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Yikes! I haven't posted in a while and now I have a million things to update you on. Typical me. Oh, well. The big news is that I have two upcoming shows this month. I'll post the flyers below. I created a new piece called "Voodoo Queen" (inspired by the wonderfully kind and beautiful model/actress De'Cha Laveau) this week in preparation for it. I also decorated 7 tiny coffin boxes to sell. Each are uniquely handcrafted out of love... love for the macabre.
Catching up, I neglected to post three other pieces I recently did, all portraits; one of my beloved Elliott Smith titled "Little Boy In Blue"; the next, "Beautiful Mess", was inspired by Frances Bean Cobain and the other is of Tori Amos called "Hey Jupiter" that I did for one of my best friends. I donated a print to a benefit for RAINN in her name on her birthday. That was awesome. I am selling prints of all three in my Etsy shop.
Ummm, what else? Oh, yeah. I recently took a trip to NYC where I got to see 5 Pointz before they tear it down to make luxury condos. If you're not familiar with the place, it's a graffiti art mecca encompassing an entire city block in Long Island City. This was my second trip there and sadly my last. I'll post one pic from there, my favorite piece, by a guy named Esteban del Valle. Please check out his work. It is amaaazing!
OK, pix! I have a bajillion things I gotta work on. I sorta started a new project making art out of old cigar boxes today. Yes, I just discovered Mod Podge. I guess it's never too late to get inspired! Also coming up are my handmade Halloween cards! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Sorry about the crazy, long post. I'll try to keep up with this blog more often.
P.S. Come to my show! There's going to be some incredibly talented people there, including my boyfriend who is showing his art for the very first time!
I've got two new pieces to show you. Both are watercolor additions to my rock star portfolio. The first is Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses fame. I was a huge fan as a teenager. In fact, my first concert was G'N'R at the Frank Erwin Center in 1991. I was thirteen. Thank you, Mom!
The second is Layne Staley, of Alice In Chains, another favorite band of mine in the 90's. I never got to see him perform, which is something I sadly regret. I have, however, visited the place where he died. R.I.P., Layne. I hope your spirit felt our solemn presence that day.
Prints will soon be available on Etsy.
Another month and another show's gone by and I can only hope things continue to go so well. Despite the brutal Texas Summer heat, Made Fresh Drafts: The Bill of Arts, A Festival of Free Expression was a complete success! I met a lot of wonderful people and sold some art. The only casualty of the day was a melted painting of Dita Von Teese, but even she recovered well. Speaking of wonderful people, I feel like I should shout out a few names:
Paul Murray IV aka "Big Bunce"
Christopher Michael Grant
Mars Diamond Phillips
These dudes were amazing. Everyone was. Oh, man, I know I'm leaving someone out. I am so sorry, whoever that is. Please forgive me! Hopefully this little (but growing!) group will continue to hosts events like this. I think we really gelled and I think our city could really benefit from this special blend of art and culture.
There was everything from graffiti artists to jewelry makers, guitar players to live painters and everything in between. The thing that gets me the most is how fucking nice everyone is! People that talk, people that barter, people that cheer and people that share. That's love. I dig it. I want some more!
Prior to the show, I worked on two new pieces which I have failed to post here 'til now - Death and Hellboy, as seen below. Prints are available in my Etsy shop. The originals are for sale, too. Just drop me a line and we'll work something out. Also, I am offering a discount of 50% when you use coupon code FRIEND50 in my shop this month.
I think that's everything. As always, I'll keep ya posted with new stuff.
P.S. Thanx to everyone who came out on Saturday!!! I love you!!!
The Infusion Project show on Saturday night at Elysium was awesome! I didn't make fuck tons of money, but I made some pretty good friends and that, to me, is priceless. I'm still pretty exhausted, so I'll keep this short n' sweet. I have a pic of my table and a flyer for my next exhibit at the end of the month. Come out if you can. I have a feeling this one is going to rock.
I created two more small watercolor pieces for the upcoming show. I like the Trent Reznor portrait the best right now. Hopefully he and Daryl will both find good homes. Prints will be available on Etsy soon.
I have an upcoming show in June (see previous post), so I decided it would be a good idea to create some new pieces to exhibit. This is the first. It's a continuation/variation of a previous theme of mine in an oil painting called "Second Skin", this time done in watercolor on a much smaller scale. I may do more of these if I don't tire from blatantly ripping off Van Gogh.