Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's a Dress-tastrophe!

I made it out alive...
So, as I mentioned in my last post, I went up to Boston to visit my friend Courtney and attend the Running of the Brides to (maybe) get her dress. I took my flip camera with me to capture the event on video. I don't know how to edit and upload videos yet, but I do know how to use that "snap" button and here are some very blurry images (due to the hustle) from that morning!
Team Courtney, which consisted of Courtney... and me... and that's it, briskly walked through the doors about 1 minute and 12 seconds after they opened. There were still hundreds of people behind us on line and the racks were already empty. A manager-man yelled "Get back there, girls! There's over 3,000 gowns" so we went walking toward the back of the room.
On our way back there, I managed to capture this chick climbing on top of a bin. That ain't a jungle gym, woman!
When Team Courtney reached the back of the room, we noticed a lot of this (above). See that girl in the blue shirt casually throwing her entire body on a HUGE pile of dresses. It appeared that every gown had been "claimed" and the doors weren't even open 2 minutes.
Here is a snapshot of the sleeve of my coat. This happened a lot while filming. Some people ask me "Hey Jamie, how do you maintain such long, beautiful nails while being an artist?" Here is my answer: I don't bite them.
Bride-to-be mayhem!
Get those gowns off the floor, ladies!

Team Courtney was unsuccessful in acquiring a gown at the Running of the Brides, but it was one of the most entertaining events I've ever attended. I've never seen so many serious women, so determined. It felt a bit like watching a National Geographic Wildlife video, but instead of lions preying on gazelle, there were women preying on dresses.

Anyways, after that Team Courtney drove out to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to visit a different Bridal Gown store and...
see "Cute Show" at Ello Gallery. I wish I had more pictures, but for some reason all the ones I took inside came out blurry. It was a very cute space and I enjoyed seeing the show!
As a "thank you" for being an awesome teammate on the gown-hunt, Courtney bought me this little notebook by Argyle Whale from Ello Gallery. It's frickin' adorable and the perfect size to carry in my bag!

In other news...
I have a new ACEO available on ebay! The auction for "Purrfect Sundae" will end on Tuesday.
and new limited edition "Gangsta" prints are now available in my etsy shop!
More soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wings to Rest On

New piece titled "Wings to Rest On" is available in my etsy shop!
I will be away from February 19th to 21st so orders placed during that time will ship the following Monday. I'm going to be heading up to Boston to see my bestest friend, who is engaged. We plan on attending the "Running of the Brides" to get her dress! Wish us luck... and survival!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

new work in progress

Sorry the posting hasn't been as frequent lately. I'm keeping busy working on pieces for an upcoming show at Black Maria Gallery in Los Angeles in April. Above is a shot of some completed pieces and some work in progress... more to come.
I've finished making my first limited edition print with an accompanying (and coordinating, ooh-la-la) certificate of authenticity. "Princess Bling" prints are now available in my etsy shop. These will be signed and numbered on the front in an edition of 50.
In other news, I will have a piece in Eclectix Gallery's "Eat It!" show that opens in mid-march, more on that when the date approaches. I have a few ACEOs in progress, so I should have some ebay auctions up soon, hopefully over the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 02, 2009

"Uniform" at Suite 100

My pieces for "Uniform" at Suite 100 Gallery in Seattle, WA. The show runs February 13th thru March 6th. For more information, please visit: