Art o’ Mine

I have some pictures of my artwork that have been taking up space on my camera since before Thanksgiving. I figured it was time to show them off blog-style.

All Hail the Heartbreaker lyrics, The Spill Canvas lyrics, The Spill Canvas

This is a piece that I did for my friend Shannon. I started with a 22×30 inch piece of watercolor paper and stained it with yellow ochre watercolor and sepia ink. I burned the edges on a tiki torch of all things, then I did the lettering. The words are lyrics from The Spill Canvas song “All Hail the Heartbreaker.”

Black Holes

This is an 8×10″ acrylic painting called “Black Holes” that I did while visiting DZ in Miami. I didn’t really go in with a set plan and ended up getting really frustrated with it, but once I used that anger, it started to become something I liked.

This is a portrait that I drew of one of my best friends, DZ. She didn’t have any drawing paper at her apartment so I used canvas paper and charcoal pencils, which is why it looks gritty. In some ways it feels like I drew a portrait of Jennifer Aniston, which is a nice compliment to DZ.

Being an unemployed graduate from an art school, my favorite way to do Christmas presents is to make them. This year I made mixed CDs for friends and family, which is not uncommon for me. The part that was really cool was that I painted the album art for each one with watercolors. Here are two that came out well:

This is the cover for a Slightly Stoopid mix that I made for my brother Paul.

This is the cover of a CD mix that I made for my grandma. It’s a portrait of my dad and me.

Not all of the art that I did over the holidays was two-dimensional.

This was an arrangement of white pine and holly and other trimmings cut from my grandma’s yard.

So that is the extent of my holiday artwork, I hope you enjoyed it.

 

Savannah Shore

Last weekend, my friend Melissa was star struck on Broughton and Bull streets in downtown Savannah. She was sitting there sipping her Starbucks when she spotted The Situation and Pauly D from the MTV show “Jersey Shore.” Here’s the proof:

The Situation, Jersey Shore, MTV

Pauly D, Jersey Shore, MTV

I was really sad that Pauly D had a hat on. His hair was possibly my favorite part of the show.

Melissa walked up and asked, “Is this The Situation?”

To which he replied, “Yeah, yeah, what’s up?” When Melissa asked if she could take a picture with The Situation, he was a little reluctant and then said, “Yeah, as long as the man don’t see you,” as he pointed to the camera man who wasn’t looking.

Then she asked Pauly D for a picture but he wasn’t smiling. She said, “Come on, at least act like you’re having fun.” At that he smiled.

My friends went out hunting for the Jersey Shore cast members that night, but to no avail. At least we will forever have the proof of the biggest stars to come to Savannah. Ever.