Sunday, August 9, 2009

University Place street fair in Greenwich Village

Yesterday I went to a street fair in Greenwich Village to sell my artwork. My dad found it online, and it was my first time at the show. It turns out it was much more of a street fair than an art fair, though. Many mass produced items, food and cheap sunglasses... not so much art. 

It's funny because my favorite art show that I do each year (The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit) is only one block away from this show! But I guess the classification of "street fair" as opposed to "art exhibit" makes a big difference because it was by no means successful!

The only redeeming quality of the fair was that it is in my very favorite part of New York. I'm just as much of a tourist as the next person when I come out of Penn Station and gawk at Macys, the Empire State Building and all of the hustle and bustle. But in this section of Greenwich Village, near Washington Square Park, I feel like I'm home. My favorite market in the world was right across the street from my booth (Space Market on University Place... go there!) and though I've purchased food there a million times, I discovered yesterday the best roasted potatoes known to man. It made my day.. really! (If you know me, you know that my love for potatoes and grapefruit juice knows no bounds.)

All in all, it was a so-so day. I made back by investment in the show, but not a penny more. I've been feeling under the weather so the 1.5 hour car ride there and back didn't help matters any, and I've made today a stay-in, watch-movies and take-naps day to make up for it! :)

I won't be doing another art show until WSOAE rolls around again at the beginning of September. I like that I'll have some time to recoup, restock and get myself situated. I need to reorganize all of my buckets and inventory since I'm so scatterbrained and unorganized right now! 

But I do want to say "thank you" to the people who did stop in and enjoy my artwork! A few of you really made my day worthwhile. One person in particular said that she glances up at my art at work when she needs a good chuckle. Just hearing that makes my art shows worthwhile.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Moreau Moreau Moreau Your Boat

This is my very first funny art in watercolor! I'm pretty pleased with the results. As always, I had some trouble with faces and so Moreau #1 doesn't look quite like Moreau #2 or #3, but they all bare a slight resemblance to the actual Jeanne Moreau, I believe. 

This image is pretty tiny (the blogger format is not very kind to short, wide images) so if you want to see it bigger just click on the painting! I'm going to have it professionally scanned next week, so this is just the temporary scan (It's big so I had to scan it in pieces and put it together in photoshop)

Moreau, Moreau, Moreau Your Boat
8" x 24"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Arson Wells

It's definitely another obscure "hardly anyone will get this" pun, but it may be one of my favorites.. I think, unlike some of my other puns, this one isn't being stretched really far. It still sounds exactly like "Orson Welles" 

And my favorite part? (that really has nothing to do with the pun, but oh well) .. you usually go to a water well to PUT OUT a fire! Not to start one! Ha!

Arson Wells
8" x 8"