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  • Lady Brains in San Francisco: Great Success!

    A big thank you to all our friends, family, and supportive strangers who helped the ladies of Come Find Out, Anjelica Colliard and Krusty Wheatfield, raise the big bucks to renovate our humble art studio during our fundraising campaign, 20 Days of Brains.

    Hell yea, we raised $275.

    Celebration Dance

    When my collaborator, Anjelica and I rolled up on the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco last week, we bumped into my friend, Namtak, who was giving rickshaw rides to tourists in the city.  Happily he agreed to take us and all our wares to the venue. I felt like this was a good omen for the rest of the night.

    Sayuri and Anjelica at The Grand Newsstand

    We were laughing hysterically the whole bike ride because, damn, what an amazing and spontaneous way to arrive at our weird little art event.

    J Sayuri and Come Find Out's setup in San Francisco

    From there, it was a wild setup process which included opening up the newsstand, setting up the shelves, displaying brains on a separate display stand, and drinking secret art show wine. By the end of the night we had a pretty sweet setup with Come Find Out’s zines, including their newest, LOCO (Ladies Only Comics Only), my Animal Brains, Courtney Riddle’s zine machine, my new eyeball earrings (which will be on Etsy next week), Anjelica’s buttons and shrinky-dink earrings, and tarot readings by occult tarot queen, Alese Osborn.

    Watercolor Animal Brain Art Prints in San Francisco
    Now that we’ve raised the money, we’ve gotta put it to good use and reinvest in ourselves! We now have the financial means to finally hunker down and work on our art studio advancements, purchase a new ink drum for our risograph to create some wicked new art work. Dolla dolla bills y’all.

    Money

  • Animal Brains, Tarot Readings, and Lady Zines Tonight in San Francisco

    We’re proudly celebrating the end of our fundraising campaign, 20 Days of Brains. Thank you to everyone to participated and contributed. Tonight is our last push to raise money for our art studio renovations so we wanted to end it with a mystical event that is equal parts irreverent and elegant.  It’s sure to be a gas.

    20 Days of Brains at The Grand Newsstand
    Tonight’s the night! For one spectacular night, 1/2 of Come Find Out and I will put on a mystical October night event in the heart of San Francisco that includes the first ever showing of the entire Animal Brains watercolor illustrations, the release of Come Find Out’s newest zine, LOCO (Ladies Only Comics Only), and the magical musings of tarot reader, Alese.

    WHO: Anjelica Colliard, myself, and our resident tarot oracle witch, Alese
    WHAT: Watercolor prints, tarot reading, zines, good times, tasty music
    WHEN: October 24, 2015 6PM – 9PM
    WHERE: The Grand Newsstand, 40 Market Street, San Francisco

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  • 20 Days of Brains Culminates at The Grand Newsstand

    An Evening of Animal Brains, Tarot Cards, and Lady Zines on Saturday, October 24th from 6pm – 9pm in San Francisco

    Save the date! In celebration of end of 20 Days of Brains (a fundraising campaign to raise money for Come Find Out through the release of 20 new Animals Brains), we team up with The Grand Newsstand, a / bookstore / zine store / art venue / generally cool (and tiny) hang-out zone to host a night of brains, tarot reading, and zines. 20 Days of Brains @ The Grand Newsstand

    Where: The Grand Newsstand: 40 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
    (north-west corner of Market Street and Stuart Street)
    When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Anjelica Colliard and I are going to put on the tiniest art show in San Francisco at The Grand Newstand where I’ll debut and sell the prints from the entire Animal Brain series. There will be 36 unique mammalian brain prints in the middle of San Francisco.

    Check out the Animal Brains @ The Grand Newsstand!

    This show is about art, science, and the magical in-between spaces that make life interesting. We hope to capture this feeling of mysticism and mystery of late-October skies by offering the San Francisco community solid witchery and tarot readings. Visit our resident oracle tarot witch, Alese Osborn, as she reads your past, present, and future.

    Also, if you’re shy, just read the zines. Especially LOCO! LOCO stands for Ladies Only Comics Only.

    Come Find Out's 12th Publication, LOCO!
    LOCO is Come Find Out’s most recent and ambitious production yet. This 72-page beauty features comics from 20 female artists from around the world and is proudly printed on Lemon Drop Press’ risograph in Oakland, CA

    The Greatest Newsstand in San Francisco
    Support the arts, get your tarot read, bring a date. BAM.

    Wild Boar Brain
    Wild Boar Brain
    Cross coronal section of Sus scrofa (Wild Boar) brain
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    For these and 20 new brains, please visit my Esty shop, InnerStellarArt

     

  • 20 Day of Brains, Zine Dames, and a Little Bit of CHANGE

    Art for Artists, Scientists, and Feminists

    By happy coincidence, my fellow female collaborators and I both finished two separate, laborious projects at the same time: Come Fine Out‘s newest zine LOCO (Ladies Only Comics Only) and my creating 20 more watercolor illustrations to add to my Animal Brain illustration series.

    We saw an opportunity in releasing our work together with the collaborative feminist spirit of LOCO by embarking on a 20-day fundraising campaign, which we have lovingly named 20 Days of Brains.  Through this fundraising event that is both creative and entrepreneurial, we hope to show our work to the world in a way that is inclusive and enlightening.

    Animal Brain art - Tasmaninan Devil

    Here are the details of our 20 Days of Brains event:

    Who: The founders of Come Find Out, Anjelica Colliard and Krusty Wheatfield and myself
    When: Wednesday, October 7 – Tuesday, October 27
    Where: Mainly my Etsy shop – InnerStellarArt, but join the event on Facebook,  Google+, and check out our progress on Instagram.
    What: $5 of every Etsy order including an Animal Brain print will go directly to CFO.

    We need 100 of these.

    We need 100 of these.

    Why:  By raising the funds to reinvest in ourselves, we challenge sexism on many levels through a well coordinated and powerful action that is both creative and entrepreneurial.

    All raised funds will be directed towards:

    –  Renovating the independent print studio, Lemon Drop Press
    – Purchasing a new ink drum and printing supplies
    – Supporting other like-minded local businesses

    I want to share this letter from the LOCO editor, Krusty Wheatfield, because it’s such a goofy and poignant introduction to the zine and summarizes a lot of my sentiments about art, feminism, and collaboration to empower all people.

    Krusty Wheatfield's Introduction to LOCO Page 1Krusty Wheatfield's LOCO Introduction Krusty Wheatfield's Introduction to LOCO

    Make sure to support this wicked zine by purchasing it on the Lemon Drop Press Etsy page or purchasing an Animal Brain print between now and October 27.

    Let’s crush it, ladiez.

    Crush it Darla.

    Share this event with friends who are interested neuroscience, comics, feminism, zines, self-publishing, art or any of the above!