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Sunday, December 30, 2007

The coolest pair of shoes in the world!

Okay, so that's my opinion, but I am sure that you will all agree that these new shoes are pretty damn cool. They are John Osgood custom designed Converse shoes. He surprised me with them on Christmas day. Imagine my delight when I opened this present :-)
If you'd like a custom pair designed for you - I'm sure he'd be up for it.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New Years Eve!

New Years Eve at the Skylark I will be doing a live painting during a couple of DJ's and and the band Beehive. ( If you talk to me I think I can get an autograph from Dave and Butterfly Beats.) IF you don't have anything planned yet this might be your event you have been waiting for. It's free, so you already get one drink on the house basically. Go to our website and click on upcoming events, for more information:

Friday, December 14, 2007

Free Silk Screening on Saturday the 15th 1-3pm

Bring a white or light colored blank shirt (cotton or mixed cotton) to Bherd Studios and we will silk screen our newest design "Yin Yang Bird Fish" onto your shirt for free! (One shirt per person). This is a great way to introduce you to our studio and give you the freshest design as our holiday gift to you. The event runs from 1pm - 3pm this SaturdayYou can find unique gifts for the holiday's at Bherd Studios located in the Greenwood Neighborhood of Seattle. For questions, please email speakandbherd@hotmail.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"Contemplating Over Coffee"

This is another new piece that I have been working on for awhile. 28" x 80" Acrylic on Wood. This is actually one of three doors that I am working on right now. I had a fourth, " The Sub", and it sold.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Blue Turn

This is a new piece that I am working on. It is 2' x 3' Acrylic & Spray on Canvas called "Blue Turn". I am going to be putting together a canvas pretty soon that is going to be 6' x 4'. The theme of the piece is going to be something similar to what you see here , but a little more choatic, yet held to certain spot. Spotty choaticism as the French- American's call it.

Another thing to note is that I am going to be doing a live painting on New Years Eve at a place called the Skylark over in West Seattle. There is going to be a couple DJ's and our friends band Beehive are going to be playing as well.

I am also going to be doing another live painting at a place called the LoFi some time in March, but I don't know the details to that one just yet.


Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Works in Progress

Here is a few pieces that I have been working on since our " Pulp Depiction" show and the Urban Craft Uprising show. Being a part of both of those shows really took time away from working on these pieces and now they are finally coming out of the wood works. The flower one I have been working on for at least a year. Maybe even longer, I can't remember when I started that one. The one with all of the faces is a piece that I started when I first got home from college. It had a man looking at a butterfly on a brick wall before I started painting over it.
Just a heads up, Bherds next show is on February 9th. It is a group show called " Love Is A Battlefield"

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I am showing artwork @ Neptune Coffee

I just put up 18 pieces of artwork up at Neptune Coffee in Greenwood http://www.neptunecoffee.com/
Neptune Coffee is very close to the intersection of Greenwood and 85th. The coffee shop is in between an antique store ( which is right on the corner ) and Mr. Gyros ( good food for cheap ). If you want a cup of joe and want to look at some pretty cool artwork, why not kill two birds with one stone and go to Neptune Coffee.

Urban Craft Uprising Recap

Hey team!,
So Urban Craft Uprising was here and now is gone, but not forgotten. Both Michele and I had a really good time being a part of this event. Every time we do something like this, we find out just how much we can do with what we have. The U.C.U was Sat. & Sun, Dec 1st & 2nd. Being the procrastinators that Michele and I are we didn't really start getting the ball rolling until maybe last Wednesday. With two people, a monster job to deal with, and starting as late as we did, it was not good for our sleeping schedules. Also thrown in the mix was showing some artwork friday night at an open house out in Alki. The weekend was a blurr and Michele and I managed to stay on our feet the whole time. That was until we were packing up. When I was running to get my truck, Michele was wheeling the desk on wheels that we were using for one of our displays, up the ramp with three boxes of stuff that we had. Old desk on wheels, three heavy boxes, and a divit in the sidewalk that Michele didn't see, equals completely broken desk, boxes and everything that we had on the desk now on the ground. Not fun. But it made everything that more urgent, and urgency made for a quick get away. Ha cu nu ma tada means no worries and we were off with our first year of Urban Craft Uprising under our belts. Michele and I are looking forward to next year where we are already planning on having a bigger both. One that will facilitate both our clothing and my artwork. ( We only had room for our clothing this year.) So thank you to everyone that came down to support us and the U.C.U.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

How to pronounce Bherd

We commonly get asked how to pronounce our name: Bherd Studios = be heard studios

You can now feel confident in asking for us by name or referring us onto your friends & family!


