So last week's project was put on hold for a bit, as I had some other deadlines to meet. First, Blue Line Art is hosting this year's sketch card auction for Comics For Cures. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, and a gallery show of the donated cards will take place in Florence, KY on April 4, 2009. Here's one of my donations, inspired by my pal Shanon*:
AND THEN - Back in January I threw my name in a pot to win a pair of Bishop and Seventh twist seam pants from Laws of General Economy, a clothing swap blog. Basically, you pay a nominal shipping fee for lightly worn (or new) designer stuff. A couple weeks ago, I was notified that I won! But my wallet has not been kind to me lately, and I can't justify spending $$ on something I don't need. I responded to the giver, politely declining the prize, but she offered to send them to me anyway! For free! So touched was I by her act of generosity that I offered to paint her a little something. We talked a bit - she's married, living in Texas, and she has a chocolate lab, a lop-eared bunny, and two daughters who love BEARS. Naturally, I came up with this in honor of her daughters:
And the sketches:
Thank you, Pam, for being awesome. I hope you like the painting, and I wish you and your family the best!
FINALLY - I'm participating in Art House Co-op's 10,000 Project. Eventually, there will be a gallery show in Atlanta, GA and the 1,000 "best" (whatever that means) entries will be published in an Art House series book. Sketches and such to come.
*Click on images to enlarge.