Monday, September 27, 2010
Here. I'm gonna sneak in some shots of what I've been working on and in a week I can share the whole thing...
This coming weekend I'll be going to Baby Tattooville. For those of you who don't know what that is (which is probably most of you), Baby Tattooville is a weekend retreat of sorts, consisting of 10 featured artists and 50 of their biggest fans (it's sold out!). It's brilliance lies in the insane imagination of book publisher Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books (the same Baby Tattoo Books that published my book So Good For Little Bunnies).
I was one of the featured artists in '08, and since then I've been addicted to the buzz and excitement and mystery of the event. It really helped me come out of my shell a whole lot, and I really appreciate the fact that Bob gave me that. He is a man amongst men - I love 'im!
You can be sure I'll be snappin shots the whole time and sharing upon my return! For more insight on last years hallaballoo, LOOKY HEEYA.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Hiddey-Ho! Here's my latest installment of Sketch Theatre sketches - this little dandy was created at Comic Con in about 20 (real time) minutes. Comic Con is so crazy! See how it unfolds BEFORE YOUR EYES in about a minute!!
Now back to work...I'm working on some sneaky secrets for Baby Tattooville which will come crashing down on me in about a week's time! (wooot) After all the hooplah has come to an end, I can show you all what I've been bustin my bones on! Til then, watch the egg...
Monday, September 20, 2010
Here's a new piece I finished early this month that I never shared with you. This is the first piece I've worked on since my solo show in June (aside from drawings and a private commission). It's called Fall Of The Blackbird, acrylic and ink on wood panel. I had a spot of trouble with this piece, but I'm super stoked on the way it turned out. It's weird how some pieces fight you the whole way, and others just let you have your way!
Happy mid-September to you all!!
*This piece is available through the Corey Helford Gallery.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I don't care what you're doing right now, go see Mindy's show (with her dear sissy C. J. Metzger) at the WWA gallery in Culver City! We were able to get up to LA for her opening Friday night and it was a seriously rootin' tootin' good ol' time!
Saw some friends, had some laughs, explored the sisters' latest works - as should YOU!!
Then on Saturday it was Costa Mesa (Orange County?!) for the Bigfoot show at H Space by Hurley for more celebrating art and good friends!
It's good to have sillyness around you when your job is to be creative...priceless moments with priceless people = more and more inspired insanity!
Hope all is well out there, as always - so happy to see more Halloween goodies out in the stores!! I'll be going on my ritual hunt soon, for Halloween decor and chotch-keys. (no, I don't know how to spell that) And as I mentioned before, keep your eyes peeled for the release of my special edition Halloween Print coming soon!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Things're pretty standard over here, for early September. I'm getting the sneaking feeling of Halloween in me bones - slowly but surely.
I've been working, sketching, doodling (which, honestly, I'm NOT a doodler..I never have been really) and scraping up inspiration wherever I can! I can feel beneath my skin - I'm getting anxious to start a new series of paintings. ...this is good. But it's not ready yet, I'm at the part where I'm searching before I start putting it all down in my sketchbook...it's good.
I took some time to go see the new Buff Monster show that just opened Saturday at the Corey Helford Gallery. Sooo good to see all his new work and ALL THE PINK!! The show was amazing, very inspiring!
Now back at home diggin up some secrets for the upcoming fourth annual Baby Tattooville!! (Seriously, seriously looking forward to it!) And because it kicks off the month of October every year, it gives me a valid shove into the Halloween Season (my very favorite season)!
And as I've done for the past two years, I will be releasing an exclusive Halloween print as October rolls in. Keep an eye out for more details very soon!!