I realize that on vacation I have more time to surf the net and blog, I just came across a deign studio called Forest, they have started to do the art direction for a magazine called Anthem (fashion, music, art), it's pretty neat stuff. I'm liking this wave of designers that mix it up with fine art. It feels like everything is melding together and that there are not as many limits on what is art and what is design (you can paint and do graphic design, and still get respect for both.)
In my own little art world I did two simple paintings, I seem to be getting more into shapes. I think it's just because I can shut my brain off when doing simple things like triangles, it's like a creative vacation.