So this month I've been pretty much busy up to my neck between high school Senior thesis work and painting. I'm in the Masters show at the Gene Autry Museum in LA (I swear I'm not lying), so I've had a boatload of stress trying to get them done in time. I'm happy to announce I sold out all three paintings. My pieces titled "Alexa", "Josephine", and "Memoirs" are currently in the museum to view. Last weekend was the artists opening night and Jackie Autry greeted me. I dragged my two best friends along with me and finally they know my other world I've been living in since birth. The art world. These people at the Autry are like my second family to me and I've been going to the show ever since I could remember. I'm 17 now. This year was the first time I was asked to be in the show as a guest artist and how could I refuse? Now I'm working on ideas for next year since I get to be in it again!
I had the chance to meet Christopher Blossom at the Autry, and it was the highlight of my night. I was more excited about that than selling my paintings! I revere him above all maritime painters and his depictions of ships are a force to be reckoned with! They are enchanting and incredibly detailed and accurate. He is such a nice, humble man and acts like he's nothing special. But man his paintings..He was kind enough to talk to me about ships and my nerdiness just poured out and he understood it all. First time something like that has probably happened to me. His wife was so kind and friendly too and talked to me about ship models. Anyways, shout out to him and his lovely wife!
A few days ago I went to Pepperdine with my family to see a collection of the golden age of American illustration paintings. I mean we're talking about Rockwell, Howard Pyle, Joseph Leyendecker, Charles Gibson, Dean Cornwell, and N.C. Wyeth! The timeless masters of illustration! It was quite a jaw dropping spectacle to see such paintings in one room. It was something I'll never forget.
Art aside, lets talk...SHERLOCK. For you Sherlockians out there, *group hug* *hug*. I love you guys <3 and my Tumblr followers www.tumblr.com/blog/ivory-and-… Thanks for putting up with my obsessiveness and weirdness. Today, I found a little plushie hedghog in a random toy store at a rest stop, and I almost died in the store right there He is now my pocket Jawn. My life is made. I will be adding more Sherlock drawings once I finally finish them, and probably some Hobbit themed drawings. I need to dive into the world of Middle Earth some more. And Martin's face needs to be drawn more. There are no limits. No limits for drawing Ben either. It's still hard to fathom they are BOTH in Sherlock, and BOTH in The freaking Hobbit!!!!ASDFGHJKL....but I digress. I do hope my fan letter and drawing "Jawn" of Martin Freeman made it safely to him. I KNOW he's busy and I don't expect a response any time soon, but I really hope it at least made it to the UK.
Switching to subject of OSCARS!!! Tell me, who are you most excited for to win? What categories? Personally for me, I've got my eye on Les Mis and the Hobbit. Two favorites for me. I saw The Hobbit four times, and Les Miserables once (I barely made it through the whole thing without completely breaking down and sobbing uncontrollably) "To love another person is to see the face of God" -favorite line of the whole movie. I burst into tears. DANG YOU HATHAWAY!!!!! ALL THE FEELS! Gosh I hope she wins again.
Anyone watch the BAFTAS? I'm getting antsy to see it tonight! Most of all...MARTIN FREEMAN will be there All the motivation I need to watch it. My parents will get to see me flip out just how I did when Ben was at the Golden Globes. I nearly threw a fork through the TV when he didn't win though. I just replayed his sad puppy face of sadness when he didn't win. (I don't know why I torture myself like that.)
In all, I hope you all have a lovely week and thank you a MILLION times for viewing my page
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