Thursday, June 26, 2014

Face broke/off/whatever

I consider myself an optimist. I mean, I'm a Virgo! So maybe I'm just reaching for optimism, but goddammit if I'm not gonna give that 110%! If I work and practice and work and practice, I'm gonna be GREAT (humbly, of course) at being positive.
Trauma's a real beast. Physical trauma is an interesting dog. I am almost healed from a severe hematoma, aka The Ugliest Black Eye ever, and now I broke my face again. Its perhaps no biggie: broken nose (my 3rd, the other two from being a kid). But I can't breathe right and have an even uglier flatenning/bigger bump. And it HURTS. Black eye looked awful but didn't hurt after the initial whack.. this one just throbs and calcifies into a bigger uglier mutant scar. Vanity is just that; my poor face. This is something different. A nagging depression that you're owed you're comeuppance from the universe. Why so many endless harsh lessons after lessons?
I'm lucky. I love my little family. I get to paint for a job. My friends are my greatest allies/mentors. But injury post injury, it is a drag. It just started pouring June rain as I typed this, my wishes answered, luck after all.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kamilche Scene Report

Sooooo... all of these things happened recently.

1. I broke my face, but at least I match the buoy.

Seriously, its kinda no big deal. Its about a million times better than it was 4 days ago and the CT scan says I'm just fine. Freak accident.

2. I did a live painting demo in the window of my friend's shop, Psychic Sister. J-Tro accompanied me by playing some electronic music. Super fun! I painted a quick portrait from the cover of a Martin Denny record.. lettering is not my strong-suit.

Made this flyer for the event..

3. I painted this cat, Frankie, as a commission for my friend Bridget's birthday. (Excuse the barrel distortion).

here's a process shot:

4. I went to Arizona as a tourist for the most excellent wedding of a hilarious friend I've known for 20 years. And met my spirit instrument at the MIND BLOWING Musical Instrument Museum.

5. I painted this cat on commission, Leroy:

6. And this one, Freya (which I unfortunately did not take a very good picture of):

7. I hurtled myself down a mountain in a blizzard (like an actual blizzard, with 50+ mph winds, ouch).

8. Painted Vic the dog for Vic's Pizzeria (again, I take pretty bad pictures of my work, need to hire a pro).

9. Did I mention I broke my face? They wrapped my head in an old-timey bandage!

10. And.. coming soon: a new wine label for the super rad Deux Punx winos.