Sunday, July 17, 2011
If you've been wondering what I've been up to, besides not blogging, here's a sampler platter.
I recently embroidered this portrait of Michael Jackson holding a baby tiger, and stretched it over an old picture frame. This piece was for a group show we (myself & Ilan) put together at Emerson Space Case called "Just to Tell You Once Again" - art inspired by Michael Jackson.
The reason we decided to organize this show is because we were celebrating the two-year anniversary of the birth of Emerson Space Case, which happens to coincide with the death of Michael Jackson. We put out a call for art, and a bunch of people submitted pieces. It was tons of fun, and also a lot of work putting that whole thing together. I really love curating art shows; I wish it was an actual job, but alas it's a volunteer position at the moment!
You can view some of the art at the Emerson Space Case blog, or more of the art at the Emerson Space Case facebook page.
sometimes things look cool from the back:
and maybe it should have been a shirt:
I actually did TWO pieces for the Michael Jackson show. Here's the second one, entitled "Michael & Ben:"
I hope to make more embroidered portraits, and also more of these boat things. Speaking of boat things, have you seen the little boats Ann Wood makes? If you haven't, you should.
This should probably be a separate post, but here it is. I made this t-shirt for Ilan (a birthday gift), using the freezer paper printing method with fabric paint. Perhaps I should have taken some progress photos so I could teach you how to do it. But I didn't. It was very meticulous work with all those dino details, but I think it came out really well! Who wouldn't want a bear riding a triceratops?
And lastly, here's a little watercolor painting I did for a birthday card (birthdays really bring out the artist in me). It's a cheerfully colored stag beetle!