This past weekend my animated short Ernie Takes the Long Way through the Southside won the Southside category for the San Antonio Neighborhood Film Contest. Thanks to Sarah Fisch whose work was invaluable to get to this point, to Michael Pena, whose acting was the heart of this movie, along with the character’s funniest lines and to Erica Gonzalez, the voice of Patsy, whose support and feedback I am thankful for.
It was a crowdpleaser. I saw this one the next day. I swear I don’t even know this nice lady.
I also found out last week that two of my designs for the Witte were chosen as Silver Medal Award winners in the Texas Association of Museum’s Wilder Awards.
One for my redesign of the Educators’ Guide. The previous design was a bit of a muddled mess on small glossy paper. I made it cleaner and easier for an educator to use, with a full sized matte paper they can write on and keep in a folder. Teachers love folders.
Another was for the marketing campaign for the Amazon exhibition. I remember many nights staying up until 3AM working on a look for this show. Hopefully we’ll submit Darwin for next year. (I hear the company that tours it feels that it’s better than their own material.)
Luminaria was scheduled for the beginning of March, but hasbeen postponed until May 5th due to bad weather on the original date. Just more time for me to fine(r) tune all the material I’ve got for it.
I also participated in Say Si’s Small Scale Work for a Large Cause. A fine organization. For the piece I played around with transfer paper to simulate an old fruit packing crate label. I was very pleased with the result.
And, of course I started playing around with transferring images on other surfaces.
I was asked to participate in a show organized by Phil Luna called Signs at Boneshakers, also last month. Which was great, since I’m always looking for an excuse to produce silkscreens.
Red meat. Red Walls. It’s like the Little Red Barn. Thanks to the crew at KM that showed up.
Cinefestival was a great experience. I plan to submit again next year.
The house continues to be a work in progress.
I painted some marine life in the bathroom. It will totally be redone, so it’s by no means permanent, so I thought I might have some fun with it in the meantime.
Some real texture on those old walls…
My sister spotted this set at a thriftstore for $70. It works well in the back room.
Baby got his first pet, too.