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After finishing the Miss America Deconstructed paintings, I was pretty much burnt out. I knew where I wanted to go next, but was not sure how to get there. I decided to go back to drawing/illustrating with a focus on people in natural states of sleeping and lounging. Of course I stayed true to my self-portrait nature. I participated in the 5.4 Million and Counting project put together by Chi Nguyen, which is an amazing effort constructing a tallied quilt by women all around the nation to show support for women’s reproductive rights. To see the whole quilt and learn more about it, visit the website, http://5point4million.tumblr.com I also have been returning back to Timmy the Cyclops. Back in June, I included Weezer into the world and had them passed off to the guys by their tour manager at the show I attended. Hopefully those little guys brought some laughs because that’s what the cyclops world traditionally does!

Recently, drawing has been on pause for a special project I have been working on. I am so excited to share it with everyone, but I cannot reveal anything until its finished! But, I can hint that the creation is beyond adorable and hilarious!

This past weekend I hung out in Downtown St.Pete and pretty much ate my way through and photographed. I was looking for new inspiration for the next half of the drawing series I have been working on. I want to incorporate vintage chairs with unique design and textiles to illustrate. Pretty much every antique shop on Central Avenue was visited to find unique chairs for me to photograph, luckily, I got some great shots to work with.

Some who are friends with me or have recently visited my website, may have spotted something new on the Bio page, Los Angeles. Yes, I will be moving out to the Los Angeles area. It’s been a tough process, I’ve been looking at apartments and applying for about five months now. It’s not easy when you are coming from out of state. Hopefully something will come through this month or next, the move has to be made ASAP. So, please keep your fingers crossed for me! This is the perfect time to make this change!

Also, some of you know I am a HUGE Bernie Sanders supporter, still am and I support his decision to back Hillary Clinton. I will be voting for Hillary. We don’t have room for bigotry, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia etc. in this country. I am extremely disgusted by what has come out of the wood work this election year. Now, I knew these people existed, I’m from the South, I’ve lived my life around people who are grossly racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, and just plain ignorant. These people found their puppet and it’s scary. Some of you are probably disgruntled because Sanders did not make it, I’m upset too, but as Bernie said, “No one is more upset than me.” The thing is, do not give up on the political revolution, giving up is being a traitor to what Sanders started. People need to get involved with Government if they want to change it. Voting Third Party in this election is going to increase chances of us having a Hitleresque Dictator for President, so I caution everyone, be careful, keep in mind the severity of this election. While I support Third Party normally, I cannot condone it in this current election. The good thing is, Third Party is going to now be seen as a normal option and the next elections to come, I can guarantee we will see an increased amount of Third Party elected politicians.

Enjoy some images of my recent work below, I’ll post again when the project I am working on is finished! To see all of the work and my process, please follow me on Instagram at doll_legs on Facebook, or my website, www.johannafalzone.com

-Johanna

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I have not been idle in creating art, just very busy with finishing out a year of teaching, celebrating my Mom's long awaited retirement (43 years in the workforce), delivering my brother his new car, and of course enjoying a night of Weezer among many other events. In that time I had been creating these very special cyclops' of Weezer aka Weezer Clops. They turned out way better than I had imagined and are a great addition to the Timmy the Cyclops world. I gave these to the band the day of the show in Tampa, I hope they liked them. This one is of Rivers Cuomo (Rivers Cuomo Clops), approx size is 3"x4" on drawing paper with pen and ink, 2016. @rivers_cuomo #riverscuomo #weezer @weezer #cyclops #music #guitar #fineart #illustration #drawing #johannafalzone #artistoninstagram

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My Stitch In square. 12 rows represent the 12 decades of the 20th and 21st century and what we have accomplished for women's reproductive rights during that time and currently. The light pink to dark red color gradation represents women young to old and how every generation is affected and needs to keep working together to ensure we continue to have our rights. Thanks @palmetto_darlin for inviting me to the Stitch In, I could not be there, but it brought to my attention this awesome project and it's great to be a part of it! 😊 It is now on its way to Brooklyn. #stitchin #reproductiverights #feminism #womensrights #pink #red #12decades #johannafalzone @reprorights @textileartscenter @whatchidid

