“changing the rules”

treyspeegle_1

Oh, Lamonte. How cute is that hairy little sidekick? If New York based artist Trey Speegle hadn’t been in LA during this conversation, we might’ve been able to have Lamonte on too… next time. I’m guessing there will be a next time, as this is actually the second time Trey’s been on the podcast! He was my guest for episode no.4 … that was before I really had any kind of podcast groove, AND before the “not so speedy speed round” was even invented, so we’ve got some catching up to do! You can listen right under Trey and Lamonte,  or you can subscribe on iTunes.

First up, just a few of my favorite Trey Speegle paint-by-numbers text pieces {and a few horses thrown in for good measure}

treyspeegle_2

Gorgeous – and full of hope and wisdom! Where else you can find words of wisdom from Trey? On the back of a paint can, obviously…

treyspeegle_3

“What do you want? And what are you willing to do to make it happen?” I love that so much. Lots to think about, yes? YES!

Next, our five minutes together on Lincoln Road in Miami last week, documented with this humid, sticky, sun-drenched selfie…

treyspeegle_4

Ha! So funny! Boy, Trey’s lucky he’s bald, because look what Miami humidity does to a gal’s hair-do?!

Alright, next… Trey’s barn. This is where Trey lives in upstate New York. Oh, sure, it looks like a barn from the outside, but wait until you see the inside of this “barn” …

treyspeegle_5

What the?! I want to live in a barn like that! And look at Lamonte… right at home on that fabulous spiral staircase. Hilarious! *Interior shots via SCENE Magazine

YES. Trey’s new book! If you haven’t already become part of this whole coloring book thing, now might be the time to “transform your life with color by number”…

treyspeegle_6

Gorgeous {and cheap! Oh, I mean, affordable}.

We went off on a little tangent {that happens quite a bit with us}… we were talking about how to get this coloring book into the hands of Princess Kate Middleton. I suggested his pal Stella McCartney {?!}. His YES painting was used as a backdrop for one of her beautiful runway shows. Here’s proof …

treyspeegle_7

So. Freakin. Cool.

Alright, so staying in the fashion camp, here are a whole bunch of lovely clothes covered in Trey’s paintings via the folks at PAOM. I just bought the first dress below, and I LOVE IT…

treyspeegle_8

Exactly. Love.

What else do I love? That I finally did the “not so speedy speed round” with Trey, and found out about his first summer job …

treyspeegle_9

… as a pig wearing a sailor suit at an amusement park in Texas!!! OMG. I’ve never been happier with the result of a speed round! Oh, but I have to clarify, in my outro I said “Astroland”, which is totally wrong. This magical place was called “Astroworld”. There, I feel much better. Thanks so much to Trey for being so entertaining {as always}, and for sharing his experience, wisdom, and general fantasticness; thanks to Saatchi Art for supporting this episode; thanks to audible.com for making my new book into an audio book – it’s officially available now; and thank YOU so much for listening! There will be more art for your ear next weekend.

Other links:

  1. Trey’s Coloring Book… BUY IT HERE
  2. Wow Report on World of Wonder
  3. “Surviving Trump: The Art of Resistance” – CALL FOR ARTISTS {Jan 1 deadline}
  4. The Novogratz
  5. Work of Art TV show {on Bravo}
  6. Peregrine Honig Podcast Episode No.5
  7. Stella McCartney
  8. Trey’s Clothing line on Print All Over ME {PAOM}
  9. Audemars Piguet {Swiss watchmakers}
  10. TWYLA

 






comments (3)

  1. Caren /// 12.12.2016 /// 10:02am

    Oh! I don’t even know where to begin! I usually wait till Mondays to listen to the podcast, as it make Monday a little more bearable. Call me a fan-girl but I always feel like I am surrounded by art friends who just “get it” when listening to the podcast. I too loved watching Work of Art and would love to see a reboot, if the artists could stay true to their own style, etc. Looking forward to hearing when you secret news can be revealed 🙂

  2. the jealous curator /// 12.12.2016 /// 12:38pm

    ha! thanks caren! hoping i can announce top secret news SOON!

  3. Rachel /// 01.03.2017 /// 7:45am

    Interesting, fun, and enjoyable!
    Happy you’ve extended it. I go for a walk before my studio time and listen to your podcasts so I’m pleased this keeps me out longer.