Friday, October 23, 2015

CACHE COW, HORSE PLAY, and more animals.....

You made it to Friday! Congratulations!!!
I have been making incredible progress here on new work for  The One of a Kind Show!
I now know my booth is #X03
YAY!


I will talk more about that location next week....but for now...check out these photos of NEW work:

"Horse Play", 6"x6", Acrylic on Board with scrabble letters!
$50.00
 
"Meat Market", 6"x9", Acrylic on Board with scrabble letters!
$100.00
 
"Near and Dear", 6"x6", Acrylic on Board with scrabble letters!
$50.00
AND THEN THERE IS THIS ONE:

"Cache Cow", 12" x 12" Acrylic on Board,
$275.00
SOLD!!!
Yup - that one above is already sold. The bigger ones are a lot more work, but are also pretty special! (If I do say so myself!!)
The new work is REALLY getting a lot of attention from my social media blitzing!
So far I have sold this bigger one and 4 smalls!
So come out to the OOAC to see this fun new pieces in person!
And remember - I do commission works!
;-)
(as soon as Dec 6th is done!!)
Have a great weekend y'all!!



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BARGAIN HUNT: MANITOBA STYLE

HEY GUYS!
I AM TAKING AN HOUR BREAK FROM PAINTING.....and am giving you a break from my shameless and never ending self promotion! ;-) 
I am posting this........

Bargain Hunt: Manitoba Style......

"Sure Fit" Pants Kit.....WHAT IS IN IT???
a) duct tape for over your mouth....
2) elastic waistband 'extender'
c) the secret to the universe

Honestly- what idiot would wear such a stupid and embarrassing hat????




NEVERMIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here you go Ladies (or lady-men) a full range of wigs....and hats......let's name these three looks:
1. The 'Atlantic City she-hangover'
2. The 'Jennifer Lawrence at Starbucks'
3. The 'Kate Gosselin trolling for men at the Park'

THANK THE LORD!
Finally I can buy USED butter and yogurt containers....I just never have enough of my own!

Y2K Clown mugs.........that are dated 2002........
CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN THESE??? 
WAIT!
There is one thing better than used plastic containers......used pickle jars!
My prayers have been answered!

New Art......only slightly flammable.

This painting I call "Camels and the Apocalypse".

Bunnies and Booties: the Hugh Hefner Story

One needs a HINT of pattern in their home.....

"Okay kids....go pick a game to play......
Guinness Game of World Records
Turbo Hip Top Stadium Game
IQ2000
or
Aunt Beatrice's collectable spoon game

REEEEAAAALLLLY????
Kids just love "inspirational true stories about ordinary people's lives."(that is the cute from Wikipedia!)

Live and Learn: also the name of the upcoming Rob Croxford Autobiography!

Scabs and Guts: Part 2 of my autobiography?
Okay Men (or manly-ladies) a full range of wigs...hats......AND BEARDS!
let's name these looks:
1.)  The 'Entourage Bag of Dicks'
2.) The 'Entourage Bag of Dicks: Hangover'
3.) The 'I'm Directing a Movie'
4.) The 'A.J McLean 2015'

The Mandrell Sisters have REALLY let themselves go.
WOW!!! THAT reference dated me.
"Puzzles for Real Girls" -- FINALLY A POSITIVE MESSAGE FOR WOMEN!!!
.....just saying'.....

Looking for that perfect gift for the lonely cat lady (or man) in your life???

Artist Puzzle..........now with 20% more self doubt!!!!

OMG!
MUST
KNOW
WHAT
IS
IN
THIS!!
Finally - I leave you with this......

Hmm.....I was gonna get Erika a nice birthday card,
but I think this cucumber says it better!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FLIPPING THE BIRD!

HEY GUYS!!
So I am STILL super busy getting work done for The One of a Kind Show!
I am making some serious headway! OVER FIFTY new works are now DONE......
Including these guys......

"Flip the Bird", 9" x 6", Acrylic on Mixed Media, $100.00
If you are my Instagram friend.....you've seen this one:

"Flip the Bird", 6" x 6", Acrylic on wood, $50.00
 
This is a larger variation......
"Flip the Bird", 9" x 6", Acrylic on Mixed Media, $100.00
There is this pretty in pink one......
"Flip the Bird", 6" x 6", Acrylic on Wood, $50.00
 
...and finally there is this one....
"Flip the Bird", 9" x 6", Acrylic on Mixed Media, $100.00
BAM!
Now this is progress!! But wait......there is MORE!!!!
Stay tuned!!!




Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MOVE OVER DOROTHY...........

Hello!!!
Okay, so I am a little behind in my blogging.
(insert best 13 year old girl voice here)
...um.....blogging.....is like....hard....
So I am busy busy busy getting work done for










The One of a Kind Show

In the last post, I claimed I would be done over a hundred new pieces.......
Well....its been a week....a week of 12 hour days mostly...including Sunday.....
....and so far I have a LOT done!!

So, you know this piece:
(which is long since sold)


Well I was doing that same idiom again. 
As I do!
"Goody Two Shoes" seems to be a popular piece, so I started a new version......I was painting them red, with a polka dot pattern when it HIT ME......

BAM!

THEY LOOK KINDA LIKE THE RUBY SLIPPERS!!
(If you don't know the ruby slippers - you are so reading the wrong blog right now!)
The Wizard of Oz is a huge favourite of mine.....and i have never really done anything related to it.....UNTIL NOW.....so with Oz in mind, I went to work!
Let me show you my first 4 completed paintings.
Each is different and yet similar....

"Goody Two Shoes", 6" x 6", Acrylic on Wood.

and...this one:

"Goody Two Shoes....also", 6" x 6", Acrylic on Wood.

Do you love these???
AND DID I MENTION THEY ARE ONLY 50 BONES!!
Yes...for $50.....you cannot go wrong!!!!!!
Not only do they describe an idiom in pictures, it is also kinda fitting for Dorothy. 
Am I right?? (Yes, admittedly, I was more on the side of the Wicked Witch)
So then I thought I would do a few larger......

"Goody Two Shoes", 9" x 6", Acrylic on Wood.

AND...

"Goody Two Shoes", 6" x 6", Acrylic on Wood.

So these bigger guys, are only $100!!!
COME ONE!!
Now, with these in my head, I think I may dive into design for some companion pieces.
YA! More Oz inspired creations.....
WHAT DO YOU THINK????
Here are a couple options (yes they are PUN driven)....
The first three are sure fits.....the rest.......hmmmm......

TOTO = Top Dog

FLYING MONKEYS =  Monkey Business

COWARDLY LION = Scaredy Cat

LOLLYPOP GUILD = Sucker Punch???

WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST = every witch way
                                                              witching hour
                                                              green with envy

GLINDA = witch is witch
                    good grief
                    good riddance
                    good to go
                    good old days
                    for good measure

TIN MAN = accident prone ( axe-i-dent prone)
                     get the axe
                     con-tin-gent
                     to be conTINued
                     TINker around
                     Tinsel town
                   
SCARECROW = Bird Brain
                             Brain trust
                             Brain Teaser
                             All brawn - no brains

OKAY GUYS.............WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??
I'd love your input on a few of these - or maybe you have a BETTER idea??
Or maybe you HATE all of this???
Sure......I'd like to hear from the haters too!!!
Comment - or EMAIL me!
Thanks guys......now I gotta get back to work!

 
               





Thursday, October 1, 2015

REBOOTED for the ONE OF A KIND!

Good day friends!
Now.....I know you HATE the idea of Christmas when it is barely October.....but.....
My biggest show of the year is QUICKLY approaching:










The One of a Kind Show!!!!
YOU will want to check out some of the over ONE HUNDRED new pieces I hope to have ready for this big show! I know what you are thinking.....
"THAT'S CRAZY BANANA PANTS, ROB!!"
I know......but this show is ELEVEN glorious days.....so I need a LOT of stock!
Especially of my Mixed Message Series works - THESE are my biggest sellers!
So, here are 3 brand new 9" x 6" ORIGINAL pieces - yes, they are variations on the same word - but  as you can see, they are entirely different from each other.....

This big heel version is pretty cool - it also has some cool bits and bobs on it:

"Reboot"

.....for the person that likes that old blueprint look:
"Reboot"
....and finally for the person who enjoys a good wellie.......

"Reboots"

"Why do so many reboot pieces?"
.....the truth is, each time I do one....it sells! IMMEDIATELY!
Honestly most of this series does NOT last long, bit this one is especially popular......and c'mob for $100 you CAN'T get much in the fine art world....
Also, let's face it, I am a big nerd, and my peeps are AWESOME!!!!!
There you go!
Think about these guys for the special nerd in YOUR life this Christmas!
;-)