Saturday, May 16, 2009

Face Painting

I spent this afternoon doing face/arm painting at Cribs2Bunks in Tukwila (Southcenter Mall) while they held a child safety event. Cribs2Bunks is a fantastic baby/youth furniture store where I've painted some displays including a great train and forest-themed mural. The last and only time I ever did face painting prior to this was at the Central School Fun Fair when I was in the 6th grade, so I was a little nervous about how it would go. I made a picture chart for the kids to choose from, thanks to Jamie's brilliant suggestion. I thought the artwork looked pretty cute, but I wasn't so sure how it would go on squirmy kids! I practiced on Brett to test out the paint and my skills, and both seemed ok. It turned out to be a blast. The kids were hilarious and a lot more still than I expected!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Back to SF for B

We just dropped Brett off at the airport where he's on the first leg of a California trip. He's on his way to the Bay to perform with LLAWM for the Green Ball at the Conservatory of Flowers (Golden Gate Park) this Friday. I hadn't been in the park before, but happened to spend some time sketching in the sun this last time I was in town. It really brought me back to my high school/hippie days. I haven't been approached by that many guys inviting me to a drum circle (and more!) in a looooooong time. I can't wait to explore the park some more next time I'm there to take some reference photos for my artwork.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

San Francisco murals

Last week I joined Brett in San Francisco, after not going down there since the fall (before we got Watson). I flew in the day of his show at the Boom Boom Room with Lord Loves a Working Man. That day was the sunniest of all the days I was down there. With some time to kill in the afternoon, Brett took me on a mini tour of some of the wild murals that decorate an alley in the Mission. Here are some of my faves.