Monday, June 20, 2005

Back To Toys

First of all, My Plastic Heart, in association with Playland Imaginative, are having a design contest for their Trexi Action Figure:

For about twenty bucks you get two blank Trexis, five Sharpie® markers and a serial tab for authentication. There are only 1000 of these Trexi Doodle Design packs available, so get them quick before they run out. If only I was employed and could afford it, I would get one myself. I always have doodle design ideas floating around in my melon.

Second, it seems that Kidrobot has released their second series of Dunny figures upon the earth:

There are some great artists included in this series, including Glenn Barr, Huck Gee, Frank Kozik, and Sket One. There are also rare, one-of-a-kind pieces included in the series, like six hand-painted Dunnys.

Thirdly, Wootini is getting ready to release their second action figure creation. Apparently, the Jermaine Rogers figure, Dero, did well enough that they are ready to produce another figure. They will have pictures of the new figure on their website as soon as they have a production sample to take pictures of. Until then, on the Wootini website, you can check out and purchase my masterpiece Approaching a City: Redux:

Enjoy all the new toys, and please, somebody, buy my painting so I can have some money to eat. I'm a starving artist here. Jeez.

Monday, June 13, 2005

What A Weekend!

I don't know where to start or where to begin. I guess I should start with Friday night and the opening of the Rebirth and Awakenings Show at Wootini. The place was packed all night. I was there from 7 pm until 10 pm, when I was too sweaty to be around people anymore. I'm sure there were people there until midnight, when the party ended. The keg ran out at around 9:30, so Panzanella's helped out by bringing pitchers of beer over to satisfy the thirsty. Here are some pictures from the opening:

The Alec Grossman CornerGo DJ GoA Cute Couple?More Art
A Packed HouseMore PeopleStill More Art And People

Everyone liked my new painting, the one of the subway tracks, buildings and graffiti. The two black and white illustrations beneath it are also mine.

The rest of my weekend went equally well. Saturday night I... well... uh... I think that story is better left for another time. Anyway, Sunday night I went to see Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson with my lady friend at the Tri-County Stadium in Zebulon, North Carolina, a town made fun of on both Futurama and Saturday Night Live. This was my fourth time seeing Bob Dylan and my second time seeing Willie Nelson. Here's a picture from the show:

You can see Dave right there in the front of the crowd, with the white button-down shirt, curly-blond hair and man-purse strap. We were right behind him, but we are hard to make out in this picture. Apparently we are quite visible in the picture published in the paper. Anyway, the show was really good, barring the redneck violence that broke out occasionally around us. Willie Nelson started off the show with an amazing set that included Whiskey River, Always On My Mind and Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. Bob Dylan seemed a little hot and tired during his set, his lack-luster vocals being drowned-out by his band. His performance was not up to the standards that he set the first three times I saw him. He played several songs from his latest album, which I haven't had a chance to listen to yet, and played a few classics, including Highway 61 Revisited and All Along the Watchtower. I think the violence in the front of the crowd may have deterred him from playing his best. I enjoyed the show though, for Willie's set and the fact that I got to hold my lady friend close the whole night. Well, that's all for now. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Rebirth & Awakenings

I know, I know, it's been like two weeks since I posted anything new. I apologize, but I have been frantically attempting to finish a new painting for the Rebirth & Awakenings show at the new Wootini Gallery:

The show opens this Friday, June 10th from 7pm until midnight, like the flyer says. It should be a lot of fun, and I should have the painting done by the end of the day today. Also, check out the updated 301 Films website and, because they sent me an e-mail, check out Tessuto: Unregistered Fashion Stuff. Now, back to painting.