My mom and I went antique shopping today in Mason. I was super excited to find an old store mannequin for under $30. Later on in the day I found another clothing display which was only $12! I cant wait to give them a new coat of paint. They will be a great addition to my display for Renegade!
My local Red Cross hosts a charity auction every year and has artists in the community decorate objects that are displayed in downtown Jackson for 3 months and then raffled off. In the past they have had giant fiberglass elephants, cars, scarecrows, and bird baths. This year they are calling it a “chairity” event where artists can paint chairs, benches or stools. The seating art objects will be on display from July 30th until the first week in October. The Red Cross and the Armory Arts will be hosting the auction and a coinciding gala event in the middle of October.
I bought an old antique chair in Lansing, that the antique dealer said, “people pay good money for chairs in this bad of condition!” and couldnt believe I was going to paint over the original finish- which was this awful yellow cracked and peeling paint. It was begging for a facelift! Unfortunately I didn’t take a “before” photo.
My idea of Environmental Subconsciousness came from the wave movement of people obsessed with “going green”. The deer silhouette filled with leaves and plants represents animals that are affected by humans. The bird filled with sky represents our depleting atmosphere, and the green trees represent the strength for change.
Hopefully someone will want to showcase this in their home and it brings a lot of money to the Red Cross. It was a fun project!
Hip To Piece Squares and enamor are officially vendors of Renegade Chicago!!!
I have SO MUCH to do!
So, I got tired of my business cards and was inspired by my new Weekend Ride design to make a different one! Whatcha think? Its not my usual colors, but it was time for a change!
Miss Sarah Minshall and myself are anxiously awaiting a reply from Renegade Chicago and the StrangeFolk Festival this week. The anticipation of being accepted to some pretty big out of state indie shows is killing me!
I was happy to see that the application for DUCF has been posted, so I’m going to apply for that soon as well.
Holy Crap, Batman!
My Melted Art necklace was featured on the front page of Etsy this afternoon!
I’m currently working on painting a chair which will be auctioned off for the Red Cross. When I’m done, I’ll post some pics.