Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday Night Fun

 One of my dearest friends in the Universe, Ron Whipple, is also an artist. We met back in the 7th grade and have been fast friends ever since. When we were kids, I used to go over to his house and help him paint on his bedroom wall-his parents were so cool!

A bad picture of Ron's "Der Krampus"

 In any case, Ron has had his work featured in the office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, and has worked in mixed media for quite a while. His latest venture has been with sock dolls. Unfortunately, I only have one not-very-good photo to share with you, but please don't think that his work isn't worth looking at! Each doll he makes is really unique. Some are dark, some whimsical, some will make you afraid to go to sleep in the same room with them.
Ron started the dolls after purchasing one craft book on how to make them, teaching himself to sew along the way. (I think he's only been at this for a year.) He tells me he has never looked at anyone else's dolls, just experimented along the way. Now, it seems to be paying off.

Ron's work is being shown at the Hyaena Gallery in Burbank, where it will be on display all week. If you have an interest in owning one of these nifty dolls and you're not busy tonight, get over there asap! He's already sold two of them. The opening reception is tonight, so if you have time, grab a friend and head over to Hyaena. Tell him Shell sent you!
Congrats, Ron! I'm so very proud of you!

1 comment:

  1. That is amazing....really cool! Thanks for the post....really,. i have to move! :D



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