Rat Race..

Getting ready for two shows with only a week in between.
First show Arte de Muerto in Alb. July 10 & 11th
July 17th do something special for my daughters Birthday and the 18th my husband and I will be baptizing my cousins new baby boy (our first God child).
July 24th & 25th is my BIGGEST show Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe, NM.
With less than two weeks to be ready for the ADM, it has me in a bit of a panic. I think I will just do what I can do and leave it up to fate. I have been working for a while now on my inventory and I'm sure it will all work out.. at least, I hope to have a better set up for my upcoming shows, better than last year.. (fingers crossed)

Working on a black and white series right now as well as my Chola series. I will try to post photos when I get a .... minute to do so?


Who am I, Where am I?...

Sorry to neglect my blog. Since I have become a "FaceBooker" I have created a fan page there and since I am checking my FaceBook everyday it is easier to update there, than it is here on my blog. In fact, I have had to upload my photos to this page around 3 times because I accidentally clicked on backspace or delete and lost my photos. There is no way to retrieve them here, that I know of, so that is frustrating!
Never the less, I really enjoy blogging... when I have time,
which I don't' seem to have much of that these days...

So, since San Antonio I have been busy on different shows. Some great, some not so great at all... Is it me, the economy, the genre of show..? I know things will pick up, but, I also have to pay more attention to the type of show I am participating in. If the show is not focused on Art, neither are the people. When I participate as a vendor at a place not focused on art and I don't sell enough to make my booth money back, it brings me down. It shuts off my inspiration supply and kills my creativity. Instead of loosing my head, I have to step back and see what is different, what am I doing wrong.
And this time I found, it is the events that I am participating in.

So here I am with hardly any sales and empty pockets...
For now anyway.
Thank God, I am an art supply whore and keep extras around!

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby
~Alanis Morissette~

My favorite Albuquerque show is Arte de Muerto!
What a great show this past April!!
Not only did I nearly sell out, but, I was the featured artist. If you live in Albuquerque or visit Albuquerque look up the website and find out when the next upcoming show will be, you do NOT want to miss out.
This show has a lot of great works, by very talented artists and it is not limited to, Day of the Dead work.

~My Amarillio Calavera centered on the poster~

All of my prints with this image were sold out, hooray!!!

Both of my daughters had their faces painted to match my other Calaveras from the
Classy Calavera Collection.
The face painters are AMAZING! the photos do the work no justice!
Their faces were painted by Janet Dominguez.

~Pink Calavera~

This photo was taken by Janet Dominguez,
I stole the photo from her!
I had too, its muh baybay!! jajaa...

This is Marq Blackbird from "Ick-Inc."
He got half his face painted with my image, so cool!
Him and his girlfriend are the nicest, fun loving couple ever!
You can find them at the Arte de Muerto shows!

Ooops side ways photo.. A man had a skull cut out of wood and brought it to the show so that the face painter would paint my image on it for him..

After the show there was an artist reception.

And what to my wondering eyes did appear? A cake with my image, I was touched..... tear!

Next upcoming Arte de Muerto show:

Featured artist for this show and owner of this rockin Rockabilly image is
Pamela Enriquez Courts from Las Cruses, NM!!
Her work is so great!
You can find her fan page on FaceBook click here!

La Chingona