Monday, October 26, 2009

Lovin' the cooler weather...

Loving this cooler weather we are having here in Athens. The  leaves are starting to show some real color now, the air is brisk at night and I can leave the windows open at night and enjoy the chill.  I find myself sitting outside a lot at night, staring into the clear black sky, filled with stars and a sliver of a crescent moon.   It is quiet where I live,  save for the rustling of the animals in the woods behind the house or the occasional pack of coyotes yelping to each other.

The neighboring subdivision development  that stalled and now sits empty has become home to more than one pack. I hear them yipping and yelping back and forth to each other at night.  It is a chilling sound.

I have been in the studio drawing for several days now. I have been working hard on drawing panels for a comic series/graphic novel. I've been working on the stories and character development for a while, but I have just begun to make the actual drawings. It is taking longer than I hoped it would, but I am proud of what I am producing.  I'll let you meet  my characters along the way if you are interested.

This illustration I call  - Full Cold Moon

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Holidays are just around the corner

Yes, it's true, don't shoot the messenger.   This year i'll be debuting my first line of sexxxy holiday greeting cards. I've been working oh so hard on the artwork, arranging the printing, packaging - so exciting to finally see one of my long list of dreams come true.   Keep watching, kids, I'll let you know how you can see them real soon.

on another note, my new website is nearing completion.  I hope to showcase a lot  more of my work, past and present and make available originals and prints for the collectors.  

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Wild Rumpus Halloween Spectacle -

October is probably my favorite month. The air is cooler and crisp, and somehow even smells a little fresher. The sky takes on the particularly vibrant shade of cyan, and the sun shines golden. October brings the Harvest Moon, probably the prettiest full moon of the year.

Then comes Halloween in Athens.

Athens is a writhing hotbed of creative energy, chock full of musicians, writers, artists and 30,000+ University of Georgia students who are drooling eager to taste all the frivolity and carnality that life can offer. Their seething spirits cannot help but erupt from the simmering cauldron of creativity every Halloween, transforming Athens from small southern college town to a raucous run through the street spook-tacular. Artists, musicians, townies and thousands of University of Georgia students take to the streets, in their sexiest, most outlandish and creative attire. The throngs take over the town, meeting, greeting, drinking and dancing long into the blackest night, until the first pink rays of dawn touch the sky and beckon all the monsters to seek shelter from the coming day.

This year we have a new event to look forward to. Local favorite musician Timi Conley has brought us the first ever Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade. Envisioned as a wild-in-the-street spectacle parading through the wicked streets of Athens, organizers are inviting those with a creative spirit and wicked sense of fun to come and join the party.

The parade will consist of groups of people organized as Brigades - groups of paraders with a common theme. At intervals the parade will stop and the various Brigades will perform their music, dance or whatever craziness they have conjured up. The Brigades already committed are listed on the Wild Rumpus website. People are invited to join an existing Brigade, or gather their friends and form their own.

If you are in the Athens area on All Hallows Eve, join the freaks and geeks on the west side (40watt area) around 10pm for the beginning of the first, but surely not the last, Wild Rumpus Halloween Parade and Spectacle.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just got back from NYC. Went to a gallery opening in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn. My girl Dana Jo had her first NYC gallery show. We travelled with 5 other friends and stayed in Williamsburg, near Bedford. I really like the place we stayed, and hope we can get the same apt next time.

We had a really great time, ran all over the city for four straight days. Met some interesting people, found some great clubs and the thrift stores were incredible.

We visited central park, dipped our toes in the fountain, watched a concert then exited near 59th. Walked past the Plaza hotel and saw the trailers and lights and crew working on a scene for the new Sex in the City 2 movie. We stuck around for a minute to see what the crowd was hangin' around for, but got bored and moved on.

Saturday my sis and I went to Battery park, then rode the ferry to Liberty Island. After that, caught the D train to Coney Island. Looks like it might have been awesome once, but is past it now. Could be a great bar crawl, but the bars close at 9 pm and THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS. Yes, you read right, beer galore and the public restroom is locked up at 6 pm. One bar was for customers only, but guess what, a private party with a $20 cover. No thanks. The next boardwalk bar had a restroom, but oh what fun - it is OUT OF ORDER. Finally a lonesome looking homeless guy laying on the boardwalk told us that there was a restroom down by the Wonder Wheel. Off we go. Ok, he was right, there IS a bathroom, it costs a quarter to get in, it is dirty and there's no tissue. Ok, emergency handled for now, so back down the boardwalk to find more beer. We land at a sandy beachy place called Beer Island. Nice folks here and t hey have portapotties out back. Lots of them. Wish I had known that before scrambling back down the block to the dark and dirty paytoilet.

Dana bought a bottle of sangria from beer island and we made our way back to the train station. She brought paper cups so we thought we'd h ave a little belt on the train home. Bad choice - we broke out the wine and cups, then noticed an off duty nypd on the car. oops. So, on the next stop we hopped off the car and ran back to the next one. Next stop, one more car back. Two cars back is far enough. Out comes the sangria and the cups and 2 minutes later we are toasting new york!! I'm sure we were quite a sight, laughing and taking pics and acting fools. We caught the attention of a young man on the train - his name was Isreal - Izzy. We shared our wine with him; he told us we looked like farmers. How did h e know we were from the south? right. He invited us to a big gallery party; we actually planned to go, but once we got back to our apartment plans quickly changed, several times. There were more invitations and things to see and do than we had time for. You know how it is.

Anyway, we flew to Atlanta on sunday, and drove back to Athens, GA. Traveling is great, but it is always sweet to come home and snuggle in your own bed.

I've been working on some new pinup style stuff, hope to debut it soon. friend me on facebook if you like, just search for cynthiapendley.