On the latest podcast I talk to Preston Porter, writer, “social media chef” for Basil T’s and Undici restaurants, and the man behind prestopedia.com, about the social media explosion, following your muse, and what it means to be an artist/writer.
I wanted to get this up last Friday, but WordPress was being a little bitch about me signing in, so… For those of you who didn’t get a chance to listen over the weekend, here’s my podcast with Amber Forbes of jerseyshoredivas.com. We chat about Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, some great local eating and watering holes, and I finally reveal the crazy, soap-opera tale about my ex-wife, my ex-friend, and why I left my last job.
Phil Hughes is finally coming into his own, both as a real-life Yankees pitcher and as the subject in my latest painting. After flirting with a no-hitter last week in Oakland, Hughes gutted his way through 5 2/3 shaky innings last night in Baltimore, only giving up 2 hits. That would’ve been enough to earn him the win had the Yankees bullpen not come in and set fire to the joint.
I’m also getting into the final detail work on my painting of Hughes for Kevin Rozell of Zell’s Pinstripe Blog. All the colors have been laid down, now it’s just a matter of refining and defining everything before finally painting those magical pinstripes on top of the jersey and calling it a day.
For those of you who weren’t aware, last week was Jersey Shore Restaurant Week ’round these here parts. It’s a great event held twice a year with a bunch of different events and tastings going on at some of the area’s bars, lounges, and restaurants. The kick-off party was held on Thursday, April 15th, and myself and a few other artists were invited to take part in the event by doing some live painting. Exactly what we were to paint was completely up to us, but it had to, in some way, evoke the spirit of the event.
Now that all the pieces are finished, they’re being auctioned off on eBay. Half of the proceeds will be going to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The other half will be going to the artists themselves, including yours truly. The auction’s being run through my eBay account, and you can see all the items here.
My personal piece is called “Grapejuice & Sharkskin”. It’s more than a bit different from most of what you’ve seen out of me, but I want to start doing a lot more of these retro-looking cartoon pieces. They’re more fun to draw than spending hours trying to line up the pinstripes and wrinkles in Derek Jeter’s jersey, that’s for sure.
Here’s my piece, along with all the others. Click on each to be taken to it’s auction page:
Hey, boys and girls! Welcome to the NEW Craig Mahoney Studios blog. I’ve moved from blogger to WordPress. I’m still figuring out how I want this whole thing set up and whether or not I can move my posts from the old blog over to this one, but the good news is that WordPress has a BlackBerry app. So, I’ll be able to do a lot more mogile blogging. I will, hopefully, have this whole thing up and running the way I want it by Monday with all sorts of new art, podcast, and other nonsense. So, for the few of you who had the old blog bookmarked, change your settings accordingly.
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