Monday, September 12, 2011

Curtis Fest - Wrap Up

Like most shows I do, I stayed up really late finishing projects just to wake up really early to trot out to the show & set up my goodies to sell! Which is why you won't see any pictures of me because I looked like a zombie until I ran to Starbucks to get a large mocha & then I was just hot & sweaty (because it was hot outside) once I was alert ...and you probably don't really care, so on to the pictures! lol!

My jewels, my mom's knitting/sewing/crocheting & Erika Ashley with her 23rd Year goodies

Fun aprons

family friendly petting zoo

Totem Sculptures

Tapigami Lampshades

Live Music

Fun Potted Succulents

Stained Glass

Rad Art Paintings

Hand painted "Sugar Skull" earrings by me :)

This was a family friendly event. Made me wish I had brought my niece's crayons to sell! Ah well, can't win them all. Did have one really great sale that day that covered the cost of my table, plus put a little something in my pocket :) !

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Art of Tim Burton

Back in June, I had gone down to LA for the Can't Stop the Serenity charity event (which you can read about me in all my geekdome here). The day after I took a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to see the Tim Burton Exhibit!

If you're a "kid" around my age, you fell in love with Beetle Juice and The Nightmare Before Christmas! The awe & mystery of Edward Scissorhands and many many more! Now imagine if you would, walking into the creative world of the artist that made these wonderful films possible! I got to do just that!

This was my portal into that world:

I walked around in childish delight taking it all in from scultpures to statues, paintings, movie props, costumes and videos. It was all eye candy and nourishment for my soul!

The colors and textures of everything. Endless hours of love, neurosis, art and ambition from his early days at Disney to his work of today. It was all there on display and I drank it ALL in!

The walls were covered in pages of notebook sketches & water color doodles.

Even the simplicity of this sketch & poem has depth with the use of watercolors! Not to mention that the poem is pretty kick a$$!

This piece stole my heart!

I could envision a young Edward cutting out cookie dough with his cutter feet & his father holding up his heart! The magic that cinema is brought to life!

In the center of the exhibit, you walk through this black curtain.
Danny Elfman nightmaresque music is playing.
The entire room is dark - lit up with a black light.
Creatures are crawling on the black walls in bright black light paint and this awesome carousel is sitting in the center of the room.
Electrified & revolving!

Off in the corner of this room is a replica of "Oogie Boogie"!
After a short millenia of being captured by the awesomeness of the black light room, I move on to a room full of a hundred little Jack Skellington heads in plexy glass on one wall and the rest of the cast of Nightmare on the other! I decided that this was the time that I put my headphones in my ear & start up my ipod with the Nightmare Revisited soundtrack...Marilyn Manson's version of "This is Halloween" delightfully playing in my ears.

I walked from section to section looking at Colleen Atwood costumes in intensity! Catwoman, Edward Scissorhands & a huge pumpkinhead cape from Sleepy Hallow! Numerous other stop-motion animated characters and movie memorabilia. There was just sooo much in this one place!

I enjoyed watching this short called Vincent.

My tour ended here:

Flooded back by the light of day and ushered into the most evil little museum gift shop ever! - Well, a close second to my trip to the SF MOMA to see the Frida Khalo exhibit & gift shop! (but that's a story for another day!)

I ended up buying a sticker pack containing the Pin Cushion Queen & Oyster Boy! I still have yet to make anything with them. I'll make a post once I do. :)

Me having fun in front of the LACMA

All I can say is Tim Burton is an awe-inspiring artist! If you have a chance to see the exhibit, please, PLEASE do! You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't! LA traffic is worth the experience to see his art up-close!!!

And if I'm not convincing you to go, here's a guerrilla recording of the exhibit I found on youtube...which really doesn't do it justice, but gives you a good idea as to how awesome it is!

You can also view other people's photos on flickr! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chalk It Up Sacramento

This past weekend my mom & I met up with my sister & my niece at Fremont Park to see Sacramento's Annual Chalk it Up event!

I always admire a work in progress!
Light sketches...The blending of colors...Eventual masterpieces waiting to mature!

I was so proud to see these kids working on a
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon piece!

Love Bots?

Gotta LOVE Nightmare Before Christmas Art!

The Garcia Girls

You can see more pictures that I took here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Curtis Fest 2011 - THIS SATURDAY!!!

This weekend I will be at:

Please come & join me for the festivities
at Curtis Park (Sutterville/12th Ave. & Curtis Drive)!
Pass the word along to all your friends & family as well!

Here's a preview of my new merchandise:

You know you want one! ;)
See you there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Expanding Business!

Last month while showing at the San Francisco International Gift Show, a few boutiques ordered some of my jewelry! Here's the first two boutiques:

They don't have a website, but I found a review with some pictures of the location here!

So if you happen to be in Boise or Las Cruces please stop in take a look around and enjoy a cup of coffee! Maybe even purchase some Rain's Embellishments! ;)

The SF Gift Show with Spanglish ArtE

Last month, my fellow artists & I from Spanglish Arte showed our goodies to new perspective clients at the San Francisco International Gift Show!

Sugar Skull Art by Rob-O & La Gloria Throw Pillows

PXC Jewelry by Perla

Me on the second day by my jewelry!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 30

In Motion

I dropped the ball on this one! I missed taking this shot on the, I'll post this one of my goddaughter testing for her Red Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do!