Monday, October 26, 2009

Cafe sketch

The signature down the bottom left belongs to the well-muscled man in the back of the cafe. Despite him looking intensely at his laptop he also managed to spy me.

I used to have a habit of getting waiters & waitresses to sign my cafe sketches. I think they enjoyed being part of the image and seeing what I had done to the place they clock in their 9 to 5's. I guess it also made the image more real as a place for me.

Others who'd spotted me were gladly included or on the rare occasion I'd approach some of the random people who were in the image for their John Hancock. But I fell out of habit. Mostly because some people had no idea what in the world I wanted from them or what my sketch was of. Also some others were a bit suspicious of giving out their signature, as we all should be.

Well-muscled man didn't have any qualms however, and was quite pleased to get a glimpse at what he looked like, as well as adding to the piece himself.


mX gives some love

I got a spot in mX a couple weeks ago, it's a giant picture with a little caption promoting my solo exhibition. A big thank you to the mX team and also everyone who came down after this peaked their interest!

I was actually surprised at the amount of feedback I got from this. I don't travel by train. And there never seems to be any newspapers near my bus stops. For me the mX is a rare and temporary paper specimen. So it was great to hear friend's tell me that they flipped out on the train and leaned over to whoever was reading the mX to announce that they knew me:

"Yes, yes, her! not the picture of the two men spitting out wine on the opposite page...yes! that one! You do know that makes me famous by one degree of separation?"

And once again, I'd just like send some love and a big thank you to mX and everyone who came, called, emailed or sent some astral telepathic love my way and to the exhibition.