Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Girly Show
















Here is Penelopes work and I asked her to stand in front of her art! She is darling and very nice!


On Saturday I had to go photograph an upcoming "Houscape" in Encino. It is a doozy, a very unique house that was moved from Palm Springs a long time ago and plopped into the San Fernando Valley. It fits in quite well, it has a slight tropical vibe with lots of waterfalls and it has that old Frank Sinatra feel that so many houses designed in Palm Springs have. I would like to finish in a month but this could take 2 months as it is pretty complicated. Then we were off to the "Girly Show" just a little south of Hollywood on West Pico Blvd (2 blks. south of La Brea). It was in a tucked away space called: Deja Design Gallery and it was a big open building. The show was from 4-11pm. We arrived a little before 6pm so that I could talk to the artists before it got crowded and take a few pix if they let me. John found Penelope Dullaghan and we introduced ourselves. She asked me how long I have participated in Illustration Friday? I told her a year and some change but that I submitted every Friday. She seemed surprised, then John said "You know Val uses existing work! She said she was going to find a word to stump me! Uh-oh, now I am in trouble... Penelope is a darling, tall and sweet artist and I loved meeting her and her art was great! I think she created these paintings for the show. She gave me a hug and introduced me to Kelly Rae Roberts, another artist that we all blog with and she had many charming paintings in her wonderful style. I wish I would have asked her to stand in front of her paintings and taken a picture (sorry Kelly Rae). She is adorable, fresh and sweet and introduced us to her husband John. All the paintings are fun, girly, unique and each artist has a signature style that blended well with each other. I did remember to take 2 shots of Penelope and her paintings, so for all that wanted to go but couldn't this is a snippet from the event. The show featured: Christine Mason Miller, Mati Rose, Outi Harma, Marisa Haedike and Kelly Rae Roberts. I'm sure they all will have much success!

9 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

Oh Valerie, thanks for the really neat "visit" to the Girly Show. I am so glad Penelope is busy thinking up words to stump you! I love your work and would never get tired of seeing all the previously finished illustrations, but would also love to see something completely new as well.

Shano said...

Oh! You're so cute, and the art is fabulous! Wish I was in LA for the show!!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Cool, thanks for sharing this fun story!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

the show sounds like a lot of fun; how neat to meet the artists and bloggers in real life.

Toni said...

Hi Val,

Isn't it fun to meet some of our fellow bloggers and see their art up close and personal. Looks like it was a fantastic show. Hopefully on my next trip to CA we can hook up somehow.

kelly rae said...

hello! i am so happy to have met you and your husband at the girly show! it's so nice to put a face to a name and you are charming, charming, charming! what a surprise you were there! blessings to you....

md said...

yeah i looked on pennies blog and saw the drwgs she did for this they are really quite nice. when i saw it was out ur way, i was wondering if anyone would get a chance to see her stuff. glad that u were able to.

Michelle said...

Lucky you and what a lovely story you have to tell here.

Lois said...

Hi Val,
I'm so glad you made it to the show! It looks like fun, and I would of loved to see you there. Thanks for taking photos.