The fundraiser at The Beverly Hills Country Club on Saturday went great! Lots of wonderful items were auctioned off for iaedp, and the painting demo was a real highlight for me... it was my first time doing any type of art demonstration in public and I have to say, it was tons of fun... could it be because I'm in love with beeswax?! Yep, I think so!
I've been working and re-working a painting that incorporates a photo I took of Pann's, my favorite 1950s Coffee Shop in L.A. The building was designed by Armet and Davis, and is a great example of “Googie” architecture. It's such a fun place, and has made an appearance in films like Pulp Fiction and Bewitched, which was sadly disappointing but anyway, I can't wait to see how it turns out...
So here it is, my new favorite thing... Cake! It's CakeEncaustics.com, a new website for my paintings. This piece, which I hope looks convincingly enough like a cake, is indeed and in fact a painting, and tickles me every time I look at it!
I'll be doing a demo of encaustic painting this weekend at The Beverly Hills Country Club so if you're in town, stop by... the address and driving directions are on the cake website...
This Saturday, the Southern California chapters of iaedp are coming together to celebrate National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in a really cool way. They're hosting a fundraising event that explores "Real Beauty" through a multi-media art event. There will be a variety of art, music and entertainment, and I'll be there with SpoonFed Art ~ and I'll also be doing a demo of encaustic painting, which I'm really, really thrilled about. If you'd like to attend, the admission fee is $35, all of which goes to iaedp, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Here's a description of the event from their website...
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Beverly Hills Country Club
Beverly Hills, CA
4:00 – 8:00pm
"The Southern California Chapters of the International Association of
Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) have all come together to explore
a “Real Beauty Campaign.” We are very excited to share a personal vision
of authentic beauty created by you. We will be challenging the current
media belief of what is beautiful by showing an art exhibit that represents
real beauty both inside and out. This exhibit was created to combat the
unrealistic and often dangerous ideal of weight, size, shape and beauty
dependence that today’s media and fashion industry has pressed upon us.
Frightening statistics have surfaced demonstrating the social repercussions
of this media’s influence. Eating Disorders, low self/body esteem, as
well as alcohol and drug addictions continue to be on the rise among
our youth. In light of this, we are hoping you will join in our Real
Beauty Campaign Art Exhibit to honor and celebrate National Eating Disorder
Awareness Week. This exhibit will include voices and interpretations
of authentic beauty from preschoolers through our senior population."
I was both excited and surprised Monday to hear that Ringo Starr was getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Excited because I was in town and able to be there for the festivities - surprised because gee, didn't he already have one? Turns out no, no he didn't... and neither does Paul. Weird, right? But how cool that I would randomly hear about it on the radio and be able to go... I feel so fortunate.
My photos... well, that's where I'm not so fortunate! Here are two of my "gems" taken via la cell phone...
Yep, not so great. (Ringo is the little dot at the podium.)
My friend took these with his cell phone, which were much more interesting and artful...
The ceremony took place at night, outside the amazing Capital Records building, and marked the 50th anniversary of The Hollywood Walk of Fame. By Mr. Starkey's side were his wife Barbara
Bach, musicians Joe Walsh and Ben Harper, producer Don Was, director
David Lynch and actor Noah Wyle. For me, a somewhat unexpected group of supporters... then again, maybe I was just hoping there'd be another Beatle there too ~ but nope, that wasn't in the stars. From what I hear though, Paul will be visiting the walk for a similarly spectacular ceremony very soon... it's certainly time!