AIDS Walk LA
The AIDS Walk is next weekend in Los Angeles and I will be walking with some friends. It is kind of last minute, but I had no idea that this event was going on until today. I have been in my own little art world lately!
If you would like to make a donation to help my reach my fund-raising goal, that would be fantastic! I am so excited to see what I can do!!
It isn't too late to register! If you are in the LA area, check out their site for all of the info!
Oct 7, 2006
Oct 6, 2006
Illustration Friday: Trouble
Who doesn't like to get in a little trouble every now and then?? I know I do!
This weeks Illustration Friday theme is trouble. I love this photo. His name is Jeremy, and he has a look on his face like he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. He has that "Who me?" kind of expression. So devilish! I love it!
Posted by mcaplan at 7:32 PM
Rose Bowl this weekend!!!
Once again Hannah and I are participating in the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA. The last event was tons of fun, and we have since invested in a canopy so no more strategically rolling the umbrella based to protect the lip balms and artwork every 10 minutes! I will, however miss the end of day tan line surprise! You never know what funky line will be burned into your skin!
Our space is number 843B. The map above is a rough outline of where the space is. The image is a screenshot from the new Flickr Map feature! Have you seen this?? You can find the location that a picture was taken on a huge Goolgle World-like map and share and search via locations! Pretty cool! Now you can click on the link and figure out the directions to the Rose Bowl! Again, if you do make it, please come by and say hi!
Posted by mcaplan at 4:46 PM
Oct 4, 2006
Dont Duck a Breast Exam!
October is Breast Cancer awareness month, a time for all of us to be reminded that early detection is crucial in the fight for survival. We all have to be conscious of our bodies and make sure that we have our yearly check ups and physicals!!
The wonderful Munchkin Inc., a company that creates fun baby products that anyone with their own munchkin is surely familiar with, is working hard to make sure that women "Don't Duck A Breast Exam" by introducing a pink ribbon inspired rubber ducky like the one above. To coincide with their mission to help raise awareness Munchkin Inc. has started Project Pink. There are lots of fun ways to help support a good cause, and this is no exception! Oct. 1-30th Munchkin is auctioning off celebrity decorated pink ducks on ebay! Celebs such as Allison Janney, Stacey Keibler, Reese Witherspoon and Martin Sheen designed one of a kind pink ducks to be part of the auctions. 100% of all of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
By the way, these ducks are awesome! They have an indicator on the bottom that lets you know when the bath water is too hot for your babies skin! Love this concept! So smart! So go bid on one!!
Posted by mcaplan at 1:38 PM
Oct 2, 2006
SPC-Imperfection wk 1
The Self Portrait Challenge theme for the month of October is imperfection. Lovely, lovely imperfection. I give you my thumb, once clean, and now marred with a jagged inch and a half long scar that was gained from an unfortunate and stupid run in with an Exacto knife. Of course. With the frequency that I handle an exacto, I am amazed to have all my digits in place!
Aaah, lovely lovely imperfection. How I do bask in all of its glory! This is going to be an interesting month!
Posted by mcaplan at 11:41 PM
I am so glad the Fall is here! Hopefully our heat will now go away, and it will be pleasantly cool around here! Yesterday, October 1st, was the first rain in a long time. The sky was gray and the air was slighty crisp. YAY!
This is my favorite time of year! All of my senses are happy! The weather is wonderful, and the scents from the kitchen are more heavenly. I am inspried by the stories and traditions that each holiday brings. October is a month of fun with great imagery and spooky stories! Halloween is upon us, and in honor I have created a few pieces to commemorate the season! Both prints and the originals are available in my Etsy shop.
Posted by mcaplan at 9:38 AM