Good Lord, I may have fell of the face of the earth for a bit, but I'm back now. I bring photographs as my peace offering!
My first ever art giveaway was an amazing success! It was like a big scavenger hunt that with 51 Photos of people with my artwork (in one week!!!). The very lovely Tanya is now the proud owner of a new painting. This picture is beyond perfect and totally made my day.
Here are a couple....
Next we have: Booze Day!Not only did I get to do the artwork (poster and tee-shirt), which included a map for the paper, but I also got to "run". Except there was absolutely no running involved. We met up with some friends who surprised us with pink mustaches....team PINK MUSTACHE!
A record of 250 people attended last year with almost double, 480 runners, this year!
After that came the interview. The Inlander, more specifically Leah Stottle, wrote a wonderful story about my work (which made me blush...a lot). It came out the day before my art show opened.
There were all of these strange encounters with people who had read the piece. My favorite was a lady standing behind me Neato Burrito reading the paper while she waited. She nearly lost it when she figured out she was standing next to me, reading about me. I didn't tell her that the mural on the wall was mine too.My art show "INK: I ran into my canvas at the grocery store" opened for the May art-walk. This was my first real gallery show and it was so amazingly packed. James Owner/Curator at Second Space had created this big themed show to coincide with the tattoo convention the following weekend. I got to be the feature artist and he rounded up some of the best local tattoo artists to show their 2D works alongside.
The tattoo convention was the next weekend and I ended up designing three bee tattoos.
My dear friend Jillian was packing to move off to Portland. Her and her art partner/bunny in crime (another wonderful friend) asked me to make them (Naaman and Jillian) bees to get tattooed the day after her going away party. They ended up getting them done at the convention by an artist that was also showing with me at Second Space.
Amelia, probably my biggest fan (which is so weird to say - she's lovely) ended up with a little gang of fat happy bees done by a Portland tattoo artist - Splat Ter.She happened to walking by the gallery while I was outside photographing the painting she had bought. So I got to see the tattoo in person - which turned out so perfect! I am extremely honored.
Sometimes Spokane feels like a small town.
I need to sleep now, but I have so much more exciting and upcoming news....so stay tuned, and I will try not to slip off again. Art is thriving!
...Art-Walk tomorrow, Artfest and Elk Music Fest this weekend! xoxo