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Bunnies & Bow, an art and fashion show opening night

Bunnies & Bows!

The opening night for Bunnies & Bows on May 7 came and went but it was truly a fun night. With my boyfriend, Taglebot, in tow, we arrived at Japan LA early because Michelle had asked me to do a little chalk doodle infront of the store. I awarded myself with a sushi “burrito” from the Jogasaki food truck who served dinner to the party goers for the rest of the night. We joined the party inside the store again after we ate and I started to take photos.

I was thrilled to see my art piece up on the wall with all the other wonderful work of art from talented and established artists. I never imagined my first official art show (that wasn’t school related) would be so much fun and just plain out cool. Gizzy came out to show her support, hooray! As well as my friend Rachael from Glass of Win, Jess from LOVEKILLER.net, Onch from Onch Movement, Shrinkle of Sugarpill and all our local friends, Ryan, Shaun, Shane, Edith, Lena, Jeremy, Greg, Tim, Callie (sorry if I missed a particular person on this shout-out, you are welcome to yell at me if I do)… thank you all so much to everyone that parties with us! Thank you to my wonderful boyfriend for staying the whole night and going home as tired and as happy as I was!

Bunnies & Bows!

Michelle (Chubby Bunny and our great event hostess) even asked me to help judge the costume contest. I was glad we had several judges that voted because picking the winners was hard. Everyone came out in their best bunnies and bows. You can watch the video from the contest after the jump below.

Bunnies & Bows!
Buy these awesome bows at IAmChubbyBunny.com

I spent most of the night talking to friends, shopping inside Japan LA— soooo hard to resist buying anything inside there– including a couple of Michelle’s new bows and pigging out on Lil Rae’s cake balls. Delicious! The art will be showcased inside Japan LA until May 29, so stop by if you missed the opening night. All the pieces are for sale for all of you art collectors out there. If you happen to swing by there, please let me know what you think!

A lot of my photos will be on the LA Weekly website, which I will post once they are up. Continue reading

ART: I Dream of Bunnie

This Saturday, May 7, 2011, will be the opening night for Bunnies & Bows, an event curated by Michelle Nguyen AKA I Am Chubby Bunny.

Here is my final piece that will be going up at Japan LA for the art show. I worked with watercolor, ink pen, and washi paper from Hiromi Paper Inc. The title of the piece is I Dream of Bunnie – yes, it’s very much a play-on with I Dream of Jeannie (a television show from the 60s that used to play on the Nickelodeon channel back in the 90s, for all you youngsters out there!). I did several sketches before deciding on this image. At first, I was going the more cartoon illustration style but the image wasn’t as fluid as I would have liked. I eventually decided I was over-thinking my concept and started sketching again while I was relaxing on a Friday night (aka, I was watching Supernatural). When I finished the sketch of this girl, looking like she’s in a deep trance or she’s sleeping, with a hint of a smile on her face – I knew it was the one I wanted to take to the final steps.

I think I tried to represent the sort of peaceful happiness you feel when you’ve worked long and hard to achieve a lifelong goal or a dream. I’ve watched Michelle’s progress as an artist/fashionista to a budding independent businesswoman. For me, despite the long and stressful hours she puts in to get work done on a daily basis, I know she has found what is going to make her happy for the rest of her career. I am hoping my illustration will remind her of her happy-bunny-life as a result of following her dreams.

Michelle is one of those special people who showed the world that all it takes is dedication and a lot of hard work to make your own dreams come true! That’s pretty much my inspiration for this :)

Progress shots:


Michelle wrote this very, very sweet Meet-the-Artist blog about me: A Nerd By Any Other Name

Admittedly, it made me tear up when I read the blog. I am always grateful when people say kind things about me and I don’t take it for granted that I know unique and talented people like Michelle in my life. As I’ve mentioned before, I am incredibly excited to be a part of this show and you should take the time to check out all the other participating artists on Michelle’s blog.

The opening night will be loads of fun with fashion, contests and food.

INFO:

Chubby Bunny Presents Bunnies & Bows Art Exhibition and Fashion Event!

Bunnies & Bows Press Release

I hope to see you all on May 7th!