Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Carnival" art show submissions- a family affair =-)

Ever since Insane Ink became Inksanity Tattoo Company back in June, alot of things have changed for the better, one of the main reasons being the push for creativity. we had a "skull" themed art show a couple of months back and it pushed everyone involved to make art . Which is one of those things that gets lost in the trappings of everyday life. Art, music, and hobbies in general get neglected in the real world.You kinda have to make them a priority. that, or poke that lazy jerk in your brain until they get up and get to work.

I did a couple of paintings, and a couple paper mache skulls. Truth be told I would have like to at least do one more painting, maybe two, but I just cant come up with the time to do it. I feel like if I would have done a couple more paintings that I would have pushed myself harder. So , Im kinda bummed. I feel like Im going into school with half of my homework done but oh well, theres always next time.

On with the good stuff. I painted a few paper mache skulls for the last show, and I had a couple left , so I did something I used to do a few years back with animal skulls. I bedazzled the shit out of them.
over the top? yes.
 Its basically primed skulls, hot glue, some plastic gemstones from a craftstore and some paint. I laquered these guys too, so they are nice and shiny. It made me miss doing animals skulls. Maybe I should talk to Santa about what I want for Xmas this year...I'd really like to do a baboon skull. I have 4 of these at the studio for the show, one in pink, and one in red,

Up next, the Palmistry sign. I've always done occult type stuff (and while I wouldnt necessarily call palmistry an occult practice...well maybe I would... metaphysical sounds a little too...sissified to me) and Ive read a good bit on the subject (check out  Palmistry -The Whole View by Judith Hipskind) and totally believe in it. If you dont, I dont care. I painted this junx. Acrylic on canvas.

modeled after my own freshly shaved palm     

And this last one is one of the many reasons I wish they still had carnivals with sideshows and creepy stuff you dont see every day.  For the record: I'd pay money to see in person a fraction of the stuff you can view online. uh. 

 This painting is a little smaller, these guys are fused at the spine and I wanted to do another with the dudes fused at the skull, because it is probably one of the creepiest things  Ive ever seen, but again, no time.

and for the family affair part. The Husband is submitting some assemblage stuff for the show, which i DIG. Also centered around the sideshow aspect but, awesome nonetheless. I cant really tell you about it like he could but I will try.

The lettering was done by hand, the gypsy lady is a print made from a linocut David made, and I cant even begin to tell you whats in the bottles... All the wood was painted and stained by him, and the man is meticulous when he makes stuff, and it shows. I love this piece. I want to keep it.

Kimmy want.

 and a close up of the potions and such:
yes, those are bones.

And this one is a huge hinged box, with some antique toys, another hand made linocut print of a pinhead, framed photos of circus freaks, and hand lettered sign...shits awesome. I dig this one too!

 and a better shot of the toys:

One of the freaks if Koo-Koo the Bird Girl, Pip & Flip, and cant remember the other names right now. David could tell you allll about them.  I had alot of fun working on my projects, and I know the Husband did too. These pieces will all be for sale at the art show at Inksanity Tattoo Co. October 15th.  It starts at 8pm and Im really looking forward to mingling with everyone and checking out all the artwork. We still have a little room for submissions and its open so if you have something, bring it!

thnaks for reading!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloweeny flash!!! up for grabs 10/5

I started this project a week or so ago naively thinking it would be done by October 1st (pssh, yeah right) with the 'Carnival' Art Show at the studio coming up (Oct 15th!!), trying to get paintings together for that and trying to organize and plan for a Halloween party at my house, get my costume, etc...uh. well lets just say Im only submitting two paintings to the art show. I wanted to do 3, but its probably not going to happen.

Ive wanted to do a tattoo flash set for a while, and basically its just a bunch of designs I did, for the occasion and some of them compiled from sketch books I've had for a few years. Altogether there are about 60 designs, ready to get hammered in your flesh

I cant say I will offer them at a discount, because lets face it, tattoos are not one of those things you want to get at a discount.  however!!! I will say that it is no secret that there is nothing more rewarding than doing a piece of your own artwork on someone, and coupled with the fact that they are Halloween related ...I can tell you that I will be more than happy to tattoo these designs. I might sing you a song while I work, who knows. If you are interested, please email me or call me at the studio 703.777.5377 or email me kimmythehun@gmail.com

I got to do one on my awesome friend Betsy the other night, and while I cant guarantee that the tattoo has magical properties, she was a happy lady when she left the shop.

They will all be fully colored when I come back to the shop on Wednesday, so hit me up if you would like one and we can discuss price.

Thank you for reading!