Monday, March 28, 2011

Mission Federal ArtWalk San Diego

The ArtWalk is April 30 and May 1 in San Diego! I've never been but am planning on going to see the different artists and the events that they have planned. I'm sure I'll find some ideas to incorporate into my Art Liaison position on PTA. There are a few group collaboration drawing/painting events and quite a few art activities just for kids. It's in the art district downtown in Little Italy. Can't wait!

Mission Federal ArtWalk San Diego

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Some new art- chick graphic mixed media

My good friend Alicia commissioned this piece as a 21st birthday present for her sister Nadia. It was so fun to make! First, I drew a chick graphic (hottie style) for her based on some photos that I had of her. She's so beautiful - and she has amazing talent doing makeup (the photo doesn't do her justice), especially her eyes. I did her hair wild and crazy as an nod to Medusa and resembles Nadia's hair when she takes it out of French braids. Silver paint brush strokes for highlights, bling, painted background, cardboard, mesh (from an auto upholstery shop!) and various papers and word strips finish it off. I got the frame from Aaron Bros. and even though the artwork was somewhat 3-dimensional, it still fit under the glass after I removed the extra piece of cardboard filler in the frame. Nadia LOVE LOVE LOVED it! It was so fun to make for Nadia and I'm so pleased that she thought it looked just like her!

I'd love to create more!