Sunday, November 20, 2011
I decided I should keep my skills sharp by doing quick, rough practice portraits on some ladies I admire. I started off with the hilarious and talented Kate Beaton of "Hark A Vagrant" It's been a minute and I started off feeling a little rusty and I hope that if Kate ever saw it, she wouldn't mind how this turned out (I was working from a blurry youtube video :/) Anyway "Hark A Vagrant" is a fantastic, funny comic I highly recommend. Especially if you're a big history and literature nerd. And you'll learn a thing or two about Canada! (It's Neat!) Skunkboy Creatures". She's also talented, crafty, quirky and adorable! I love her DIY and outfit posts. So if you're into girly crafty things, I also recommend her blog.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Last week was Dia De Los Muertos. I did mine and the fellas face paint. Trying to get over feeling dumb for posting so many photos of myself for, you know, "the world" lately. Then we went to one of my favorite local antique stores (I love living within walking distance to several antique and consignment shops). I scored a super sweet paint by numbers piece, Mr. Man got a vintage Darth Vader and his TIE Fighter and then I decided to document some "artifacts" of hilariously awful Italian stereotypes. What the hell man..
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Hooray for Halloween! I simultaneously love an am annoyed with this holiday. I love dressing up and going out but I hate stressing out over my cobbled together costumes (not of the bagged variety) and what to do that weekend/day. I promise I'll get back to posting sketches and paintings soon now that things should be getting less hectic *fingers crossed*. My costume for this year was a Star Wars Imperial Officer. Not quit 501st quality (as I can't sew, and I would need to buy better boots, belt, etc) but I think it turned out well for Halloween. I was inspired by my friend Joanna and this post she linked to with details of construction: Naval Imperial Officer Costume 2nd Annual Bad Dads Art Show (a tribute to the films of Wes Anderson). I missed last years and I really wanted to go. Also I found out that if you went in costume as a Wes Anderson character you would get a free mini print of the show poster. So of course I pulled out my costume from last year (Which really isn't that much different from how I dress normally, just with blonde hair and thicker eyeliner). Sadly I didn't get any photos while we were there (it was packed) but some people took photos of me so maybe they'll surface somewhere. The fellow and I bought two prints inspired by "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" . I wish I could be asked to be a part of fun shows like this. I really need to get off my ass and research shows that accept submissions, be more prolific, and somehow find the "right person to know". Ugh. I hate networking.