Seattle Erotic Art Festival this weekend!

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The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is almost here! This year it’s being held at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, and the days and hours are as follows:

Friday, May 30th – 5pm – 2am

Saturday, May 31st – 12pm – 2am

Sunday, June 1st – 10am – 4pm

Get your tickets here

I’m so excited to say that I’ve had two pieces accepted into the juried art show: “Blush 3″ and my favorite from the series, “Blush 5.” They’re both for sale, but honestly, I’ll be rather sad to see them go.blush 3 1

detail from “Blush 3″

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Detail from “Blush 5″

Ooh! Did you notice? I also got to help with the design of the official poster! This year’s theme is “Reveal” so I chose to go with the themes of unfurling, and seeing. Here are some of the initial sketches.  reveal sketch 2 reveal sketch 3 reveal sketch 7 reveal sketch 9

Yay! I hope to see you there!!

Pieces up at Scratch Deli!

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Hold this for Me?

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Seattle street photographer Rich Fought

If you live nearby, do think about stopping by Scratch Deli (1718 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) tonight (April 12th) from 7-9pm. There will be live music, drinks, art, and good people.

Paintings on Wood! And a new show.

wip2I’ve been working with some new materials, specifically learning how to use different kinds of paint on wood panels. For acrylic, I’ve used clear gesso, but I really wanted to use watercolors, and anyone who’s tried laying watercolors on top of raw wood knows – yeah, that doesn’t work. At all.

So, up until a few days ago, I was using Daniel Smith’s tinted watercolor ground, which you can use the same way as gesso to lay a watercolor-able surface down on practically anything (wood, glass, metal, plastic – the possibilities!). On my most recent trip to the art supply store, I was turned onto the fact that a CLEAR watercolor ground exists. What? Yes.

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I’d already primed a number of wooden panels, so half of these new pieces are on a solid background, and the other half – with the transparent watercolor ground – gasp (!) – takes full advantage of that wonderful wood grain.

I tried “maskoid” (liquid masking fluid) out on the watercolor ground to see if it would work the same as on paper, and it does! This is how I get little stars and dust-spots (or orbs, or what have you).

2 player game detail

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“Ant Sisters”

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“Telescope”

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“Mountain Woman”  wip  wip4

(This butterfly/moth girl is as of yet untitled. If you have any suggestions, please shoot!)

These pieces and a few more will be on display at Scratch Deli (1718 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) – with the opening night being this Saturday, from 7-9. Hope to see you there!!

SuperAwesome at the Oakland Museum of California

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Remember that last little vinyl robot I customized? She’s showing at the Oakland Museum of California, from April 19th – July 27th, with an opening/preview night April 18th.giant robot

SuperAwesome – Art and Giant Robots

Oakland Museum of California

April 19th-July 27, Preview/Opening April 18th

 

A real little traveling Nomad

 

I received a happy surprise in my inbox – from Karli, who chose a very dear drawing of mine to live with her on her forearm. Done by Dustin Cramer at Blackheart Tattoo – he did an amazing job, and I love how it turned out! nomad 2The drawing is one I included in a small zine I created a couple years back. nomad 3 nomad

Beautiful. I am jealous. :)