I feel like I’m back in art school. Last night, in preparation for my show, I was up mounting prints of my work to display. I didn’t quite finish, so that’s the plan for today. And I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there are no mishaps with the x-acto knife.* For anyone who doesn’t know, a long-standing joke among designers and illustrators is that you aren’t official till you’ve sliced a finger; between constantly cutting down image and layouts and mounting work, you are bound to have an accident at some point or other.
*I had a misshap my senior year at Pratt while preparing for end of the year shows. I was up late cropping images and mounting work when my knife slipped and sliced my finger. Luckily it wasn’t too serious. I found a band-aid and wrapped it around my finger tight enough to stop the bleeding. And then like any good art student, promptly went back to work to finish getting my stuff ready for the show. The next day I did stop by the nurse to have it checked out to make sure everything was going to be ok. Lucky for me it was; she said I did a great job bandaging it and that it should heal nicely, which it has. You can barely see a scar.
The “Art of Fashion” show is this Friday, September 25th at Webster Hall in Manhattan. The address is 125 E 11th Street between 3rd and 4th Aves. Doors open at 9pm and the show goes till midnight. It’s free to get in. There is an open bar from 9pm-10pm and there will be a live performance as well. Plus there will be a bunch of fashion illustrators and photographers showcasing their work.
Whew…I’m pooped. I just finished working on a series of new fashion images to display this coming Friday, September 25th, at Webster Hall for “The Art of Fashion” show. They needed 10 images on cd today that will be projected that night, and then the artists hang up work as well the night of the show. I just found out about the show at the beginning of the week, and have since been sketching and painting away like crazy in my studio to get some work done. Will post more details and upload the images later after I’ve gotten some sleep.
A couple months ago I signed up to be a NY Cares Mural Artist. In a nut shell, the mural artists are assigned a school, the school assigns a space to be painted, the mural artists design what will go in the space, sketch the image onto the space, which will then be painted by a bunch of volunteers on NY Cares Day, which is on Saturday October 17th this year, from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. To find out more info you can go to the NY Cares website: http://www.newyorkcares.org/
Last night I went to a training session and was given my assignment. Apparently there are a ton of schools in Brooklyn that want a mural, so the school I was assigned to is practically in my back yard. That is super convenient for me, but also really great because I get to help out in my own neighborhood. The training itself was pretty basic; more an overview of what to expect, things to be aware of, that sort of thing.
Will be checking out my school soon with my mural partner, who is also a good friend and my roomie, which will make it super convenient to collaborate.