Rojo the Llama is Head Llama (Leader of the Al-Pack-a? womp womp) at Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas in Vancouver, Washington. He is something of a local celebrity here in Portland. I really encourage you to check out the website and read about the all wonderful things these creatures do.
Rojo #1 – b&w
Rojo #1 – tinted in photoshop
Rojo #2 – b&w
Rojo #2- colored with watercolor
If you don’t follow Decaying Hollywood Mansions on Facebook, you really really should.
Every day they post a photo of Anna May Wong. “Your daily Anna May Wong!” And that’s in addition to the tons of awesome stuff they post all day long. I didn’t know who Anna May Wong was until DHM started posting about her — she was the first Chinese American movie star! And she was a knock-out.
My husband, Marcus Gannuscio, is working on a project in which he is drawing 100 noteworthy figures throughout history. They are simple, beautiful line drawings. Lots of masterful cross-hatching. I recommended he draw Anna May Wong but then I decided to do it myself. You should follow Marcus on Facebook!
Here is his drawing of Nikola Tesla:
And here is my drawing of Anna May Wong:
I, too, have a Facebook fan page that you should follow! ;)
A couple weeks ago I found six rolls of undeveloped film – they’re all from 2004 or so. I got three of them developed: one color, two b&w.
I was really, really hoping there’d be some photos of my dear departed Maggie. There was pretty much an entire roll!
This was shortly after I adopted her. These were taken at the Old Zoo at Griffith Park in L.A.
She’s in there, you gotta look real close.
The other black & white had a few weird shots, like this selfie of my back after a cupping session with my acupuncturist.
Also these meters. I vaguely recall having a weird little obsession with them.
The roll of color film was mostly filled with photos from a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo. Aging does weird stuff to color film.
I’m pretty excited to get the remaining rolls of film developed!
Her hair is a robin’s nest. ;)
#11 – This is actually the original piece that I used as reference for card #8. After I finished #8 I decided to go back into this piece and gussy it up a bit. Then I turned it into a postcard…
My friend Nina Huang (www.ninahuangart.com) & I have decided to challenge ourselves to each make 100 original greeting cards.
This is #1/100. Watercolor, shellac ink, metallic acrylic.
#2. Watercolor & metallic acrylic. As you can see each card is signed, and numbered as “1/1” to let you know it’s an original!
Lots of watercolor bleeds & blooms in this one.
#3. Watercolor & acrylic ink.
#4. Circular card!
#6. watercolor, colored pencil, metallic acrylics, lil bit o’ gouache.
#6 scan. Doesn’t really show off the metallics :(
Anyway, we’re still figuring out pricing but these and more will soon be up on Etsy! I’ll keep ya posted.