Archive for March 2nd, 2007

Monster Drawing Rally revisited

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Well, the magical white cord finally returned from its vacation to god-knows-where, and I was able to successfully transfer some pics over to my laptop. Voila: last Friday’s Southern Exposure-sponsored shenanigans at the Verdi Club:


MDR 2007¬† in full swing: the Verdi Club was a gorgeous venue. I don’t know how the other artists felt, but I’d love to see the event return there next year. Crowded, happy, art-nerdy mayhem, with fancy lights, to boot.


The Mikes in action.


Emily, PJ, Mike A, Mike H, Ricci, me


You know, you’re just not a serious artist without a halter dress, sez two of us…

Afterwards, a crew of us ended up at the Ritespot, where the pens and paper came right back out again:



This time, it was all hands on deck: MDR artists and non-MDR artists alike. Drawing is fun, and far more social than people give it credit for. Try hanging out and just drawing with friends. It’s a lot less boring than drawing alone.

progressive women digressing

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Whew! So last night’s panel was epic in length: Frankus clocked it at 2 1/2 hours. It’s almost like people had a LOT to say…many thanks to Gayle Romasanta for organizing, to Bindlestiff for hosting, and to guests who came to listen to us!


You can’t see Golda Supernova (or her two super-cute kids) in this pic, but L to R, it’s Rhoda Gravador, Jeannie Barroga, Marianne Villanueva, Eliza “Neneng” Barrios, Reanne “Immaculata” Estrada, and Jenifer “Baby” Wofford.

The three of us haven’t been in matching outfits since last May’s lecture at Stanford: I really¬†miss having more time to clown around with Reanne and Eliza. We’re able to get together every couple of months, but what with me in grad school, Eliza fleeing the country, and Reanne down there, it’s been challenging to start another M.O.B. project. Soon, though…soon.

In any case, last night was lively, grouchy, hilarious, and of course, deeply moving and inspiring. I’m sure that we’ve inspired the masses to rise up. Our lies were that good!

Here’s another photo of the O.G.s, post-panelizing:


Gayle, lil’ M, Golda, Jeannie, Marianne, Reannimal, EBX, moi (Rhoda had to leave a minute early)