It's already September! Happy Labor Day!! I hope that all of you had a great holiday weekend. I got a surprise visit from one of my best friends and got to spend every night hanging out with her! We played apples to apples, went to a going away "party" (after I'd spend the whole day sick in bed-- yuck!) and hung out with friends.
I got a little artsy and framed a few pictures. One was for my 3 year anniversary, I got a Bachalo double splash page MONTHS ago as a surprise. I wasn't about to get it framed because I knew I could save TONS of money and do it myself. I got a frame, sanded it, painted it and then got matting. The hardest part was making sure that all measurements for the matting were exact and that all of the lines were straight. It took FOREVER but I LOVE how it turned out...
I started with maroon on top of the freshly sanded frame.... the black top coat that I added was supposed to add a deep crackle effect. It didn't work. Oh well.
Here are the paints. Just turn your head!
Bachalo piece. BEAUTY.
This is the first mat. I had to then measure the mat, piece of art, frame and large maroon mat. What is exactly in the middle? How far over do I have to start the opening? How much black do I want to show through? It's more difficult than it looks.
Tadaa!! All done!
I'll be doing promo shoots for A Six Gun for Lobo this week as well and then on September 24th I am heading to LA and then the SAC Horror convention for the premiere of Western X! http://www.sachorror.com/
The following weekend, October 1-3rd, I will be appearing as a guest of the Saboten Anime Convention in Scottsdale Arizona and will be hosting some panels as well. I'll have lots of goodies at my table so make sure to stop by! http://www.sabotencon.com/