Thursday, March 21, 2013

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!
Last night I finished the rough sketch for this painting!

This small painting of Lydia Deetz will be at:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sketches and Stitching!

How the heck was your St. Patrick's Day weekend?

While mine had nothing to do really with the green-clad drinking festivities, it was still a blast.  Saturday night my middle-school dreams came true, as I finally got to see a They Might Be Giants concert.  And it was at the Vic to boot, which is one of my favorite venues.  The new TMBG album is rockin' and fun and the show was everything I hoped it could be.

Another interesting event:
Friday date-night fun at the Music Box - after filling our bellies full of tapas and sangria we went to see Eddie Pepitone present his documentary, The Bitter Buddha.  As a Pepitone fan it made me happy - but I think it's just a good documentary all around and if you're into the stand-up comedy and alt-comedy scene it's for sure worth a rental.  It was particularly interesting to see both in the film and in the theater audience the effect that podcasting has had on this culture.

St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, we did nothin'.  I'm not big on the Chicago celebration madness - even just going to the Vic was completely nuts on Saturday night.  So, like last year, hiding inside most of the day and drawing pictures and eating pancakes.  Later in the afternoon it was out to a quiet bar for some beer & sketch-bookin'

Where I finished up this little moleskine doodle of Alex

And then I just did some goofy doodles, while watching Leprechaun at Lock Down, ha!
Perfect St Patrick's day!

Here's some other fun new art stuffs:
These two monsters are now available in my Etsy Shop!

Along with a new embroidery piece

The rest of the week is going to be getting work finished for the two shows next month.  
Lots of tiny sewing to do for Stitched!

And lots of painting and drawing to do for Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice! 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Beginning

The Treehouse - Chicago
It's been a while, hasn't it! 
Getting settled into my new home and studio space has been fun but also a bit of work.  January was mostly spent moving, cleaning, and collecting furniture.  February was a ton of work at the day job, adjusting to life in the city (holy crap), but also some road-trippin' and concerts and fun stuff. 
And now, March is half-done and I'm back at it.  Here's what's been the haps...
The ususal late nights at the table.
"Filthy Mouth" is almost complete - on hold while I get some work done for a couple shows next month...
Tootsie Monster #6 is in the works (sold already)
New friends about to hit my Etsy shop!  This weekend I think...
Some merpy portraits of the boys in my new little moleskine

Speaking of treehouses, there's a brand-new one in my Etsy shop today!
And for shows next month:
A new watercolor painting for a fun themed show out around Los Angeles
And I'm also very excited to be a part of this show at Clutter Gallery next month!  And, I'll be at the opening if you're out New York City way! 
I'll be back to posting regular updates here, now that I'm all unpacked and plugged-in and working again.  For up-to-the-minute dorkery and photos, you can always check out my
Instagram! - "melissasuestanley"
Happy Spring!