Greetings Internet. Changed the name of this blog back to something 'self drive' related. Believe it or not, the title and will to post here because of the title actually makes me do more art. Huh. Interesting.
This past Saturday was a mother/daughter show at the Renaissance Fine
Art and Design Gallery. Even though my mother has passed on, it was the
perfect place to keep her art alive! The owner has the best eye for art
I've seen in a gallery yet - and she refuses to follow expected 'norms'
for galleries. Her collection is Ecclectic and wild, beautiful and
bizarre, traditional and non, she's not afraid to try new things. I love
Above is a photo of Dad and I at the show. If you want to see more, you are going to have to go see it in person!
by the way, as it was just mothers day, I decided to upload a few pictures of my mother on fb.
Here is the LINK.
A BIT OF SERENDIPITY
SEAWHITE OF BRIGHTON Sketchbooks
When I went to deliver the art at the gallery, the owner was
chatting with a friend who had randomly stopped in. Just as he was
leaving, he gathered his things, picked something up and his sketchbook
was uncovered. It was big, black and SQUARE. I gasped and pointed 'Is
that a SEAWHITE of BRIGHTON Sketchbook?!?!' - He exclaimed his
confirmation that YES indeed it WAS a Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook,
and how did I know about them?!
I found and became addicted to them while living in England.
We both agreed that they were the best sketchbooks in the world.
teaches art in Chicago, but is originally from England. While he is not
an official distributor, he does buy about 12-15 at a time, and sells
them to his students.
I was overjoyed to have met the man and I hope to see him again! Also, now I know who to contact for my sketchbook fix. *grin!*
have 2 more empty books on my shelf, thanks to my friend Erich who
found and bought 3 of them while he was visiting France. It might be a
few years before I need another one, but who knows!
ONTO THE ART
Speaking of the DEVILS CARNIVAL, (AWESOME AWESOME SHOW by the way!!!)
GO SEE THE TRAILER! ~ LINK ~
While attending, I did a few drawings for the attending creators and those involved. A little gift giving as a trade for bringing wonderful bizarre cinema to the public.
This is one of 4 drawings I made... while waiting in line to shake hands and get autographs and meet and greet. I've already done a bit of meeting and greeting of Terrance Zdunich while at conventions, but this time I also had the pleasure to meet Emilie Autumn, Darren Lynn Bousman, and finally a proper meeting of Spooky Dan who has been traveling with them on road shows since Repo.
These pieces of paper were the ONLY DRY things I had on me, as I had them in a protective sleeve. Hurrah!
Currently working on a book cover but I don't want to give it away. Here is just a tiny sneak peek.
I also ordered some 5" x 7" boards to paint on.
I plan on spending some quality time making some kick-butt small works of art, and I'll share more info down the line! I played with a few of them today. Color, texture, and character experiments.
Also, something to help with inspiration in the studio:
A WURLITZER. Given to me by a Juggler, found out about it from a clown. <3 Thanks Krembo and Rash... of the BLUE MONKEY SIDESHOW. (go watch a VIDEO :) )
That is all for now. Until next time!
That update was long overdue.