Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Another Year Wiser
Whelp, it's my birthday. What do I have to show for it? A couple more gray hairs have been added to the streak at my temple. Although I normally try to hide this patch with some completely unnatural hair color, every two years or so I let my hair grow out so that I can get back it's natural moisture and strength. On the plus side, to the gray hair con side, I'm now 15 pounds lighter which means I can fit back into some of my older jeans! (Translation: I don't have to go buy new ones!)
The last month has been relatively uneventful. With no hard deadlines looming on anything I've gotten a little lazy. Not sure if that's a good thing, since I was nearly pulling my hair out while I ran all over the place getting the "Just Desserts" show ready and some would argue I could use the break, or if it's a bad thing. (Speaking of, Monkeyhouse just asked me if they could extend the show til July. You can see the show online by clicking here.)
Most of the things I have been working on I can't post online yet. Some of them have to wait until after Halloween. But be sure I'll be doing a HUGE post after Halloween chock full of Voodoo Doll goodness.
I've started my first personal Monster Kid painting (translation: not created for a group show of some sort). I still have no idea what to call that series of paintings, but as it grows I think I might have to figure something out soon. Monster Kids just sounds lame. I digress. This painting goes back to one of the first monsters in the series, the Creature from the Pink Lagoon and I've been dying to do this painting for a couple of years now. Found the perfect frame on Etsy about a year ago, so I've kind of been working backwards on it. Got the frame, then got it matted, and now I'm doing the sketch so that I can size it to fit in my mat since I knew exactly how I wanted to present it
Then, when I wasn't procrastinating on my voodoo doll project, or my Creature painting, I had my first sugar skull commission thru Etsy. I don't normally do commission work due to my work load from my day job, but since it was sugar skulls representing the client's kids, I thought I'd give it a shot. Got to try a couple ideas I'd been tossing around in my head for future skulls, namely trying to make a boy skull, incorporating a diamond into a skull, and of course, fire. The client was gracious enough to let me post the finished skulls here on the blog and on my Facebook Fan Page.