My sister has been hospitalized since March 3rd. It's been a hard time and I've traveled to see her a couple of times. So my mind hasn't really been ready yet to create. But in the midst of this distracting time, I've got to enjoy some fine, funky art, so I thought I'd share.
For my birthday I received a wonderful outsider art painting entitled Everyday Scenes in Rock 'n' Roll Heaven by Rev. Johnny Ace. It's painted on wood and just pleases me so much. I saw it at the great Roots Up Gallery, an 'outsider art' gallery, in Savannah and my husband got it for me. Lucky me!
|Every Scenes in Rock 'n' Roll Heaven by Rev. Johnny Ace|
On Saturday night the guys like to hang out with Elvis down on Main Street, goofing off, smoking cigarettes and hitting on dead chicks.
I found this great blurb on Rev. Johnny Ace at Mike's Art Truck, a great online outsider/folk art gallery based in Hillsborough, N.C.
I came across the wonderful funky cat beings of Danial Ryan on Facebook. This is my recent favorite. I tried to buy this oddling treasure, but alas, I saw the post too late. I often feature pie in my own work. Someone else now has this delight, but I sure love it.
|Pie Cat, Plops2 by Danial Ryan on Facebook|
Max Smoot is a friend of my son out in Oregon and I've gotten to hang out with him a bit over time. His art always speaks to me and captures just that touch of bizarro I appreciate. Check him out at Maxart on Facebook and at his maxart shop @ bigcartel.
|Max Art critters on Facebook|
And then while working on my own Etsy shop, I came across Church of Type. Super hand made block prints with a great sensibility. Made my day.
|Hank Williams @ Church of Type on Etsy|
So with all this juicy art cooking in the background to inspire me, I hope to back creating myself soon.