The little girl in me that use to enter every coloring contest imaginable is pretty giddy right now. This weekend I was informed that I won the Volo Auto Museum Adult Coloring Contest for the 18 – 65 year old age group. They decided to host the coloring contest to help people pass the time during quarantine while they are closed. The prize being a 1 year paid family membership to their museum when they re-open.
Here is the coloring contest page….
Here is my winning entry that I did in Prismacolor colored pencils and chalk pastels…..
I am so grateful to Volo Auto Museum for hosting this contest. It reminded me of why I loved escaping reality through coloring when I was a kid and it gave me that same escape from everything that is going on in the world while being stuck at home right now. We love their museum and antique mall (yay for treasure hunting)! Winning the contest now gives us even more to look forward to after all of this is over.
Be sure to check out the Remains page of my portfolio website to see some of the other oddball things I have done creatively!
Wish me luck! I just entered the Rat Fink Madness Art Contest over at Gnarly Magazine. Only 64 artists will be chosen from the entries they receive for the actual contest but all entries (including mine) are being posted on their site to help promote the artists who enter.
This piece in particular is very special to me. I drew it in 2014 for my Dad’s 60th Birthday. My Dad has always been inspired and a fan of Big Daddy Roth’s work and as you all know my Dad has always been my biggest artistic inspiration.
While at their site looking at the amazing entries, follow their social accounts and subscribe to their magazine. These guys are always doing rad stuff to help promote artists. And well I think that is pretty gnarly!
Stay Spooky & Different!
Ok… super excited about this post. I just gave my Dad a portrait I did for him of Big Daddy Roth holding Rat Fink for his 60th birthday. Since it was a milestone birthday I wanted to give him something special. I know that my Dad has always admired the works of Big Daddy Roth and it has been an inspiration to him in his own artwork.
Seeing my Dad has always inspired my art and has taught me so much, I came up with the idea of drawing this for him. I also just love the Fink philosophy of “Fink Differently” and wanted to add that in. As you all know I am definitely “different” not only in my art but my entire life style ha ha.
Here is the finished piece…
and of course some great shots my husband took of us tonight when we gave it to him at dinner..
Want to see other portraits I have done? Check out my Spitting Image section of my website!