|Cheeky 2012 Miss March|
The media tells us sexy comes in one size, skinny. But the media has it all wrong. Sexy comes in all shapes and sizes. Which is why I adore the "Cheeky" 2012 pinup calendar by artist Jen Oaks. Her pictures are vintage pinup style, meets modern day cartoons meets endless curves. I met Jen Oaks at the Femme Cartel: Girly/Urban Art Party in Oakland. She was almost completely sold out of the 275 calendars she first printed this past fall. Not bad for a first timer right?
Oaks told me she got the idea for "Cheeky" from a friend who wanted a centerfold of plus-sized women. Jen got to the drawing board. She comes up with the images by photographing people in sexy poses. Then Jen creates the pinups based on the gestures of the models.
|Cheeky 2012 Miss November|
Women like to feel sexy and be sexy. Sometimes we're hard on ourselves because our bodies don't look how they’re “supposed to.” I respect a woman who lives by her own rules. I give Jen Oaks props for creating her vision of sexy, one that many men and women share. If you're in Oakland, check out her art show at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records on Friday, Feb. 3rd . Order the 2012 "Cheeky" calendar from Etsy.
This young woman's art packs serious emotion. I can feel whatever the subject is going through. Her work looks so real I couldn't tell if I was looking at painting or a photo. Support Lauren Gonzalez at Lauragrdesigns@yahoo.com or Facebook.com/DesignsByLaura
|"Secreto" by Lauren Gonzalez|
Oh my goodness, I am loving the energy from Carnes' use of color. I sense the woman in the painting's strength and mellowness. Isn't that an interesting blend? Support this artist at michellecarnes.com
|Strong Color by Michelle Carnes|
I can barely draw a stick figure. And I won't torture you with my tree drawings that look more like broccoli. The ladies I highlighted are amazing. What do you think of the art? Ping me if you bought any of the work from these talented women.