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Sam and Papa Nieme Sleeping, Pen and Ink on Drawing Paper, (drawn on 9"x12", exact size tbd), 2016. By: Johanna Falzone – For those of you that don't know, this is my 91 year old grandpa who passed away early this past summer. My Dad took this picture of my brother and him as they fell asleep watching football at my cousin Felicia's old house on Thanksgiving last year as in 2014. I really liked this photo, it was perfect with where I am going with these drawings and I think Papa Nieme would be very happy to know he is part of my art now, he was always very encouraging of my talent! #johannafalzone #drawing #illustration #lounging #robe #pink #color #highchroma #penandink #figuredrawing #artistsoninstagram #sam #papanieme #sleeping #couch #green #bigbrother #grandpa #family

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I have completed three handmade books of which are blank, so you can fill them with whatever you want. They are for sale on my etsy store, http://www.etsy.com/shop/JohannaFalzone

I’m really proud of these books, I think they are my best work yet in terms of craft and I am so happy to be able to sell them and finally allow other s to enjoy handmade books. I’ve had a lot of requests to start making them for people to buy, so here they are! There will be more to come!

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Clare Elsaesser, Ring of Roses, Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, 8.5″x9″, 2012.

So while I have been waiting for a big bundle of brand new studio supplies, I have had much time to clean out and organize things while also staring at really cool art on the internet. Here are a few links of my current favorites,

http://aleksandraniepsuj.blogspot.com/

http://www.simoncheadle.com/

http://www.thokamaer.com/

http://www.markelfinearts.com/artist/Yolanda_Sanchez

http://paginademaria.wordpress.com/

http://www.candacecouse.net/embroidery.html

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/cecily-brown

http://www.blankproject.co.uk/artwork

http://www.davidadey.com/

http://clareelsaesser.com/

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So I have finished making my journal which will be filled in by December, that is my goal. The book is made with 90lb drawing paper in a folio style, with acid free paper-backed light beige book cloth. The covering of the book is an embossed suede type of fabric stitched with cream and gold-yellow thread, a deep brown metallic robe ribbon ties the journal together.

The idea for this journal is for me to be able to write down my observations, I want to draw an object, plant, person etc. and describe what I have observed, so the title I have given the journal is “Observations”. I think its like a transcendental Emerson/Thoreau type of exercise.

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So I have officially titled this piece “Veil” because it reminds me of lace wedding veils, I think my mother would be proud considering her and our Cousin Jimmy used to make wedding dresses. I may not have the patience for sewing, but I can interpret it in my art and thats cool with me. 🙂 Anyway these are the final pictures. I walked over to the art building today to ask Russell if he would put a light up so it would shine on my piece and when I came in the light was already up, a nice pleasant surprise!

Also I am working on two new Marie Antoinette drawings today they should be up on here later tonight.

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So with this piece I am putting together I am using sheet music and cutting them out like snowflakes, but not normal child-like snowflakes, very detailed and particular snowflakes. I am currently trying to piece them together and trying to decide which way this will be the most effective and in a way that’s possible to put together. I have an idea of making some bowls as hanging fixtures with either flowers or fake candles I don’t know because after taking these photos I am really loving the last way I connected the flakes and they look so delicate and pretty and detailed, but I’m not sure how I would PVA these together, obviously one at a time, but I also need a way to display this and I would to either see it on a wall maybe hung by fishing wire? Or as a table runner and make a complimentary bowl, either way its a representation of history and feminine dining rooms. I remember my grandma put doilies everywhere and making this takes me back to being at her house looking at all of her make-up and perfume on her dresser sitting atop these delicate white detailed doilies.

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