I'm back from an exciting weekend in Petaluma California and the Halloween and Vine show. WOW, What a great time I had! The weekend started on Friday when my good buddy Dennis Haynes (another terrific artist) and Robert Gonzales threw a magnificent dinner party with lots of great grub, party favors, and good friends. On Saturday at the show I met lots of my FaceBook friends and made some new ones. I also had the chance to see lots of amazing art created by some of the most amazing people I've ever met. Most of my friends know that I had to pull out of the show a month ago because of my workload, but I had to pop in for a visit anyway because I knew so many people I cared about would be there. Besides, Petaluma is just down the street ;-) It's amazing to see all of the shoppers picking out their Halloween goodies, dolls, trinkets, and sculptures. I've never been in a room with so many like-minded individuals. Truly and awe inspiring event! I spoke to the coordinators of H&V and was told I would be invited to next years show - YAHOOOO!! Now I'm even more excited than I was this year! It all ended too quickly as we finished the weekend in San Francisco at my sisters home and feasted, drank lots of wine, and played hours of Cranium until the wee hours of the morning. I had to call it a night when they pulled out the Ouija board. I'm not one to mess with the spirit world. Anyway, a great time was had by all and I really can't wait until next years event! Now I need to get back to work because I have a deadline this Friday for my NEW Splat book - Splat the Cat and the Name of the Game., then next week its off to Miami Beach for a little weekend getaway! I forgot to take my camera to the event, but luckily my friends and family are shutterbugs. Thanks guys!
UPDATE: It's been a while, but I haven't forgotten my blog. I am SWAMPED with a workload that boggles my mind! Currently I'm illustrating three children's books at one time! Also, I'm working on my own children's picture book projects that I need to finish soon or my agent is going to change her number. Poor me right? Well, I'm not complaining about my work because I feel very fortunate. Yesterday, my dog barked at me when I came out of my studio. He didn't recognize me! So, I juggle, and sleep when I can. On top of everything else I am squeezing in my projects for this years Halloween and Vine Show. I know, I know, you get the picture. Nothing like overstating the point.
Anyway, in conclusion, I wanted to let you know I will be posting works in progress pix here on my blog and my Face Book page. See you soon!
Here are a couple of detail pix of upcoming characters I'm making. I'll announce here what day I will be posting them for sale in my shop "Grimm Grinz", so if you follow this blog you will be first to know!
I've opened a new online store called "Grimm Grinz Studio", and I hope you will be able to stop by and see my goods. I'm still uploading images (it takes some getting used to) and learning the ropes, but there is a bit of eye candy I hope you will enjoy...or maybe have to have. Just click the ETSY banner in the right hand column.