Saturday, June 24, 2006

The new issue of Belle Armoire is now in Barnes and Noble. Guess whose lurking around in the pages. They did a really nice job.

Also, check out my buddy Traci Bautista's article in the same issue.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Here's to Heros

Hero of the Year
Hey everyone I just received an email from my friend Bernie Berlin. She's busy saving unwanted animals, and recently emailed me with the below info. In a nutshell she's trying to raise money for a shelter through Animal Planet's Hero of the Year prize.

Here's what Bernie wrote:

This has been such a busy 6 months for me with the animal down here in need & I'm still not unpacked from moving.. My sweet friend Carla saw a contest on Animal Planet to nominate a Hero of the Year for those who help the animals. I don't really like contests nor do I consider myself a hero. I do what I do for the animals, because it is the right thing to do, because I care and have been blessed to be able to do it. I wasn't too keen about it, but then she mentioned there is a ten thousand dollar prize. Hmmm... Chin scratch... Blink, Blink... After much thought, I decided, that I could buy alot of dog & cat food not to mention vet bills, raising awareness, and the building of my shelter. Carla and her art group have been very supportive of me and my rescue efforts for years and for that I am truly grateful. I'm grateful to so many, you all included for all your support and putting up with my animal fixation:) Trying to think about the bigger picture for the pets & my cause. I'm trying to get over my embarrassment in regard to the contest, so if anyone is interested in helping me help the animals here is her link with the information she put up to help spread the word: I guess animal planet is asking for certain info, address, birthday and phone. So here it is if you want it. Bernie Berlin 375 N. Jones Road Portland, TN 37148 414-732-3211 9/17/65 As I'm writing the Claudine is also working on something so please check out her as well: She is officially the Vice President for my shelter. We just received our official not for profit status!! So we are moving forward!!!

Just some eye candy. Off to Cincinnati this weekend...

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I haven't forgoten you guys

Sorry for the delay in posts, but I've been a little overwhelmed as of late. I've been busy writing, arting, junking, and plotting. That's right plotting. I have an idea...not going to give to much away yet, but coming in 2007 (i would hope) I'm planning another art give-a-way. This one will be of epic proportions...that's right...epic. Not just an art give-away but an adventure, because you have to earn the prize. Intrigued...well me too. It will take some time to work out the details but just wanted you to be prepared. Ha Ha! Nothing like a cliff hanger.


Monday, June 12, 2006

much to little time

As the song goes
Time keeps on slipping slipping slipping...into the future....blooooap, blooooap, bloooooap (that's kind of the sound it makes in the song)

another studio day...trying to get caught up. Mostly preparing for the photo shoot coming up at Northlight books in a couple weeks.

Here's a peek into a peephole of a piece i just made. what does the outside look like...well you'll have to buy the book for that.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Back from N.C.

Saluda was great. I highly recommend visiting this little town...quite purdy, plus plenty of lightning bugs (which we don't get in the west) so that is always a treat. I met some way cool people and Jane and Paul of Random Arts were great hosts. So in a nutshell if you're looking to take a class somewhere in the south, this would be a great option.

While I was in those parts, I hooked up with Nicole McConville and Terry Taylor of Lark Books (I'm in a few of Terry's upcoming books); the treated me to dinner and showed me the sights of well as the after hours tour of Lark Books. Very nice of them especially since my upcoming book is being published by NorthLight and I could have been a spy. ]

Nicole...who is an amazing artist as well...check out her work here: sigilation
She and her husband purchased an old bank building and it is a way cool place to live...wunderbar! Not to mention her creepy clown and crazy monkey collections.

Back for a few off to the studio.

Michael deMeng

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Assemblog of Michael deMeng

Assemblog of Michael deMeng

Well, not much to say...just trying to get caught up before i leave town again. Feeling a bit under the weather...maybe I need another dose of Italy to perk me up.

Assemblog of Michael deMeng

Assemblog of Michael deMeng

Well, not much to say...just trying to get caught up before i leave town again. Feeling a bit under the weather...maybe I need another dose of Italy to perk me up.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Just go back from Cortona, Italy. What a wonderful experience. Could have stayed another week...or two...or twelve. Don't have much time to go into all the details of the wonderful food, people, scenery, culture...but I'll just say if was great.

Next week, I'm off to North Carolina for a couple of workshops at Random Arts in Saluda...should be great fun as well. Never been to N.C. but I hear it's beautiful. O

Okay, off to mail my ArtFest the nick of time,