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Another mercury in retrograde is upon us, so once again is another look back.

Back in 2012, I had created these fine art drawings for Bushwick Open Studios. The event itself took place inside a loft, which turned out to be a real mess. Despite this, I was pleased the artwork created for this show. The woman putting the show together suggested that I should do Prometheus. Again, the woman had no ideal what she was doing, but in the end, the result was these pieces. So something good came out of that fiasco. (I ended up doing a much better Bushwick Open Studios last year with the Ridgewood Arts Coalition, at the Vander-Ende Onderdonk House.)

These ink drawings were shown a few more times afterwards during 2012 and 2013. Afterwards they were put in storage. Today, I took them out and had a real good look at them after nearly three years. Oh, and of course, this time around I was ten times more critical of this work now than when originally created. This seems to be a habit with me as of late. Going over some of my older pieces, and fine combing them. Funny, back when I first started, I thought I was doing perfectly fine. Now that the freshman arrogance is gone, I’m thinking what I could have done differently. A lot like life, I suppose. It’s too late for regrets, but it never hurts to look back at past work.

There was eight created in my Prometheus series. Here I’m showing three. The first two seen here are related I combined the Prometheus mythos with sacred geometry. The mediums were ink, watercolor, pen and glitter watercolor. Done in either May or June 2012.

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Prometheus One, by Michele Witchipoo, early summer 2012.

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Prometheus Two, done by Michele Witchipoo, early summer 2012.

The next one shown is Prometheus as an older, wise man. The mediums here was very mixed. Ink, acrylic, watercolor, and pen.

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Wise Prometheus, by Michele Witchipoo. Early summer 2012.

Usually I don’t sell my originals, just prints. With these, there’s an exception. I’m selling all of the originals here. It’s just better if I part with these. In fact, today I seriously thought of burning my entire Prometheus series. I’m not joking. It would make sense actually, since Prometheus brought fire to humanity.

Sometimes it’s best to burn bridges, as to not live in the past. To dwell in the past hurts what matters the most – to live and love in the present.

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It’s been almost a month since the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show. Only getting around to reviewing the event on June 8th because I’ve been so busy. Despite the MTA doing it’s usual service work, shutting down subway lines for the weekend, having shuttles, etc., it was still a pretty good show. I sold some old issues of my Psycho Bunny comic. Everyone exhibited awesome art and photography while bands played on the stage. Downtown writer legend Jennifer Blowdryer came down to show her support for everyone. So in all, a jolly time was had by all.

Here’s some photos from that night. Thanks to local photographer Geraud P. Kraezik.  (You can check out his photos at gekaart.com)

The Will at Don Perdo, Brooklyn NY, June 8th 2013. Photo by Géraud P. Krawezik.

The Will at Don Perdo, Brooklyn NY, June 8th 2013. Photo by Géraud P. Krawezik.

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Skum City at Don Perdo, Brooklyn NY, June 8th 2013. Photo by Géraud P. Krawezik.

Jones Crusher at Don Perdo, Brooklyn NY, June 8th 2013. Photo by Géraud P. Krawezik.

Jones Crusher at Don Perdo, Brooklyn NY, June 8th 2013. Photo by Géraud P. Krawezik.

Of course I took plenty of photos of my own. Forgot my digital camera, so my outdated cell had to do. Oh, and naturally I forgot to take photos of the artwork I had for display. Genius. They were the large scale ink and pen Prometheus pieces I had shown twice last summer. They were seen at the Bushwick Open Studio 2012, and in Ridgewood, Queens at the Hi-5 horror art show. Below is photo taken last year.

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Two pieces from the Prometheus series by Michele Witchipoo. Summer 2012. Pen, and ink.

Here’s what my table looked like during the Nightmare night, complete with Psycho Bunny’s mini alcohol bottles. You can always order my comics and art through my website: http://witchesbrewpress.com/

Display for Michele Witchipoo at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Display for Michele Witchipoo at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY. Paintings of Psycho Bunny, Shitty Mickey and Black Rabbit.

Display for Michele Witchipoo at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Display for Michele Witchipoo at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY. Paintings of Psycho Bunny and Shitty Mickey.

I met this really neat lady who goes by the name of Jackie Hates You. Not only does she create these awesome paintings, but she has this Esty shop as well. I love her jewelry, and you should as well.

Paintings by Jackie Hates You. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Paintings by Jackie Hates You. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Paintings by Jackie Hates You. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Paintings by Jackie Hates You. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Here’s a pic of work by Our Perpetual Lady of PMS.

Art by Our Perpetual Lady of PMS. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Art by Our Perpetual Lady of PMS. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Finally, here’s a photo of a photo I took. Gerauld P. Kraezik displayed his previous pics while shooting new ones throughout the night. Here’s one of the Greek Punk band Barb Wire Dolls.

Photo of Greek band Barb Wire Dolls by Géraud P. Krawezik. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

Photo of Greek band Barb Wire Dolls by Géraud P. Krawezik. Exhibited at the Welcome To My Nightmare VIII show June 8th, 2013. Don Pedro, Brooklyn NY.

There were other bands and artists not mentioned, but in all everyone enjoyed themselves. This show along with MoCCA Fest 2013 reminded me that I should go back to creating new work. It’s been so busy with school and whatnot. Now that school’s over, I can get back to doing what I truly love.

Welcome To My Nghtmare Flyer. Spring 2013.

Welcome To My Nghtmare Flyer. Spring 2013.

Thanks to Xtene for putting this show together.

Links:

http://witchesbrewpress.com/

http://jackiehatesyou.com/

http://www.gekaart.com/

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Before I forget, I’m going to have two pieces at the Hi-5. The Hi-5 is a lounge and bar located in Ridgewood, Queens, and I’ll be part of the exhibit along with other artists and bands. Although not as popular as the Bushwick art scene, Ridgewood is still coming on its own. So with that in mind, the Hi-5 will have a horror-themed art event tomorrow night.

Advert for the Hi-5 Punk Horror Art show.

At the last minute, I gave two pieces to be shown. Below are photos of the two pieces I have in the punk horror themed show up-close. These two debuted last week at the Bushwick Open Studio weekend. Now these two out of the Prometheus series is going to be shown this week at the Hi-5.

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Haven’t posted in a while. Figured I’d update everyone, as to what I’ve been up to.

I’m going to be exhibiting at a group show this upcoming weekend. Besides showing my latest illustration work, there’s going to be music, poetry readings and a video installation. Something for everyone.

More details about that in another post. Unfortunately I’m limited on spare time today. So with that I’ll leave you with a sneak preview on what I’ve been working on.

Below is a mixed media painting of sorts. I’m working on a “Prometheus” theme. No, not about the latest Ridley Scott film, although he did direct one of my all-time favorite movies (Bladerunner). The theme I’m working on is based on the Prometheus myth.

The piece itself is a slight change of style, a bit different than what I normally work in. I guess all those art history classes is having some sort of effect. In a good way, of course. The style is a little bit retro, as far as illustrations goes. Anyway, more info later.

Wise Prometheus Painting, created LateMay2012. Mixed media illustration/painting by Michele Witchipoo.

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