In celebration of my favorite season, (& in hopes that I will finally give my studio the cleaning it needs), I will be having a HUGE sale on all my original work, prints, & drawings starting this week.
I recently received some of my pop-culture pieces (the ‘Days Off‘ &terrarium pieces) back from Gallery 1988, and will be discounting them up to 50% off! I will also be offing $15 off all prints, & $10 off all original drawings. Buy any two pieces & get free shipping (w/in the US only).
Sale will start this Tuesday, October 15th through my Etsy store. Please feel free to email me with any questions!
some available ORIGINALS (that will be up to 50% off!):
It’s been a long while since my last update, but things have been really busy around here with work & non-work related stuff. So happy to finally be back at it in the studio! I’ve been working on this piece for Gallery 1988 West’s upcoming Say Hi to the Bad Guy, presented by Crazy 4 Cult.
This time around artists will be focusing on their favorite villain from any cult film.. Even though I have many favorites, I decided to go with Frank Booth from Blue Velvet, because I believe him to be the creepiest, craziest bad guy of them all. A psychopathic drug dealer, pimp, and sadist, he is both a horrible and fascinating character, who easily has some of the most memorable scenes of all time.
Show opens Friday, October 18th at Gallery 1988 West in LA.
So excited to see this project finally come to life! Last year an old friend of mine, talented video director, Keith Musil, and I talked about how awesome it would be to collaborate on something. I came up with a few concepts and eventually fleshed out and wrote, Light As a Feather.
The idea was that a group of girls come together at a slumber party to play the old game, Light As a Feather, Stiff as a Board (à laThe Craft).. But it goes awry. The girl floats up, but becomes stuck midair and no one can seem to get her down. Her parents call the paramedics, pray for her, try an exorcism. Eventually as time passes on, they decide to hold a funeral and mourn for their loss.. The parents fall apart, lose the house and it becomes abandoned.. All the while the girl floats on.
After a while, the novelty of this floating girl fades away, and nobody seems to notice her up there anymore. People break in to the house, hold parties, trash the place. Years later, the house is knocked down, to become an empty lot.. And the girl is still there, most likely forever.
Keith decided to hold on to my concept until the right project came along. This year the LA-based band, Fol Chen, asked Keith to direct the video for a track from their new album, False Alarms.. When he pitched the Light As a Feather concept to them, they loved it! I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see one of my ideas in the live-action form.. Adds such a different dimension to my normally, 2-D work. Keith did such an amazing job with the video, I’m so excited to have collaborated with him on it!
A few months ago, AMC contacted me about an art book they were putting together for the cast & crew of Breaking Bad as a gift for the end of the series. I was honored to contribute my 30 Days of Saul Goodman image, since I’m such a fan of the show, and had so much fun working on these pieces. So sad to think it’s ending so soon!
This weekend was a fun-filled crazy one, as my siblings, family friends, and I threw my Mom a huge surprise 60th birthday party! We spent over a month planning, crafting, and setting up a pop-up party for our favorite lady. So much work, but so very worth it!
I made these tiny portraits of my Mom from the 1970′s, her/my dad today, and their dog, Jack, that were made in to small magnets for the guests to bring home with them. I have to say, they turned out pretty cute.. And I think they were a big hit! :)
I’m more than thrilled to be a part of Press Paws, a charity art show taking place on February 9th, at Gallery Nucleus. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the ALL volunteer animal rescue, Whats Up Dog LA. Each artist was asked to pick their favorite animal from a video game & create a piece based on it.. I chose a Spiny from Super Mario Bros, who I always found to be both cute, and sort of annoying. :)
More info on the great event, and a chance to donate HERE.
Things have been a little slow here on the blog, but then again, very busy in my studio! I have two, sorta-secret projects in the works (more on that a little later), and I’m trying to take a few fun freelance jobs along the way. This week I did a little piece for the Bloomberg View, on the historical vs. modern interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Read it HERE.
In fun news, my husband and I bought the tiniest pickup truck of all time. It’s ridiculous. Anyway, I’ll have a bit more info after the holidays about the cool things happening in 2013. Until then, have a very warm, safe, & Merry Christmas!
This piece was a nice change of pace for me, as I was able to get back into some of my old obsessions: repeating textures, patterns, and color! Created for the Dreaming Child show at Chicago’s Gallery 27, artists were asked to create a piece based on their favorite fairy tale, children’s book, or bedtime story.
I decided on one of my all-time favorites, the well-known classic, Sleeping Beauty. It gave me a great excuse to work on something super girly (long hair, rosy cheeks, flowers– the works!), as it’s been a while. I also tried out a few new things with this piece; playing with the perspective, composition, and depth, along with adding a few different kinds of texture. It was a lot of fun painting this, and I was finally able to sit & listen to Stephen King’s The Stand (on audiobook) in its entirety!
What can I say about the Breaking Bad Art Project, except that I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to participate! Not only is Breaking Badone of my favorite TV shows currently on TV, but I have been such a fan of the amazing art/posters being created as part of the BreakingGifs campaign.
When I started sketching out ideas for my piece, I kept coming back to my favorite character on the show: the hilarious, slightly corrupt, sleazy but charming, strip-mall layer, Saul Goodman. What cracks me up about him most is his loud, mismatched, colorful wardrobe.
So I decided to go through each & every episode that Saul was in and document exactly what he was wearing. Yes, it took forever, but it was great excuse to rewatch 4+ seasons of great TV! They’re all individual 5in x 5in painted wood panels, each sealed in resin. Below, in order left to right, I give you 30 Days of Saul Goodman:
0 Days of Saul Goodman
(each piece) 5in x 5in
Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin
cut wood, sand & shellac, label each piece in order, organize, paint, paint, resin!