Monday, November 26, 2007

New Clothing!

This is a small preview of one of our new designs. These are navy blue hoody t-shirts with light blue wings on the back. These shirts are the 2nd coming coming of our first creation we ever did. We will be selling these hoody t-shirts at the Urban Craft Uprising indie fair at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on December 1st & 2nd.
Hope everyone had a good Thankgiving!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I See London, I See France...

I see that Bherd Studios has new ladies Underpants!!

Yes, you heard it right, we just put out our first line of ladies undies, just in time for the holidays. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for that special lady.

Go to http://www.bherdstudios.com/clothing.htm for more info.

Friday, November 16, 2007

We're Ready for the Show!

Pulp Depiction is ready for your viewing pleasure. Here are some photos of the finished paper works by John Osgood. For more info on our studio, please stop by our website: http://www.bherdstudios.com/

Stop by tomorrow between 3-9pm for the Artist Reception. We're also open Nov 14 - Dec 22, Wed - Sat from 12pm - 6:30pm. (Closed Nov 24. And closed Dec 1, as we will be at Urban Craft Uprising an indie craft fair at Seattle Center)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Progressions for "Pulp Depiction"

Alright, here are few more pics of some pieces that I am working on for the show on the 17th. I am really excited for this show just because of all of the energy that I am using in such a short amount of time to get this series done. This is so much fun. I have been in the studio every day for the last two weeks straight and I have been cooking as much as I possibly can.

It's fun when your day starts right at that moment when you are still laying in bed, just about to wake up. You just stopped dreaming and now you are thinking, but with your eyes still shut. That's when I usually start thinking about what I am going to be painting. Color schemes, certain pieces, and which one I am going to start on. Ah shyeah!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Pulp Depiction" Sneak Peek

John has been working like a mad man pumping out paintings on "pulp" (aka paper), for our next show. We are very excited for this and we will have our Artist Reception on Saturday, November 17th from 3-9pm so please save the date!
The sneak peeks of his newest works are not even fully complete yet, as John is still adding the finishing touches. But I wanted to give you a little taste of what you'll see at the next show. I don't want to give you too much -- just enough to entice you all to come by and see us.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Soule and ArtReach Recap

What a fun last few days it has been. Michele and I both knew coming into October that we were going to be busy and our predictions were right. Last Saturday night we had Soule's show (see the first 4 pictures) where she exhibited her new and never before seen paintings at our gallery which were very cool. She uses stenciling techniques with spray paint on canvas and her style has definite street influence. She also had these little water color pieces framed in glass that make great gifts for friends or family (they ranged in price from $15 - $40).
I believe the highlight of the night was when my good friend Erik's parents showed up. Now Erik's family is very unique, they tell you exactly what is on their mind and they don't hold back and thats why I love them. Erik's mom could not beleive that we had a woman with a machine gun printed on some of our clothing and was baffled that would actually sell the product. But Erik's dad was the best. After taking a look and deciding which pieces he want to discuss he found the one that he didn't like and started our conversation like this. " John! I don't like this one and I'll tell you why!" I can't remember what he said because I was laughing so hard but the great thing is that he had any opinion and he let me have it. Ah the Halse's, there is no way that you can't love'em.

