Sunday, November 9, 2008
another meeting, another sketch... I doodle as I process information ;0) todays is squirrel-like creatures. Not much more to say about it, it kinda speeks for itself wouldn't ya say. ha! Actually I can say that this is a crop, the rest had some of those crazy owls- I might share that later.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I did a couple of Softee posters for some recent shows. It is cool to be in a band because then you get to design posters for the shows and there is absolutely NO direction and you can do whatever you want!! It's also cool being in a band with 4 illustrator/designers because we all take turns doing stuff for merch and promotion. I will dig up some more of this stuff later.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
SPARKS - - 1st SUNDAY-Road and K-7 Hwy. Seasonal market, Sparks Flea Market. 290th Sunday in may and the three preceding days. Also held in mid July, Labor Day weekend and a 5 day show late in fall. Call for specific dates. Free adm & ample parking. Indoor and outdoor market. Market is strong on quality antiques, collectibles, and antique furniture. Lots of great collectible/smalls spreads here along with many high grade quality dealers that set excellent booths. Approx 4-500 dealers.
I saw some pretty crazy stuff, unfortunately my camera battery was dying so I didn't get a lot of photos. There was plenty of "awesomely gross" things like this wolf and owl duo, the gross factor is just how dirty these things were, ewww. There were tons of vendors and they had some interesting set ups, some stuff was under canopys or umbrellas or in some funky old beat up houses or old store buildings, but my all time fave was in a super creepy mobile home. It was just as cool to see the insides of these places as to browse through all the stuff. Next time I will have my camera charged for sure. I scored a great buy! I got a danish modern bench for ok ready, $10 friggin dollars yeah, crazy, the guy who had it said he didn't want to haul it back. Sure it needs LOTS of love but it is sturdy and all I need to do is sand it down, refinish it and make some cushions, considering I got it for 10 bucks that isn't bad!!! I think I want to have it in my basement in my screenprint studio, since it is a wooden frame it won't pick up any of that basement funk. It was the only "modern" thing I saw there, I had to rescue it! I took a only a couple of other pics and I will post those too. The crazy baby heads are a picture for my friend flora and the johnny walker pic is for my friend Mimi, I thought of them when I saw this stuff. The wolf, i'm posting that twice, just look at his plastic face sewn onto that dirty plush body, ha, and that dirty little owl pal of his.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This year for art unleashed I wanted to screenprint again and of course I had to use chihuahuas as my subject matter so I did some sketches and decided to pretend it was a little poster. I love to design posters!! I will share some of those later. Now that I am more familiar with my screenprint studio and I have more confidence with it I have been experimenting more so on this particular piece I have so many different looking versions of the same design, I used different colored papers and I handdrew on a bunch of the papers before I printed on them. The prints are missing a white diamond coming out of his hand an white being on the skull because I haven't burned that screen yet. I need to take some more photos to show some of those but for now I have a couple of detail shots. I love the way screenprint looks when it is slightly off register and the colors overlap or they glom up just a bit in one spot while in another they are really thin. SO COOL. With my set-up I need to keep things kinda chunky because I don't have access to a vaccuum light table for exposing the screens but for what I have I think it's not bad.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
here in KC they have a benefit for the humane society every August and it's an art auction, 75% of the art is silent auction and about 25% goes live auction and they have all sorts of donated food and beverages (and if you donate artwork you get to attend for free-sweet!! Anyway I have been doing artwork for these events for about 5 or 6 years and it's a fun time and it forces me to make some finished framed art at least once a year for a good cause so in a nutshell it is ALL good, anyway for the past 2 years I have done screenprint and I am still "finding" my style but I am getting there so anyway here's a 3 color (silver, turquoise blue & black) print I did last year, "BANG" with some details and later I wil post the one I just finished up for this year 2008. somewhere I have a pic of it framed and if I can track that down I will post that later.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
You'll get some artwork in the next post, it's 2 in the morning, I gotta go- geez.
(diego is in the tank top, chewie is in the red harness in the buggy full of chihuahuas, that's right, a buggy)