November 29, 2011

Austin - Vertically

More pictures from our Austin trip last month!

I had to post them to bring back feelings of warmer weather...


Wizard World Austin was a really fun convention
 Thanks for inviting us down, WW!

So after we visited with my lovely aunt we rented a car and drove about 3 hours further West to Austin.  There was so little time to actually see the city, since we were at the con Friday, Saturday and Sunday all day - so we tried to pack as much into our nights as possible!

At the convention I got to meet some really nice people (I'll be doing a post specifically about the artists I loved) but some celebrities as well.

I talked to Chandler Riggs, the kid who plays Carl on my favorite show "The Walking Dead" on AMC.  He was super adorable, and really fun to talk to.

He told me (SPOILER ALERT) that the day they filmed him getting shot was also his birthday!  He also informed me "getting fake shot is really cool".

The original cast of Willy Wonka was also there, talked with "Charlie", who is now a vet on an organic farm.  What a cool guy he was, and we discussed the other-ness kind of atmosphere in that film, since it was shot in Germany.

I also spoke with Juliet Landau - who is in my favorite movie "Ed Wood"!  

Apparently she is on Buffy now (which I don't watch) so I got the feeling she was happy to escape crazy Buffy fans for a chance to talk about Tim Burton for a bit.

She told me that he is really cool about letting actors improv some - a little of what you see the actors actually decided to do.  She also said when he gets excited on set, he jumps up and down and air claps - since you can't make sound while the camera is rolling.  Hilarious!






Chuy's in Austin - I love this place!


Downtown Austin


The con had some great Christmas gift ideas...


Buccee's mystery snacks in Lockhart, TX 



Rocky Mtn. Candy Co. in Houston 



At the Apple Store, messing around with the iPad I so covet







Houston



November 27, 2011

Big Holiday Art Sale!

Hey friends! 

Happy Cyber Monday! 
(Okay it's Sunday now, but who cares)

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These paintings have made their way from Los Angles and back again to Boston, so after 2 years I'm having a big sale to get them a good home.

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LUCHA NINO

 12 x 12" acrylic, pencil + oil on Reeves BFK paper



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The VINEYARD


11 x 14" pencil, ink + gouache on Reeves BFK


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The ORANGE GROVE 

11 x 14", pencil + gouache on Reeves BFK paper 


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SHALIMAR (The Snake Charmer)


16 x 20", pencil + gouache on Reeves BFK paper 



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November 25, 2011

Austin - Horizontally


Austin is really different from Houston, as far as the vibe goes.

I was excited to visit this place for the first time, not only since the music and BBQ is top notch, but the trend of gourmet food trucks that is hot right now - wow, they are everywhere! and amazingly delicious!

It's much easier to walk around Austin than Houston, but in both cities I prefer the artsy neighborhoods of the Heights (in Houston) and South Lamar (in Austin)



at Annie's in Austin





The Driskill Hotel + 1886 Bakery



Oh my gosh, I loved Chuy's!  I don't care that it's a chain, it was super fun






Taste of Fire food truck has the best Thai!



Worked on a commission at the Austin ComiCon

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we tried something new - we went out to Salem Cross Inn for a real New England Thanksgiving!




Growing up in Massachusetts of course, "The First Thanksgiving" plays/pageants were always mandatory.  My grandfather, being a Protestant Minister, also made me familiar with the New England style white-washed chapels you see all over the place here.

I still have never been to Plymouth, MA - have you guys?

We had dinner up there on the barn loft - it was so cool!  The atmosphere was amazing!