Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arrival in Portland, Oregon!!! Time for a sale!

  I have moved from sunny, swampy Jacksonville Florida to beautiful Portland Oregon.  Such a big change!  My wife and I are very happy here in our new studios in the Pacific NorthWest.

  To celebrate my big relocation, I have decided to have a big 20% off sale on my Etsy site.

  Just use the coupon code "SAVE20OFF" at the checkout and get 20% off of anything in the store, even if it is already marked down.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Stellar Four features Me!

Last week, the blog "Stellar Four" featured some of my work on their blog.  How cool is that?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Circus of Silhouettes

   I have always liked the old carnival side show scene; the Barkers, the freak shows, the strange desire to see something you know isn't quite real, the seedy atmosphere and the darkened tents full of people wanting to see but not be seen, the tawdry attractions and poorly glimpsed weirdities.
   So here is my homage to the old time classic side show attraction.  All artwork is shown here framed and hanging on a wall.  I have formatted the art to look like it is painted on a canvas banner stretched across a tent.  Lots of weathering and distressing to give it age and a bit of "grunge" (just like the real thing.
   My Circus of Silhouettes is from right around the turn of the century, the twentieth century that is.  Vintage Americana.

This is the first one I created, the Dog Faced Man.  I imagine that he is a bit of a dandy.  

          This is my second image, the famous Two Headed sisters Tilly and Trudy (real people from 1905).  Apparently, Trudy was very shy and had to be coaxed to perform by her "sister" Tilly (her other half); hence the parasol to hide behind.
                              What carnival would be complete without it's own Strong Man?  You gotta love the old waxed handlebar mustaches these guys sported.

This is one of my favorites, the Elephant Man (not the guy from the movie).  I imagine he is a gentleman here (note the pocket handkerchief and bowler hat in hand).

Every side show has it's own Fiji Mermaid.  They are never as beautiful as you think they are going to be.  If you don't believe me, look it up.  The banners would always emphasize the traditional notion of a mermaid; beautiful and seductive.  But the real "Fiji Mermaid" was a gruesome stuffed mummy that looked like half dog, half fish.  As  you can see, I went for the beautiful and seductive look here.

                   And finally, the star of the show, the glamorous and beautiful High Wire Helena!  You gotta have at least one beautiful act amongst all the freaks and oddities, its a tradition.  This is the only one of the series that is not if full profile, her face is turned more of three quarter look.  I wanted some variety and you don't always have to show everything to carry a likeness.

All are available at my Etsy Store.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New shop at Indie Fixx Galleria

  I decided to audition for a featured shop at Indie Galleria, and what do you know, I got it.  This is a blog/shop that is curated by a woman named Jen who features artists and craftspeople that she likes.  My shop will be up until mid-June here; Indie Fixx Galleria.  I am still on Etsy, this is just a second outlet for me, hopefully to drive more traffic to Barking Mad at Etsy.
  You can also get a 20% off coupon by shopping through the link at this store (see the coupon code).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Its the last week for 20% off at my Etsy store!

Don't miss out on the last week of my sale.  Save 20% off of everything, even the items already marked down.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birdcage Woman #2 hits the blogs

TotusMel's Wunderkammer featured my new image, Birdcage woman #2 today (tuesday 3/22); TotusMel's Wunderkammer

Now for sale in my store:  Barking Mad Arts & Curiosities

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Marchmadness" sale has only 10 days left!

Don't be Late! Only 10 days left in the Barking Mad 20% off sale! Don't forget that you can even use the discount coupon on items already marked down.  Use the coupon code "marchmadness" and save on everything in my store.