Sunday, October 31, 2010

Costume Craziness!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Folks have been asking me if I’m missing the costume shenanigans back home. And as it turns out, I don’t have to. Apparently at the end of October, the city of Lucca hosts a giant comic and games festival, which can mean only one thing… Cosplay.

Cosplay-- short for Costume Play-- is a sort of fashion hobby that is quickly gaining popularity throughout the world. The basic idea is you dress up as your favorite character from any visual media. Characters can be taken from comics/manga, anime/cartoons, movies, videogames, blog memes, and, in some cases, famous pieces of artwork/illustration (ie Rosie the Riveter, or Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring).

Here are a couple of examples of some Italian Cosplayers :

So why write about it on the Son’s of Turner Blog? Personally, I think Cosplay is an example of the new emerging impact that art is has on the general population. People are hungry for new stories, places, and characters in which they can emotionally connect with. And, I believe, as artists and illustrators, it’s our responsibility to deliver.

Okay, discussion time, write a comment and tell me what you think. How do you feel about Cosplay? Motivational? Inspirational? Or just creepy? If you saw someone walking around dressed up as a figure you’ve painted, how would you feel?

Well, I think while I wait for you’re replies, I’m going to have a cup of tea.

Ciao for now!
-- Lucas

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Ever After Frock Halloween Grosgrain Giveaway

Check out this awesome giveaway on one of my favorite sewing blogs: Grosgrain! Kathleen is a talented designer/seamstress and she makes the most lovely girly playful frocks. She makes blog reading superfun :)

The Ever After Frock Halloween Grosgrain Giveaway

Sunday, October 17, 2010

American Watercolol Society

In case anyone else wants to enter the AWS prospectus is here and the deadline is November 15th. Also, if anyone is interested if you become a sustaining associate memeber and pay the dues (before Sept. 30th I think) the entry for the show is "free."

$40,000 cash and prizes.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Website Links

I added the link roll to the right of all the contributor's personal websites. I know there are more so if your name is not on there let me know. I just went to Kristen's blog and got the links from there. You could just leave a comment with the link to your blog/website and I will add it in a week or so to give people time. If you know anyone else's that I missed you can add that too.