t.@.L.L.HAUZ #8

The newest edition of my variety arts zine is now available for limited time online! Grab it while you can!

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And from this point on I’m going to focus solely on the zine production. I am planning a special time in the upcoming month of August for new bodies of work, which will be character-based. More about that in the coming weeks. Stay tuned-

Selfie 2019

As it is my custom to create one selfie every year I made one using stencil method on a sheet metal with gold flakes.

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Now I used the flakes that come in those teeny tiny vials (about 8 of them) and found they’re not really suitable because there were far more fine dust than there were flakes.  And even the flakes were pretty crumpled up and did not spread easily.  Next time I know, I paid special attention to the beautiful smile on the face so that I could title this “Selfie With A Big Golden Smile.”  😉

Behold I bring you the Nine Idols all in its full glory on one page:

Now that I’m done with these babies this would be a good time to call it for the summer.  I’m gonna stay inside and try to stay cool from this awful heat; I hate the heat, especially when mixed with the yucky humidity.  When I get back I’ll have some cool new stuff to share with you.

Have a safe and happy summer everyone.  Over and out!

And heeeerrrreeeee she is, the last of the nine –

Cellphones have made life a whole lot easier for all of us in the past decades, and it will only get better as technology ups its game in times to come.  Unfortunately that’s also brought on a new wave of distractions and addictions from these tiny devices that is chock full of apps, features, and games that can become as addicting as chocolate.  And dear miss MATRIXIE – the Idol of Digital –  has made sure that she’s here to stay.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

1 Timothy 6:10 New International Version (NIV)

Here it is, the second to last of the Nine Idols.  I’m sure it’s pretty self-explanatory just by looking at all those dollar signs as well as the verse above.  I named him G, Benny G, based on an old slang ‘in it for the Benjamin‘ (referring to the $100 Bill which has, you guessed it, Ben Franklin’s face on it).  This was also the first time I had tried gilding, which is the art of applying metallic flakes (here it was 24K gold, or so they say) onto the surface that had been sized (some fancy word for glue, actually, but one that stays sticky for up to 24 hours).

I just have one more to go before I call it for the summer.   Stay tuned…