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Hey, meant to say this on May 1st, but you know, I got caught up moaning about my sprain. C’est la vie!
I know we did this back in February when it hit the stands (huh??) but I’m in this month’s issue of Hustler! What? Hustler? Yeah that’s right you heard me, Hustler… Oh, I see the confusion, I’m not in Hustler, my art is. I make nudie art, not pose for it (publicly).
And I have to tell you that one of my favorite conversations in my life and that I will treasure all my days was, “Dad, I’m going to be in Hustler!” “Honey, I’m so proud!”
To reiterate, I am in this month’s issue (Vol. 39, Number 12, May 2013) of Hustler.
Well I knew it was gonna happen – ’cause I did the interview – but I didn’t know when it would come out, and I didn’t know it was out, but it is!
I’M IN HUSTLER MAGAZINE!!! Well, my art work is! In the May issue, pages 16 and 17, right there, in the front of the mag!
You can bet I’m super excited to call my dad and tell him, “Dad, I’m in Hustler!” He’s going to be so proud!
I am so so so excited about this show!! As amazing as the Home show was, this one is going to be just as amazing! I can’t say better, that was sooo beautiful (thank you artists!!), but this one has a lot more humor and it’s dirty and you know me… giggle!
So, with no further ado, I am so proud (and already want to own all their works!!) to announce the artist line up for Stitch Fetish, opening February 2 at the Hive!!
Bren Ahern, Mark Bieraugel, Jessica Charlton, Yu Cotton-Well, Spike Dennis, Jeff Flemming, Kathy Halper, Tod Hensley, Chawne Kimber, Katherine Lawrie, Robert Marbury, David & Vesna Miller, Neda Nahidi, Esther Oh, Mo Powers, Gus Riker, Erin M. Riley, Oscar Rodriguez, Brian Schetzsle, Ellen Schinderman, Amy Goldsmith Sheridan, Alaina Varrone… with a few possible add-ons to come.
I was a Teen Age Spider Woman
by David & Vanessa Miller
This is so much fun!
I am!! That’s right! Who’s house?? Run’s house!
Sorry, I get a bit excited.
So the deal is… my work is now available at Co-op28 on Vermont in Los Feliz, right here in Los Angeles! Woot! There’s some pillows:
and some cards:
and I’m sure more artsy-craftsy silliness will ensue and join them.
I took these shots yesterday when I dropped off, but will go back later in the week when it’s a bit more set up and take more, wonderfuler shots.
I’m very excited to be working with Co-op28, it’s a terrific business that champions handmade goods; woo hoo! They also have a small, but well chosen, selection of well priced vintage goods and clothes (I gots a fab new hat!).
More news to come in the next couple weeks… happenings at the Hive, sprucing up the online store, not to mention the website…. lots of goodness.
Have a super happy Thanksgiving everybody; Japanese turkeys say gobbu gobbu.
Sorry I haven’t posted anything much since I’m in NY, just really enjoying having some vacation time. Went to the beach a few days, been running around the city with pals eating pizza, heading back out to the beach this weekend, and then back to LA on Monday. It’s been great. Spending a bunch of time with my dad is (almost) always a pleasure.
Here’s some shots from the opening last Thursday. If you’re in town the show is up at 64 Gansevoort St through Sept 1, Wed-Sun.
I cannot believe it’s August! Where is 2012 going? So much time, so little to do – wait, strike that, reverse it…
This year Gallery1988 will be holding its annual tribute to film in NYC, and I will be there in the show!
Very much looking forward to coming home for a couple weeks and having a chance for East Coast pallies to see my work in person. The opening is next Thursday night, August 9th, from 6-10, in the Meatpacking District (ah, my childhood stomping grounds); the art will be up until September 1st.
If you can’t get to New York, here’s a sneak peak of my piece. She still needs mounting and framing, but the stitching is done, and that’s the real work. It’s another over-sized cross-stitch; I’ve pushed my stitches a bit larger this time (want to keep upping the size, interested to see when the image disintegrates), so unframed it’s 24″ square. The piece is called “A Staunch Character,” and is my (very loving) tribute to Little Edie Bouvier Beale.
