life

6:20 pm and it’s dark outside (random update about a show I was in)

Is fall finally here?  Is it real?  I see that the sun is gone but will it be 80 degrees F tomorrow?  Who knows.  I think we need to get used to the fact that we have 2.5-3 seasons now that we’ve fracked the shit out of everything and done our best to kill the atmosphere. Anyway….

In other news, for the past month or so, two of my paintings (Full Moon in Soong and Soong-age Daydream) have been hanging up at the LGBTQ Center of Durham as part of a show titled “Questioning Ourselves:  Queer Identity in Art.”   Here’s a photo of my paintings hanging in the show:

centerpainting

It is really very grainy because I had to bump the ISO up very high due to the fact that the lights were off and there was a meeting going on which meant I couldn’t turn on the lights, lol.  BUT I always like to catch photos of my art hanging when I have the opportunity.  And I have a phone camera that I can use to take pictures in the dark. Pretty sweet.

Even better?  These paintings found a new forever home and I’m always very stoked when that happens!!!  I really appreciate the opportunity to show my work at the center.  So many nice folks there.

If you wanted to get your hands on these pieces and weren’t able to, never fear. Prints are still available in my Etsy store, Mountain Witch Arts.

And like usual, Samhain is just barely over but already I’m thinking about Yule hahaha.  Ready to put some delicious milk and children out for Krampus!  But no really. I have a few yule goodies/treats that I’m gonna be showing off soon.  I SWEAR! NO REALLY I ALREADY STARTED MAKING THEM OK.

Anyhoo, I’m back to wage-work tomorrow, but I’m feeling ok and I hope everyone is having a lovely dark Sunday evening.  Smooches!

 

 

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When paper freaks you out

In a good way, I mean. Let’s tell a tale in pictures shall we?

So this came via ups today.

I recently got a sample pack of Red River photo papers. The polar pearl metallic was especially interesting to me bc so much of my work has metallic inks and paints in it. 

So I printed up some samples and whoa. It totally works and gives any negative space a sort of ghostly glow. 

It’s hard to make it translate in photos but:

The only way to explain it is that the silver looks silver and the shiny looks shiny. See the blue in the nips and lips on the left? It’s a metallic sakura gellyroll pen. In a standard print, satin or glossy, it just looks vividly like that blue. This is a close up of how it looks on the metallic paper:

Still doesn’t pop like it does in person, but the point comes across I think. 

I’m going to be selecting 3 or 4 pieces to do some limited edition 8×10 prints with this paper, so stay tuned for another shop update soon!