Am I posting more vacation pics? Yup.
Does it relate to my art? Maybe. Maybe not.
Summers off is one of the best things about teaching- and believe me, I enjoy every second of mine! After Charleston, John and I headed on up Highway 17 to catch the ferry for Bald Head Island to spend some time with family, and then it was one to Austin for our third Fourth of July with Willie Nelson.
Oh, I'll get to the art
(or try to relate it somehow)
Second part of the trip,
Bald Head Island, NC
3rd and final stop...Austin, Texas!
(Note: this was ALMOST a FOUR-PART trip! We had a lengthy layover in Nashville. Had it been one day difference we might have stayed and visited our friends, but that didn't work out but thankfully, our flight to Austin did!)
Not pictured- my art set up. In Bald Head Island I worked at the indoor and outdoor tables, usually at night after dinner. (and let me tell you, Mino made sure we ate like royalty! The BEST food- wow!)
In Austin the place we rented had a great couch with a chaise lounge on the end right by the window...John already knew where my art spot would be! I would work there late night when we got back from our Austin shenanigans.
I was originally planning on just working with markers for my July series, so that's what I brought with me but when I made it back home I added some paint to the new pieces. My original plan worked better for traveling.
For the most part the explanations will be in the captions...wish I could make 'em bigger.
And just like that, after walkin' around in my twirlin' dress I found 'Ru' in Charleston. I went home that night and finished my last piece in the series- RuPaul, of course! (after we succumbed to a food coma and woke back up to watch some soccer) The next day it was time to 'sashay away' with my finished series all packed up as we continued up the road, headed north.
I wanted to say more about the series, but all I need to say is that I appreciate what RuPaul has done for the art form of drag, and for bringing the stories of all the queens to be heard. I have never watched an episode where I didn't laugh, sometimes even cry- I am always inspired by the talent and the tenacity of the contestants and my goal was to capture the personalities of the winning queens, and some of my favorites, too.
Artist and Art Teacher