Experimenting with intoxicating art substances

I've been experimenting with some addictive substances:

StencilGirl stencils. Don't judge.

Credit: College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Credit: College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Full disclosure: I've been friends with the StencilGirl herself, MaryBeth Shaw, since LK Ludwig introduced us back in 2010 at an art retreat dance party. (Hence the blackmail photo below.)

Gettin' down with LK Ludwig (center) and MaryBeth Shaw (right) at Artfest 2010.

Gettin' down with LK Ludwig (center) and MaryBeth Shaw (right) at Artfest 2010.

So I felt I could ask her to let me take a couple of stencils for test runs. I ended up making three new pieces, two of which you'll find on the StencilGirl Talk blog on Thursday, March 19th. Bonus: using my new stencils turned out to be so much fun, I accidentally got some WORK done in the process.

This piece (which you'll also see in my guest blog post) has been accepted into an upcoming exhibit: "Black Lives Matter" at Columbia City Gallery! The show opens April 18th. More details to come...