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Crazy 4 Cult: Back in LA

UPDATE: Original brass 1/1 necklace and shadowbox now available HERE.

So excited to be included in my 7th (or is it 8th?) year at Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult! This year I wanted to try something a little different, so I enlisted the help of my husband, and together we recreated the maze from The Shining.. In wearable necklace form!

Made from Brass Alloy #260, it took 18.6 million revolutions on our CNC machine to cut out!  We went through so many attempts to get the right one.  It hangs in a black shadowbox, with a reversible back panel (so it can lay on flat black or the rug pattern from the Overlook Hotel) so it can be displayed as a piece of art as well.  Really excited about this one.  We’re thinking of doing a small run of these in the future, so if interested, please email me!

Crazy 4 Cult: Back in LA opens Friday December 12th, 7-10pm. Check it out, it’s going to be awesome this year!

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ETSY & CLOTHING SALE!!

All clothing 15% off w/ code SAVE15 

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30% off everything in my Etsy shop all weekend with code HOLIDAZE

 

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For the Kiddos

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I’ve been wanting to do a run of baby/kids clothes for a while now, but I wasn’t sure how they would do.. So I’m testing it out via a drop-ship, made-to-order company, Redbubble.  Here are a few pieces I’m launching in time for the holidays!  All are black & white and are printed in the USA on American Apparel cotton onesies/and or shirts (just click the pull down menu under “style” to select either onesie, baby T, or kids T)

Click on any image below to order. 

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C is for CHICKEN

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Few New Editorials

It’s been a busy month!  Went on a roadtrip from Chicago to Georgia and I managed to squeeze in 3 new editorials the same week!  A couple for the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section and a couple for the NY Times (although one hasn’t been published yet).

NY Times OpEd: The Problem with Refinancing Your Home

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WSJ: How to watch movies on an iPad in bed

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A Peek at My Halloween Past

I’ve been posting each year’s Halloween costume on here for a while now, but I don’t think I’ve ever had them all together. So today I’m celebrating some of my favorites from childhood and on. I’ve mentioned this in the past, but my family is seriously crazy about Halloween. We used to go camping each fall to a campground that held a costume contest, and we would try every year to come up with something weirdly original. Then I went away to art school, and the trend continued.  Now that I have my own kid, I’m hoping to pass along the family tradition.. Poor guy doesn’t know what he’s in for!

 

Kindergarten. Garfield. My mom made me hold the sign so people wouldn’t think I was Tigger or Heathcliff

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1st grade. I wanted to be a bubblegum machine, so my mom made me a sandwich board costume, w/ removable penny.

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4th grade. Judge made from toilet paper rolls, graduation gown, rubber hammer, & thesaurus.

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5th grade. Giant NO SMOKING sign. I was a Winston, bc that’s what my dad smoked.

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7th grade. Blackjack dealer, complete with sad, legless gamblers.

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GROUP COSTUMES

College Years. Goonies

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After College. Mortal Kombat (original cast)

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Part of a larger group costume as Spaceballs

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Various characters of Twin Peaks

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At my brother’s Halloween-themed wedding as The Karate Kid

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Made masks (see how here) for They Live

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Evil Dead cabin, Ash, Necronomicon Ex-Mortis

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This year’s scene from Seinfeld as Uncle Leo, Elaine and doctor

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A Very Seinfeld Halloween

As many of you know, my family is absolutely crazy about dressing up for Halloween (just see years past HERE).  After taking last Halloween off due to my crazy schedule and my 1st nephew being born, we’re back!  I actually thought of this idea while still pregnant (like I said, crazy Halloween family) and am so glad we were able to pull it off!

Obviously Seinfeld remains my all-time favorite show (I painted 99 Seinfeld References after all) and it was fun to finally be able to recreate some of my favorite characters in one of the best scenes!  Luckily my son has remained mostly bald and has a surprising high tolerance to being dressed up like an old man.  The rest was simply finding a purple turtleneck onesie, a good wig for Elaine, and making my husband shave his beloved beard. Whammo! :)

BABY UNCLE LEO!

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‘Elaine, what about my eyebrows?’ ‘Shhh! here..’

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‘Calm down..’  ‘I am calm!’

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And I’m still laughing about this:

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Ghostbusters 3oth Anniversary

So psyched to be a part of this show!  And that I was able to squeeze in one last painting before taking a 2 month ‘new-baby’ break.  After so many years of doing pop-culture related pieces, it can sometimes seem like there’s nothing original left to do, with so much overlap between galleries & shows.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE working on these shows, and am so grateful for every invite I get, but I decided this year to cut back on the amount of ones I participate in.

But when G1988 asked me about this one, it was a no-brainer.  One of my favorite movies, and a big anniversary to boot.  I decided to keep it simple, and base my piece off of one of the 1st scenes in the movie.. Dr. Peter Venkman’s ESP test.

This show will be traveling from NYC, to LA, Chicago, & then San Diego Comic-Con.  First up is NYC opening this Saturday!  Info on flyer below.

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Custom Wedding Ketubah

I was recently commissioned to paint an original Ketubah for a lovely couple’s upcoming wedding.  Since they had in mind someone to do the hand-lettered text already, I just created a frame for it, which was a thin wood panel that was then hand painted.  Such a fun, special project for me!

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A Few for the Wall Street Journal

I’m running a little behind on this blog lately, so I’m combining the last couple of jobs I did for the WSJ into one single post!  As I may have mentioned in the past, I love working for newspapers, b/c I think the quick turn-around (sometimes only 2 hours!) is a really exciting challenge.  I’ve done a couple of small spots for the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Off Duty’ section the past few weeks, all for the Fixer section.

The first was all about finding the right hideaway bed for out-of-town guests:

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Then a set of illustrated instructions on how-to wrap your headphone cords so the don’t tangle:

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This week I did a couple of pieces about how-to take better pics of babies w/ a smartphone:

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More LV Bags

I’ve been doing a string of personalized, hand-painted Louis Vuitton bags for some clients lately, which have been such a fun change of pace!  Below are a few of my favorites..

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NY Times Op-Ed: Does Preschool Work?

I did another quick piece for the NY Times Op-Ed, all about whether or not preschool is effective in creating smarter kids.  Below is the finish, along with a few sketches, but you can read the full article HERE.

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A Special Bag for Oprah

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at SoulCycle asking if I could customize a Louis Vuitton bag for a very special friend of theirs.. The one & only, Oprah Winfrey!

She was celebrating her 60th birthday with a spin class and about 50 of her close friends, and they wanted a custom bag to commemorate the event. I hand painted the SoulCycle logo & some colorful stripes on the front, and some simple, tiny text across the bottom of the back.  So fun!

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