Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall Update

Man, all sorts of fun things are happening in Bunny Pirates Land. First up, new art!

"Rebel, Rebel"

This first piece is part of Gallery1988's Art Awakens event. All of the pieces are being auctioned on eBay, with a large portion of the sales going to charity. The auction continues through November 23, so there is still time to bid on some awesome art! 


This second piece is for "Crazy4Cult 9" which opens TONIGHT (Nov 20) at Gallery1988 (West). The show will be on display through December 5.

And now for some news announcements:

Here is a work-in-progress sneak peak at a piece I have in the upcoming Bower Bird show at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, which will be on display December 4-16. The show features limited-edition postcards by 90 different artists. The theme of the show is collections, so I decided to focus on my collection of old glass radio tubes that I got from my Grandpa. The original piece will be available for sale at Gallery 9's Holiday Show in Lincoln, NE.

Somehow Thanksgiving is next weekend so it's apparently time to start thinking about holiday gifts. Please pardon my mild look of panic. But if you're in the market for some fun art gifts, I have a number of special holiday events to tell you about. First up, I will be having a 20% off sale in my Etsy shop November 27-December 1 (use the code TURKEY at checkout), which covers your black Friday and your cyber Monday. If you live in the Lincoln area, then check out Gallery 9's annual Holiday show (December 2-27), where I will also have new original art, ornaments, prints, and cards. And finally, I will have a table again at the Lincoln Holiday Craftacular event, which takes place on December 10 at the Cornhusker hotel. I will have all sorts of gifty wares, PLUS my mom is going to be selling baskets at the table next to me! Please come check it out!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lincoln Arts Festival and Shop Update

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Lincoln Arts Festival this weekend! It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. And thank you to the Lincoln Arts Council for the "Best of Nebraska" award and for all their hard work putting this festival together. :)

Now that the festival is over, all the new goodies I made for it are now in my etsy shop! This includes a bunch of new giclee prints, jewelry, and even some original art.

Taking a little art break tonight to see The Punch Brothers (yay!) and then back to work on a bunch of really exciting group show pieces. Hoping to find some time this weekend to get back into Destiny and maybe try out Minecraft. 


If you are a child of the 80s (or even if you just appreciate the adventure films from the 80s) and aren't offended by over-the-top gore (think early Peter Jackson) then I highly recommend you seek out the film TURBO KID. I really enjoyed it and have been listening to the exquisite synth-tastic score by LE MATOS all weekend.

Also, I had a fun time watching the first three seasons of MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES while I was working. It's a "murder of the week" show set in 1920s Melbourne with a lady detective and her posse of friends solving mysteries and getting into mischief.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Back to Work

I don't know what it is about August, but every year, like clockwork, I get into an art funk and can't seem to get any new art made. It's some combination of hot weather and total lethargy that leads to a complete lack of artistic energy and motivation. Luckily, art show commitments seem to have finally pushed me back into the studio and hopefully out of the funk. 

Next weekend, I will once again have a booth at the Lincoln Arts Festival (after taking last year off). My dad and I spent all day Saturday working on a super-sturdy tent skeleton to help my booth stand up to the gusty winds of Nebraska. Every year I bring more weights to hold everything down and every year it's not quite enough. All my hopes now rest on Uber-Tent.

Here is all the info:

Saturday, September 26 (10am to 6pm)
Sunday, September 27 (10am to 5pm)

SouthPointe Pavilions (27th & Pine Lake Road)
There is a $1 admission charge (kids 12 & under get in free)

I ordered a big batch of new giclee prints and will also have new cards, new jewelry, and lots of original art. As always, fingers are crossed for good weather. And for all of you who can't make it to the festival, all the remaining prints and jewelry will be added to my etsy shop after the event.

In other news, I will be participating in Extra Life again this year and am now accepting donations. Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon which raises money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I play for Penn State Children's Hospital where my cousin Nick JUST COMPLETED HIS TREATMENT FOR LEUKEMIA! How incredible and awesome is that?!

All donations are appreciated and go to a great cause. Plus, if you donate $25 or more I will send you some art goodies.

During the event I will be playing a variety of games and posting updates (and possibly live-stream links) to Twitter. Who knows, maybe this is the year I learn how to play Minecraft?

Next up is my recent Fantastic Mr. Fox inspired piece "Hot Box" for Spoke Art's annual Wes Anderson show "Bad Dads", along with a sneak peak of what's been on my desk this week, and a few of my favorite photos from my recent trip to Canada. Photo dump!

As you can see, I kind of became obsessed with the panorama setting on my phone. Lastly, here are some of my favorite things from the past couple months (this post has everything!): The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter (a romance with an active, interesting female protagonist? Impossible), My Drunk Kitchen (Hannah Hart) on YouTube (so many glorious puns), Penny Dreadful (it's over-the-top melodrama with gorgeous art direction and lots of great actors), and The Martian by Andy Weir