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!
‘Leo, I don’t care for your demeanor!’
‘Elaine, what about my eyebrows?’ ‘Shhh! here..’
‘Calm down..’ ‘I am calm!’
And I’m still laughing about this:
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.
Venkman’s ESP Test
Flashe paint on wood panel, sealed in resin
11in x 8in
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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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:
Then a set of illustrated instructions on how-to wrap your headphone cords so the don’t tangle:
This week I did a couple of pieces about how-to take better pics of babies w/ a smartphone:
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..
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.
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!
I can’t believe this will already be my 6th year participating in Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult show! Time flies. In the past I’ve tackled PeeWee’s Big Adventure, Mulholland Drive, Ferris Bueller, Goonies, Escape From NY, & Strange Brew.. But this year I decided to do a piece based on my absolute FAVORITE movie of all time: Clue. I’ve seen it literally a hundred times, can quote it from beginning to end and still find it as funny as ever. this one was fun.
Crazy 4 Cult 7: Back in NY opens this Friday, December 13th, from 7-10pm.
Click for detail:
One Plus Two Plus Two Plus One
11in x 11in, Flash on wood, sealed in resin
Detailed promo for the show:
I did another fun illustration for the NY Times, this time for the the cover of the Sunday Review. It was a really interesting piece all about taking a new, positive look at Generation Y. You can read more about it HERE
I did a quick, fun piece for the folks over at Mashable.com this weekend, all about a device that can help you control your dreams. Read more about it HERE
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.
Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin
10in x 16.5in