I’m making a cat coloring book and your cat could be in it!
The book will feature 50+ original cat drawings, but before the book is finalized I wanted to add this idea to the mix!
For $50 you can send me a photo of your cat and I’ll add them to the book!
There are 15 spots for cat portraits available. Each spot will ensure your cats inclusion in the book as well as your own physical copy of the coloring book. Feel free to email, message, or comment if you are interested!
Here are a few samples that were inspired by our cat Elwood that showcase some of his his favorite habits and haunts.
Here There Be Monsters at the Markay Theatre in Jackson Ohio.Oct 24th – Nov 17th
Artwork by: Charlie Haskins & Trevin Wyant
Opening Night is Oct 24th at 7pm!
The title of the exhibit, Here There Be Monsters, comes from a phrase that is sometimes depicted on old world maps and antique globes. Acting as a warning, these words labeled dangerous or unexplored territories and acted as a reminder that there are still unknown forces at work in the world. Accompanied by symbols of dragons, sea monsters, and the like, these were the kinds of maps that kept you from falling off the edge of the world. In creating work for this show, however, I used this title as a compass to guide me to monsters rather than steer me away from them.
The creatures I found in this search are presented here in both drawings and paintings. These images largely consist of shadowy blob-like figures that lurk and loom their way through several impressionistic landscapes. In this series, one can see several of these monsters rummaging through neighboring houses looking for food and lifting up sailing boats from the water as they study the humans inside. In one painting, the monsters are even seen sharing a sunset as they picnic on a small city!
Making work for this show has been a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with my fellow artist, Trevin Wyant. His dark narratives, fiendish beasts, and claw-like mark making evoke powerful feelings of fear, anxiety, and panic. It has been a privilege to navigate and chart these monstrous worlds with him. We both hope that you enjoy the show–Here There Be Monsters!
I am so happy to announce the release of the Moon Songs book! It is now available for pre-order and we will have physical copies for sale at Haskins House during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24th!
Here is a little preview of the project, a link to pre-order, and some details about what a Moon Song is!
Moon Songs is a collection of music and artwork created through an exchange between an illustrator and songwriter. In this collaboration Charlie Haskins showed Josiah Whitley a painting and Josiah composed a song in response to the image. Likewise, Josiah played Charlie song and he created an image in response to the music. The feel of Moon Songs ranges from whimsical narratives to bluesy ballads that explore a connection between folk music and folklore. Subject matters include the loneliness of The Man In The Moon, the story of an “uncatchable fish” and a haunting personified account of a hanging tree.
The stylized portraits and imagery used in the album’s artwork incorporate techniques found in caricature, outsider art and illustration while the music cites folk, singer songwriter, country and blues influences. In this partnership the creators intend their audience to interact with their work through a book which contains the artwork, lyrics, and a CD insert which contains the songs so the audience can simultaneously take in the art and music.
We did a lot of shows and made a lot of art in October, but November has its own surprises in store!
Last month we painted Frankenstein at the Markay Theatre, painted a mural on 2nd St in Portsmouth, and setup at the Irvington Indiana Halloween Festival! This month we are releasing our Portsmouth calendar and a new book I made with musician Josiah Whitley called Moon Songs!