Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cuz Baby, Lookit You Now

Saturday, we made it out to Lola's new show Ipsum Factum at the Corey Helford Gallery! Soo gooooood to see Lola's new body of work, SERIOUSLY, if you can, go see it in person! If not, check out her stuff HERE!

Travis Louie, Jan Helford

Lostsa folks came out to show their love and support, including Travis Louie all the way from New York!

Lola, Greg Craola Simkins

Johnny Rodriquez, Lola

myself, Bob Dob, Lola

Lola, myself, Natalia Fabia

Read a little bit about Lola's new work and the lovely lady herself HERE, interviewed by Richard Scarry.

Kristin Burns, myself, Korin Faught

Bob Dob, Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Louie, myself

Great, great show, wonderful people, such a good night! Congratulations to my dear Lola, she works hard to rule so supreme.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nice And Easy Does It

I'm so excited for what's on the horizon. I'm chipping away at all new works for my next solo show on June 26th (Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City) - if you follow my blog, facebook or twitter, you already know this. Each piece that I finished makes me fevered to do more. It looks like I'll be busy working steadily right up to the very last possible minute! (I want to blow your mind) But until then, everything remains wrapped up tight to keep you in suspense ... except I CAN mention this little ditty:

I'm so pleased to be showing at the Bristol Museum, and in such fine company! If you find yourself in the neighborhood, do stop by Friday, April 30th for Opening Reception.

If you go HERE, you can read about the New Fine Art Movement...and maybe you can find a surprise peek!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Slap And Be Slapped

Can you make out what happens next?

...this looks violent...

And there you have it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm The Screams In The Dead Of Night

Have you ever been grabbed in the middle of the night by an old-man-clown-zombie with his eyes closed? Was he silent when he grabbed your arms as you tried to flee the scene?

Did you then freak out and fight him - screaming bloody murder, your poor heart burning with fear? Did he only speak to say your name - letting you know that this wasn't just a random zombie attack - it was YOU he had come for?

That happened to me the other night.

Only, it was a dream. It was a night terror. The most frightening night terror I've had to date. Seriously, my heart felt like it was stabbed and burning for 20 minutes after I figured it out. My poor husband. Imagine waking at 3am to the woman next to you fighting you and screaming her fool head off. Not so restful, huh? I feel bad. I've made him a nervous sleeper as well...help.

Other than that, I'm making good with inspired clippings and drawings. I have a ways to go, but we're gettin there! Sleep tight my friends...I won't.

Night Terrors Symptoms: Sudden awakening from sleep, persistent fear or terror that occurs at night, screaming, sweating, confusion, rapid heart rate, inability to explain what happened, usually no recall of "bad dreams" or nightmares, may have a vague sense of frightening images. Many people see spiders, snakes, animals or people in the room, are unable to fully awake, difficult to comfort, with no memory of the event on awakening the next day.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

O Dear Me!

It's been a lot of the same over here - painting, drawing and the such. I really have made some huge strides with my work for my show in June - I'm REALLY SAT-IS-FIED with what's finished and the outcome so far. I can't show you much right now - in effort to keep things secret, but I'm really happy. As the show gets closer, I'll be able to leak some images, but for now, bare with me!

I got a real haircut...bangs, for reals. With all the heavy steady painting and focus and blood and sweat I've been pouring out over the last few months, the side effects have been severe! I needed change, something new - so I done did it. I love it. For now. It's weird the state of mind you get into when working so hard pouring out your heart. There's lots of freedom in being an artist, working for yourself, creating art and expression - but it's intense when you get down into the work like this.

My super friend sent me a care package that had been in the works since Halloween. It was supposed to be a Halloween treat, then it turned into Halloween/Christmas treat, then Halloween/Christmas/Birthday treat. It arrived last week - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect!! When involved in so much strenuous painting, it can get lonely - and keeping yourself inspired can be a full-time job in itself! But when you have a lovely girl across the sea thinking of you like she, things get pretty wonderful. Thank you Emma!

And in my search for inspiration, I've been SHOPPING-LIKE-A-MAD-WOMAN. Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, online - everywhere!! I guess it's an outlet of sorts, right? It soothes something inside me...I wish sleep could soothe me...no sleep.

AND finally, here's a tiny sneak of ONE of the Jibibuts pieces I did for the upcoming "We Heart Wood" show at Munky King April 8th. (If you follow me on Twitter, you would've seen this long ago...just saying...follow me.) Guess what the theme to my 4 pieces is? ... hmm?

The idea was to customize any of the 12 Jibibuts we received from Noferin (their new wood toy series = Jibibuts) and we had to have at least two pieces to put in the show. I had my husband rip a few Jibibuts apart to create the four Alice In Wonderland pieces I did.

STOKED with how they came out...April 8th people.