Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Adventures this big don't grow on trees...

I am guilty of having 'Hey, why not?' moments... so sue me. ha ha. If you didn't know already, Disney is hosting a little, good natured contest for it's re-release of James and the Giant Peach. I won't win, but you should enter. XD

If you also happen to be around Taylor, North Dakota for the weekend of the 24th of June, and you also happen to be a horse nut, boy! Are you in luck! And right across the grounds, at the Taylor Art Depot, there will be a free art show. You should really go to that too. Did I mention, it's FREE??!! Stop on over, or I will give your children espresso and a puppy.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mott Fair, July 9th

Art in the Park was quite the learning curve. Made new friends, learned new things, had a great turn out, and with any luck, will be there next year. Thank you to everyone who braved the heat and the crowds.

Since photography is my hobby and not my profession, take my opinion for what it's worth, but 2 photographers I met this weekened that you REALLY should not miss are Les Voorhis and Pat Gerlach If you at all enjoy nature photography, you cannot miss these two. Mengleson, eat your heart out.

Speaking of my uninformed opinion, this Friday, I will be over in Mott, judging the fine art exhibits, as a last minute fill in for a real expert, Bev Haas. Have 100% experience on being on the other side of the show fence, so I have never judged anything; bear in mind, I will do my best with the guidelines presented to me, and if you happen to not be awarded the ribbon this year, please remember that I am a cartoonist, and I already have plenty of angry letters informing me about the fact that I wouldn't know real art if it reached up and bit me in the ass.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone in Mott, and seeing the wonderful talent the town has to offer, where I am sure they have a great sense of humor, and strong laws against hurting someone just because they didn't give your picture a ribbon.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

that stings. Oh, and there's art show 4th of July.

I suppose it was bound to happen, but rejection has finally hit the studio. Revisions for book illustrations are nothing new, but it's the first time I've been rejected twice. *shrug* There's always a learning curve.

Going to attend more than 2 art shows this year - a number of which are outside. I enjoy taking the art outdoors, but then again, when I think phenomenal, original paintings... the first thing that comes to mind is not hanging it in the park. So long as it's not terribly windy this weekend, we're set!

In between all of that, there are couple book projects keeping me busy, traditional illustrations, sooooo fun, but gaaaaa... it takes so much longer than digital. ha ha.

Pekin Art Show was epic! And this hobbit-inspired painting was my hero for the weekend. Thanks to patrons and art appreciators alike who turned out, despite the weather, and made for a great time. Happy Independence Day everybody!