Wednesday, June 20, 2012

good karma

So last month's good karma piece was made and sent off and the good karma giveaway winner DK loved it. yay! I'm still waiting for the good karma to catch up with my regular life, but it seems to be working really well for Art Related Things.

good karma, ink, watercolor pencil and gouache

Saturday, June 9, 2012

the catch up catchall

ok lots of things have been happening...

The public art sculpture at BP was dedicated on Wednesday. Public Art? Sculpture? you ask. Yes, I've spent the last 2 months doing hard labor learning new skills! like how to make concrete. FYI: concrete is heavy. Most of May, I felt like a zombie, minus the desire to eat brains.

Just exhausted completely, and in an odd sort of way, it was just what I needed. I had planned to spend May working on paintings for the Safety and America show at CAC. I was shooting for one more painting after roots.

I had plenty of work but wanted extra. So I had a week basically to get that one painting done, the one that Giovanni was going to film for movie magic. flow. I got it done.

And then I got hope done.

and pacifica.

and peace. and two untitled landscapes. Below is one of the landscapes.

What I didn't get done, was lots of pics of these paintings. I'm missing peace and one of the landscapes. So there is still more catching up to do.

The show looks amazing! And it's a huge space and it's packed, really packed full of my artwork. 31 paintings will be there til the 24th and then it's on to HAC. CAC is open Mondays and Thursdays 9-4.

And later this month I'm teaching/leading a mural class for kids. Originally, I was told this would be 4'x8', which is sort of a stretch to be considered a mural. I went out to the site for a meeting yesterday and it's going to be 8'x20' on one wall and then wrap around the corner to partially cover a 12'x28' wall. Now that's a mural!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

movie magic

So about a month ago, one of my friends posted on facebook:
I want to film you.....and you.....and you and you and you. Yes yes?
This wasn't directed at me, but I didn't let that stop me. I had already been thinking that I should make a clip about my artwork to introduce myself to some new people. And I was already thinking that Giovanni was the guy to do it. And here he was asking to do it. Well, you know, sort of asking. I shot him a message and he was interested.

So here I was all ready. Giovanni was over shooting for several hours and I lived to tell. And so did he. And neither of us cried. At. All. I was actually much less nervous than I thought I would be, considering I hate having my picture taken. It went well. The painting went well. The plan is to have this piece completed for next week's opening at CAC. No pressure! Actually I work well under a deadline. Still have more to do, but here is where I finished yesterday.