I’m so excited! I’m one of the winners of the Focus Features, “For Your Consideration Moonrise Kingdom Fan Art Contest.”
I wanted to convey Wes Anderson’s love of symmetry, as well as the theater-like qualities of his film making. He often has plays in his movies, and his scenes alternate between exhibiting a static quality evocative of the stage and a frenetic realism that jars the viewer into reconsidering their perceptions about the movie. The figures are intentionally reminiscent of the Moonrise Kingdom character shot (featured on their website, among other places.) They all face forward, gazing at the viewer, with three exceptions: Susie and Sam, who obviously only have eyes for each other, and Captain Sharp who gazes at the very married Laura Bishop. She does not return his gesture (although I like to think she is aware of it) and instead stands stoically next to her husband, who is seemingly defiant, but his resigned polar bear shoulders give him away.
It was very exciting to create some art for something I loved so much. And great news after being sick with pneumonia. I was very sick, but really, really wanted to create something for Moonrise Kingdom. This was the best “get well” sentiment I could have received!
About 15 years ago I bought a packet of blank postcards thinking, “I’ll totally draw on these and send them to my friends!” Fast forward 15 years and I still have a pack of blank postcards.
I’m kind of a procrastinator.
Since I got married I’ve discovered that the best way for me to get anything done was to be accountable to other people. Obvious? Well not to me. So a couple weeks ago I posted on my facebook asking if anyone wanted a hand drawn postcard. The replies were a surprise to me. Most were from people I hardly know except through the internet. It was nice to discover that I had people interested in my art. So anyway, that’s what I’m working on right now and I’ll post them here when I’ve finished them!
The other project I’ve started is a paper doll poster of Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom! Look for it in November. Prints will be available in the store for purchase 😀
Yay! I was included in Red Bubble’s “Weekly Wrap.”
I really have to thank Red Bubble for boosting my confidence. I’m a very shy person who doesn’t like to show their work. I have friends that didn’t even know I was an artist for the first couple of years they knew me.
I don’t really know what else to say other than, Thank You 🙂
Yay! Redbubble chose my painting, “Star Girl” for their homepage!!!
redbubble chose my painting, “Beauty Dreaming” as one the images for their homepage today!