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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Femme Fatale at the Instinct Gallery

Femme Fatale

The First All-Woman Art Show at the Instinct Gallery

March 2, 2009 – March 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, from 7pm-Midnight
1408 Locust Street - Des Moines, IA

Come view the latest works from local and regional artists:
Rachel Buse - Kelsey Cliche - Susan Czechowski - Lee Ann Conlan - Rudy Fig - Shannon Gallagher - Michelle Holley - Amanda Jo Johanson - Tonya Kehoe - Jenny Knavel - Katt Mahr - CL Martin - Molly Murphy - Chelsea Pickett - Jessie Ramey - Whitney Warne - Emily Svec Body Decor - Murals by Caspa D Ghost

St. Vitus and the Taxi Dancers

Fire & Hoops:
Ashley Bertling & Liz Niec

Jillian Noah - Beati Paoli - The Honeybees

Vitae Design Collective featuring
rok:her:roots - Magpie - Pink Revolver - Acanthus Apparel - Barbarella

Located at the Instinct Gallery
1408 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA

Kill The Profits

This piece is titled "Kill The Profits". It is oil on wood and over a foot tall. The driving idea comes from the phrase, " Don't kill the Messenger".  The piece is created with a fair amount of irony since it is human nature to do just that, even to ourselves. The more we try to climb our soap box to be heard, the more vulnerable we are to falling. 
It will be displayed at Vitae Design Collective in early march along with work by fellow DSM tattooers; Paul Nycz, Mike Diamond, and Budha.  Come check the show out March 18th at the Art Noir open house.


I just finished this machine. It's a shorty bulldog frame I named "Daphne" after my adorable but ferocious female chihuahua. It's the first shorty frame that I have made and I am excited to make more.  It's petite and light, very easy on the wrist. The coil tops are salvaged vintage ivory, and I made a bezel and fixed a false tooth in, a gift from a customer of mine who makes false teeth. Truly one of my best machines, I will be holding on to this one for a while.