Archive: 2010-04 5 - 6 of 6 posts

My Studio

Posted Apr 2010

This you gotta see. I tiled the floor in my studio/office this year. During a time when I was juggling about 3 CaricatureGigs per week And traveling to Las Vegas. So I had to keep using my studio/office - couldn't just close the place down while I was 'remodeling'.

My space is back to its usual busymess, but the renovation was amazing. I was climbing over stuff, finding things in piles behind piles, and gluing tiles in my spare time. What had happened was that I had hired a contractor to work along with me - we moved some of the furniture/file cabinets/etc aside, ripped out that section of carpet, moved the furniture back. Again. Again. Then I went out, bought the supplies he told me to buy, and arranged for him to come back - to do the whole big job again. But this time laying Down tiles instead of pulling up icky carpet. Wellllllll, the contractor worked with me for three rows of tiles, and then said that the job was too hard. He left my studio office in disarray. Well, too hard or not, I have to function.

So I got me a friend, we moved furniture and put down tiles every chance we got, and the place is neat(er) now. As soon as I find them, I'll show you photos of the new arrangement. Meanwhile, here's the outrageous mess I had to function in. Life can be stressful. I'm glad I now learned to take time find peace through Spiritual Nourishment.

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Halloween on April Fools Day

Posted Apr 2010

Well, I worked this Party last Autumn, but I haven't shown you the photos yet. I have thousands of them sitting here on my desktop. I thought this might be fun to post today.

It was a Halloween Party in which everyone was to dress 'cross-gender'. Much fun. The people were so kind - it was fine to see how they played. But actually, it put me, the Artist, into a cunundrum - Should I draw men looking feminine? Should I draw women looking masculine? Or should I just draw the male costume on a face that looks feminine if it's really a woman underneath, sort of thing. And it was also difficult because they were already acting out - already trying to caricature themselves through their outrageous activity. Whenever that happens, it confuses the real Caricature that I would see. For example, someone with a small mouth might put on lipstick and open his mouth real wide - If I draw him with a wide mouth, it doesn't look like him. But that's what I'm seeing - that's what he's flashing at me.

Luckily I just like to be with people. The good thing about Real Artwork (my job) is that I can't Know the answers before I draw them. Always. (An 'artist' who does that is just a 'crank').

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