Saturday, March 31, 2012

Front Door

Front Door

Here is a gouache and colored pencil piece, inspired by my 4 year old.  I love the way she makes houses. I just love them, so much, that I steal them and color them in myself.  She doesn't mind.  I wanted to go at this with the same way she does or how I would have drawn my house as a kid.  My house I grew up in is on the left, with my Mom opening the door for me.  The other house, is the house I might of lived in if I wasn't adopted.  As it turns out, my birth family was only two towns over from mine.
Gidget's Happy House

Friday, March 30, 2012

Quiddity revisited

My birth mother died just miles from where I live now in California.   I'm here now, but she's not.
Yesterday was her birthday. 
Well, so...I guess it goes on.  My constant search for identity, through my paintings.  I'm so happy to be back here.  I was inspired by the Wonderland show at LACMA, 

My girlfriend posted a "challenge" to make art over Spring Break.   So, I'm bringing my sketches about finding my birth family to life. As an artist I have many different styles, projects and passions.  But this style and subject (me) is where I started and where I think I will always land, if I have the confidence.  There are so many things that get in the way of  "voice".

Friday, March 02, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

This project was gifted to me at the last minute by my awesome fun, and creative guru Rachel Weaver at Imagine Art Studio.  Thanks Rachel!  I just showed them Lots of Dr. Seuss drawing, and we talked about how they all looked like Dr. Seuss drew them!  Even a wave, a fish, a thing, a lamp all had the same "style".  The 3rd graders loved talking about it and were so excited to create their own "Seuss" character.  Cut them out bubble style and pasted them onto a big parade going to a Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss.