Monday, June 15, 2009

Open Studios

























I was busy this weekend helping out Benny Alba and her open studio with 11 other artists. It was such a great learning experience and I loved being able to meet with other artists and talk about their work.

The best part of my part of the helping was being the meeter/greeter. I met so many interesting people and a handful let me photograph them for possible future pieces. By far our most interesting person on the last day was a young man named Jack Passion. He came in the room and it was so obvious but I was the only one who commented on his magnificent beard. His beautiful girlfriend Alexis was quick to point out Jack is the current World Champion in the Natural Full Beard division of the World Beard Championship contest. I believe he's only 24 years old so that means he probably has not shaved ever since he started being able to grow a beard. I've also been working on a couple of pieces and hope to share them with you soon.

11 comments:

Stephen Gardner said...

Wow Sheila, what a life you lead. I've really got to get out more. I've said this before but you should write a book.

Manon Doyle said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Sheila!
Jack has an amazing beard! Wow!

adebanji said...

Wow! You must have had a great experience and how would love to sketch that guy and his long beard!

pencilportraits said...

What a beard! What a great time you must have had as well, good for you, you are always so busy

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I agree with Stephen!

Not much art for me in the next coming weeks. Had an accident with my hand, fortunately can type away one handed fairly well, but drawing is out.

Cynthia said...

An amazing beard...how does he keep it clean? So young with such a beard...he's also an artist(?) ...and your future subject!

Tom Pohlman said...

SHEILA! I love ya'! YOU are a dynamo (something I am not, but appreciate from afar :>) You have to be the PERFECT meeter & greeter! Me thinks thee Amish don't participate in the World Beard Competition for they would shirley give Jack a run for his money ;>)

Sheila E. said...

I love the color of his Beard!

L.Holm said...

You do lead in interesting life! The open studio sounds like so much fun. What an amazing guy with an even more amazing name! Can't wait to see the painting you do!

James Parker said...

Wow, Sheila, you have been busy...what a neat undertaking you're on. I'm afraid If I ever had a beard like that, my dogs would disown me.

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

I hate shaving!

Just thought that was an appropriate comment for this post!

-Dean