It was a beautiful and cool weekend filled with classic cars, amazing artwork and fun. I got to see the new schoolhouse that was moved to Ben Wheeler from Emory. They did an amazing job refurbishing that place! Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of it, but I did get to take full advantage of the upstart car show going on at the same time as the artisan show. I didn’t get many pictures but here are the ones I did get!
Come take a stroll through Tyler on June 2nd as the downtown stores open their businesses to the Artists of the area. I will be showing my work at Mange Express. You can find a map of the participating stores and more info at the Artwalk website. I will be painting my heart out and answering questions about my upcoming projects. There will be an amazing group of talented artists and performers.
The Artwalk is Saturday, June 2nd from 4-8
Hope to see you there!
I just finished this painting last night. The man who owns this car refurbished it in a way that preserved the beautiful patina the rust left on the car. He sanded it smooth, just the way it was, so that the paint and rust were level and the he matte clear coated it. After that he pinstriped it and gave it it’s name “Ratrod.” It was love at first sight, from it’s gleaming cherry rims to it’s custom non-paint job. Coolness encapsulated on 4 wheels.
This will be on display at the Flying Fish gallery and I will also be listing it on my website and Etsy.
I found an array of really cool Bento Boxes some creative parents and chef’s have created. I think their purpose is to entice picky eaters that a carrot shaped like hello kitty, tastes soooo much better. I have to agree. I’m smitten with the starbucks Bento. Makes me want a Frappamochadeliciousness.
You’ve seen them sitting on your niece’s floor or perhaps you owned one when you were a kid. Etch-A-Sketchs® are fun yet somewhat difficult to master. One wrong turn of the knob and your masterpiece looks like it grew Pinnoccio’s nose.
Today I was talking to a friend and we were discussing some of the stranger art forms and she alighted me to a fact that there are actual Etch-A-Sketch® masters out there. I had to see for myself.
Here’s what I found….
The Etch-A-Sketch® Art of Jeff Gagliardi
George Vlosich III
Since 1989 – at just ten years of age – George Vlosich III has been perfecting his talent on the Etch A Sketch. Each is an original work of art that takes 70-80 hours to create. Once finished, the piece is then preserved to stand the test of time. Every creation is uniquely different, and cannot be duplicated. They are featured in galleries throughout the world and have sold for more than $10,000. George has Etched many of the world’s greatest athletes and celebrities and his work has been described as “the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world.” George is proud to have paved the way for others to follow in his footsteps, but what continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.
For inquiries on events and original artwork contact GV Art + Design at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an artist who gets anxious and excited every time I start a new shoe painting, I got even more spastic when I discovered the art…eh shoe making genius of Anastasia Radevich. Her shoes are like flashes of the future and the organically inspired. I want to swim in her brain for a bit to see where she is coming from. The next best thing though, is the sneak peek of her sketch book on her website. I ate that up like a thanksgiving feast. It had elements of earth and whimsy and grit and softness. It was akin to watching a ballerina or ice skater. You see their strength and tenacity, yet they are so delicate looking and refined. I just hope that my art shoes can one day inspire someone else like her shoes do to me.
Hey Ms. Anastasia Radevich, if you are reading this, I’ll trade you a painting any day for a pair of your awesome shoes!
Sponsored by Foundation de la Mode de Montréal, Anastasia has completed a diploma with distinction at London College of Fashion, home to names like Jimmy Choo, Patrick Cox and Georgina Goodman. Anastasia is a Canadian footwear designer of Belarusian origin. She lives and works on both continents.
Visit her website to experience all of her shoes and genius!
Perhaps you cannot see your next art piece beyond the trees or you feel you’ve lost your way. Take a look at someone who has not only found his path but built it to suit his fancy. I just discovered an artist who has like many great artists before him, devoted a lifetime to one piece of art. Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years fabricating a whimsical rendition of the city of San Francisco made entirely of toothpicks! Not only is it an incredible ping-pong ball run with several seperate runs, giving tours of certain parts of the city, it also is a homage to the history and heart of San Fransisco.
So the next time you pick up a toothpick to scrape that broccoli out of your tooth, just imagine what else could be done with it!
Scott Weaver’s intricate San Fran artwork will be on display in the Tinkering Studio until June 19th, 2011.
He is currently showing at the Tinkering Studio inside the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA.