Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Movin and a Shakin

So this show coming up has taught me two things. My house is never going to be a clean one when I am in my creative moods and I am much happier when I am creating art.

Here is the very beginning of a piece. I just have the outlines of the shapes of the figure so far, but I am interested to see where this one is going once I start defining the features.

The glare is horrible because it is extremely we at the time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Save the Date Yall!

I am having a showing of my work on December 5, time to come, at 1918-1920 Washington Avenue. It is a friend of mine who owns a loft and it has a store front on it. It is going to serve as an open house for her to show her lofts, and it gives me a chance to show my work. I am nervous as all get out, but I am just looking at this as an opportunity for people to see my work, and to get the name out at the same time. Am I ready? No. But I am going to take this opportunity.

I have shown my work and had shows all over the country. Besides being exhausting showing your work, it is also mentally draining. I don't like to talk about my work. I would rather sit back and listen to people's interpretations. It is a big downfall of mine. I have had a negative taste in my mouth after showing my work. I have been in all kinds of shows, African-American shows in Philly and Baltimore to The Taste of the Central West End. I have been told on numerous occasions that my work is too black for the white community and too white for the black community? What does that mean you ask? I still don't know. If you have an answer, get back to me!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Owl Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for Julie's shower. They were super fun to make and I think they turned out cute. I used Aldi's cake mix and icing to make it easier on me. For the eyes I used oreos with a dab of chocolate icing for teh iris, for the beak I used a cashew, and for the feathers on the head I used slivered almonds. I think it would have been cuter with shaved almonds, but you live and you learn.