Yes, I went to HonFest in Hampden this past weekend. No, I didn't dress up like the ladies in this HonFest link, but it was fun to watch the Hampden Charm School cheerleaders with their puffy pink dos! I did score a super awesome pair of shoes, but first, I must tell you the story of Maude:
Meet Maude. Maude does not go out looking like this every day. Maude actually has a day job where she works quality control at the cheese puff factory. But once a year for HonFest she goes wild and piles her pink hair high, high, high up on her head and dresses up in her leopard print tights, bright orange boa, and blue eyeshadow. How does it all stay in place? Its glued tight with aquanet, of course. So much junk on her head, shes a walking jungle.
And now the shoes. Yes, I got me a pair of Fluevogs. Meet Jennifer. No, I haven't been sleeping in them, promise. But I have been wearing them around the house! The heels are heart-shaped and the sole of the shoe says "To love or to hate, the Choice is yours." Yes, I let Maude try them on for this illustration.
The contrast stitching around the edges makes me think of my latest set of paintings currently on exhibit in Beirut. Three have already sold (yay!) and I believe the exhibit will be up for another two weeks.
Maude and her HonFest beehive were painted in watercolor on
2.75"x3.75" amalfi cotton rag paper.
Previous Illustration Friday entries ::
portrait : cake : sorry : angels and devils : fat : under the sea : robot : spotted robot : speed : spring again : more spring : spring : monster : tattoo [one page tale painted gocco print] : tattoo : insect : tea : song : simple : chair : glamour [color gocco print] : glamour : cats : e is for : sea : flavor : holiday : imagine