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20 Pages & sundry


Both the 20 Pages and Dogs Days of Summer art shows come down today. Tomorrow I will pick up my art. It was a really great event, with a exceptionally large turn-out during ArtWalk, and particularly those that came into the MAC. I’m always surprised at how many people will brave the element just to enjoy some of the culture the city as to offer. Thomas Harrison, the Fine Arts Editor at the local paper, did quite a bit of press about the two events.

This, however, is not the end of my sketchbook journey. The directo of The Mary C in Ocean Springs is having an event to showcase our sketchbooks in an effort to encourage Mississippians to participate in a similar project in their area. It’s pretty awesome. The date has been set for the event, I’m not exactly sure if it’s a open to the public. I will post more info about it after I find out.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to getting a mini-vacation to this wonderful beach community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s easily been ten years since I’ve been to Ocean Springs. Which only works to remind me that I’m only getting older.

Anyway, here’s some art.

My piece for the Dog Days of Summer show, based on Canis Major and Sirius.

20 Pages: First page done; lyrics from “Slow Show” by The National

20 Pages: Katniss & Peeta (THG) w/ lyrics from “You Were a Kindess” by The National

2 0 Pages: The sketch on the right was done first, drawn one day while I was having a chai latte at Cream & Sugar. The sketch on the left is of local designer John Ross Thomas, whom I met at during my art exhibit in January.

20 Pages: “Shawarma.” The Avengers was amazing.

20 Pages: Sketch based on the poem “Becoming the Villainess” by Jeannine Hall Gailey


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