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April 28th, 2009

REPOST: Let's make a show! @ 08:29 am

Current Location: Muskrat Central
Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: "My Love" - The Bird and the Bee

(Sorry for the repost here. I thought I knew how to get LJ to hold off on a page until 8:30 am. Apparently, I didn't, and this posted at 1:30 in the morning. Grrr)

If you hit my Facebook pages, you'll prolly be quite bored with this. But I don't think I've posted them here, yet. At least not in this form.

Anyway, this coming Friday, Madison is having a Gallery Night. Which has always been a well cool event to begin with. But now that I have a downtown studio, I'm aghast to find I'm actually taking part in it!



I think I've bragged about how much I love my studio before. I will most likely do so again in the future. But now, all eight artists who have ever worked in the Suhr building are putting on a show, and it should be a blast. We're just one of MANY studios having a showing, and all are welcome! I think we'll be putting on a swell shindig!

I'll mostly have some Munchkin and Dork Towers original art up. I'll also have some games going on in My Own Little Room, but oh but and, when it comes to "New" for me, I'll be exhibiting some paintings I've done for Louisa's room. These all started after I did a surprise Valentine gift for Judith, of a portrait of Maude, her cat.



This was a 14" x 14" acrylic on vinyl painting I did, that inspired me to do some pieces for Louisa's room. Like pretty much all of my work, it's whimsical, but I also wanted to try out some stuff playing with Design and Color Theory (something I'm notoriously weak at).

So next, I did a Monkey. This was actually originally for a Sekrit Jonathan Coulton project, but I appropriated it for Louisa's room.



This was followed by a Lion, that was more Pure Design:



Anyway, the Lion led (as Lions do) to a Giraffe triptych that the medievalist in me is quite fond of:



Here are some closeups: I really need to find someone to photograph these proper. An iPhone just don't cut it...







And but so...also, a piece I call "They Would Never Let Poor Rudolph Join In Any Reindeer Gangs." It is most emphatically not for Louisa's room, and based on a card I drew that I just liked werra, werra much.



I know eventually I'll put some stuff like this up for sale, but I have no idea what to charge...

One thought is to offer unique paintings of Munchkin cards. Ie, if I do a "Gazebo" painting, I'll never paint it again after that. The person who has it will have the ONLY one in existence.

But that would also mean going back and recreating my old style from 7+ years ago. Am I interested in that? Dunno...

So, anyhoo, yes, by all means...come on down Friday! Art! Cartoons! Art! Did I mention ART? Refreshments! Games! Bohemians! Alcohol! DRUNK Bohemians! Drunk Bohemians who can kick Fanny Garver Gallery's FANNY! Super happy music friend show (ie, I'll be playing my mixes in the studio).

John
 
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From:foxfyre
Date:April 28th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
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I love the animals! I wish I had some of those for my toddler's jungle-themed room. They're much cooler than most of the animal prints intended for a child's room. Especially for a geek household. :D

Unfortunately I won't be anywhere near Madison on Friday, but I hope the show goes well!
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From:countessaleska
Date:April 29th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah I SOOOO wish I lived near there.

I hope my health allows me to travel to MisCon in montana this month so I can meet the talent in person :) I have been looking forward to this for a LONG time!!!!!!!!


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From:rebelsheart
Date:April 28th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Alas, LJ doesn't have a delayed post feature - however many of the downloadable clients do.

Edited for typo.

Edited at 2009-04-28 02:04 pm (UTC)
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From:433
Date:April 28th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Those are awesome, are you selling any of them?
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From:merseine
Date:April 28th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
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If you're not selling the originals - would you consider selling prints?

The original's owner would still have the joy of owning the one and only original, but the rest of us could load up on Kovalic art - which would be a good thing. :)
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From:muskrat_john
Date:April 28th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure yet. The non-smoking animals were all done for either Judith or Louisa, as presents. I wouldn't even have any idea what to charge, in all honesty...
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From:433
Date:April 28th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Okay, that's cool. I really really REALLY like the giraffe. It's awesome.
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From:jenwolf
Date:April 28th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
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The giraffe triptych is so adorable! I especially love the mouse at the bottom.
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From:kuroshii
Date:April 28th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
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i love the mouse, plus the giraffe's eyes looking waaaay down at said mouse. :)
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From:replyhazy
Date:April 28th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
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Frankly, these would make spectacular wallpaper. I'd love to see these images in kids' rooms everywhere.
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From:scaryjim
Date:April 28th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
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As I said previously ;^) I just love the Lion. The giraffe is ultra-cool and rocks, but the Lion is completely adorable! I want one :)
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From:zenfrodo
Date:April 28th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
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I don't have any kids, but I'd LOVE to have these as wall-stickers in my own room. The reindeer gang is HYSTERICAL.
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From:zargon
Date:April 28th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)

Original Art

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If you don't know what to charge then have an auction! It's what *ALL* the cool cartoonists are doing! :)
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From:targemq8
Date:April 28th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
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THESE ARE WONDERFUL.
I see a new area of Dork Enterprizes...
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From:gsharper13
Date:April 28th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of Munchkin cards...Scopezilla?
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From:muskrat_john
Date:April 29th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
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Keep bugging me. I owe you this, but it sometimes (often) slips my mind.
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From:countessaleska
Date:April 29th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)

Great job!

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Clever and adorable! What a great gift for your child, and truly heirloom quality. I bet they will appreciate it a lot when they grow up :)

I would SO buy these as posters for my grandkids, by the way!
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From:lexinatrix
Date:April 30th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Your lion painting looks a great deal like a poster I had in my room as a child. It was a photo-real colored pencil sketch my mother found someplace. The pose and perspective are exactly the same!

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