My Blades Came In!
I get questions about where I find my source material or what glues I use, but here’s a fun fact for ya: I’m picky as shit about my blades.
Don’t get me wrong, buying x-acto blades from a hobby store isn’t a bad thing, but Havel’s Carbon Steel No. 11 is my jam. They stay sharper for much longer, provided you are careful about not breaking the tip (they’re a tad more brittle), and you get 100 of these bad boys for fitteen buck! My last pack lasted me a good two years.
The best part is that they’re just as good for collaging as they are for gouging out the eyes of your enemies.
*Warning* Not for use with eye.
Okay, I’m done being an unpaid sponsor. I get excited about nerdy shit.
My frames finally arrived! This, coupled with what I have hanging at Niche, probably allows me to fill out a solo show. Not that I dislike group exhibitions — I think I’d prefer them.
I guess my next order of business is to scout out new venues and (ugh) write up a good artist’s statement.
[Hoop and Stick Trading Card 25]
‘I Hope They Like What They Hear’ - Collage on Card Stock 2011
The last one.
(at least for this series… I might do this again sometime in the future)
The third (and final) wave of cards will be in the mail probably on Friday.
To those of you who got yours: Thank you for your feedback / pictures / etc. It makes this ole Hoop happy to know you’re happy. To those of you who still haven’t received a card, give it another week or so - then let me know. I’ll see what I can do for ya.
Once I get these cards in the mail, I’ll be turning my focus back on matting work and self promo (but I’ll still be making new shit to throw up on here). So as sporadic as updates are now, they’ll be sporadic-er.
… and shit.
[Hoop and Stick Trading Card 24]
‘All Together Now…’ - Collage on Card Stock 2011
The Second Wave of Trading Cards
is in my mailbox right now. I also just now noticed a few addresses that I had received early on have slipped by me. Sorry about that!! Your cards will be sent in the third wave.
(thanks for your patience, your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle)
Reverend Hoop thinks your hair be lookin good today.
[Hoop and Stick Trading Card 21]
‘Eternal Lounging’ - Collage on Card Stock 2011
Okay, for reals now — I need to cut mats and get my shit set for the show. There’ll be more cards. And those of you who are still waiting for them… well… just keep waiting.
[Hoop and Stick Trading Card 20]
‘High on Science’ - Collage on Card Stock 2011
[Hoop and Stick Trading Card 19]
‘The Upside Down Man’ - Collage on Card Stock 2011
[Hoop and Stick Trading Card 18]
‘Remember Back in the Day When it Was All…’ - Collage on Card Stock 2011
The show is on!
There’ll be a brief hiccups in the tradings card projects sos I can prepares for my shows on August 12th.
Looks likes I’m makings a fliers tonight!