So that was Saturday night, Sunday was a day to recover (and watch the Hawks destroy the Rams Ah Shyeah!), Monday we got everything together for the Tuesday show (see last 4 pictures above), and then Tuesday is when Michele and I finalized all the details. So lets start the recap from the point of when Michele and I have the car packed with the paintings and we are pulling out of the Bherd Studios parking lot. As I am waiting to pull out into traffic, I am second guessing myself to as if I had brought my hammer for hanging my paintings. I trick myself into thinking that I did and continue on with my way. The whole way down to the show the idea was perched on my shoulder just talking to me like a little parrot. " Hey John! Arrck! Do you know or do you think you have the hammer? Arcck!" I never did have the hammer. Michele and I get down to the SeeSound Lounge, get a dope parking spot right infront of the place and then start hauling everything in. Now hanging my paintings is not something that I enjoy doing. There is measuring, estimating, and putting nails into walls that seem so permanent. (I have a problem with putting hole into walls, but these weren't my walls so it didn't matter.) We started at five and the hanging ended a little bit before 7pm. 2 Hours to hang, thats ridiculous. But paintings are up, Michele and I had some tacos, and the night was about to get under way.
After Michele and I got back from our dinner we got up the bar for a drink. Right before we ordered, someone from ArtReach told me that with my name tag I could get free drinks. Bonus! Lets just say there is a small dent in the Guiness keg today. So it didn't take long before the place was jumping with people. With the help of ArtReach, the people who put the show on, and the four other artists that were there to bring people in too, the turn out was great. Another thing that was great was that it didn't long for someone to come up and want to buy a painting. Only if you could have seen me with this potential buyer. I had no clue what I was suppose to be doing, who was taking the money, and who was taking credit cards. I can only imagine that I looked pretty out of sorts to this person. But after that first collector I was filled in on the information and it was all good. The night went great, all of the artist were real cool, and everyone with ArtReach was very appreciative, helpful, and excited to be a part of that event. If I had a chance to do it again futher down the road, it would be a definite yes!

Thanks to everyone that made it out to the shows. Our next event is November 17th "Pulp Depiction" Works on paper.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bherd Studios Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, on October 20th, Bherd Studios is having another artist reception with our featured guest being Kim McCarthy, AKA: SOULE.

Bherd Studios has been busy as bees as of late. Getting ready for this show, the group ArtReach show at the See Sound Lounge on the 23rd of Oct., planning our next show at our gallery on Nov. 17th "Pulp Depiction" works on paper, getting ready for the Urban Craft Uprising event, and planning for future shows down the road. ( Future shows down the road meaning our February "Love is a Battlefield" Show. ) Hopefully everyone already knows about these events, but if you didn't, now you do. And you should tell a friend as well. Here you go, copy the next line and send it to someone you think would be interested in artwork or clothing by Bherd.


On another note, when you come in, please congratulate Michele on being the Employee of the Month at Bherd Studios. She has been working real hard and giving 100 % everyday.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New News

What up team! Here is a sneak preview of what we have in order for you on the 20th of October, our next show. The top two paintings are mine, the bottom three are Soule's, and the poster picture is something that I threw together the other day for some added promotion. Last week I was sick as a dog. I couldn't do anything except lay on the couch and watch the same hour long ESPN Sports Center all day. Alright I did throw in a few programs from the cooking channel. ( So if you want to put together a five star dinner for a some friends for only $30, talk to me, I have some ideas.) But since being sick, and feeling 100%, I have been on a tear with painting. I finished a bunch of framing up at my parents place so now I get to spend all of my time at the studio. Which is really nice. When ever I get to stay at the studio and I don't have to run around all day doing errands, I definitely get a lot of work done. And when I see that I get a lot of work done in a day I get to turn around and pinch myself and say " Holy Pickle Snapper, I can't beleive that this is my job!". I am very grateful for all of the events that have lead up to this point and I am very thankful for all of the people that have had a helping hand in getting me to where I am at.

So here are the dates that you need to know.
-October 20th, Bherd Studios. Guest artist: Soule
-October 23rd, See Sound Lounge in Belltown. ArtReach Group Show
-November 17th, Bherd Studios. Pulp Depiction. Artwork on paper
-December 1st & 2nd, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Urban Craft Uprising

Come to one, come to all of the events, I hope to see you soon. Yep, you!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Hey Team! Yes it has been awhile since I have been on the blog. Michele and I have been pretty busy with refining the website, getting ready for a show on the 23 of October at the See Sound Lounge in Belltown, and getting ready for a show at our gallery on the 20th of October. ( October's guest artist Kim McCarthy AKA Soule http://soule5675.mosaicglobe.com/ ) But I just wanted to tell everyone that I have not forgot about all of you and I miss you. Take it easy and hopefully we will see some of you on the 20th and/ or the 23rd of October.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Here are few pictures that were taken during the show. It was fun evening of artwork, friends, and new beginnings. Be sure to write down on your calendar our next show which will be on October 20th. Hope eveyone is doing well.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sept 15th Bherd Studios Artist Reception!

These are a few picture of Andre Martin's artwork that I just put up the other day. I am in the midst of framing four new pieces that will be going up this Saturday. If anyone has questions please feel free to write to speakandbherd@hotmail.com

Friday, September 7, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This is where I am heading on this piece. Behind the dudes heads I am going to try and fit it a background scene. Ayshyeah!