Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Yesterday, my first EVER....

Fan 'mail'.

Noticed I had activity on my StarvnRtist FB page.
It was a private message from a COMPLETE STRANGER!

'Hey Amy. I love your work. I get to see it at the studio. Small world...from _____ living in ____now too'.
(some of my work is displayed at a local yoga/spinning studio)


:D

Monday, April 21, 2014

I have the opportunity to...

show my work at a local spinning/yoga studio.
A friend told me to contact a studio owner. 
She said he was looking to display local artists, said his studio is more like a gallery than 'gym'. 
I contacted him last Wed and on Friday I met with him and willingly left 3 pieces there, with promises to bring more.
When I met with him on Friday, he told me of his visions of having a show (if he can get enough art (all styles)) to showcase. He even called my work 'quality'.  !!!

Today (with hubs help)...



He told us that 1 of the higher ups at Starbucks is a client of his.
'Mothership' aka Starbucks is far left on last pic.

Ordered business cards today (cross your fingers they turn out alright).
So, this is happening...

I'm TERRIFIED!  


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gunna bite the bullet....etsy, again.


Have been working on some new art, so much so, that it's starting to take over the house...must list them...make room for more and monies to buy supplies.  I. NEED. SUPPLIES.

So, if you're feeling froggy, check me out:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarvnRtist?ref=si_shop

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Zombie Makeup (cause there aren't enough out there)

*I bought a zombie kit, but he wasn't a fan of it*

*zombie makeup TAKE 2*

What you need:
2 ply toilet paper (separate the layers and rip into smaller pieces)
Elmer's Glue
Makeup (regular girlie makeup)

WASH FACE!

Figure out where you want the booboo/scar/tissue damage/wound?

Using your finger, dip into glue and then onto skin (not too much not too little).

Place tissue (piece by piece)
*it will wrinkle, it will roll, it will build up = NO Worries*
Let air Dry or use a blow dryer (on cold)

*Makeup*
I used:
Browns/Yellows/Black/Red or Rust/Green (dark and light)

Browns/Yellows and Black around eyes. 

On / Around the wound: 
Black/Brown and Red
The rest of the face, add color where you think they belong. 

I used the Green as an accent (along hairline, corner of mouth/nose)

I did use the 'blood' that came with the makeup. 
 It was Green, it was gross...but in the end it was very cool looking.

*his costume was fun to do too*

Thursday, October 31, 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2013






MEDUSA!

*The Headpiece*
 ...is rather heavy.
I used 3 wire hangers to make up the base. 
Then I used 5+ rubber snakes and 4 smaller snakes, and wired them onto the base. 
Spray painted everything black (had previously painted the snakes black),
Used my Medusa dread falls (that I made) and wrapped those into the headpiece.
I read somewhere that Medusa liked shinny things....so, I hit up many yard sales and my own stash to find pieces. 

*The Makeup*
Fishnet stocking over forehead.
I used Halloween black to dab on and then used glitter black powder to set it.
*The Eyes*
White upper lids.
Elmers glue + White glitter.
Dark purple in the crease and a lighter for under the brow. 
Light pink lipstick + purple eye shadow to set and color lips.

*Hair*
Put hair in pigtails. 
Put on 2 dread falls per side. 
Headpiece. 
Then used the other dread falls to balance the headpiece in place.
*Medusa dread falls - I braided the wavy yarn together in sections.  Then added any lil shiny bits to it.  THEN dropped into boiling water for a few seconds. Pulled out and let air dry for a few hours (days really, only cause I hadn't felt like messing with them sooner). Then strung onto another piece of yarn (like you do putting together dread falls normally).

*Black dress*

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Last Minute Makeup

Had a Halloween Harvest Festival to take the boys to, but I didn't want to use my costume for this year. 
I took the wire crown I made.
DreadFalls from a couple years ago...
And
Makeup!
I don't know what I was? 
A Clown?
Goth Clown?
I don't know.
*The MAKEUP*

Water down liquid liner in my palm using a makeup brush (cheap one).
Lined the lower lids -
adding more water in the spots where I wanted it to run.

It was reading Dark and Moody and since the event was a kids thing, I wanted it to be more playful.

I went back over the runs w/ purple eyeshadow and then went ahead and did the rest of the makeup. 
BRIGHT.
COLORFUL.
DRAMATIC.

Still not *playful* enough...
I took Elmer's Glue and painted on over the runs and lower part of the lid.
Then using a Qtip, I dipped that into PINK Glitter and put on the glued spots.
I did the same technique to my upper lid, but with -
White eyeshadow and White glitter.


It was so much fun! 
I didn't want to take it off.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

#6 and ...


Number 6 - 
Outer right forearm.
Feathers & birds tat.
15 birds = the yrs hubs and I have been together.
The flight of them = freedom / fly away 
(b/c we are FINALLY getting out of this state!)

(my drawing)

I also got a #7, but that's for me to know and you not to find out ;P  lol 

By Kevin @ Salty's

(I like working in odd numbers, I feel balanced now)