Happy Easter-Ostara-Passover-or whatever you are celebrating this weekend! I hope you are among friends and family! Today is actually the day after my parents' 40th Anniversary, so celebrating love is pretty much what I want to do today. Screw candy. Someone loving you enough to put up with your quirks and demons for 40 years= much sweeter!
|The Oklahoma History Center in OKC- this is where I am working for the next month!|
I realized I haven't blogged as frequently lately- yikes! I got busy. Bad me. One of the things taking up most of my time is a 3-wall mural project for the Oklahoma History Center
here in OKC near the state capitol. This May they will be opening an exhibit called "Oklahoma @the Movies" featuring the history of Oklahoma-born folks involved in cinema. Did you know the guy who did the original voice of Donald Duck was from my state? Or Mary Blair, ah-mazing concept artist for Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella? In May you will be able to see treasures from many Okie connections. Anyway, I have been contracted to do 3 pieces of wall-art to fit in with 3 parts of the exhibit, ranging from more "set design" type painting to more fantastical creative work.
We also had our Sit.Stay.Art! preview party at Deer Creek Veterinary Clinic about a week ago and I met some of the submitting artists and their lovely work. Here are some photos from the evening.
|this is me with my submission for Sit.Stay.Art! - I painted a dog named Bagel.|
|Valerie McEvoy and Sandina Heckert|
Sandina is the beauty and brains behind Sit.Stay.Art!
|artist Mary Monson of Paws 'n' Portraits with her painting of Larrs|
|Thanks Deer Creek!|
Coming up.... next week I pick up a torso/breast cast to paint for one of the OKC Roller Derby girls, VV Valkyrie. This will be auctioned off and the rollergirls will also be having a fundraiser bout for Breast Impressions
, an organization that has been doing the "breast-casts" for years to raise awareness and fund breast cancer education. I will post the completed pics here, but if you wanna follow along with my progress on the murals and the cast- check out my Facebook page
... and have a great weekend!!