When I was 13 or 14, I discovered the art of Ashleigh Brilliant. I was drawn to his simplicity and his humor and that his personality was so obvious in his art. I collected all of his postcards and looking at them and laughing or thinking really inspired my own art. I'd never really forgotten about Ashleigh (one of his postcards hangs above my desk) but had not seen his art anywhere in ages. Last week when my husband and I were exploring Japan Town in San Francisco, I was looking in a Hello Kitty store and there in the way back, covered in a mountain of dust, was a display of Ashleigh's cards, dated 1983. The universe must've been reading my thought-filled mind and put those cards there for a reason.
I never ignore signs from the Universe (or signs for Krispy Kreme).
In my quest to make art easy and accessible to people of all ages, I stopped by Sweetpeas & Snapshots today to gather supplies for another tv appearance and to drop off some I AM ART shirts. If you are in LA, go there to get the shirts. This is the only real store that carries our shirts. When you purchase your I AM ART shirt at Sweetpeas, we will donate our portion of the profit to Rosie O'Donnell's For All Kids Foundation. Of course, if you are not in LA, you can shop our online shop 24 hours a day. You know what else Sweetpeas has? SUZI FINER! We love her. On Saturday, December 9th, if you haven't met her (or me) yet, come on down to Sweetpeas for my FREE spirit house class (call them to add your name to the list, space is limited) and their super sweet cupcake-filled party. Even if you aren't taking my class, I WANT TO MEET YOU! Yes, I do. For all the details, visit the Sweetpeas blog.