Aesopica + bits
i'm in this show - "aesopica"- curated by the working proof at rare device .
all of us artists were given a choice of an aesop tale to illustrate. i chose the mischievous dog because i felt i could use tonka and garbo to depict it :)
the mischievous dog is given a big bell to wear by his owner. he thinks it's great until a dog at the market tells him he was given the bell because he's naughty. [garbo is saying "duh" to tonka - who would totally be excited by a big shiny bell around his neck!]
the original piece and $20 prints of it are available on rare device's site . part of the proceeds will benefit 826 valencia and 826 national [two great places] - more info on all of that is here
i'm avoiding all the shopping insanity. i haven't even made a list of people/things i need to get for this year. i know i can't bow out of the gifty part of the season entirely, but i honestly want to keep it VERY simple this year. i just don't have the time or the energy to go nuts. i think our decorating will be low key too.
but i did just order some holiday postcards. last year i had to do new years cards as i couldn't pull them off in time, but this year - well - at least that will get done [hopefully i can get them in the mail]. i'm becoming one of those people that puts a picture of their kid on their holiday card. i LOVE when i get those cards from my friends, but i didn't think that i would end up doing it too... but i am.
i honestly don't know how all you moms out there keep up. with the cooking and the amazing decorating and the making of presents. maybe if i didn't have all these art deadlines and teaching to do i could manage, but i just don't see a way. unless i can clone myself or create a robot to help.
speaking of holiday stuff, though.... MODify/d is participating in two holiday sales....
holiday land at the compound gallery
we'll be at RENEGADE SF !! this year. with the lovely and talented Mati McDonough
and random things....
betsy lohrer hall's work is amazing. i fell in love with stuff that isn't even on her website... she's in the drawing show upstairs from my where have all the trees gone show at angel's gate. the mini statement on her home page could be applied to me...
i watched WHIP-IT with the hubby last night. now, i don't think i have what it takes to be a roller derby girl [i'm a wimp in the pain tolerance department]. but i do love a good roller skate. when i was a pre-teen my dad would take me to a roller rink in the valley [surrounding LA] and i LOVED it. so yeah. the movie? it's cute and charming and i think the little needs to watch it when she's like 12. because ellen page is a good role model in it [i wish i was that clever with banter when i was 17].
have a good week. hope everyone that celebrated had a fantastic thanksgiving ! we did. my mom made turkey for the first time and it was totally pro. she's such a good cook.