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New Exhibit: Song In Art

Seed Studio Gallery - Song in Art

Super excited to be a part of a new exhibit at Seed Studio Gallery in Traverse City this summer.

The new show is called Song in Art and is chock-full of artwork in various mediums all inspired by or created around the theme of music. Obviously this is right up my alley and I have about a dozen pieces included in the exhibit—framed limited edition art prints as well as original mixed media pieces (something new and super exciting)

Song in Art will be up through mid-july in Traverse City, so anyone visiting the area please make sure to check it out!

More shows are coming this summer. Please follow on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for my email list so you catch all the news.

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Shop Strong Odors on Society6

Strong Odors Shop Home

Things have slowed down a bit on the blog lately, but not in vain! One of the great new things I’ve been working on is the Strong Odors shop on Society6!

Sometimes I’ll create an illustration that I just love. Usually these are the least popular among readers, but that just figures. Other times readers really resonate with a particular image (like Denial, for example) that would make a great print, but isn’t quite right for the limited edition prints that I have in my Etsy shop.

So I’ve been excited to launch this fun new shop on Society6! Not only does it offer fabulous prints in a variety of sizes (so everyone can afford one), but you can even get yours shipped to your door already framed!

What makes this shop extra fun is they have cool other items too, like skins/cases for your iPhone and even Strong Odors t-shirts.

Check out the shop now, and make sure to share it with your friends!

Here are a few cool items in the Strong Odors · Society6 shop:
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Announcing: Old & New Project

Old & New Project

For CollabFriday today I’m announcing my most recent BIG collaboration: Old & New Project

This past year I’ve been able to meet several Twitter connections face-to-face for the first time. It’s a pretty cool experience picking up with friends as if you’ve been that way for years.

I was especially lucky to meet up with Jim LePage at last summer’s WMCFest. We’d already featured one-another’s work on our respective sites, and with the overwhelming amount of shared passions it was really only a matter of time before we joined forces on something big.

What was really cool was how we’d both already dreamed up a similar idea independently from one another—to do a collaborative biblical-themed design project with skilled graphic artists from around the world. Read more

Strong Odors Art Exhibit: Opening Party July 16

Illustration by Troy DeShano

I’m excited to announce my exhibit opening at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City next weekend!

All the work is already up, so you can stop by anytime to check it out, but I’d really love it if everyone could come to the opening next Saturday night!

If you are anywhere near Traverse City or even in Grand Rapids or lower Michigan wondering what to do for fun next weekend you should definitely make the trip up to beautiful Traverse City! Nothing’s better after a long day at the beach or hike along the dunes than a hand-crafted brew from Right Brain Brewery!

My reception will be from 7-9pm so please stop by and say hello and hopefully you or a friend can go home with some radical new artwork for your walls.

Right Brain Brewery Artwork
Right Brain Brewery Artwork
TCFF John Huges Posters behind the bar

If you’ve never been to Right Brain then you’ve been missing out! Each beer is hand-crafted with the same kind of TLC that we visual artists know is required to create something that we can be proud of. The atmosphere is really fun and relaxed—way cooler than a bar with no big-screen TVs in sight!

Come support local art and just have an awesome Saturday evening at Right Brain!

Let me know if you can make it by Likeing the event on Facebook.

Here’s the details

Right Brain Brewery July Artist Reception

  • Date: Saturday, July 16th
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Place: Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City’s warehouse district. (map)

More on Right Brain and the Artist Reception

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Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden
Illustration by Troy DeShano

“Osama’s parents divorced soon after he was born; Osama’s mother then married Mohammed al-Attas. The couple had four children, and Osama lived in the new household with three half-brothers and one half-sister.”

“Mohammed bin Laden (his father) was killed in an airplane crash when his American pilot misjudged a landing.”

“Osama believed that only the restoration of what he believed to be true religion would ‘set things right,’ and that alternatives such as —’..socialism and communism..’—must be opposed.”

“He also called on Americans to ‘reject the immoral acts of fornication (and) homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling, and usury,'”