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Already blogged about this event. I’ll be showing my artwork along with other bands and artists here:

Welcome To My Nightmare IX flyer. One night event April 12th, 2014. Astoria Queens NYC.

Welcome To My Nightmare IX flyer. One night event April 12th, 2014. Astoria Queens NYC.

This will also show the second – third time I’ve shown my work in Astoria area of Queens, NY. Be there!

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Can’t recall the exact time I started making homemade greeting cards. Most of the time I’ve made cards like these for friends. Here’s a few photos.

Handmade greeting card with Phillip K. Dick quote inside. Card, design and drawing done by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

Handmade greeting card with Phillip K. Dick quote inside. Card, design and drawing done by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

Above is a photo of a card made sometime around 2012. I’m trying to remember who I made this one for. While the recipient’s name escapes me (perhaps for a good reason), I can tell what I can recall. The drawing was done in either watercolor or gouache along with ink. Enclosed is a Phillip K. Dick quote. The card stock itself was left over from an art project.

Below may or may not be the same card as the one above. This might’ve been created during my blue hair phase two years ago.

Another handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo, circa 2012.

Another handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo, circa 2012.

Inside handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

Inside handmade greeting card. Designed by Michele Witchipoo. Circa 2012.

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Almost ten years ago I was heavily involved with Thelema. Not going to get into specifics. Let’s just say at one point it was a part of my life which opened some doors for me. To an extent, I still believe in some of its major philosophies, along with the Chaos current which I picked up later on. I don’t really practice anymore.

To my surprise I was asked permission to use my artwork for this wall calendar.

Thelemic Seasonal Holy Day Wall Calendar, 2014.

Thelemic Seasonal Holy Day Wall Calendar, 2014.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thelemic-seasonal-holy-day-wall-calendar

Michele Witchipoo artwork from 2009, in the Thelemic Seasonal Holy Day Wall Calendar 2014.

Michele Witchipoo artwork from 2009, in the Thelemic Seasonal Holy Day Wall Calendar 2014.

The piece I did is dated from 2009. Also in the calendar are photographs of sculptures done by  John “Snakedaddy” Hanley. He was an artist, musician and magician from Bayonne, New Jersey. In addition he was a friend. Snakedaddy went on to his ‘greater feast’ last year, but his work and memories live on.

 

 

 

 

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I’m donating art for this cause. Raising funds for Punk Island 2014. Last year’s auction was successful. All of the items sold, including the Rev. Wodka glitter painting I submitted.

The angry glitter painting in question now hangs in someone’s residence. Near the bathroom.

Here’s the flyer for this year’s auction. See you there.

Flyer, art auction to benefit Punk Island 2014. Bands and art. Be there.

Flyer, art auction to benefit Punk Island 2014. Bands and art. Be there.

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I like keeping sketchbooks around. My preference are the compact mini sized ones. Usually cause they’re easier to carry. Also like them cause many of them have nice front covers. One tiny blank sketchbook I found in Jackson Heights, Queens in 2008 had Indian fabric covering the book.

Now I don’t go through sketchbooks like some of my peers. The regular artist blank sketchbooks I tend to go through rather quickly, but the fancy mini ones takes years to complete. A personalized mini sketchbook full of your art also makes a nice gift for a loved one. I did once or twice. As for my own fancy mini sketchbooks, still working on one or two towards completion.

Typically I’ll go with a medium theme. One fancy cover mini sketchbook had nothing but colored pencil artwork. Another one was just of drawings done with Copic markers. As I was going through photographs to delete on my iPad, I came across some done last year in my mixed medium mini book. Done last summer, these are a few pics I’m posting.

I’m not a huge Superman fan per say. Just did this sketch more or less out of nostalgia. When I was a small child, the films with Christopher Reeves were huge. My father took me to see Superman One and Two. Later on caught the disastrous sequel starring Reeves with Richard Pyror. That’s when this 80’s franchise “jumped the shark.”

Found a DC graphic novel and challenged myself to do this famous DC character.  Sketch by Michele Witchipoo. Summer 2013.

Found a DC graphic novel and challenged myself to do this famous DC character. Sketch by Michele Witchipoo. Summer 2013.

Upclose shot of Superman sketch. Done by Michele Witchipoo, summer 2013. Personal sketch.

Upclose shot of Superman sketch. Done by Michele Witchipoo, summer 2013. Personal sketch.

Grant Morrison once compared the Superman character to a Greek mythology figure within a magickal element. I forgot what his comparison was exactly. Anyone into esoterica won’t find it hard to see the correspondence. Funny how I’m mentioning this, as I haven’t read anything Morrison’s done in a while.

My rendition of Vaughn Bode's Cheech Wizard character. Done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

My rendition of Vaughn Bode’s Cheech Wizard character. Done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

Next is my rendition of Vaughn Bode’s Cheech Wizard character. I didn’t recognize the influence Bode had on me until years later. When I did Superman, it was more of a challenge. With Cheech Wizard, this one was more fun re-creating. I just remember graffiti artists being really taken in with Bode’s work, and his son Mark has carried his father’s torch.

The Goddess of The Air Conditioner. Character created and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. This sketch done in 2013. Character itself created by Michele Witchipoo around 2004.

The Goddess of The Air Conditioner. Character created and drawn by Michele Witchipoo. This sketch done in 2013. Character itself created by Michele Witchipoo around 2004.

Do you know this character? Of course not. Because I created her. It started off when I was really into learning about different mythological goddess. Since I hate summer, she was created. This goddess will give you solace just as long as you pay your electric bill. In reality, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis Carrier, but hey. Work with me here.

Rendition of Louise from the television show "Bob's Burgers." Sketch done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

Rendition of Louise from the television show “Bob’s Burgers.” Sketch done by Michele Witchipoo, Summer 2013.

Okay, back to my sketchbook. Last one is Louise, one of the breakout characters from my current favorite show “Bob’s Burgers.” I love Louise. I can relate to her older sister Tina a bit, but I really feel I’m more of Louise. Bob’s Burgers is one of the very few television shows I’ll watch nowadays. I gladly canceled cable, but I try to catch up on the current episodes via Internet.

That’s it for now. Until next time.

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Going to be selling my self published comics, artwork and other items at this show. Welcome To Our Nightmare Nine. Check it out.

Welcome To My Nightmare IX flyer. One night event April 12th, 2014. Astoria Queens NYC.

Welcome To My Nightmare IX flyer. One night event April 12th, 2014. Astoria Queens NYC.

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