Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm not the hero I could be but not the dog I was.

HEY! HEY!  OVER HERE!

The Holden Arboretum is accepting applications for 20 artists to paint 5' tall garden gnomes for a project similar to the Rock Hall's Guitarmania. I REALLY want to get in on this project. I know there's a slim chance in Hell I'll get selected because there are so many rad local artists who are far superior (artistically) and slightly radder (personally) than I am. But I'm going to try.  When I really want something, I fight tooth-n-nail for it leaving sweat on the sheets and puddles of blood on the streets!

Each artist can submit up to 3 designs with their applications. I know I want to do something Day Of The Dead inspired for sure because it's colorful and it's me. And POSSIBLY something Cleveland inspired (thanks for the idea, Tessa). Maybe turn the little dude into a geisha girl...if that's even possible, I may be thinking to abstractly. Anyway, I'd like to pick your brains for some other cool/funny ideas. I've got a creative bunch of friend and acquaintances out there. And I want my gnome at the Arboretum, dammit!

I hope I can count on your support and encouragement.

6 comments:

juste venteux said...

Good luck Lacey!!

phoebe marie said...

i LOVE the day of the dead idea (obviously). if i can help in any way, lemme know. i'm sad i won't be here to enter myself.

Bob Ignizio said...

Probably not a good idea to have the gnome with his eyeballs in a martini glass, but I think you could still do something cool with this.

Miss Cleveland 1979 said...

Creativity is key, Bob!

The Drunken Gnome said...

I love the day of the dead gnome! I love gnomes in general though! I'll keep my parts crossed that you get accepted!

erin said...

oh crap, i wanted to make a day of the dead one too :(