Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Te Kore Band Art!

I'm pretty thrilled to finally make public a project I've been working on. Recently, I designed a logo for one of my favorite indie bands Te Kore. A little rundown on the band: Te Kore began with Molly Angst as a girl with her piano. She then got herself a partner in crime. The sound is a touching Tori Amos/PJ Harvey inspired alt rock. The songs range from topics of drug abuse, body issues and love to Greek myth. I connected with Molly (AKA Nicole) through the forums of Kittyradio many moons ago. She sent me a demo cd, and it was love at first listen. She has since opened up for (love of my life) Amanda Palmer for the Indianapolis Kickstarter House Party.

Needless to say, I was flattered that she asked me to be a part of her art with mine. Below is the resulting logo I came up with.

Go to http://te-kore.com to see it in action on the Te Kore website. Keep in mind, as of this posting, the fully fleshed out site is still in the works.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Life Imitating Art Imitating Craft

So lately I've been on a wearable art kick. My latest is a petrified seahorse exoskeleton that I turned into a cameo charm. She was painted a gradient pink and lilac, backed with patterned paper onto a cameo. Soon she'll have pink millinery netting and be made into a headpiece.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Notorious C H O

I'm proud to say I've finally finished the second of the new portrait series, featuring the lovely Ms.Margaret Cho.
Why Margaret Cho? You may ask. She's not only a comedian that makes me burst into ab burning laughs, but she has been a fierce opponent of homophobia, misogyny, hypocrisy, and body hate.Not many people realize this, but she's also an author. As someone who has fought body dysmorphia her book I'm The One That I Want changed my perspective on self loathing. Why is she perfect for this portrait series? She's a self made performer and writer who expresses her sexuality on her own terms. The things that come out of her mouth make construction workers blush. She isn't what the mainstream immediately thinks of as a "sex symbol," and yet has been an undeniable force in cultivating a sex positive culture.
Without further adieu... 
Ms. Cho

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


                            Here is another work-in-progress of the newest portrait in the series.

                                               Can anyone guess who the diva is?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

First of a Series: Lena Dunham of Girls

This is my first in a series of fandom inspired portraits. As a fan of Lena Dunham's writing and acting in Girls and Tiny Furniture, I wanted to capture her not just as the person who intentionally contorts herself into unflattering poses for the sake of her characters, but also as someone who has an unconventional sexiness. The series of portraits will follow high profile people who challenge convention with their writing and performance, people not typically associated as sex symbols, though they bring heaping servings of sex positivity and openness to the forefront.
Lena Dunham- watercolor/colored pencil on watercolor paper.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Return To Dr. Sketchys Philly

There was actually enough of a donut hole in my schedule that a special Dr Sketchys session filled perfectly. Having a retail schedule means sacrificing nights and weekends. Unfortunately this usually means passing on regularl Friday and Sunday sessions of Dr Sketchys Philly.Last night's session happened to be held on a rare Wednesday evening. It was a session hosted in my favorite childhood haunt, The Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was part of the museum's Pay What You Wish Wednesday.
The theme of this session was Game of Thrones. While I've never seen the show to judge if I'm a fan or not, the elaborate costumes (There was a sword wielding woman in armor!) and the Arms and Armory Gallery setting provided an exciting, and dare I say, badass figure drawing session. There were models with swords, armor, furs, and flowing cloaks. The evening ended with a marriage proposal between 2 of the models. Seeing the model turn bright red even gave this cynical girl a butterfly or two.
The session itself was a little shorter than the usual Sketchys sessions because of the time constraint of the museum closing at 8:45PM. Instead of a variance between 1 to 20 minute poses there were only 5 and 10 minute poses. Overall, however, I'd say this was an awesome night. I would certainly go to another sketchys session at the museum. (I've only gone to sessions held at World Cafe Live and the Mutter Museum.)
Without further adieu, here are the sketches and photos from Wednesday's session. Enjoy!
5 minute pose of Ms. Candy Mayhem
5 minute pose

2 separate 5 minute poses

5 minute pose

5 minute pose (Coincidentally, this is the now engaged pair!)
10 minute pose
Artists, models, and curator wrapping up on the museum steps

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mmm Pi

For my mathematician. Valentine made of candy hearts and a doily mounted on canvas.

Hey folks! I'm also updating on Tumblr. Follow it for pretty pictures! www.heartshapedscarz.tumblr.com 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Festivus for the Rest of Us

No matter what religion or nonreligion you affiliate with, most people in the U.S. celebrate a holiday during the month of December. Whether that is Krampus, Festivus, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza. You get the picture.
My friends and family received their handmade holiday gifts. SooOOOooOOooo, that means I can share what I made! The last 3 months of retail hell sucked the marrow from my bones, but I pushed on to at least make a few things. As you saw from my last post, I like to make my own little tree for the aparment. This year I played with papercrafting for the first time. I made 3 dimensional flowers for the tree, as well as cards.