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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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This past Friday was the benefit for Punk Island, taking place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There were bands which afterwards was an art auction. Local artists donated artwork to raise money for Punk Island 2013.

So not only have I not managed to make it to any of the Punk Island shows, I almost didn’t make it to this event. You see, I was exhausted and ready to call it a night. Yet my friend convinced me to go. Plus I had flyers to pick up and promote for the Welcome To My Nightmare show next month. Missed the bands but arrived just in time for the auction.

Rev. Wodka glitter painting. Created Fall 2012. Mixed medium with acrylic and glitter. Sold May 2013 at the Punk Island Art Auction benefit.

Rev. Wodka glitter painting. Created Fall 2012 by Michele Witchipoo. Mixed medium, acrylic and glitter. Sold May 2013 at the Punk Island art auction benefit.

I had donated a mixed medium painting created seven months ago titled Rev. Wodka. The acrylic and glitter painting was originally on sale at my Esty site, but I figured it would would be better off at the auction. In theme with all things Punk. So off went Rev. Wodka, who found a new home that night. I also included an old mini issue of my comic Psycho Bunny.

Phil Lentz starting the action at the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC. May 2013.

Phil Lentz starting the action at the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC. May 2013.

There were lots of awesome artists who donated their time and talent to this benefit. There were original signed and numbered concert poster prints by Joe Simko, who did  illustrations for bands like The Misfits and GWAR. Original concert photography was also donated to the cause. The best was saved for last, when Justin Melkmann, comic book artist and member of the band WW9 donated a personal letter from G.G. Allen to the auction.

Here’s a few other photos from that night. Can’t say I know of the exact date of Punk Island itself, but it’s usually free and takes place during the summer on Governor’s Island. Best bet is to do a search for info regarding the exact time date and location for the event.

Art auction/benefit for Punk Island 2013. May 2013 Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC.

Art auction/benefit for Punk Island 2013. May 2013 Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC.

Actual flyer and letter sent to Justin Melkmann from G.G. Allen, when G.G. was in prison. Donated to the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013.

Actual flyer and letter sent to Justin Melkmann from G.G. Allen, when G.G. was in prison. Donated to the art auction to benefit Punk Island 2013.

Actual letter from G.G. Allen. Donated to the art auction benefit for Punk Island 2013. Photo taken May 2013 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC.

Actual letter from G.G. Allen. Donated to the art auction benefit for Punk Island 2013. Photo taken May 2013 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC.

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Completed this painting last night. Based on a tattoo I saw in a photograph:

Rabbit playing the bodhran drum. Painting by Michele Witchipoo Oct. 2012. Acrylic and glitter on canvas.

Did the background last month with acrylic and glitter. Didn’t know which direction to go until recently. It’s a pity the scan doesn’t show the true beauty of this piece.

From what I understand, this tattoo is based on an ancient English illustration going back 500 years. It’s a rabbit playing a Celtic instrument called the bodhran. Enjoy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhran

UPDATE: Just found out that the tattoo is actually a hare playing the tabor. Oops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabor_instrument

UPDATE 1/22/2013: This painting has now been sold.

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Everything’s been going full steam ahead. Much so that I forgot to review the art event I took part of last month.

I had two painting exhibited at this show. The theme was anything to do with space, porn, or hey, why not both? Which is exactly what happened. Combining space, porn, bands and good times. Here’s a few photos I took from the night of Friday August 3rd, 2012.

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Evangelical Holy Drums playing his set at the Hi-5 Bar and Gallery, August 3rd, 2012. Photo taken by Michele Witchipoo.

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Evangelical Holy Drums playing his set at the Hi-5 Bar and Gallery, August 3rd, 2012. Photo taken by Michele Witchipoo.

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Bobo Fett dancer from the Space Porn Art Show, taken at the Hi-5 Bar and Gallery, August 3rd, 2012. Photo taken by Michele Witchipoo.

