Saturday, August 8, 2009

I love las vegas

ever since i went to vegas for work in sept 2008, i've not been able to get it out of my mind. I love the desert, the lights, the glamour, the excitement...and I love the vintage vegas style. I've studied the history of the area and collected a bunch of vintage photos. Vegas' past glitz and style have mesmerized me... I've been back twice on my own since then. I have two more trips in the planning stages - four nights over the new years eve holiday and four more nights in april for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly 13. my artwork in progress now reflects that obsession. I hope you find it as exciting as I do. I posted a very small sneak peak in my last post.

Friday, August 7, 2009

oh my head. today was the 2nd longest day at work ever. ever. we had a 6.30 am critique meeting. we got lots of things approved, so it was a productive morning.

I was glad to get to come home this afternoon.

I am working on a new drawing. I have some exciting ideas for it. Here's a little sneak preview.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

some of my girly drawings

thought I'd share some of my older drawings. This one is from a long time ago when I worked for a magazine. it was a cover illustration. It is an ink washing painting. it is intentionally contrasty because we had a crappy old dinosaur of a process camera to shoot with.

I believe she was miss detroit. Not sure now, it was a long time ago.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Just got back from Vegas...

my sister and I just got back from vegas. we went out there to celebrate our birthdays. we stayed at the luxor on the south strip. we played a little, lost a little, won a little, drank a little, shopped a little.

we rode the manhanttan express roller coaster at newyork newyork. it was scary fun. we went to freemont street and gambled in one of the old casinos. I think I like that area better than the strip. I've taken to collecting photos of vintage vegas now, have several posted on my facebook gallery. same name if you wanna go look.

I'll be back to vegas next april for viva 13.