As the Arizona weather is begins its morph into weather of the face-melting variety; I’ve been a busy bee creating some new pieces for my last Arizona art shows for the summer!
Among the new art prints are: “See Right Through You” Most all of my art is based off emotions I’m going through or currently overcoming – and this one is no exception. We often come across people in life we turn a blind eye to; Either for the sake of keeping our idea of them or yourself up to certain ideals, or from their ability to cleverly conceal their intentions. Then there’s the moment of clarity that blooms, letting you see them for who they truly are. Exhilarating. Disappointing. Beautiful.
“Bottle Envy” which is inspired by the sticky, sweet scent of Viktor&Rolf’s Bon Bon & it’s gloriously unique candy-shaped bottle. A little closer to my Fashion Design roots.
“Drown Your Sorrows” A down-on-her-luck broad taking a load off in a delicious glass of whiskey.
“An Affectionate Facehugger” Because hugs come in all shapes & sizes.
With the sudden and saddening loss of one of the most influential & favorite artists of mine (and countless others) I created a Prince inspired surreal version of “Purple Rain” to show my respects to this tremendous loss to music, art, fashion & so much more.
These will all debut at all my May art shows. Each of them are 8×10″ – with the exception of “Facehugger” which is 8×8″. I hope to see some of you for my last outdoor shows of the summer. If not, I’ll see you at Phoenix Comic Con is next month with even more new art!
A smorgasbord of my Fashion Villains – and this is only a few of them! What started as just one fashion illustration of “Michelle” Myers I sketched for fun while watching Halloween II in 2013 turned into a whole collection of all my favorite horror villains/characters as classy dames. I’m happy so many of you love these as much as I do, as they are one of the first real collections I created. You can see all of them in my shop!
Next month I’ll be preparing for Phoenix Comicon, I can’t believe it’s that time ALREADY! I have lots of new pieces planned for the show, most everything I’ll be debuting are characters/concepts you guys have requested at art shows to show my appreciation for your support<3 The Dirty Teacup Designs booth will be in Artist Alley table AA703 June 2nd-5th! Hope to see some you there!
I’ll Debuting tons of new art prints! Wear Your Feelings *also, known to many as simply, “Pizza Girl”*, Feline Fringe *the newest edition to my Bouffant collection*, No Disintegrations! A Star Wars/The Cure hybrid set of Fashion Villains, Succulent & Limited prints of Vanessa the Sea Witch because a lot of you have asked for her!
My very first art show of the year will be this First Friday!
Ironic, with this being the first day of the NEW YEAR! I will be set up in my usual spot on 2nd Street & Roosevelt outside of the fabulous Revolver Records in Downtown Phoenix. No doubt it will be a major event! There will be lots of commotion going on in the area because of the holiday festivities. So stop on by, say Hello & check out my newest art prints!
If you can’t make it out to that show, no worries. I’ll also be here this month:
Save 30% off of your Black Friday / Cyber Monday order! To do so, enter the coupon code “FALLTEA” at checkout in the Dirty Teacup Designs shop!
In addition to the 30% savings, all Black Friday / Cyber Monday orders come with a free print of your choice too! This sale is valid now through Monday, November 30th 2015, so make sure to use it today!
Dirty Teacup is the idea of two seemingly unrelated entities fusing together. Something delicate, feminine and presumably beautiful blended seamlessly with the macabre, ominous or peculiar.
All illustrations created by Meghan O’Connell of Dirty Teacup Designs.
FIRST FRIDAY @ Revolver Records in Downtown Phoenix – November 6th 2015; 6pm-11:30pm
Finally, for those of you with an Instagram account, you can now follow Dirty Teacup Designs on there! I’ll be using that for quick sketches, oddball photos with my art & toy collection mingling & general artist ramblings. Make sure to check it out!
I’ve had ever so much fun creating my newest Fashion Villains; Frederika Krueger, Helen Raiser & Talky Tina! Frederika is one of my all-time most requested villains ever, hands down. Ask & you shall receive! Personally, I think Helen Raiser is technically my best villain I’ve created. I went back to my true background in Fashion Design for her. I’m really proud of how she turned out. I will have limited amounts of 11×14″ versions of Frederika & Helen for those who have requested some larger Villains, but don’t worry – If you’re a collector of all the 8×10″ Fashion Villain prints, I will have those ladies in that size as well!
For those with a taste for something not of the Halloween variety, I will also be debuting prints of “Painting the Roses Red” & “Toasty” (the 2nd installment of the “Ladies Who Brunch” collection).
Dirty Teacup Designs will be on the corner of 2nd st & Roosevelt in Downtown Phoenix outside Revolver Records from 6pm-10pm on October 2nd, Hope to see you guys & ghouls there!
Fashion Illustration Inspired Dichotomies by Meghan O'Connell