100 Keys

100 Keys is taken directly from the description a friend gave me of her recurring nightmare, some years ago. When she first saw it, she said I had “taken her breath away.”

100 Keys will later be completed as a short comic.
100Keys_sandpaperdaisy

PG Mythmaking Show 4: The Bird of Hermes

surreal bird alchemy philosopher stone

I did this piece for the 4rth annual Mythmaking show at PG. The show hangs until April 15 and has a ton of amazing art, I’ll try to get down there and snap pix before it comes down.

As for my piece, it represents a couplet from the Ripley Scroll, a medieval text on magic and alchemy.

“The Bird of Hermes is my name/Eat my wings to make me tame.”

 

East O the Sun West O the Moon: Two Versions

This is based on an old fairy story from the north, one I always liked because the girl set out to save her lover from a curse and not the other way around.

In fact, that polar bear you see is her lover, an enchanted king who must go to a golden castle East o the Sun and West o the Moon (pictured above) to marry the one who cursed him…unless the woman who loves him can break the spell in time.

As usual, this is available as journals, shirts and other items at Redbubble and Society6!

EOSWOM_sandpaperdaisy

Here’s a second version I did for a Christmas ornament!

EOSWOM_ornament_sandpaperdaisy

Also on Society6 and Redbubble.

Emerging: Featured Artist at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Gallery, January

Solo show at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, Evansville IN

Yep! I’m happy to say that I’ll be the featured artist in the window of the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery from January 9 to February 4 (or possibly 5). I’m quite grateful to be given this awesome chance to show off my recent work, as well as a couple of pieces I just finished last night.

(Or this morning at 3am, depending on how accurate you wish to be!)

Wired Holiday Fair!!!

December 13 2014 handmade fair wired cafe evansville IN

Yeah, I’m completely floored, but the fact is that this year I will be a part of this amazing experience. This art/craft show is filled to the brim with some of the best artists and crafters in the area, and I’ll be there with them. I can’t overstate how happy I am.

Here’s the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/752170168174181/

The basics, this is a big art and jewelry/craft sale on December 13th, going on from 10am to 4pm at the Wired Coffee House, RAIN OR SHINE. There’s going to be an immense amount of talent here and I will be bringing my best game, including some new art.

This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up one-of-a-kind, thoughtful, and most of all FREAKIN’ AWESOME presents for pretty much anyone in your life. The prices are always nuts too (me and a lot of my buds here practically give our art away, it’s crazy) so this is a holiday shopping event not to be missed on any level.

Here’s some of what was at Night Gallery!

works by Ryan McKain Damon Murray and Megan Black

Would you know it, my phone died while I was setting up. No event photos for me! Fortunately for you all, I went and grabbed a lot of art for myself. So I can at least show you pics of what I bought. If I get permission, I’ll also feature some other pieces of art I admired that I know people took pictures of, so stay tuned for a possible update.

First off, the featured image above is a painting on poster-board by Ryan McCain, who somehow manages to be an amazing artist and a heck of a nice guy as well!! He has a huge body of work and he’s done mural work too…I’m a new huge fan. The second image of a creepy and fascinating guy is by Ryan too:

Below, I also snatched up a gorgeous little wire and bead tree on driftwood by Damon Murray. Next year this sculpture artist will have an even more amazing array of art, which will be hard considering how beautiful all of his trees and other small wire sculptures are. But he’s experimenting with MAGNETS now!! Our fellow artist Megan Black showed me an amazing little spider he made that actually moves and dances because of magnets. It was awesome…

Speaking of Megan Black! Check this out: this year she premiers her new loveable and intricate Voodoo Babiez styles!! Each one of these individual dolls is painstakingly and lovingly crafted with Meghan’s love rather than with bad juujuu, and I GOT ONE. Not only one, a PINK BUNNY ONE. …yeah my excitement pretty much knew no bounds when I took this little lady home…

Lastly, I grabbed an amazing Monster Pin-Up Calender by Christy Jochum!

Christy Jochum 2015 Monster pin-up calender cover

I also admired everyone else’s stuff including all the amazing vintage paintings and drawings by Lisa Herzog.

pen and ink on book page

It was a fantastic event and a great night all around, I can’t wait to see who will be there next year!

BOO! October 2014 Sketch Challenge Surprise

sketch of Chica duck from the terrifying 5 Nights at Freddy's video game

Haha YES, I’ve chosen the day I’m at both Night Gallery and Nomadic Views to unveil a secret…I’m doing the October Sketch Challenge again! If you’re in Evansville, IN feel free to stop by The Ahh Spa between 5:45pm and 9pm and say Hi!! If you’re in Nashville, TN look out for original drawn-on pigment prints of my pieces DIVE and City Eye at the Corvidae Collective Gallery in the Arcade!!

That’s right, one scary sketch a day, for every delicious spooky day in October. BOO! Here’s my first four sketches, I’ll attempt to do something close to a one-a-day update after tonight. You can watch the updates roll in over at http://sandpaperdaisy.tumblr.com!!

sketch of Golden Freddy from the terrifying  5 Nights at Freddy's video game

sketch of Foxy the Pirate from the terrifying  5 Nights at Freddy's video game

sketch of Bonnie Bunny from the terrifying  5 Nights at Freddy's video game

If you don’t recognize these creepy beasties by the way, they are animatronics from the amazing horror video game 5 Nights at Freddy’s. I fell in love with this chilling and creepy game after watching Markiplier‘s youtube videos of it. I can’t get enough!! Don’t be surprised if there’s more Freddy in my sketches over the month.

As with my 2013 round of sketches, I’ll be updating this website after October with a massive gallery of the entire month’s sketches for you to enjoy.