Monday, November 24, 2008

The Biro Family

The Biro Family, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

Above is a commission I did for the holidays! It's actually for the same couple who asked for the wedding gift portrait waaaaay back in Spring. I hope the clan enjoys the big surprise.

AAAAAAAAgh. This is just NOT my day. Know where I'm suppose to be??? On a plane. To Florida. Right now. I was so swamped this past month that I got confused and thought I was leaving tomorrow. Of course I have a $120 rebooking fee I have to suffer, and to add insult to injury I found out TODAY I could have booked a ticket for $188 last minute and have been fine. So much for that whole "early bird" philosophy. I just got a big soggy worm. At least the extra $$$ from said commission takes care of my expensive mistake.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blarg, why do I smoke?

Blarg, why do I smoke?, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

Trying to do some quicker pieces that are more spontaneous and sketchy. Expect some new experiments soon (and no, I don't smoke).

My boyfriend is away, which of course means my sleep schedule will be off while he's gone. Time just blurs when you work from home.

I got to be a reviewer for RISD at Boston's National Portfolio Day! Lots of fun, even though I lost my voice.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Taurus Girl, the Final

Taurus Girl, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

(I finally got Taurus Girl scanned. Behold!)

I find I've been restless this past week. Lately I've been researching companies, new clients, and galleries. I've sent out a few emails to places hoping for new shows and with some luck a couple will respond positively.

On anther note, I made a sandwich for my boyfriend earlier and now my fingers smell like onions. Hmph. Onion fingers.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lia Ices for Plan B Magazine

Lia Ices, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

Whew! So this has been a crazy week. Here is the final for Plan B Magazine (you can see the sketch below). All in all I'm pretty happy with the muted palette and use of the ink. Perhaps I will try more of this?

If you are in the Providence area please visit West Side Arts gallery this Saturday 7-10 for an opening that I'm in! It's been the first time in a long time I've been able to make an opening, so I'm psyched.

Working on a couple of commissions and eventually I'll start gearing up for the RISD Holiday Sale. Ana and I got AMAZING booth locations (and we're right next to each other again. Someone on the inside MUST know we're buds). I'll have the small paintings as usual, but there will be some bigger, fancier pieces this time such as "Narrative" and "The Right to Bear Arms" up for grabs.