How my art ALMOST reached One Direction, the whole story
Saw a photo of Louis, not knowing who he was, but I liked the lighting so painted a vaguely Louis-y looking chap.
Got a lot of requests for more.
Almost a year later, on Twitter, I caught a big break with the fans. With this piece:
Retweeted 722 times.
Liam saw my art but someone cut off my signature, so he had no idea it was mine.
Dan Richards’ (1D’s guitarist) mom Louise contacts me on Twitter, saying she’d like to help. We arrange to meet at Wembley stadium to give my art to Dan who’ll pass it on.
I meet with Louise. She’s tried to arrange for us to meet Dan but security is too tight.
She does give the book to Dan.
Apparently, Dan’s been going around showing the book to everyone (not 1D) and gives it to Karen Payne, Liam’s mom.
I hear about this from Louise a little bit later, when I’m home.
She tells me not to publish anything about it because she thinks Karen might contact me or Modest Management will.
I see 1D in Amsterdam. Still heard nothing. Louise is incredibly disappointed and very nice to me.
Still nothing… but I got so close… guys…, so close.
Eyeliner, yes/no? Using Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Push-up Liner.
I’m an idiot.
Zero makeup lately and zero hair effort but look at my cute owl shirt.
Sam: When are you going to finish that painting of the two most attractive people in the world?
Me: I already finished that painting of Zayn and Perrie.
Sam: I meant of us, you doughnut.
almost-a-class-act and myself. Painted #wwatour selfie.
Just me sitting on my new bench.
Going back in a week or two because the blue didn’t quite take, so am pink and violet in the meantime.
Hi. This is a selfie. With makeup. The end.
Changed my avatar to this.
Tadaaa! My Etsy shop is here! Prints prints prints for sale! If there’s a painting that you love that’s not listed, let me know, and I’ll add it! If you have any other feedback, feel free!
If you buy from my Etsy shop right now, whatever money I make goes toward booking an accessible hotelroom near Wembley Stadium in London, since I’m seeing One Direction there in June and hopefully, I’ll get to give them some art!
Also, if you can, please signal boost!
Hey, artists, paint yourselfie?
I feel really proud to be wearing this shirt, which was sent to me by thisdoesnotsuck. Equality is one of the most important things in the world. Everyone should be treated fairly, rewarded fairly, and if needed, criticised for the right reasons, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability (hey!) or any other trait that might stand in the way of equality.
For those of you who are wondering:
The ADG (Art Directors Guild) is a branch of the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) representing over 2,000 motion picture and television professionals including Art Directors, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Model Makers, Digital Artists, Scenic Artists, Set Designers and Title Artists.
Thank you, Colleen, for letting me be a part of this.
Ps. I also dyed my hair, but that is totally unrelated.
How was your weekend guys?
I have no art but I did get this picture taken today.
Workspace. Except in real life, it’s messy.
Once you get this you must post 5 facts about yourself and send this to 10 of your followers :)
1. I used to sing in a musical choir, a pop choir and a band. I had classical training, and my choir once recorded a cd in the studio where the Dutch versions of all Aladdin songs were recorded.
2. I’m a home-owner. Have been for two and a half years.
3. I’ve had two major surgeries in my life.
4. I’ve written two novels. Neither one is officially finished. Maybe one day.
5. My first ever writing was published when I was 18.