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Showing at LA Day Of The Dead

I got into Los Angeles Día De Los Muertos (LA Day Of The Dead) , held at the Hollywood Forever cemetery! I was lucky enough to have a few pieces in 2012, and it is a thrill to be able to show there again. The art show is held at the big Mausoleum on the cemetery ground, but there is so much more!

The event takes over the entire cemetery. People set up magnificent altars to celebrate the lives of those we lost. The mood is of merriment and joy. The music, food, and dancing are unforgettable. It is an amazing experience. This is not a Halloween thing. This is a badass cultural event sharing its glory with the world. Anyone gets to come party and paint their faces and get dressed up and have a great time!

Check out more at ladeadofthedead.com

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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 15

Daily Imagination of a Muertita looking off in the distance
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Daily Observation of my hand in a funky position.
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Think Tank Gallery Recap

I’ll be sending out another email from my mailing list before I go to London, so make sure you are signed up if you want pre-sale info, and post-sale info when I get back 😉 Yup, Muertitas will be available to buy after all these shows mellow out.

Speaking of shows, Think Tank on Saturday night was a great time! It was an honor to be part of  a show with so many great artists with a breadth of impressive work. Two artists I was especially excited to meet are below in the highlights. Thank you so much to those who were able to come out! (Full album here on FLICKR.)

Setting up.
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Let’s hear it for Rens, the guy behind Assembly Line Collective!
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Made it  to Think Tank Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
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My brother came out from far away lands and surprised me to the point where I lost it and people stared (Check out those faces in the background.). THANKS “LITTLE” BRO!
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(Note: beautiful tentacle earrings are hand made by The Comfy Hedgehog)

Feelin’ da LOVE.
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Great crowd.
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Yup. Dats Allison Torneros, AKA Hueman. She was kind enough to pose for a photo and listen to me tell her how cool her art is. Been following her, as I do most artists, online. Her juxtapositions of tender/sexy women in dreamlike, fractioned palettes are so powerful. Her work also keeps evolving, and it is great to watch. Her street art is just brilliant. Super sweet I got a photo with her.
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What!? My art got to be right next to hers?! Awww yeahhhh!
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Artist Adonna Khare has an amazing story. If you don’t know it already, a little synopsis here.  She was disarmingly kind. As we chatted she shared a really cool factoid: when her art goes up in a space, she re-works it to fit that space. This means there is no protective sealant during the shows, and she never really finishes and seals a piece until after its travelled a bit and is bought and framed. I really attracted to her work online, which is sad only because my monitor is not as big as her work. Her surreal style makes powerful beasts interact with their environment in such a way that creates tense, energetic compositions. Looking at her pieces is like tripping down a train of feelings. However, I had no idea how impressive these pieces are in person. I was really lucky to meet her and see these pieces.
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This is made with pencils, erasers, and a sock. Just think about that. I still do.
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Happy Día De Los Muertos, today and tomorrow!

Golden Harvest says “Hello!”
To meet Golden Harvest and the rest of her sisters, come to the MUERTITAS show November 9th in Burbank!
Here is the FACEBOOK EVENT

Have a lovely Día De Los Muertos! May all those we remember shine brightly in our memories!

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Moving Weekend and 3 new Skully Sketches!

Happy Friday!

This is the big weekend – MOVING.
Moving the studio, the house, all the things.
Piles of boxes, trucks, things, more things.

I might not be posting for a few days. Luckily, I finished 3 to share! Once I’m all moved in, and we have internet, I’ll share photos of the new studio…and eventually the workshop! Yes, WORKSHOP! Where I can go make casting with horrible chemicals! WEEEE!

So, here it goes. Happy Friday, write to you soon!

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