Friday, December 26, 2008

082. (recent stuffs.)

the black lips, the raconteurs, and true blood, all copyright catherine palmeno, 2008.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

081. (work's paying off!)

hey look ma, i'm on myspace! (even though it's an old version of the poster.)

and i'm FINALLLLLYYYYYYYYY on my alma mater's student gallery. after i graduate, go figure:

aaaaand me on

i also just got a phone call (A PHONE CALL ON THE PHONE!!!!) from a guy i'm going to be doing work for! you have no idea how great it is to get a call from someone, and not an automated rejection email.

so you're not bored from this entry:

a face to the talent.

080. (making ornaments.)

my co-worker sabrina and i working on ornaments for a demo we're doing at utrecht on milwaukee's east side on december 13th from 2-4pm. you should come and watch us make gross faces and awesome ornaments. my face looks huge!

you should look at her work:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

079. (pezz poster final!)

poster, 2008. copyright catherine palmeno.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

077. (kid stuff.)

who's abortion is it anyway, 2008. based off an article where men were saying they had a form of PTSD from their partner's abortions. here's an excerpt:

" Mark B. Morrow -- is a Christian counselor who recently spoke at a conference in San Francisco that was supposedly the first national conference on men and abortion. It featured, among other things, personal testimony from men who claimed that their lovers' abortions left them scarred. Some became depressed; others nursed their sorrow with alcohol, or had obsessive dreams about their imaginary relationships with children who were never born. Looking back over their lives and the abortions, these men feel a sense of regret so profound, they say, that they've decided to join the fight against abortion, using not violence but, as the article puts it, "the power of men's tears.""

while i think this is bs to get a woman to submit to pro-life doctrine, you decide. here's the link:

by the way, today is election day, so please, vote obama.

Monday, November 3, 2008

076. (aquaparents.)

aquaparents, 2008. the project was make an illustration from a nonsensical sentence. mine was "the aquaparents hate vacationing on land."

075. (art supplies.)

2008, copyright catherine palmeno.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

074. (pezzittino poster.)

pezzittino poster, 2008. cut paper and photoshop. copyright catherine palmeno.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

073. (body parts, part five.)

spine, 2008. acrylics, copyright catherine palmeno, 2008.

this is the last one of this series. i will most likely do another part to the body parts series. this one is the most simple of the series. i wanted to rely on color, and shape. the spine is a weird concept to me. its so metaphoric and physical at the same time, like the heart or the brain. my family has a history of back problems, whether it is possible to be inherited or other wise. this is in particular for my sister, who's had the most problems. i could wax poetic on the metaphorical meaning for her, but i will save that.

this series will be on display friday, october 17th, 2008 here: (on the eastside.)
after that, i will be giving all the paintings away. if you would like one in the next series commissioned (for a low cost, i promise), email me:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

072. (body parts-part five.)

gallbladder, 2008. acrylic, copyright catherine palmeno 2008. almost done, just needs a coat of gloss. i hate that you can't see all the little nuances in the picture, like the detail in the flower or the wash behind it. wah. i guess you have to see it in person.

spine in process. my work station is my kitchen floor. the dishes are piling up since i work all the time. oh well.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

071. (body parts- part four.)

gallbladder, in process. gallbladder problems run in my family, on my mom's side. my great grandma almost died in her twenties when hers ruptured. my grandmother, an aunt of mine, and my mother have all had theirs removed. i will probably lose mine someday. this painting is for my mom. i'm doing it in almost a pretty tattoo flash pin up sort of way, except instead of a hot girl, there's an organ.

i should mention that i'm doing all of the paintings in styles to suit the receiver. amanda's is pop art-y. sharon's is more indie and cute. matt's is rawer. mom's is pretty.

the next one i'm going to do is a spine for my sister. she's had some really bad back problems, so bad it's effected her vision, if you can believe that. i don't know what style that's going to be in, but there will be a lot of purple probably. stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

070. (body parts, part three.)

amanda's tooth, 2008, acrylic, copyright catherine palmeno 2008.

amanda had braces for a long time, and i know her teeth were always a sore spot for her. but her teeth are beautiful, just like her.

so far, three done. two more to go. now i need idears.

