Today opened the National Arts Program at Johns Hopkins Medicine. RJ, Leezle, CoCo and I submitted pieces. The opening was packed – and bigger than I expected. The show features many talented people (kids and adults).
This is something CoCo painted for me called “Lunch with Papa.” I love the color in this. And, I love lunch.
Below is Leezle’s very timely painting called “Obama.” I wish he could see it.
Below is yours truly with “Frida’s Sitting Room,” blogged here:
And last but not least, my dear friend and colleague RJ Malacas with a portrait of his father (who is battling cancer):
I love that picture of his Dad.
I am delighted to announce that one of my pieces was accepted for the Penned exhibit for this year’s ArtScape festival!
And, what I think might just be the best part – it’s JUNK MAIL ART!
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Please come see the exhibition if you are in town, and be sure to wear a monkey mask just like Trevor “Ham” Hamilton – it’ll make your life better! Good for pets, too!
Thank you, Chas, for hepping me to the exhibition.
Do you get a lot of junk mail? I sure do. I don’t mean SPAM…we all get that. I mean the good old fashioned snail mail variety. Credit card offers. Magazine offers. Services I never even knew existed.
What a waste of paper! It’s occurred to me that it can be re-purposed for good. To make someone (or some mechanical sorting device) have a brighter day! NOTE: I am not saying it’s a good idea to use the return postage paid envelopes…even though that’s a really funny thought.
Picasso Above, Monkey Below.
I created a new flickr JUNK MAIL ART group, if you want to join in the fun.
I submitted these for ArtScape, too. Here’s the pen.
That’s all you need. And an idea or two. Post yours with mine on Flickr.
I try to do something “creative” everyday – something above and beyond the normal “creative” activities that I would do anyway. Often, this happens on my train ride – it can be a piece of writing, or computer code or a drawing. It doesn’t matter, as long as it’s fun and has that new idea smell.
I didn’t ride the train today, so after work, I snuck out to the stevedore docks and did this as quickly as I could. It’s obvious that I don’t have a grip on watercolor, but thought I’d give it a whack.
I presume this fellow hunts stray pirates. AND…that tunnel leads to a water tower.