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Vagina sculpture you could climb into. Artist: Rael Lief. Exhibited at the Space Porn show at the Hi-5 Bar and Gallery, Friday August 3rd, 2012. Photo by Michele Witchipoo

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Mixed medium paintings by Michele Witchipoo. Mostly acrylic and glitter. As of September 2012, the android/robot stripper painting was sold and shipped. The erotic rocket ship painting on the right is still available. Exhibited at the Hi-5 Bar and Gallery Friday August 3rd, 2012. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

There were great paintings by a variety of other artists. Most of the work was listed as ‘not safe for work.’ Well, the theme was space porn.

Above is a photograph of the two paintings I had exhibited at the Space Porn show. Both were mixed mediums, using mostly acrylic and glitter. After the show, the stripper painting on the left was sold. The other painting on the right is still available.

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Not sure what the name of this band was. Performance at the Space Porn art show at the Hi-5 Bar and Gallery, Friday August 3rd, 2012. Photo by Michele Witchipoo.

Local bands on the bill were: Spewing Cum, a  solo drum set by RYO of Gagakirise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyNt1L13S_c&feature=youtu.be), Kool Skull w/ Ryo (special collaborative piece), Cum Blood, and a special burlesque performance by Miss Cherry Delight.

The show was covered by the press, featuring another artist: http://heyheychante.blogspot.com/2012/08/art-feature-space-porn.html

So now you have a bit of an idea what I did this past summer.

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Summer 2012 is almost over. Quite an interesting past few months. Actually, quite an interesting year. Well, for me anyway.

Speaking candidly, I feel as if I’m at some sort of crossroad, or crossroads. Whatever decisions I make won’t be easy, and could possibly effect many others around me.

Although I semi-joke about being misanthropic, deep down inside I don’t wish people any ill will.

I often wonder about where I’m going with my schooling, my art, politics in general, etc. Observing other people, I start to worry. It seems for every step forward, we also take a step backward. Fear of change? Sheep mentality? Who knows? All I know is that if Mitt Romney gets elected as president, the US will be going to hell in a hand basket. Obama wasn’t my first choice either, but right now it’s definitely a battle between the lesser of the two evils.

Anyway…what I did manage is to get my work exhibited a few times. Back in June, I was invited by someone to take part in the Bushwick Open Studios weekend. However, after the first night, my instincts started to kick in. Saturday afternoon I pulled my artwork down, and it was just in the nick of time. Afterwards, I had my ink drawings and paintings shown at a local place, The Hi-5 in Ridgewood, Queens. Luckily, that was more successful.

In addition, I contributed artwork for some horror comic book anthology, which should be released this Fall. Possibly October. Soon word came down that my request regarding a professional pass for the New York Comic Con 2012 was accepted.

Mostly though, I was exhausted, taking a much needed break. Spent most nights putting about on Facebook, painting while simultaneously checking out all the cat memes on my news feed.

Some good came out of it though. Made some friendships, with one being a (hopefully) deep connecting one. This friendship is what I’m eluding to, when I speak about being on some sort of crossroads. Who knows?

Whatever the outcome, eventually I have to grow up…somewhat.

Forgot what I had named this piece. Space Stripper? Anyway, this was shown at the Space Art Porn show at the Hi-5. August 201

UPDATE Sept.19th, 2012: The Space Stripper painting seen in the above photo has been sold. If you’re interested in purchasing my other work, please contact me via email. Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net

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Where did July go? As a friend remarked through a private message, “July feels like a lost month, I’m not sure where it went.” Agreed, I’m not sure where it went either.

What I did manage to do was some painting. Here’s one of the better pieces, created mid-July 2012. Acrylic and glitter.

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“Enochian Skull.” Acrylic and glitter painting.
Created by Michele Witchipoo, July 2012.

Decided to sell this piece, so if you’re interested, email me: Witchipoo@witchesbrewpress.net. Specific ‘Enochian Painting’ in the subject header, and we’ll take it from there.

Enjoy your weekend folks.

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