Friday, March 26, 2010

New work, progress update

This drawing, inked, partially painted piece is sort of an ongoing project I am stuck with. In the spirit of blogging, just another update with the same piece and how it is, or is not, coming along. It's about... well, since it's a picture, hopefully you can figure out one of a few meanings of the piece!


Close-up of eyes.


Eye close-up.


Partial face close-up.


Shadow creature's hungry.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Artcycle. Again. Third (last) post of Sculpey Toys and Wearables

So, in addition to the usual cards and prints and stuff, I also had some more Sculpey shennanigans going on at the Artcycle fair. Here are the newest Sculpey creatures of mine, be they in jewelry form or just knick-knack toy form. Thank you for being a great fair, Artcycle! I look forward to working with all the people involved in the future. I really hope to, everyone was genuinely sweet, fun, dedicated to a good cause, and cool.


Pin of a dog who has a heart shaped body.


Bluebird earrings from the front.


Birds eye view of bluebird earrings.


Bluebird earrings from the back.


Bunny earrings from the front (a bit blurry, these bunny pics, from the cell phone camera most likely)


Bunny earrings profile.


Bunny Earrings and Their Cottontails.


Sculpey Toy. Fox!


Hair Barrette of Mother and Little Fox.


Fox Anime Style Stud Earrings.


Cameo Pin of a Girl.


Pink Elephant Ring.


The Lion Ring. Yes, I really did just do what you think I did there.


Front view of a Birdie Barette that I made. Sold this one to an adorable little girl, the daughter of Sandy of Enid and Edgar Vintage. Great store with fabulous clothing--and they even display art! This is their website: http://enidandedgarvintage.com/enidvintage/home.html


Bird's Eye View of a Birdie Barrette.


Birdy face detail of one of the birds.


Birdy face detail of other bird.


Teddy hair barrette (somewhat of a strange angle)


Teddy hair barrette from the front.

Artcycle Post the Second

It is now a week and two days since the glorious fun that was the East Hollywood Artcycle affair, but in keeping with my resolve to blog/force myself to be productive/keep a record of said productivity, here are pictures from the event :-) Second of Three posts, this one is more of the hanging out/fun stuff of the event (the first and third posts are more pictures of art and such)


This picture does not do justice! This guy was very nice, had on a fabulous hot pink leopard satiny shirt, very cool shoes, and a black chihuahua on a hot pink lead. I would wear the girl versions of all those things and get potential doggies of mine equally fabulous leads!


THIS DOG WAS SO CUTE! One of the best things about fairs is getting to befriend the furry friends of potential customers/community peeps wandering by.


The very cool people of http://www.supapiratebootyhunt.com/ were next to me, with one of them dressed as a pirate and the other as a turtle. TURTLE! Really cute.


He waves hi!


TURTLE!


Obligatory picture of my table.


One more table picture.


I am pale like a vampire, but still Team Edward (if I have to be a Team Twi-anything, and I usually don't even get involved with that whole saga)


A business across the way with friendly people who worked there. Long gone by the time this photo was taken.


Everybody had gone home by then, but I faced this business and the peeps who worked there were also quite nice and friendly. Yay for East Hollywoodsters being open to Artcycle!


My turtle buddy, at night. Not great phone picture quality. Need to get digicam up and running.


Picture of the table at night right before breaking down the setups to go home.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Artcycle Post 1: Fish Bowl Skull

Art Cycle in East Hollywood was such a fun fair last Saturday! Lots of really cool people came out, there were great performances, cool artists, vendors, a TON of food trucks (!!! India Jones was SO GOOD), Cupcake vendors, and it was all around a really great event. Sales were good, people were chipper, and it was a nice thing to bring to the E. Hollywood neighborhood. Yay for my neighborhood!


(Full shot of Skull sitting on table, front view. Will explain momentarily.)

I'm going to post pictures from Artcycle across a few entries. This is partially because I do not want to mush everything together in a hard to look at post with too many pictures to cope with. It's also a time constraint thing, and a working from many computers thing. My poor lappy has been ill, so updating anything this week has been a bit of a challenge. *pets Laptop please feel better!*


(Profile full shot of Skull sitting on table. Now I'm actually getting to the explanation, no lie.)

This post is about only one of the items I had on my table. Two years ago, I made a Skull for "Top of the Dome," a Day of the Dead themed exhibit at Crewest Gallery in Downtown L.A.'s Gallery Row. The gallery gave artists pre-fired skulls to turn into whatever they wanted to. Crewest is a great gallery with really amazing graffitti art. Check out their site here: http://crewest.com/

In any event, I still have my skull from the show and display it every so often in case someone who has money and likes cats, fishes, and skulls wanders by. I say that because I turned the Skull into a Fish Bowl Skull, using sculpey, paint, glitter, paper, and Ink. Here are the rest of the pictures I took of the skull while it sat there and chilled during Artcycle:


Slightly closer detail of the Skull's front.


Detail shot of fishes who live in the Skull's eyes.


Detail shot of crab hiding in one eye. Blurry, I blame cell phone camera.


Detail shot of eel hiding in the eye. A bit blurry, oh well another phone picture.


Bugged out Blowfish detail.


Concerned looking Chinese flying fish (I think? He looks to me like the guys who swim around in the tanks that some Chinese restaurants have)


Barracuda-ish fish detail.


This detail shot looks funny because one of my cards was sitting under the skull and the fish looks like he was trying to eat the face off of the person in the card. Oopsie.


Detail of Shifty Starfish.


Detail of freaking out fishy.


Detail shot of the cat fishing into the Skull Bowl.


Another detail shot of the cat fishing into the Skull Bowl.