Monday, December 22, 2008

Ru Paul + Glinda!

Time to pick up the brushes again, as World of Wonder has asked me to do a piece for their upcoming exhibit on RuPaul, who is about to launch the new reality show "Drag Race" (think Project Runway + Drag Queens). When I read that one of RuPaul’s favorite movies was “The Wizard of Oz,” this concept just seemed like a natural. Now that I have the piece "sketched" on my computer, it is time to put the paint on the canvas. This one will be 30" x 36." Stay tuned for the updates! To see more of my art, visit my regular website.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Palm Springs

Even though I live only a few hours away, Palm Springs has not been high on my travel radar. For some reason, its charms pretty much escape me, and whenever I get in the car for a trip, chances are it’s to LA, and not the Desert. However, on my most recent trip, I did manage to shoot a few things that I thought looked cool and might warrant a repeat trip!

Dipping into my library of vintage images, I came up with these two of the Chi Chi, taken in October 1964, approximately one year before this hip social club closed.

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