Happy August everybody!
The Bleicher opening was super fun; it’s always great to show somewhere new. I love meeting new artists and curators and such, and the audience for each gallery and show is always different, so fun and interesting!
I’m hard at work on my piece for Crazy for Cult New York!! Wow, this year is flying by! I’m so excited to show in NYC again, and have all my East Coast pallies come out and play! I’m making another over-sized cross stitch, no images I want to share yet, but it’s going to be a portrait of Little Edie!!!
And, continuing the theme of “I’m the luckiest girl in the world,” I had a pretty amazing experience this past week – seeing Amanda Palmer in private concert for about 90 people in the courtyard of Pop tART. It was beyond. She is truly an artist. And so very gracious. So that’s the second part of this experience for me, I was introduced to her. Which is great I’m a fan, and that’s nice and all, but I realized later that because she’s married to Neil Gaiman, she knew Diana Wynne Jones (Neil Gaiman was very close to her).
Diana Wynne Jones has been my favorite author since 1982. She passed away last year. In some ways she has been one of the most important and consistent people in my life for the past 30 years. I have read every book she’s written at least twice. I still mourn her death.
And I met someone who knew her.
I don’t really care much about celebrity; growing up in NY and living in LA you’re kind of surrounded by it. This is different. I never considered being this close to someone who meant so much to me. It has effected me very deeply.
Anyway… the show, as previously stated, was beyond. Not only did Amanda Fucking Palmer kick ass, but I was introduced to the music of Die Roten Punkte and Jherek Bishoff (the sirens harmonized and added to the magic; amazing!). Enjoy!
It’s true! I feel like PeeWee! Putting together Home is Where the Needle Marks (holy cow, we open Saturday!!!) has been an amazing experience. I have learned so much and each piece that we have unpacked is more fabulous than the one prior. And then, on top of it, I got presents!! The lovely and talented Drucilla Pettibone sent me a bit of joy, along with her piece for the show:
And Suvi Aarnio, sent me a gift all the way from Finland, with her work; it’s Wally, from the Cockettes (I”m dying; it’s one of my fave films!)!!
Somewhere in my youth or childhood I must have done something good.
What fun Saturday afternoon was! A group of us sat around and knitted and crocheted in preparation for Yarn Bombing outside my upcoming art shows! We had a ton of yarn, a lot of candy, and a craxy amount of laughter. T’was brilliant!
The amazing Kristy Kizzee, also known as Bombastitch, has created something fantastic and is giving it away!!! A fabulous pattern to make an xstitch tribute to MCA. Stitching and BBoys? I can hardly contain myself!
You know I’m stitching this up as soon as I get a chance; one for me, one for MJ, one for T… Go check her shiz out, she’ll hook you up!
Last weekend was wonderful! I had my opening at The Hive, my aunt came to town, two pieces sold in pre-sale, and many people that I just adore came down to say hi and show support. Really, it’s a bit of a blur. I remember saying hello to people, hugging them, then saying good bye to them and that I wish I’d had more time to chat. I spent a lot of time watching people interact with my work, which just slays me. People walk up look, double take, giggle, call their friends over, giggle.. it gives me great joy.
Here’s a few photos:
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I had an amazing time in Philadelphia! It was super fast, but super fun. I keep saying it, but I’m blown away by the people who turned out to see and support me. I’m truly moved and grateful for the love and friendship you all show me.
It was amazing. My best girl came down for the day from NYC, as did my Dad, Step-Mother, and Aunt. A great friend and his wife and daughter drove from DC!! Another friend rode his motorcycle 2hrs from upstate NY to come. Lovely girl friends from High School turned up (I went to school for a couple years near Philly). And some wonderful friends of my father’s who live in the neighborhood. And I met new artists and saw others that I know… Really, I’m just so grateful. And then we all went out for a lovely meal.
Sadly I’m a jerk and took very few photos. Here’s a the few I’ve got.