Friday, October 12, 2007

Screenprint Designs for the OCHO

This week all I have documented are some designs for the "prizes" for the OCHO...they were drawn, cut, and scanned into photoshop to help organize the screenprinting (really stencil printing) process. I have been printing them on black paper, and where you see ochre, I have used gold ink. I have also added some glow in the dark ink to the white ink, for that special Halloween feel...Thanks to this process of designing on the computer, I have had little trouble (spoiled prints, poor registration) with the actual printing. I'll post some examples of the finished products as they are completed.
Cortez and tree border (the borders and center images are interchangeable)

Corazon and eyes border

Diablito and flowers border

The Oferenda show opens tomorrow, so come on out and make a sugar skull!
Next week, progress on the Lobsterboy backdrop!

Saturday, October 06, 2007


Joseph strikes tonight, so much of the scenery for "The Ocho" (our eighth Halloween party in DC...this years theme will be a Mexican "day of the dead" theme) will be harvested from what will be discarded during Joseph's strike.

I have been working on buttons and screenprints as part of the "party favors" for this years spooktacular. Below are the two button designs:
1.25" button design "El Corazon"1.25" button design, "El Diablito"

The screenprints are still in a bit of limbo. I am currently redesigning them so that they will be self sufficient. You see, my first thought was to paste my screenprints (more stencil prints than anything) onto "loteria" cards (its a kind of Mexican bingo, from which much of the iconography from traditional Mexican art is derived) However, the cards and my designs really felt like two different I am redesigning them with interchangeable borders (I'll explain when I am further along in the process) below are the designs for the four screenprints...
"stencil print" designs for The Ocho

In other news, I sold some stencil prints and a painting at Artromp20. But the big news this week is that Batboy the Musical has gotten some great press! Click on the links below to read them, or just go HERE to buy tickets to the remaining 4 (!) performances!

AND finally, I am to be included (albeit at the last minute) to the ArtOutlet show, Ofrenda, which opens for one day only next Saturday, October 13th. They will have a sugar skull decorating workshop in the afternoon and live mariachis' all night! Get more info HERE