Thursday, August 19, 2010


dont think i have ever been more elated upon seeing a generic "Thank You" screen.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Live Painting Session: Club Sabbat

Its TUESDAY! (since i cant seem to stick w/ a steady day for updates, ive decided to post on days which begin with "T" (completely arbitrary decision) ANYWAY i found myself in a green/horror mode this previous weekend, (when am i not in a green/horror mode?) how fitting that i was due to paint for Robin Roth and all the San Diego darklings @ Goth/Industrial club Sabbat. ahhhh.... Painting, dancing...carousing...what more could i want on a Saturday night? (aside from sitting on Billy Idol's lap of course)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

San Diego Undead Art Show and Lautrec

Since the previous update..the zombie artshow has come, and the exhibition will run through August 27. The art looked great, the video game is cool...and attendees enjoyed my work. was a good night. The video game can be downloaded and the artwork viewed at Thanks Kelly Hutchison (aka Dark Vomit) for allowing me to take part.

I.O.N i have visited the Lautrec exhibition at the SDMA more times than i can count (FAAAAAAABULOUS!), and am getting ready for live painting @ goth/industrial club Sabbat this upcoming Saturday. Ive been a bit busy, and much of the business has been art related...LOVE IT!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


So,i missed the 2 week update mark by a couple of days...woops! (although to be honest getting a c02 laser to the face doesnt exactly leave me in a blogging mood) anyway, here i am.... with good news. i will be participating in the San Diego Undead Art Show in July.

Zombies? ME? a lovely match made in hell i say! i am very much looking forward to such, ive been working on 2 dead lovelies for the show. (have yet to make a decision on how many i am including in the show)many thanks to the FABULOUS Dark Vomit (aka Kelly Hutchinson) for curating this show and giving me the chance to take part. his work is amazing! ah, and the web video game that will be released to coincide w/the show is equally fabulous! photos of my in progress sexy dead girls will be posted eventually...for now, here is a peep at a rough flyer and the YouTube teaser:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Upside down in Batgirl jammies....

Last week, i dreamt of friendly cockroaches in Venice...this morning, i woke following a rather disturbing dream in which everything was upside down. It was as though i was watching a television while standing on my head. uncomfortable much? hell,i even woke *feeling* uncomfortable because of it. Odd and definitely a new subconscious experience.

Now,onward to the artwork related happenings of the previous week.(i am trying to make this blog at least a bi-weekly habit hmmmm ). So,i purchased fresh new panels, finally had a few art prints made of current favorite paintings... played with my "studio" art nude experiments.. and acquired a new re-usable bag to add to my collection (extra points for it being a BLICK bag!!!) oooh! ooh ooh! mustn't forget my new Batgirl pajamas. Sketching in my Batgirl pajamas raises my badass geeky girl-artist quotient right??

Moving on... i finally wrapped by talons around Richard Milward's "Ten Storey Lovesong".Surprise surprise, it failed. Premise? Broke,druggy artist makes it big while neighbors and friends self-destruct around him,tastes fame and realizes that passion and the lovable dysfunction of the world he inhabits is truly what happiness is all about.
*yawn* sounds like an indy-fest movie script to me! Ah, but i did get a good lesson in British slang from it. My favorite new word: "Undercrackers"! is now 12:47 and this beast must sleep but before i go,i should mention that i will be participating in the "Undead Art Show" this summer. i have 3 pieces due in a month. OI!...a very happy "OI" but,an "OI!" nonetheless! Work work work!!! But first, i ZzZzzzZzzzzzz.......

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nekkid art and bad bookage

Since last i've posted...ive endured 512 pages of "bestseller" torture (oh, the sad sad SAD tastes of the general public!) and, have been inhaling/ handling far too many toxic chemicals....(petroleum distillates must somehow be less threatening when they are odorless am i right?)

i wont speak too much about my new colorful little brain-to-hand-paper vomits,because i am still very much in "OMG im making a mess, i dont know what the FRACK im doing but i love it WOOHOO!"mode so, slight peekage will suffice for now. i do have some plans brewing for this new mixed media venture...and in my head at least, the results appear to be fabulous

Now...onward to my pointless, odious mini-rant on "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson. Good Lord, What exactly *is* is the demographic for this sort of genre? oh, thats right...sweater-set wearing, sexually dissatisfied housewife/soccer mommas. Only they could appreciate a premise as obnoxious as a tortured ex male-porn star who learns to LOVE a "mysterious" pseudo-sheherezadian stranger with tacky religious tattoos. Ohhhhh spare me. i would be much more beguiled by a 4 eyed midget wearing cowboy boots walking a cricket on a leash. I should write a novel...i can see the cover letter now...Dear Walmart,sell my crap to the hoardes...i wanna make my millions!

Thankfully, i have picked up a couple of new books which will hopefully spare me any further mental trauma . *pats paperbacks lovingly*. i go to return to sniffing toxins and getting pastel in questionable places.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

DOMINION XI (4/18/2010)

Experimenting w/dry media as opposed to wet media. an issue of "instant gratification" for my live-art. i like the results...experiments w/fab results are...ummm...FAB!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Recap...

For the purpose of keeping an "accurate history"of my artistic aping, here is a collection of e-flyers for my live-arting @ DOMINION and most recently, my small exhibition @ Feelit (urban boutique and art gallery).Thanks to the fabulous Robin Roth for being the boot to the ass i needed, and to Markalan,for giving me another push in the right direction.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Uh oh..Karla has a blog....

With all of this tweeting and facebookery going around, i figure i should use blogger as a record of my art related blah blah and other such nonsense. i do not keep written personal journals,nor do i post angsty blogs via i have no particular interest in reading my own moping. (does anyone!?)

consider this little blog a window into my life as an ,art student/broke artist w/a day job, perpetual dreamer and occassional bitter miscreant. A record..i suppose of the artwork i create..the music i listen to...the books i read. Let the masses rejoice!
....Now, lets see if i actually make use of this bloody thing.