6.13.2006

Illustration Friday: Jungle at HonFest

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

15 comments:

arvindh said...

Wow! GReat illo and info on the fest! I love the contrast of the tall woman and the cute tiny dog!

carla said...

Honfest must have been such a fun time! I love your friend Maude...her hair's so high she needs to pieces of paper! Just wonderful...your posts and paintings are always such fun:> Congrats on your show.

the heartful blogger said...

Maude sure knows how to party! And wow, I love those shoes. What more could a girl ask for???

Magpie said...

Adorable watercolor!! :)

wenders said...

I must have those shoes in green!

Love your illos, too.

shoofly said...

ooh, wenders, i would totally have gone with the green if they had it at the shop!

Stef said...

Heart-shaped heels? Rock on! :-)

Congrats on selling 3 paintings!

claudine hellmuth said...

I love this! so fun!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Maude is great. If I had the nerve, I would wear my hair like that every day. Maybe when I get really old I'll have the nerve.

The shoes!! Yay! I love Fluevogs; wore Angel Boots for many years. Right now my fav pair of Fluevogs are my Lily Darlings which should be named Lily Dah-lings, don't you think?

We're going to have to dress up some time and go out in our fabulous Fluevogs.

Majeak Ann said...

Love how you joined the two pieces and made it look so nice!!

-Marjorie

Alina Chau said...

This is lovely, very much love the two panel layout!

samantha said...

a fantastic illustration - makes you smile!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Love it! Those hairs are back in fashion. At least here in blogsphere!

flossy-p said...

Brilliant shoes! They've got to make you feel hot hot hot!!!
Congrats on selling your paintings, I knew they'd be a BIG hit!

Roz Foster said...

Maude is just classic! And those shoes are too fun. I'm digging the diptych.

Hey, congrats on selling your work in Beirut.