Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Fun with Records

So one of the people who bought a record art from me on Friday is a United Record pressing employee! He (Jay) put a nice little shout out for me on the United Record Pressing facebook fanpage! I think that is terribly cool, the place where little records get made before they fall into my hands many years later and get turned into artworks.
Updated my Etsy shop with a few more records and this week it's order crackin' time. Have some customs to do for people now that the hub-bub of art shows is quiet. By the by both of my records in the Gingerama art show sold and some of the proceeds went to benefit the SPCA so I was glad I could help and that the records went to good homes.
Returning back to work today from "vacation" land...hope it's not too painful. I feel more resolved than ever though about my little business taking off. I have made some wonderful connections lately and have gotten positive feedback so I'm feeling pretty good about things. Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Old friends and Octopii

Last nights LIVE painting event went over well and as much fun as I had painting in front of everyone and selling some stuff it was more awesome to reconnect with some old friends I hadn't seen in ages. Thanks to the travel gods for sending them through town to see me and for facebook for reconnecting me with some old high school chums! Some of my work friends even stopped by to check it out, yay!
It was a little weird painting in front of people and trying to chat and keep my eye on prospective customers but I handled it. Everyone seemed to love the records and a few people took some photos of me painting.

I love my new gridwall, this was it's maiden voyage...it is a little heavy though so I was thankful for the help of my buddy Sam and his lovely wife Andria who got it there and helped load and lug it to and fro (thanks Sam and Andria!). The ArtLoveMagic team who host these events were super nice and supportive and I loved the laid back atmosphere of the coffee shop. Heard some good open mic-ers and peeped everyones art...some really cool stuff...from 3d guitar art to intricate Mayan paintings to decked out bejewelled telephones and really neat abstract paintings...there was something for everyone!
I sold both my Octopus records and the Crazy Bird Mobile as well as a framed print. Enjoyed fun with friends and even got an origami bird from the kid at the next table. :-) All in all a wonderful way to spend the evening!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Big Weekend!

I have two art "thingies" in one weekend, well one is a LIVE art event where I'll be painting live for everyone to see. Wanna see how I create my vinyl record art? Come stop by ART&COFFEE -a live art experience on June 4 at IT'S A GRIND coffee house. You can come watch me do LIVE painting along with other artists and there will be live music too! Come snatch some fresh painted vinyl(record featured below will be up for grabs)! I have been working all my live-long vacation to stock up the gridwall with new works so come support!
2901 Indiana Blvd Dallas TX 75226
7:30pm - 10:30pm (FREE and ALL AGES WELCOME!)

the other thing is GINGERAMA- the art of the redhead at the Fallout Lounge. I made two pieces especially for this so if they strike your fancy come buy them(record featured above is up for grabs) -some of the proceeds benefit the Humane Society! ♥
Fallout Lounge
835 Exposition Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226
7:30 FREE ($3 sangria specials)