Sidestreet Artsis showing some of my work. The Fabulous Sidestreeters (members) are showing a collection of my MugShots (coffee cup art) and 8 of my small collages, including some very new pieces. Be sure to drop by the gallery at 28th and Ash (Portland) and have a looksee. The Sidestreet(er) regular member artists have some really great work in their gallery… and the guest artists (like me) have some truly fabulous work, also, as well (like Gary Hirsch’s Bot Joy robots and Paulina Archambault’s portraits) .
If you like coffee and art, you might drop by Motivasi Coffee to see Jack Kent‘s Sketchy People Series and my Coffee Fairy collage series. Motivasi Coffee is located at 4502 NE 42nd Ave. in Portland, OR. The folks there are real friendly and they make some amazing coffee. Show starts the second week of January.
It’s coming… the Christmas Season… and I know that you are probably beginning to think about the upcoming gift buying situation. Why not give the gift of Art-o-rama this year? Zines make great gifts! Here’s some options:
The Holiday Bundle: Here’s a pack of all the Christmas issues thus far, 5 issues (not including this year’s 2017-18 edition). $20 (that’s 5 issues for the price of 4).
The Christmas Suite: The 5 Christmas Issues plus the upcoming 2017-18 issue. $25 (6 issues for the price of 5).
Choose-O-Rama: Choose any 5 issues for $20. (see a full list under books & zines page) or here’s a link
Mystery Pack: 4 ??? issues. $15
OR a Subscription to Art-o-rama… 6 issues every other month- $36
**Shipping and handling is $3.50
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Tell me what you want and where you want it sent to, and I’ll email you the details.
So my pal Betsy Streeter makes a zine… It is aimed at empowerment. I’m not exactly sure why k-9s are involved… but hey, every dog has its day! Mocha, my pooch of some time ago, is getting HER day on the cover of issue # 8.
If you want a copy, let me know via an email… email@example.com
… AND why not peruse the updated “Books & Zines” page? You might just see an issue you can’t live without!
I’m sketching into October… everyday in the month of October, I will post on Instagram and Facebook, an inked drawering. Each day of the month has an official prompt on the official Inktober website. So the “word of the day” is interpreted by artists all over the world and uploaded onto social media with the hashtag Inktober and Inktober2017.
So come find me on Instagram (I am brigtoon on Instagram) and on Facebook under my name. Smiles! And I hope you enjoy the silly stuff I come up with!
I just added some back issues of Art-o-rama to the Books & Zines page. If you missed an issue or you need a specific zine for a gift, you can now order them through this website. I’m still adding older back issues (sub #15), so if you don’t see an issue, check back. I am sold out of Love Letters to Ireland #21 and the Sketchbooking issue #24. Zines are $5 each with some shipping and handling. Pictured is one of my favorite issues…
It’s time to do some updating. You’ll be seeing some changes on the site here as I am updating the portfolio page … you can now see more of my work, including the Mug Shots (complete with prices… ). If you see anything on the site that you wish to purchase you can get a hold of me through the contact button. I can do the PayPal… or other options that we can discuss.
After 10 years of living in Salinas where lettuce is king, I have picked up my artist self and moved to Portland, Oregon… where coffee, microbrew, cartooning, books, donuts, gastropubs, bicycles (and more) are king.
Thank you to all of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for your support and love over the years. 20 years in The Monterey Bay area… I will miss it so… but adventure calls. Love & Hugs.
If you want to voice your opinion as a citizen of this country on policy (as is your right)… but say you don’t have the time to construct a letter to send to our government (via snail mail)… FEAR NOT! I have constructed some for you! I have made a few prefab cartoonifications that express how you might feel… All you have to do is simply download, print, sign your name to and tuck it in an envelope to The White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500) … this allows your voice to be heard when phone lines have been downed at the White House… for reasons I’m still not sure of.
A list of these cartoonifications can be found under the Downloads Letters page. More will be added as the administration moves forward. Feel free to use these, share them with friends, or whatever. Stand up and be heard … or be read! We have the freedom to argue, to disagree, and to let our ideas be heard.
… expression is the conveyor belt of art… or is it the other way around?