Monday, September 29, 2008

069. (body parts series, part two)

this is sharon's piece. baby lungs, acrylic, copyright catherine palmeno 2008.
sharon's always had allergies and problems breathing, so this painting is focusing on her problems. i did it in a style that she would enjoy. with each of these pieces, i'm executing them in ways that the receiver would like. these are my odes to them.

this is the start of amanda's:

i will tell you more about it later.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

068. (starship.)

sticker concept for my day job:

starship tattoo, cut paper and photoshop. copyright catherine palmeno 2008.

067. (the women's center invites)

twc fashion show invite. cut paper and photoshop. copyright catherine palmeno 2008.

i just finished some pro-bono work for the women's center in waukesha. they were a pleasure to work with, and a totally awesome cause.

the inside of the invites are really subtle, and feminine. all and all, i'm happy with them.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

066. (body parts series, one)

matt's heart. 2008. acrylic.

i'm doing a painting series on body parts of my friends that bother or ail them. this one's for matt.
he's always worried about his heart, always thinking he's having a heart attack. also, he has one of the biggest hearts of anyone i know.

working on number two. stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

065. (watercolors.)

lady one, 2008. watercolor and pencil.

lady two, 2008. watercolor and pencil.

lady three, 2008. watercolor and pencil.

i've been painting from these victorian photos that i got from an antiques mall. the last two look kind of crappy photographed because i used iridescent medium. weird huh.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

064. (save the date.)

save the date, 2008. cut paper and photoshop. copyright catherine palmeno, pro bono for Cramer-Krasselt.

(edit: revised, color changes.)

Monday, May 12, 2008

063. (buy stuff plz.)

hey ladies and gents,

school's out, i'm graduated, and now i need your help. i'm selling prints and originals of all the work from my thesis, and i want you to buy them. the originals (in gray frames) can be seen at my flickr (

originals are $125, prints are $50. if you are an artist, i'll cut you some slack if you also trade me somethin'. what an awesome way to start your art collection than with a catherine palmeno original! come one people!

love, catherine.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

062. (thesis pieces.)

after four years at miad, on april 18th, my classmates and i had our thesis opening at miad. i'm extremely happy with the outcome of my pieces and the show.

right now i am making limited prints of all the pieces featured at my thesis show. email me for pricing. all of them are cut paper and digital, all copyright catherine palmeno 2008. (please do not reproduce without permission.)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

061. (wacom try two.)

kitty why, 2008. wacom tablet.

060. (lindsay lohan.)

lindsay as a hollywood saint, 2008. cut paper, photoshop.

059. (movie fest.)

movie fest, 2008. cut paper and photoshop.
thanks little friends of printmaking, for coming to my school and being awesome and not an asshole like the rest of the people who helped teach this semester.

058. (teach like your hair's on fire.)

teach, 2008. cut paper and photoshop.
i had the shittiest crit ever for this piece. it's dead to me.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

057. (it's been a bad week.)

fuck you, and bloated both from sketchbook. argh.

you all should go gallery night tomorrow at miad and see my thesis.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

056. (happy birthday, jonathon.)

gross, 2008. (ink, pencil.)

055. (field trip.)

field trip of doom, 2008. (ink, pencil.)

054. (my first time with the wacom tablet.)

oh noes, 2008. (wacom tablet and crack cocaine.)

this is the most amazing thing i've ever done.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

053. (jodi s.)

y'all should check out my friend jodi's blog:

she's an awesome illustrator who has a cat named after a delicious dairy product. yum.

Monday, March 31, 2008

052. (happy birthday.)

birthday, 2008. (cut paper, photoshop.)