As of April 2017 I have received submissions from 43 talented artists for the "Unexplained Events" issue of Not My Small Diary! I am in the process of laying the book out and confirming page order. It's a great theme and I have received some truly amazing tales. Below are sample pages from John Porcellino, Liz Prince, and David Lasky. Books should be available in a month or two.
I wrapped up some new and exciting mixed media paintings in February. I was inspired by the iconic Pussy Hat seen in the Women's marches across the country (and world), Devo, David Bowie, and the band Pussy Riot. After Tweeting a photo of my paintings the official Pussy Riot Twitter account retweeted my post! I sold this painting right away and had to do a second for another customer. I'm really enjoying doing these unique versions of my shadowboxes.
Squatty Potty held a meme contest and I entered in January hoping for the best. Dreams come true - I won and received a free Squatty Potty to call my own! My winning meme is below as well as a photo of my prize booty. (Full disclosure: I already had one Squatty Potty so this one landed in our second bathroom).
I participated in Forest Park's Tour De Loo in March by creating an art installation called "Fashion Nightmare" inspired by some of my favorite horror movies. Carrie, The Birds, Jaws, The Shining, Rosemary's Baby, Friday the 13th, and The Exorcist were all represented within the bathroom I transformed at Paperworkers Local. Not only did I create original mixed media paintings but I included 3-D elements such as Jaws in the bathtub, a window with birds flying into the room, an oversized Ouija board, an actual "blood-stained" dress & tiara, a stack of favorite horror books and more. Of course I had a mix of scary music playing in the background to set the mood. Horror fans appreciated this chilling restroom!
It doesn't matter if your friends and family have been naughty or nice - give them some original art from Naked Art Gallery! I just finished 5 more shadowboxes to add to my available pieces at the galley. These may not be listed on the gallery's website yet, but you can call to order! 205-595-3553.