Taught a few weeks of storytelling and comic book art at The Montclair Art Museum. The kids were so sweet even though I lost 80% of my hearing. lol So cool to see their creativity unfold. Lots of great ideas and stories and TONS of giggles. :) Sushi pic is from another instructor but thought it was such a great ceramics project!
I recently celebrated my friend's birthday and throughout the entire party, I just couldn't stop looking around her home. She is an artist through and through and her home is warm and crammed with objects d'art, paintings, total uniqueness and my favorite of all: adorable living creatures! She has chinchillas, a cockatiel and has had hedgehogs, frogs even a tarantula! She is an incredibly creative, fun and kind person and one I don't see often enough,
She also has an enormous paper mache dragon head near her front entrance. We were guessing it was from an old Chinatown parade. If you've ever seen the infamous San Francisco street chase from "What's Up Doc", (hello young Ryan O'Neil...mmreow! ) you would likely think so too. Here's some images from Casa de Peg. ;)
I've recently signed with a licensing agency and have been creating all kinds of work for the gift and home decor industries. It's fun to flex a different creative muscle and create images (shown comped here) for things like journals, notebooks, wall art, textiles, etc. It's a lot of fun. I've been working with a very sharp, energetic creative director who has the best sense of what manufacturers are seeking, what sells, color trends, thematic trends, and so on. I haven't made a formal announcement as I am waiting for their new website to be up. My work was shown both at Surtex and the Licensing Expo in Vegas this spring. (photos coming) I've always had pretty solid career goals, so this is something I really hope takes off. I would love to have a line of dishes, stationery and home decor products.
Saw this amazing show "A Strange New Beauty" yesterday. Tons of intricate monotypes and drawings. So inspiring! You need to see it if you have not already done so. It closes on the 24th this month.
When the gouache marks are more fun than what you are actually painting...had to add a smiley face! TGIF. :)