Also while I was bored at home recovering, I made some portraits of models from magazine ads.
The gold hair girl is my favorite – crazy hair is always the most fun to make.
The one of the green girl I donated to my friend’s Marathon fundraiser and apparently it became a new New Yorker’s first piece of art for her new apartment!
(Gold Hair and Blue Mom are available if you’re interested)
Tags: art, benefit, collage, custom made, fundraiser, girl, hair, handmade, magazines, New York marathon, scrapbooking, wall art, woman
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A friend told me he liked my art, but that he thought it would really only appeal to chicks (which wasn’t the first time I’d heard that). He said if I wanted to make something for dudes it would have to be a girl holding a gun or something. Done.
I tore my ACL playing soccer and was a little terrified about surgery. I decided to make a card for my surgeon with a guilt-trippy message about “thank you in advance for making me able to run again” and “I’m so grateful to be in the hands of such a respected surgeon” or whatever, and I put an image of a girl running on the front. The hardest part of this was making so small an image, but it worked out. And he did a good job!
For years I liked collecting what I call religious propaganda, which basically refers to anything faith-based that someone is handing out on the street, and other things like glow-in-the-dark Mary candles and Bibleopoly (actually kind of a fun game). I decided to use the handouts to recreate the Brooklyn Girls Baywatch Babe. Not sure it worked that well because the whole point is the contrast between the papers, and it’s also such small pieces that you can’t really tell what’s written on it, but it was a fun project nonetheless.