Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Art Shoes!

I was contacted by Soft Star Shoes about a week ago to see if I was interested in painting a pair of Day of the Dead themed shoes for a photo shoot. Totally up my alley and I had a blast working on them! I sketched out a basic design for the skeletons that was loosely based on Frida and Diego and cut out white leather for the skulls. Seamstress Katie Orendorff at Soft Star Shoes kindly stitched the skulls in place for me. I used acrylic paint and gold leaf pen (for the gold tooth). The straps were painted with acrylic on white leather also and the leather was cut and stitched to the base of the shoe. So excited to wear these babies and show them off! Thanks Soft Star, this was super fun and the shoes look fab! Here is a link to the Soft Star Shoes blog about the project as well! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Collaborative Sculpture

My brother in law, Ian has had a clay octopus planter idea for several years. Last month I helped him make his brain child a reality and we worked collaboratively, with the help of my daughter on the urchin, on this crazy octopus planter. It was given as a birthday present to my mother in law and she loved it! Here are the progression pics and the finished planter with plant in it. It was such a fun project!

Dia de Los Muertos Mugs around Corvallis

With Dia de Los Muertos around the corner I have gotten several opportunities to sell my skully mugs at various locations around town temporarily. My skully mugs are currently displayed in the Art Shop at the Corvallis Arts Center. The Arts Center is showcasing several other artists who's work is influenced by Day of the Dead from Oct 27th-31st. Check it out! 
I have also got some mugs at Irene's boutique downtown which were kindly photographed by Hello!Photo aka Mica Habarad my lovely friend and employee at Irene's. They have wonderful small designer clothing and local jewelry! As always my mugs can also be found at Interzone coffeehouse on Monroe St, funky, family owned and best coffee in town! Thank you Corvallis for giving my little guys and gals the exposure they deserve. ** Special thanks to skilled photographer Mica Habrad for shooting these fabulous photographs! 
Display from Irene's display window