Art on Deck - A FUNdraiser for a Vermont Skatepark

Recently I was asked to paint a skateboard that will be auctioned off to benefit the Manchester, Vermont Skatepark! It is exciting to be involved with a project that will benefit the youngsters, and young of heart, in Vermont. I whipped up this piece using spray paint, acryl-gouache and paint markers. I wanted to create a piece that was extra spontaneous with lots of movement. Right now it is on display at Arson until August 19th. After that they will be displayed at Bonnet & Main until August 25th (5pm to 7:30pm) where the final day of the Auction will take place. I’m sure any out-of-towners could bid by contacting Arson.



Naomi Monstrochika June Lady of the Month

Oh no! I have been so busy I forgot to post my June Lady of the Month. My day job has been taking up a lot of time and mental energy so I have been kind of slacking in the art department lately. 

For the month of June, I have decided to present you with my very good friend from Chicago, Naomi! We met probably a decade ago when I was tabling at the DIY Trunk Show, trying to sell some mini comix and crocheted creatures. Naomi was volunteering and we ended up chatting for quite some time and I thought she was very cool and we struck up a friendship. Later on we started meeting up with some other artist friends on a semi weekly basis to draw or paint together at local cafe's. Naomi is one of my favorite people on this planet, she is cheerful and optimistic with a touch of grumpiness (#oldchicagolady) and a huge sense of humor. She is an incredible artist who also paints in a colorful style and has done some large murals. Visit Monstrochika to see what I'm talking about. The monster in the painting that she is painting, in this painting is a character that she includes in many of her pieces. I miss you Naomi!!!



Because today is Mother's Day I have decided that my May Lady of the Month is my mom, Debbie! With her in this portrait is her grand-daughter (my niece) Ivy Lee, another lady that I love to pieces. My mom is funny, wacky and as Ivy would say "Nuts". She taught me to be independent and crafty and always encouraged me to follow my dreams. I love you Mom! 

If you would like to order a portrait for your mom click here.