The day has finally come. If you haven’t come out yet, come join us on West Franklin Street for a day of family activities starting with the color run and including the outdoor art sale, a sidewalk chalk competition, two art shows, a free concert, and a huge kids’ setup with zorb balls, inflatable bounce-houses and art and science stations. I’ll be doing my thing along with more than 60 other artist booths on the front lawn of the park surrounding the West Branch Library, between the Wabash and 12th intersections. Here’s the Event Page for the whole schlemozzle: 2nd annual Color Me Fun 5K, Earth Day, Art Crawl and FREE concert on Franklin 4/19
Hope I see you there!
Another sketch I made into a 4×6 print for the Earth Day art crawl. I’m definitely planning on adding a little gold ink to it. I changed the colors somewhat for the print.
This is a sketch warmup I did that I decided to try as a 4×6 print for Earth Day. I might make it a background or element for something else later, or ink or paint on it, haven’t decided yet. For the art crawl though I’ll just have the prints as they are.
For anyone who still needs them, here are the 300dpi flier files.
Feel free to print them out and spread them around town! I have also added the event map to my post on the art crawl.
I have more roses I made since these, but for now here’s a garden of some of my early duct tape roses. I always bring these babies with me to every show I do, so yes these will be at the Earth Day Art Crawl this Saturday April 19th as well!
When I find my new roses I’ll make an even more gargantuan gallery! And then I’ll keep making more…and more…haha! (Seriously they’re fun to make, I want to decorate my house with them)
I elected to do a dual portrait of the beautiful Miao Yin, “The Girl With the Green Eyes” from Big Trouble in Little China for the upcoming Big Lebowski in Little China show this April 19th!
I’ll be collaging gold and red paper elements, beads and perhaps some fabric onto this, but I wanted to give you a little preview of the digital underpainting!
See that little black fish blockprint on the right? That’s the real-world form of these little guys:
As you can see, he’s pretty cute in color too, huh? I’ve intended to use COPIC markers to add color to a few of my “Bait” block prints before now, but haven’t done so. Perhaps in time for the art crawl!
Incidentally, my “keyfish” idea started out with a simple photomanipulation of three objects in my house, a soapstone fish and two pendants from a broken necklace, a big key and a heart-shaped lock. I photographed everything and combined the keyhole with the fish, and history was made. I like this little fella and intend to make some sort of more developed digital artwork out of him!
Yes. It’s coming…a group art show centered around the mashup of two cult movie legends, The Big Lebowski and Big Trouble in Little China. The show opens at PG gallery the evening of April 19th, during the Earth Day Art Crawl, and will feature works based on either movie or both movies combined in one picture. I’m working on a Big Trouble in Little China oriented piece myself.
In my last post I mentioned that DRIFT had gone through different forms. Here you see DRIFT:SCRAP, a piece I made for last year’s Earth Day Art Crawl. I took a copy of my digital painting and decoupaged it to a piece of scrap wood left behind by the last people who owned our home, then screwed in different bits of machinery from busted appliances. I wanted to both extend the lines of the reclaimed bits in the children’s home-made rocket and also explore the Earth Day theme of art made from found objects. Everyone loved it including me!
My pictures of the piece are from last year (read: last phone) and aren’t that hot, but I’ll try to get some new ones. I still have this baby and I’ll be bringing it to this year’s Earth Day Art Crawl on the 19th where it will be for sale!
From the adorable “pot o rocks” and cute sock critters to block prints and leather masks, Art in the Wild featured a whole gamut of creative beauty. Many of these artists and crafters will be at the Earth Day Art Crawl and I’m doing my best to get even more there! In the meantime, feel free to drool over these beautiful examples of local art:
Individual shots of the mandala, necklaces and flower print are the pieces I went home with. Sorry, you can’t have ’em! =D (Incidentally the cute white, pink and blue crocheted surface these items are resting on was created by my friend Jenny of Jenny’s Unique Crochet! It’s actually my favorite hat.)
Painted rocks: Erin Bowen
Leather masks and feathers: Courtney Hostetler/Nondecaffinated Art
Block prints: Stephanie Osborne/Little Lemon Press
Mandalas: Anitra Larae/MahjaMandalas
Upcycled jewelry: Jamie Gish-Bates/Silent Salvation
Sock critters: Jan Steinmark
Ceramics and Pottery: Cheyenne Knox
Glassblowing and metal jewelry: Andy Roques
The shot of my booth features Sandpaperdaisy Art’s plushie stars (a joint effort between myself and my wonderful friends Kim and Jay Williams) and my original prints and pinback buttons, as well as jewelry made by Kristy Spindler and Rebecca Trapp.
