Hello blog readers -- I'm still here!
I know I've been absent from the blog a great deal these past few months but I've been busy holed up in my studio painting items to sell at this upcoming music festival. In addition to my usual array of paintings, I'm also going to be selling hand-painted garments such as tee shirts and sun dresses.
Many have a tropical theme while many others are geared to the reggae audience for the festival. Here's a sampling of what I've been working on and will have on hand to sell at the festival this coming Saturday, August 23, 2008.
Each item is individually HAND-DRAWN and/or PAINTED -- no two are exactly alike, none are silk-screened/printed or in any way mass produced. Each is a one-of-a-kind original.The tees are all a nice heavy-weight gauge, 100% cotton. I have sundresses in cotton jersey and also some in linen. The men's khaki shirts are a cotton/poly blend.
Lion of Judah/Rastafari -- Adult: $75 Youth: $45
Lion of Judah/Star -- Adult: $75 Youth: $45
Emperor Haile Selassie -- Adult: $80 Youth: $55
Dreadlocks -- Adult: $45 Youth: $35
Star of David/rasta colors - All sizes: $35
Bamboo -- Adult: $75 Youth: $45
Lion of Judah on KHAKI Men's Shirt -- Adult: $100
Foliage Sundress 1 -- Adult One Size Fits All: $125
Foliage Sundress 2 -- Adult One Size Fits All: $125
Barbed Wire Sundress 3 -- Adult One Size Fits All: $125
Kids' Flip Flop Tees -- $45
And several more............
The festival is an all-day event, 10a-8pm, and will be held at a beautiful state park on the Hudson River, approximately 40 miles north of NYC. Click on the link above to find out more about the festival and come check out our booth.
Prices for the hand-painted garments range from $40 to $125, depending on the design and the garment. I'll be back shortly to update this post with more precise pricing information for each design. I presently only have a few of each design on hand but please email me if you see something you like and would like to request a custom order at no extra charge.
We will also have a huge basket full of brightly-colored Red-Gold-&-Green tie-dyed tees on hand, to be sold by our youngest daughter -- she dyed them, she'll sell them, she'll earn the cash.
Big thanks to my dear friend and mentor, Zan, who has advised me extensively on how to work on the shirts and shared many ideas and designs with me. Without her help, these would not have been possible.............
Hope to see you all at the Festival.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
The editor of Oranges & Sardines, a new art and poetry quarterly, came across my work online and invited me to submit several pieces for inclusion in the Fall issue. I'm thrilled to invite you all to take a look at the issue, which includes 3 of my pieces and also a brief interview.
The magazine will be available as a free pdf download for a limited time here.
Click here, or visit amazon. com if you'd like to purchase a hard copy, which will be available shortly.
One of the 12 artists included, I can be found on page 50:
The first image at the top of this post is the cover of the debut, the Summer 2008 issue; the Fall issue features a painting by one of the quarterly's publishers....................
Posted by VH McKenzie at 1:23 PM