft.

This is a print Tilke made in college, rediscovered at her parents house in Vermont, and gave me on a visit there earlier this summer.

This is Tilke's "color portrait" of me. It's supposed to be the colors of my essence, and I'm pretty sure she hit the nail on the head, there.

Here are a few issues of All Round magazine, which makes SUCH a great gift for kids and their parents, and of which you can order back issues here (click on "All Round" at the top right).

Tilke and her husband, Nick, also happen to design websites, including Tilke's website, which is definitely the most beautiful thing I've seen on the internet.

PS. Yes, I use old windows as picture frames.

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover art for "Buoy", it makes me happy every time I look at it. Glad to know who's responsible!

    PS: I love that you use old windows for picture frames.