Seriously... what is 'ART' anyway?

As I get older and wiser as a cosmopolitan bat here in the New York area, I find that I know less and less about what 'ART' is. Of course I looked on Wikipedia first to assist my head scratching question, but the first thing it says is that the article is not credible. Of course it's not credible, because as I have learned over and over again, there is no definition. I suppose at a time when it's 'cool' to be an artist, there seems to be an usual number of these chosen people popping up. Readers... I would love, love, did I mention LOVE if you could comment below with your ideas on the subject. Are you annoyed by the modern art, crazy installation, weird stuff on the walls at galleries fad? Annoyed with a paperclip glued a rock that's valued at $5,000 in a NY art gallery? Or do you love that anyone and everyone has the freedom to be considered an 'artist'? I'm curious to know. Love and Limeade, LL


A Quote I Dig by Mr. Bob Dylan

I was listening to the radio yesterday, and I heard a quote from Bob Dylan. It goes as follows: 'A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do'. It seems really simple, and of course I'd like Dylan to substitute 'lady' or 'bat' for 'man', but other than that the quote is seriously brilliant. How many of us get to truly do what we actually want to during the day? I'm lucky to finally be representing something I believe in and living in a fabulous city, after years of fighting of predators in the wild. I'm doing pretty much exactly what I want to be... but so many humans I know aren't. If there's something you really want to do... start doing it today, because you won't have more money or time tomorrow. Stop delaying your dreams and constantly replacing them with excuses. Just felt like sharing this with you all, because I think it's pretty darn important. Love & Lychee Martinis, LL


Stuff I Like to Do for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day people!! In case you haven't already done something cool to celebrate here are some ideas...

  • Don't eat meat today. I don't want to list all the reasons why {mainly increased pollution, save a cow or a chicken, etc.}... but trust me and try something new.
  • Paint on recyclables. The 'Lady Lucas' line offers some paintings on spaghetti can lids and it's quite easy to do by yourself. You just need some metal items from your recycle bin, spray paint, and acrylics.
  • Make a collage for mom this mother's day with magazines you plan on getting rid of. Heck, you could even decoupage on a vase or something. You're saving stuff AND making a cool gift.
  • Look up your county's recycle guidelines. You'd be surprised that you might have been doing it wrong for a long time.
Love & Lindt Chocolates, LL


Animal Art for a Good Cause

I've mentioned this cause before, but I'll say it again. 'Art for the Animals' is an awesome way to make a cool piece of art for a very worthy cause. Locate your local animal shelter, create some art featuring the animals at the shelter... and ultimately get featured on a very cool blog. I doubt most of you will be drawing bats, mostly cats and dogs, but domesticated animals are just as worthy I suppose. This cat named 'Jiles' by Ashley was adopted from Liberty Humane in Jersey City, and I believe this adaptation of him is hanging somewhere on a gallery wall inside that very same shelter. Artists... donate your art today!! Love & Leeks, LL


Naive Art Movement and Other Surprises...

My creator Ashley was surprised the other night to find a video of some of her artwork featured in a news clip online. Coined 'childlike and simple' and part of the naive art movement; it's always interesting how others view what you do. The naive art movement explained as 'non-scientific' and 'primitive' on various websites online, explains Ashley more than her work. Now you see why it's so important that a sophisticated and proper bat like myself represent what she does. So, watch the clip online because all news for artists is good news and all in all being on tv is pretty dang cool. Additionally, this video highlights an awesome Jersey City business owner named Celeste and her rad cafe. Check out my favorite spots on this blog for a link to her business! Love & Lingonberries, LL


Bats for Burton

Never have I, or my creator, been so impressed by a show at a modern art museum! The Tim Burton exhibit currently at the MOMA is so fabulous, creative and all around 'off the hook', you'd be a ghoulish fool to miss it. If you haven't seen it yet, it'll be up until April 26th and is well worth your money and your time. Bats love Halloween. It's the only time we're really appreciated... obviously Tim Burton must be a fan of Halloween too considering his affinity for things that mostly live in another realm beyond the living. You'll see props from 'Edward Scissorhands', random sketches on newspaper, and even animations on the screen. It's a multi-media extravaganza for those that think out of the box. Obviously the art featured in this post is strictly Tim Burton's so please don't sue me. For more information click here. Love & Licorice, LL


Get Ready for Spring Holidays

Hey Bat Lovers, Here's a list of holidays coming up so you can get good and ready ;) I'm starting to sell seasonal cards in my Zazzle store so check it out! Love & Latkes, LL
  • Earth Day - April 22
  • May Day - May 1
  • Mother's Day - May 9
  • Graduation - Month of June
  • Father's Day - June 20th


My First 'Official' Online Store!

Many more products need to be added... but I'm too excited to wait to announce my new online store- Lady Lucas on Zazzle!! Visit it here! The first greeting cards to be added are from my 'Tiny Happy Things' collection and are photos of some very cool antique objects. Who wouldn't love a cupid or a little elf with a yellow hat... Zazzle is pretty awesome. You can purchase cards, hats, buttons, even posters with your favorite Lady Lucas images and characters. There's a little something for every price range. I promise that more products will be coming... hopefully on a daily basis!! Thanks guys for checking me out today. I have some last minute business calls to do tonight in NYC and look forward to the luxury of flying back to Jersey City instead of taking the PATH. Sometimes it's pretty cool to be a bat. Love & Lollipops, LL


Spring Into Buying from the Little Guys

I'm back to report I had a lovely Easter equipped with hard boiled eggs and all the trimmings. Here in the Northeast blossoms are out and the grass is growing. I saw some robins today that looked quite peculiarly at me, maybe it's because I took one of their worms, but whatever, right? Ran into 'EB' {the Easter Bunny if you've been following me... } downtown and he told me the local businesses really need our support, so that's my little shout out for today. From New York to LA, Paris to Taipei, small businesses all over the world need your $ today! Not that I don't like my McDonald's shakes and my snack foods from K-Mart from time to time, but in a drastically hurting economy, you will be shocked at how fast all the cute little places you love to look through will be wiped out of your neighborhood quicker that you can say 'Bat Shoes' if you don't actually buy stuff there. I don't even own space of my own yet, but I know plenty of SB owners that depend on us, so all I can say for sure is "support the little guys!" Love and Lemongrass, LL