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16 Jan

I just checked, and my last blog post was right before the Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival in August, so we need a quick catch up,

so starting where we left off, the VB Tattoo Festival was a Blast

My booth

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I met the Enigma

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I got to judge the little kids’ temporary tattoo contest

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Then, over the summer, mom and I took a little road trip tour all over VA – One stop at James River Brewing Co where I’ve been hired as the artist / graphic designer of their beer labels

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And another stop at Made; By the People, For the People in Staunton – a little shop that bought a wholesale lot of my artwork

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Then, in September, I tagged along on one of my husband’s work trips to Glacier National Park in Montana 1236055_10100661847549337_2776339_n 1184785_10100656985163597_1124719441_n 1236339_10100661835887707_1812512595_n 1235350_10100661885298687_1034785900_n 1239433_10100662220352237_1965105384_n

I got my birthday present from my husband which was the most kickass present EVER – I got my Jeep all striped up and lettered up by Igor’s Custom. There is now NO mistaking the Hot Mess Express!

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The end of summer / early fall, I kinda started a photography business Mallory Hot Mess Photography

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And I invented these genius little quick shoots called “Drive-By Shootings” that have really taken off

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I’ve gotten to take some really sweet pics so far from weddings to newborns to awkward Christmas photos, and picked up some pretty nifty clients so far – including Harley-Davidson Bayside and I have an agreement to start shooting here soon for FM99

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Then was the holidays sprinkled with a ton of photoshoots and the 96X Winter Meltdown where I got to see The Last Bison, Capital Cities, MS MR, and Fall Out Boy while selling my art – one of the funnest shows I got to participate in yet

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Now it’s the new year, and I’m gonna try to be better at posting stuff as it’s relevent rather than all this recap business.

NEWNESS: I’m already eat-sleep-breathing Tattoo Festival since the 4th Annual Hampton Show is less than 7 weeks away!!

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I’ve made 2 new pieces in the past few days

The Girl with the ‘Chula’ Earring

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and Ratchet Aphrodite

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both prints are 16″x20″ and will be available for $60 at the Tattoo Festival – Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA March 7-9

Hope to see ya there!

 

 

 

 

 

New Prints for the Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival

1 Aug

The VB Tattoo Fest is quickly approaching, and nothing like the last minute to really start producing new work! That’s how I roll!

INFO: http://www.vbtattoofest.com <- you should come!!

There will be 3 new prints that I’ve made in the past week available for purchase.

Nope 10″x10″

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VA, Son 8″x10″

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Don’t Get It Twisted 20″x30″

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Coffee Before Talkie and Home Is are also semi-recent and have not been sold at prior tattoo fests

Morning Motto 8″x10″

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Home Is 8″x10

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If at first you don’t succeed…

6 Mar

fuck it small

With Lavender and Lace

7 Dec

Have you guys been to With Lavender and Lace Vintage Boutique yet?

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If the answer is  no, you better carry yo buns down there because there is no other store like it around here! It’s cute and adorable and AFFORDABLE and and you wanna buy everything and the owner is a doll baby!

If the answer is yes, isn’t it just the best??!!

I was obsessed with this store long before the owner contacted me to make her an ad for Veer Magazine, so when she asked me I FREAKED!

She wanted an interior space filled with housewares you can find at With Lavender and Lace and a few figures modeling her vintage clothes going through vinyl records that you can also find in the shop!

Below is the progression of my 37 photoshop layer deep  ad! 😛

First (I added the record player and the cat on the screen)

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Housewares added

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Figures and website added

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Text for ad added

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You can find them  at 617 Colonial Ave in between Olney and Boissevain

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and also on the interwebs!

www.withlavenderandlace.com

With Lavender and Lace on Facebook

http://withlavenderandlace.blogspot.com/

And follow them on Instagram @withlavandlace so you can see what’s new in the shop!

4 New Digital Collages

27 Nov

Trying to think ahead and make some new stuff for the upcoming Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival. It was a blast last year, and I’m hoping to have a booth again this year!

Prints will be available soon! Email me if you are interested  – thatswhatshesaidart AT yahoo DOT com

Sacred Bacon

White Girl Wasted

When Life Gives You Lemons

YOLO

Appropriation in ThatsWhatSheSaidART

8 Feb

Hey, remember that time

8 Feb

Hey, remember that time I wrote a post about having a lot of sweet art things cooking?  Well, there all happening now… like right now!  Tomorrow I am talking to ODU’s Advanced Digital Art Class about appropriation!  And next week I am conducting a collage clinic at Salem High School!  The Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival is in less than a month, and I’ve done a few more digital pieces for the show: a tattoo inspired Lord’s Prayer and Bless This Hot Ass Mess

I took requests from some folks and got t-shirts made with my abe!

And I got a sweet banner for my booth!

And hey, remember that time I said I applied for a public art project… I got it! I got a pig! The Project is Porcine Parade in downtown Smithfield!  It’s similar to Norfolk’s mermaids; There will be 8 big pig statues painted and placed in downtown for permanent display FOREVER!!  And I get to paint one!!  I’m so excited!!

So I have not started my pig yet, but I will post updates as I start and progress, but for right now he’s just chillin’ in my front room (he won’t fit in my studio!).

So that’s what Im up to! I leave you with the song I can’t stop singing now!

You’re welcome.