I love putting villainous mustaches on non-villainous characters. I would like to fly through the night Santa-style painting evil mustaches on every baby doll and stuffed kitten on earth. But, I haven’t any magickal flying reindeer and my cats aren’t about to pull a sled so pish posh to that.
So, next week I may not post a comic. Things are extra hectic with the 2 upcoming shows to prepare for plus another secret project that will open smack in the middle of the other two. Anyway, at this very busy time, somehow it seemed like a good idea to plan a road trip to a yurt in the middle of the woods somewhere near Gainseville.
The yurt is basically a tree-house without walls. It has 2 levels one of which (thankfully) is screened in. There is no plumbing or electric. I’m half wondering what the hell I was thinking and half looking forward to it. I’m sure it will be great. Right?
On the way back we’re going to swing by the University of Florida’s Festival of India which promises a rich cultural experience with music and art and hopefully some tasty food. The whole trip is just a couple of days but I’m sure when I get back I’ll want to make up for lost time and will probably have client commitments to tend to as well. So, if you stop by and there is no comic, either I was eaten by bears or I just plain didn’t get to it.
Last week I went to a collage party at the Morean Arts Center organized by one of my favorite local artists, rag-doll maker extraordinaire, Queen of Mail Art: Jennifer Zoellner. It was fun just being silly and playful and sticking stuff to the walls. I brought a few GingerDead printed things to cut out and also made some wonky collaged creature out of magazine pics and I also made a voodoo-y dolly out of a lolly pop and paper. Jim made a funky assemblage with his CD and became a piece of art as Jennifer’s little girl stuck piles of paper on his face and hair and adorned his chest in lolly pops.
Here’s a pic of Jim and I’s fancy collage’n:
And one that allows me to now boast, “Yeah, I have my work in a show with Tim Burton’ because I found a program from Burton’s MOMA show on the wall and stuck my characters on top of it. I’m pretty sure that totally counts! 😛
Okay, I’m off. Wish me luck with the outhouse spiders. See you soon…