Once upon a time, I worked at a company that employed a Dream Manager. I would meet with this person once a month, and we would go over what I was working towards; goals, dreams, etc. I told them I wanted to have an art show in the next year, and we realized there was a great space in the company building we could use for just that – an art show!
I decided I should officially have my own studio, so I set about creating one. I called it Little Lines, a whimsical name representing my love of linework, and drew a fun logo of a fried egg. You might think a fried egg doesn’t make any sense, but something I love even more than linework is putting things together that aren’t supposed to “go” or work. This logo is unusual, funny, and memorable – resonates true with who I am as an artist.
I pondered what direction to take with the art itself. What did I want to present this time? Hmmm. Breakfast foods, hand cut stencils, and spray paint? Yes! Strange bedfellows, welcome to the show. Busted out my X-acto blades and pink respirator and got to work.
In keeping with the unique style of the show, I created a price list “menu” for the gallery patrons.
All in all, it was a success! The ideas were fresh and fun, I sold far more pieces than I ever expected. I loved being able to create this thing from true conception all the way to final presentation, it was so rewarding to design so many facets of the experience.