MISSY, along with five other artists (Rebecca Brantley, Will Eskridge, Jorie Berman, Cindy Jerell, and Darcy Reenis), was selected from the 124 artists who participated in ATHICA's MYSTERY TRIENNIAL to showcase more of their art in a new show called MYSTERY SELECTIONS. What an honor! Though the show is tomorrow (Friday) night, Missy was asked to make a SITE-SPECIFIC piece, exclusively for ATHICA, and she only had last night to execute it...yikes! So, we packed some art supplies and headed over to the gallery yesterday evening after work...the first order of business was photographing the pieces of Missy's work that the interns had already mounted to the wall, along with the few pieces waiting to be incorporated into the tableau. They needed to list titles for each piece, but weren't sure how to title and name each one in an easy and convenient way, since there were so many of them. We decided to take photos of everything and then use the magic of PHOTOSHOP to add titles over the images which the interns could print out and then use to help them come up with an item/price list...
Missy is showing some of the laser-cut wood pieces she designed, along with a collection of collages, prints and drawings. The interns, using white ACID-FREE gloves, held up some missing pieces for the camera...
After checking out some of the other artists' pieces that were up (like Cindy's awesome inter-active PUPPET THEATER) it was time for work. It was decided that Missy would draw one of her infamous TOFU BABY comics directly onto the wall...only it would be twenty times larger than the normal size of her strip. A spontaneous drawing JAM SESSION happened as Missy sketched up some quick ideas in her notebook while young Havi did some drawings of her own...
Missy used a large PAPER TEMPLATE to help pencil in guidelines for each comic panel. Then she used a little square piece of paper to put in guidelines for Tofu Baby, so that she would appear roughly the same size in each panel. Once Missy penciled out the guidelines for the comic, she went to work on the wall with a couple of PAINT MARKERS...as she marked on the wall she joked, "I'm having a BEAUTIFUL LOSERS moment right now!" in reference to the street art documentary Beautiful Losers...
After the comic was done, we removed the tarps so that Missy could do some minor repairs on some of the collage pieces...
Before we left for the night, Missy decided to add a little something for her pint-sized Tofu Baby fans...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This past weekend was one of the first non-eventful weekends we had in a while. We finally got the NEW MIRROR up in the master bathroom, grabbed some refreshing BUBBLE TEA, then ran a bunch of errands...we stopped at PETSMART to stock up on supplies for the kids...
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - My parents visiting for my birthday!
RAOUL - Hanging out at Zoo Atlanta turned out to be super fun.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Getting lost on my first day of class at UGA.
RAOUL - Getting my car registration renewal in the mail.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Watching Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd with my parents!
RAOUL - Your dad giving Sweeney Todd the MST3K treatment.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY -"Noodles, sauerkraut, cottage cheese"
RAOUL - "Boy, that guy couldn't carry a tune in a bucket!"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Cafe Sunflower on my birthday was really good...
RAOUL - Dinner on Missy's birthday at Sunflower Cafe.
PERSONAL RESOLUTION FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY - Try to go to bed early.
RAOUL - Eat all the bananas before they go bad.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Alessi's Ark, Gold-Bears, Bjork, Seapony, Beat Happening, Belle & Sebastian, Tattle Tale, WTF Podcast, NPR.
RAOUL - Teenbeat Records' "1996 Sampler", Romania, The Human League, Depeche Mode, New Order, Hot Chip, Interpol, Nitzer Ebb, LCD Soundsystem, Satisfact, Just Say Mao compilation (Volume III of Just Say Yes), Battles, Ministry, The Kinks, Kreayshawn.