Lately I've been encountering many surprises along the walks of my day.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Last Saturday I got an invite to check out a show by Matt & Mary Emma Hawthorne hosted at this magnificent new gallery in the middle of lower Greenville Ave, Bows and Arrows. I met Adam who runs the gallery with his wife who. They moved from NYC to try out their luck in Texas and I must say this gallery will be in the spotlight pretty soon. The location is great, the intimate feeling you get when you walk in is so welcoming, and the art featured is very fresh.
The collages made by Mary Emma were intriguing to me. This new series was mainly inspired after a mission trip to Africa in which she incorporated many materials from the mother land which give you a greater perspective of the feelings involved in the pieces.
Matt Hawthorne, a commercial photographer, had a series of prints of iPhone Polaroids. This to me was very cutting edge and creative. To use a device that we carry around everywhere, the cellphone, and use its capability to take pictures with a Polaroid App is pretty f'king genius.
I asked him how he came about this idea and he said "Polaroids became to expensive, 3-4 dollars per picture. So I downloaded the app and since I carry my phone everywhere, it makes it easier and more productive to take pictures with it."
Bows and Arrows
1925 greenville avenuedallas, tx 75206
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Early Saturday a precious friend, Yesenia, came over to let me paint her portrait on a new style I'm working on. Her end of the deal was....I had to cook her a meal. Some of you might not know I have amazing cooking skills, I just don't like to show off.
I baked some Tilapia with my famous avocado sauce and some veggies. "It was gooooood!" that's what she said.
Got down to business after that lunch, but there were other business keeping me from painting. Like my friend Chris needing help moving his bed, and yes...I am the friend with the truck. Haha. Either way Yesenia is beautiful and I got the painting started. Did I mention she has purple in her hair...?