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!

Art in the Wild Lineup Part 2: Buttons

1 inch pinback buttons for art in the wild featuring adorable animals like owls raccoons foxes and rabbits

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!

Animal button designs for the upcoming Art in the Wild Group Show!

a white speckled barn owl against a blue background

No rest for the wicked, right after I finish with Evillecon this weekend I have to go straight into final preparations for Art in the Wild! This nature-themed show takes place at Wesselman’s Nature Center in Evansville, IN on April 5th from 12pm-4pm.

I’ll be spending all next week making more animal skeletons like these:

But in the meantime, I’ve made several cute animal designs which will be turned into 1-inch pinback buttons. Here is the full set I made!