Posted in Art on July 16, 2013 by jdhastings


This didn’t take me a week to do. The other thing I did needs to be photographed though and that’s a production, and it’s not finished either.



New Doodles

Posted in Art, Drawing, J. D. Hastings with tags , , , on July 9, 2013 by jdhastings

Drew these this weekend, as some sort of 3D asteroids (as in the video game).







Our First Official JRP Book

Posted in Art, book arts, J. D. Hastings, Toni Tiller with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2013 by Toni Tiller

JD and i have been working on projects together for years in a sort of loose messy fashion but we have decided to make it official. when we work together we are now Jade Rabbit Productions, and we even have a little green bunny logo. this is our first handmade book based on my dream from 10/08/12.

comments/crits/feedback are always welcome.

JD handled the cover, quilted paintings and collage.

these are ones i worked on, the piece on the left is a graphite rubbing with a layer of tracing paper and the right is applique and embroidery.

we split these, i’m on the left and he’s on the right, applique and hand lettering.

reverse split, painted stenciling, and on the right it is cut paper and applique.

JD’s back cover with our new logo

The Artistic Process

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting, Textile Art with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2013 by jdhastings

I commute to San Francisco from Berkeley each day, which means that the BART strike going on right now is ruining my mornings and evenings. It’s hardly the worst problem in the world to have, but navigating the commutes to and from work yesterday was physically and emotionally exhausting. Despite generally being out of it last night, I forced myself to make something to post today. Hence this light-hearted art book (not yet bound).








In order to make the pieces with the letter tiles, I have to arrange them all on sheets of masking tape, hence that reference.


Something, Anything

Posted in Art with tags , , on June 18, 2013 by jdhastings

I doubt anybody comes here anymore, but on the off chance you exist here is something to enjoy while I take a few months to get good enough at lino-cutting to have something to post.





Polygons and Polyhedra Book 10

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting with tags , , , , , , , on May 28, 2013 by jdhastings
Dodecahedron5Icosahedron7Hexagonal Prism725Cuboctahedron880Truncated  Octahedron Simplified 625Rhombicuboctahedron3
Triakistetrahedron1Pentagonal icositetrahedron623Rhombic Dedecahedron5Square Gyrocupola723Triaugmented Hexagonal Prism5Hebesphenomegacorona740Stella Octangula3Square Antiprism2

Polygons and Polyhedra Book 10, a set on Flickr.

Book 10 of 10 (I skipped a few sets since the last one I posted). All pages are 6″ x 4.25″, multi-media quilt.

Horse Show in the works

Posted in abstract, abstract expressionism, Art, art on paper, contingent art, design, events, exhibits, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, mixed media, monotype, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, Work in Progress, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2013 by Tom Bennett

I have several works in an upcoming group show in Brooklyn. The exhibition has a theme: Horses. Theme shows are sometimes iffy, but I have confidence this will be very good. These two mixed media monotype/paintings in progress are part of several final pieces I’m working on for this show. The first one is in a very unresolved stage.