Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween kiddies!

Thank you to all the peeps that came out to the gallery 50 show! - It was such a fun night... Rick and I almost drove into a bunch of bicyclists/day of the dead parade- that was making it's rounds around the neighborhood!-- sorry, I didn't get a picture....

and here's to Mr. Bill... always ready to go.

Below is an AMAZING gallery in Highland Park we went to after the show - The Mor York Gallery 4959 York Boulevard--
Take yourself out for a treat and see this space, if you collect old vintage stuff like I do-- you'll be amazed at what they do with it! - It's only open on Nela art nights. see this link for info!
This gallery had everything from vintage doll displays to carnival collections... My photos don't do it justice--- there is SO much to see and be inspired by!

.... and here's a detail of the painting I have at Ave. 50 gallery.yeah I know, cheezeball. he he.

I'll leave you this 'ol hallows eve with a picture of my eyepatch for
"The Benefit of Mister Fred" in New Orleans.
"PROJECT EYEPATCH - Saturday, November 7th , 7-10pm.
Where: BANKS STREET BAR, New Orleans

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
Good luck to my artist pal P.H. Fred and his good eye!
I hope this Fundraiser knocks his socks off!
:)have a good one! -mm

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Avenue 50 Gallery Show

My sister and I are a part of a group show this weekend @
Avenue 50 Gallery / Studios --
Light Hearted and Satirical
Saturday, October 10 , 2009
starting at 7 p.m.
131 N. Avenue 50Highland Park
323 258 1435

Sister Christian is out of town, so you just got me goin' - sorry folks!
-I hope to see you . ( and sorry about the ghetto photo! the art was mid- way done..)


BabyTattooville 2009 was insanely fun..
Here's all us artist's with our 'Art Jam' painting Sat. night: James Gurney, Michael Hussar, Audrey Kawasaki, Travis Louie, Elizabeth McGrath, (moi) Miss Mindy, Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez, KRK Ryden, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Yoskay Yamamoto, Buff Monster and The Lovely Miss Molly Crabapple.

--- It was so nice to meet all the artists...not to mention work along side each other. To hang out with the attendees was so very cool.. I've never met so many people so incredibly psyched about art - thank you for making me feel welcome.
Yes My Wooden Nickels actually got done before the guests arrived on Friday...
I was happy & exhausted! Watching them pick out their "Loot Bag" was my favorite part -- I got to see most of the folks open their bags and pull out their handmade sucker- and then Nickel. Their faces were like Christmas.

Below are two of the cards from our "Duets" evening... -- artists draw on these special cards 50/50 courtesy of arrested motion. These two were me, Buff Monster and Yoskay...

Sucker Madness.... This is how I made the Custom sucker gift for the attendees of Baby Tattooville -First the sculpt.... (I used super sculpey)

Then cook up the secret formula... ( sugar sugar sugar sugar diabetes sugar)

-don't forget to place your tripod on your stove with a large twist-tie attached to your candy thermometer to achieve the right temperature! ( Our pan was too shallow, so I had to get creative.. ha ha)
pour le gooooo... into le fairy face....(after you make the mold of course-- 'Sill-Putty' works awesome.)

and waaa--- la! The custom candy shop -- enough sugar to make you crazy! Thank you Rick for helping me with the assembly line. I owe you the biggest Guinness ever. 0r three.

Below are some sketches I did for the attendees..... _______________________________________________

And lastly and certainly not least... out lovely room at The Mission Inn!

Who does this to toilet paper- really? - they do. You know it --I kept it, and will wear it in my hair to some artsy fart-y thing.

Thank you to my sweet man Ricky-Dee, without you I would have gone insane...

and to Bob Self, for publishing my books and supporting my art habbit. Thank you.
Here's some press about the event: