This month I had the opportunity to donate a piece of artwork to the annual Angel City Derby Girls - "Eat Your Art Out V" silent auction fundraiser! The theme was "Dark Carnival," and if you know me even the slightest bit-then you know I was super into it!! I attended the show last year and was thrilled to be a participant this time around. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit The ACDG.
In my super charged carnival dreams I made a huge wheel where the sequin clad girl lays down, straps in and has knives thrown at her while its spinning (LOL)...In reality I took it down a notch and created a veritable "Wheel of Fortune!..." or misfortune depending on which slice the playing card ticker lands on! Each slice is hand-tooled leather, painted with leather acrylics and then mounted to the wooden wheel. A special thanks to my ridiculously good looking and extremely manly boyfriend for helping me mount it - to make it a bona-fide spinning wheel! xo
AND....A HUGE Thanks to the winner, Mr Pierre Bernard Jr! Thank you for all the compliments and support, and for your appreciation for the details and work that went into this piece.
Photo courtesy of Mr. Bernard
In addition to being a donor I was also a winning bidder! I saw a sneak peak of this online before the show and fell in love with it! "Stephen Bibrowski" By Tony Guaraldi-Brown.
All-in all I had a great time participating. If you didn't make it out this year you can find more info and photos on this annual event at: EYAOACDG
First Photo: Courtesy of April - ish Fauxtography