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Festival Of Art

Posted in Artistic Stuffs with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by Dustin

This weekend my wife and I shared a booth at the local college for their art festival. There were quite a few cool artists running booths but not so much crowd. Colleges on a weekend are pretty quiet and there isn’t much thorough-fair or street traffic in that area. We did have a ton of family show up to hang out and talk but that ended up filling the booth so that I couldn’t get in and I got my head burnt standing in the sun all day 😦 Oh well, it was a good exercise to get the stuff out and put up a booth to see the process so I know what to expect if we want to do another one some day in the future. Also we got some prints made while we were hanging out!

After the festival from Saturday afternoon to Sunday night I worked on my haunted house. This will be our 15th year doing them! We chose clowns as this year’s theme which will be the third time we’ve done them. They are always a hit with the performers. The name of this year’s house is Circus Freaks. I got the whole garage emptied out (which is no small feat) and half the walls up. Once I start making some progress I’ll probably post some pictures. If you live in the area you can find out all the info on the Haunted House Facebook Page.

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Haunted House, Modeling, and Art Festival – October Is Busy

Posted in Artistic Stuffs with tags , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by Dustin

Haunted House 2011

October is the month of craziness at my house. We prepare the garage all month for our annual haunted house (15th year this year). During that time I also have my normal items to fit in. Some of them, sadly, have to be skipped. I’m afraid I will probably miss the second Saturday art walk in Pomona this month. It sucks too because I really wanted to be a part of the Muppet themed event. Who knows, it may still happen.

This week will be my first creative expression of the month. The local gallery in Claremont, Perma Dirty Project Space, is holding it’s first figure drawing night. I was excited to attend just to draw and be social. I had to open my big mouth, or actually my keyboard, and posted on the event page, “When can I model?” I was joking but within the day I was already a part of the event and will be the last model of the night in what should be one of my most embarrassing public displays yet. I shall post photos on my Facebook page if I can stand to look at them once it’s over.

This weekend I have to run an art booth up at the local college and hopefully sell some of my prints. I will be doing live printing if weather permits and my wife will be selling her wares as well. She has some amazing work that over shadows my attempts to catch up to her brilliance. If you’re in town come on up to Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

Young At Heart Festival

It looks like I’m going to have to work on the haunted house during the week since my weekends are pretty full. It doesn’t help that it’s still hitting the 100’s out here. Being in the garage in that heat is just not gonna happen. When is Fall gonna arrive already?! Wish me luck as a model this Wednesday!

 

Community Drawing, Notes To The Public, and More

Posted in Artistic Stuffs, Stuff With My Kid, Writer's Blox with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Dustin

I did a lot this weekend creatively. By the time Sunday football came around I was pretty worn out. It didn’t help that I spent most of Saturday in 100 degrees fixing sprinklers and making multiple trips to the hardware store. This post is going to be picture heavy so I hope you enjoy.

Community Drawing – My First Piece

First thing we did this weekend was Friday at Perma Dirty in Claremont CA. I brought my nephew, daughter, and wife and we joined in the community draw which is going on for the next couple months. All the walls are covered in paper and blank canvases and also some furniture. I chose the chair to start with since it was free and had nothing on it yet.

Nephew's First Drawing

Nephew’s First Drawing Of The Night

Daughter Painting On The Wall

Zoe painting on the wall

After I was done with the chair I moved around the room to admire the work others were working on and chat it up with some friends in attendance. It was pretty warm with all the people and the unusually high humidity for Southern California but we all made due. I saw one guy doing homework next to an amazing artist Cynthia Garcia while she worked diligently on her chalk portrait of the Breaking Bad main star (sorry I don’t have a pic of that).

Doing Homework Is More Interesting To This Guy

Doing Homework Is More Interesting To This Guy

I decided to put a note and an arrow to have fun with this guy. Later he added some math equation which I laughed at. I drew a few more clever doodles and then we left because we were getting tired and hot and wanted to go to bed.

Juicy Weiner

My Juicy Wiener

Nar's Wall

Narwhal’s Like Other Walls

Dunce

What a Dunce

Slender Man

My Daughter Drew Slender Man

So the next day I spent way too long working on the sprinklers but after that we went down to Pomona to participate in the Walking Gallery. The name for this month’s show was Note To Self. My wife gave me a funny idea which I capitalized on. I took a small white board and a dry erase marker and made funny signs all night to get the people walking by to either laugh or interact with me.

What Are You Looking At?

Good way to get you to look at my crotch

I changed my sign every so often after I got a few laughs. Sometimes I had to wait a little bit for people to pay attention to me. I never called out to anyone. I wanted to be as non available as possible. As if the sign wasn’t very important and if they wanted to look they could but as if it was just part of me not something I was doing. Worked out great!

Some People Laughed, Most Cringed

Some People Laughed, Most Cringed

What do you think they touched?

What do you think they touched?

I like making people laugh and I got quite a few laughs out of this piece. I may revisit this another month if I having nothing else to show since it was so much fun.

Only 1?

Only 1?

On Sunday I watched some football and then went to the opening for the newest Chaffey Review literary and art journal at Simplicitea in Rancho Cucamonga. It was butt-ass hot! So many people showed up and it was good to see but with the stupid heat it was hard to do much but drink tea until I exploded. I have a short story in the latest volume, volume 8, which is my first published short story The Last Words Of Tim Dawson. You can buy a copy by sending them a check. All the details are on the website: http://www.chaffeyreview.org/.

Chaffey Review Volume 8

Chaffey Review Volume 8

Pretty busy weekend. Hopefully next month I can finally get the “Big Project” done that I have all these parts for but haven’t spent any time building. I’ll keep you updated. Hope everyone enjoyed the pictures. Let me know in the comments below or on my Facebook page what you thought!

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