Monday, August 19, 2013

Earthbound kids ready for battle! Print and original both available

Octo-cone - Original available

      Now is the time! If you have ever been interested in owning a Crystal Mielcarek print or original, everything I have in backstock is for sale, right now.  Everything must go!

      Email me, Facebook me, message me, anything you see I'll let you know if it is available.  In the meantime go check out my website or my etsy shop.


       The show "Jokes on You Buddy!" at Starkweather Art Center  this week went well.  I sold a piece called "Funny Bones"  There was a bit of drama over some curse words on a group of pieces.  I just couldn't even imagine... honestly.  The show is about comics and comedy... when hasn't that partially been about shocking your audience and being kind of crude? 

     What are your thoughts about vulgar words on art? Do you think there is no place for that sort of thing or does freedom of speech and expression prevail? 

Cheshire Cat - print available  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sketchbook 5/13

Help me decide my next painting ...

I'm trying to decide which sketchbook piece to paint up next.  So, for a while, when I remember, I'll be posting up a sketch or two.  I did this one just a few minutes ago.  It's my Blue Moon ice cream cone.

This actually is ending up one of my favorites so far.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Every town has an Elm Street"

The last few weeks were full of Nightmare on Elm Street films. All 7 films (aside from Freddy Vs Jason) were viewed and rated on the slasher scale.  What is the slasher scale you may ask yourself?  Well ...take a look here for an example rating sheet. 

       For instance, this is the rating [115] I personally gave to A Nightmare on Elm Street.  The rating that Josh (my sweetie & the creator of the scale) gave this film was 122. Many of the items on the list are up for personal perception (or argument as the case may be). On his scale, Josh rated the soundtrack for the film a five where I felt it was only a four.

       Many other times the score discrepancy in score has the would be even larger.  It's in areas like these where the rating from one person to the next can really differ which makes the list really fun and interesting to do in a group.  Other areas such as onscreen kill generally match - unless someone falls asleep or isn't paying attention to the movie.

So this is what I do for fun.   Now it's on to the Friday the 13th movies. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Body Harvest

N64 at its finest. 

Body Harvest is one of the finest pieces of media I've ever encountered. Ever.

Tickling dead bodies is pretty hilarious. 
Alien bugs attack!

Try out many different vehicles 
 This game is like Grand Theft Auto with aliens but better.  Its got this great landscape of desert and random homes.  Beware the water because you will drown.  There are fun interactions such as, reading books on shelves and lighting lanterns and tickling dead bodies in caves.

Read signs and enter houses!
The controls are a little awkward but you get used to them quickly. But really, you can drive around in cars and you will get randomly attacked by giant alien bugs, while you try to figure out where the hell to go on each of your missions.  But you will have a ton of fun exploring and doing trick jumps and killing random civilians.

Don't forget to shoot alien bugs!

This game is not for the weak of heart and it is definitely on my list of favorite games of all time. If you ever have the opportunity to play this game jump on it.

*Hint* when placing TNT back the fuck up!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Passover Evening - Mounted Deer Head Fun

Leftover Christmas painting 

The incomplete works of Crystal Mielcarek

So I have been having issues determining how finished this piece is... Ever since I got to this point in the painting I could not figure out if I liked or wanted to continue the pattern i started at the bottom, wether or not the shape of the wood mount was good, if I liked the black drips or needed to make them a different color and what the fuck was going on with that brighter green splotch on the left side of the deer's neck.

It's still pretty cool though... 

Morning walk about town - night time sketches

I had an eventful day so far... Traveled long distances by foot to acquire dish and hand soap for the house and coffee for myself. I also consumed a delicious ruben from the L George's Coney Island in Hamtramck.  It ended up being my breakfast and my lunch due to the massive size of the sandwich.

Last night was good too, I pulled out the old sketchbook for some brainstorming.  I suppose I should be doing that more... Seems there is a lot in my head that needs to get out lately.

So here are the best of the sketchin's I did last night for you to admire.

Monday, March 25, 2013

New artwork & The New Nightmare

New artwork & the New Nightmare

Mermaid Boobs

So I've determined that Wes Craven's The New Nightmare is
boring me so instead I will update my blog.  Yes, you heard me correctly.  I would rather pay attention to my blog than this movie.

Personally, I feel like the movie being the movie and talking about the movie or whatever is happening is quite lame.


        On another note, here is some artwork I have created.  

No thanks to Wes Craven.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mint Zombie Chip - Ice Scream Cone for sale now - Original Artwork

Original artwork - for sale on Etsy!

Mint Zombie Chip - acrylic on canvas
I'm really working on unloading some of my older works right now so many new original art pieces will be up on my Etsy account soon.  I've listed this popular piece today!  check it out 

This piece was displayed at 323 East in Royal Oak and also at the Starkweather Arts Center gallery in Romeo Michigan 

I also think I used this one at one of the Noel Nights in Detroit a few years ago as one of the center pieces of my display.  

Once I get a bit of my work unloaded and a bit of cash I'm planning on reinvesting it into some smaller items such as buttons, new business cards and trinkets, a postcard mailer, possibly a tee shirt design and who knows what else!

Framed up all nicely

So support your local artist if only to help 
increase the odds
that smaller
fun items 
will be available!

Keep your eyes peeled for new art and 
some excerpts from my sketchbook!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

By chance,


Skeleton friends
One day I'm getting on my own ass to get off my ass
and start working harder to promote and enter shows
and competitions and such, and the next day I'm
invited to join into another show - my good friend
Heather Hansma has just informed me of another
opportunity coming up in August.

I will join in for the fun and festivities , the show is called:

It will be at Starkweather Arts Center in Romeo MI.  I shall post more details as I know them :)

I will also be updating my Etsy shop - will be having some prints and original artwork for sale - check it out!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Last Unicorn

Another Wednesday

The Last Unicorn - acrylic on canvas
So, there is finally some news to update people on, I do have a couple of art shows coming up this spring:

One show is at ViSalus in Troy Michigan in April.

There will be more details on this coming up - I've got four pieces that will be displayed in their office building for a grand opening art exhibition.

Another show will be at the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck Michigan
check out the facebook page:

this show will take place
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 7:00pm - 2:00am so keep tabs on my Facebook page or this blog and I'll try 
to make sure I update more than twice a year!  I'm going to do my best to have more going on a bit more frequently!

Thanks for reading!