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Writer and artist Joshua Korenblat shares the process behind his portraiture (made on an iPhone!), his local and cross-cultural influences, and the definition of his word “mallardine.” (Hint: What are ducks’ most admirable qualities?)
The image of the DC flag is on our street signs, city service vehicles, and license plates. It is also on our flasks, bar soaps, wedding cake toppers, acrylic paintings, and of course, skin. Many designers and artists have embraced the three stars and two bars as a source of pride, demonstration, and design love. I first rounded up a collection of flag-inspired items in this post, but why stop there?
I decided to keep my camera in my pocket when the president and first lady passed by. After that, I photographed Joe Biden on the parade route like he was a supermodel walking a runway.
Dead animal decor isn’t your thing? Me neither. I didn’t have the same cringe response though when I saw Horrible Adorables and other taxidermy immitators at Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday.
In the past few months, DC establishments have celebrated National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, National Day of Puppetry, and National Bourbon Day. Last week alone hosted events for National Pollinator Week and National Vanilla Milkshake Day. DC spots seem to celebrate any day of recognition that comes along. After all, if a ‘national day of something’ isn’t acknowledged in the nation’s capital, then what good is it anyway?
Artomatic– “D.C.’s biggest creative event”–brings together the works of more than 1,000 artists throughout an 11-story building. Its inclusive philosophy creates an environment where anyone from professional artists to everyday hobbyists can exhibit side-by-side. I am a fan of the event and its art chaos (even with the surprising amount of severed doll heads on display).