Archive for October, 2011
In case you missed it, here are the details.
That’s right, exactly what the title suggests… FREE ART. Every month I will be giving away an original piece of artwork here on IWishThatItRain.Com-absolutely no strings attached. You do not have to like me, follow me or even pay me. I am even covering shipping to the Contiguous United States. I would be happy to ship elsewhere, but would have to ask for some compensation. I am, after all, a working artist.
I want to promote the ownership of original artwork and give everyone who wants an opportunity to posses art of their own.
Simply send an email with your name and the words “Free Art” in the subject or message to firstname.lastname@example.org. At the end of the month, there will be a random drawing. If your name is drawn, you win! I will then send you an email asking for details on how you would like to obtain your new piece of art!
For the month of October, I am offering up a 24″ wide by 42″ tall, spray paint on wood, portrait of one of my (and I am sure yours, too) all time favorite super heroes… Batman. The piece will come framed in a professional, all wood frame, ready to be mounted. Emails for this piece will be accepted up to 11:59pm CST on October 31st. I will draw the name and the winner will be announced within the next day.
This is open to anybody and everybody so tell your friends and post this link in your blogs, facebooks, twitters, whatever.
First stop by request was to my grandmothers old house specifically to see this tree. I used to climb this for hours when I was little. Half of it was missing. The house had changed as much as the tree; new deck, added garage, new neighbors suspicious of people taking photos….It was really crazy to drive my mom through a town she once called home and say things like,” That street used to be so big,” and, “That hill was just so steep back then.” I trust my mom’s opinion so much I naturally wonder when the ground shifted, but I know deep down that it didn’t. Seeing the tree put me near tears knowing that some things that used to be able to effortlessly hold you may crumble beneath you now.
About two blocks over was the gallery Art Dive, run and owned by one of Jessica’s best friends Chrissy Mullane. Chrissy was out, but i was able to talk to her on the phone via her mother Geri (just a guess on the spelling).
Chrissy has a main gallery space, this pictured side space for her work, a studio complete with giclee machine, another smaller space, storage and a bathroom. Pretty badass space in a still developing edge of downtown.
It was so cool to spend time with family that was eager to see things I was interested in. i got a business card someplace and plan on applying to the gallery for a show just as an excuse to do this again…
Old Painting from 2005? this had to be from about half way through sophomore year. Bad picture, but shows me doing flowers and using the same application process. I completely forgot about this little period.
Which led to the inevitable fulfillment of my birthday prophecy…..eating multiple breakfasts shortly after midnight. They basically cut me off after like 6 eggs, two sides of hash browns, chicken wings, waffles, and more.
And then i went back to work….
I am thankful that I was able to spend the day before my birthday with my mom in Des Moines. Underneath quite possibly the largest sky I have ever seen, I learned infinitely more about what it means to be her son. I feel a connection with Des Moines after seeing my mother’s connection with it, after just seeing the people there and watching the way that they carry themselves, eavesdropping on what they talk about, by seeing the way the city is shaped now and getting glimpse into the potential they are trying to realize.
Since then I have been painting, a lot. Hopefully in my 27th year I can realize my potential.