I’m at Wesselman’s Nature Center today for Art in the Wild! I’ll see you all tomorrow with art for an upcoming (hilarious!) art show.
Following on the nature theme of Art in the Wild [tomorrow!] and the recycling theme of the Earth Day Art Crawl, I was going to make more animal skeletons! I still might, but last night my creative process was curtailed by massive local flooding and I’ve been bailing water, moving possessions, disinfecting contaminated textiles, and shoveling mud all last night and today.
However, I can certainly show you the process by which I construct my skeletons.
I cut each individual bone from white card stock left over from hand-trimming all the digital prints I sell. Then I decoupage them into the form of a skeleton onto materials like recycled metal and plastic lids and pieces from broken furniture!
Art in the Wild is tomorrow…can’t wait!!
You’ve seen the designs, now here are the completed nature-themed buttons for Art in the Wild and Earth Day Art Crawl including my cute fox and origami-paper flower buttons!
I sadly do not have a picture of the origami-paper buttons because they’re already packed up, but basically they’re the same size as these and are made from cutting circles out of floral origami paper and making them into buttons. They’re very pretty!
I figured I’d use the next couple of days to show off the nature-themed art that I’ll be taking to Art in the Wild on April 5th and then to the Earth Day Art Crawl outdoor sale on April 19th! First up are the prints, both digital and traditional, that I’ll be bringing. I have 4×6’s and 5×7’s for $3 each, 8×10’s for $5-$10 each depending on medium, and 11×17’s for $7 each.
And no those prices are not an April Fool’s joke, they are REALLY that low!
You might notice two bird skulls cut out of paper mounted on lids on the far right. These are from an earlier show, there will be new animal skeleton art later this week!
We’re getting quite close to Evillecon 2014! Evillecon will be held in Evansville, IN the weekend of March 28-30 and will feature, among other things, an Artist Alley cram-packed with talent. And guess who’s going to be wedged in there with all those wonderful artists? Me!! I have a lot of different things I’m bringing, including many of the fantasy and sci-fi prints you’ve already seen on here, as well as pinback buttons, charms and little stuffed stars, but today I thought I would share my cute sushi art with you.
These sushis, wouldn’t you know it, are also available as keychains! I’ll be selling these at Evillecon.
If you can’t catch Evillecon though, Sushi is also on Society6||Redbubble.
“Ergo Sum,” centerpiece of my last show. It’s probably atrocious Latin, but I wanted to take the Thinking out of Being. The original incarnation of this baby is a seven foot wide painting and collage on wood! Here it is a bit bigger:
Available on my Society6||Redbubble as a print. To inquire about purchasing the original piece, email me at sandpaperdaisy (at) gmail.com
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/543082429111517/
I’m pouring everything I have into this one…all my heart, and soul, and sweat and blood and guts. Yeah it’s messy but it’s LOVE! YOU GOTTA COME!!! =D
Teasers coming to the event page the week of the 14th.
My man Gary Logan Hobdy‘s event promo art is mind-blowing as usual…I love this man!
Event details here
From the Event Description:
Back for the second year in a row, The Arts Council of Doom in conjunction with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana brings it real and brings it big again to the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery’s lofty halls. Twelve months ago we invaded and this October we continue to occupy the finest gallery space the Tri-State offers with our notorious mix of low-brow high-art and expansive boundaries. A larger variety of media will be featured, including a growing 3-Dimensional cadre and some new faces alongside some OG cohorts.
The opening reception takes place on Friday, October 18th from 7pm to 9pm in the Bower Suhrheirich Foundation Gallery and yet again displays the deejay talents of one Mr. Tony Solo, back again to drop science on your faces. Refreshments of the gnoshing variety will yet again be provided, and beer and wine will be available for purchase to those of age – but don’t sweat it if you don’t have a baby-sitter, this is an all-ages show open to kiddos large and small alike.
I am happy to be doing Hand Prints again this year! This year’s traditional print sale will be at Angel Mounds State Historic Site in Newburgh, IN and will be on July 27th. I plan to debut new traditional hand-pulled prints there!
Announcing my first year at an awesome show, Sculpt EVV Art and Music Festival on June 15th at Haynie’s Corner in Evansville. This is a huge, nationally advertised show and I’ll be there along with my friend the very talented printmaker, Stephanie Osborne. See you there!!