It’s a Poster Show (limp yellow arm)

He knew a lot of people but he kept thinking of you. He also had a limp yellow arm with a red elbow but he tried not to dwell on this fact.

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Friday December 2nd at Octane Coffee Westside, there will be a group poster show from 7-11 pm. I have a hand painted poster in the show. I will also have a limited amount of the yellow and red and blue poster shown below. I signed them and they measure 11×17.

I will also have a few BlackCatTips BEAR lapel pins for sale.

Here is the show event page.

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Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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BlackCatTips Xerox Poster (cheers to you)

I had a conference call with folks up in Rochester, New York at the Xerox offices. I started off the call by telling them about all the field mice and rats that run around behind our new place in the tall grass. I always like to start out a professional business call with  discussions of wild rambling vermin.

I made a poster for  Xerox and their XUG2016 Atlanta conference. They took my art and added fancy computer coding electric sparks to it and made personalized posters for  the attendees. I signed those posters and asked all the people in line where they were from — Israel Australia, England and even Texas.

I even took a photo with the prettiest Abe Lincoln you ever did see.

Thanks to Ann and Tim and Xerox for making this happen.

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Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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40 Wooden Pieces (fire in our souls)

Hi again.

I made a lot of paintings for FireLight 2016. If you are a Golden Ticket holder at the Georgia Conservancy fundraiser you will take one home with you.

PS… there is a promo code on BlackCatTips.com

Here are LOTS of pictures of the LOTS of paintings.

Ok, I got to go now.

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Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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A Bicycle (with no moving parts)

I painted a bike rack for the City of Atlanta Public Art Program. The bike rack is metal and someone with good skills welded it all together. I painted it with One-Shot lettering enamel. I wore a mask and gloves because my friend Sam Parker and my pretty and oh so patient wife want me to.

Thanks to Hannah and Robert and the Atlanta folks for choosing me to decorate a fancy bike rack, that looks like a real bike, but really is just a bike rack, with no moving parts.

All 18 bike racks will soon be installed around town. There is a ribbon cutting dedication ceremony for the project is December 3 2016 in Findley Plaza Little Five Points.

See more info here.

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Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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4 WaterColors (a mule a pig a woman and a man)

I posted some small pen and ink watercolors to BlackCatTips.com. Go take a look and send me a note. Eat a crispy snack and pet your dog on the back.

You can contact me here.

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The inside of her mind was not unlike the inside of a piano. Strips and slats of hardwood, wires and turn-keys and fuzz in the corners. A dead bug from yesteryear. A little dust and an smell like that of an old museum back room. Step away and close that hinged lid and put three fingers down. Play a resonating C chord. She speaks to me and to you. Her eyes sing like a chorus of wooden angels.

 

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Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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FireLight 2016 (coming soon to a weekend near you)

FireLight 2016 is coming up, and I am making a lot of art for it again this year. The Georgia Conservancy has been super good to me and I am helping them out with this year’s fundraiser.

I made a smiling camp fire sticker and a firelight dancing guy for the poster (his legs are crispy wooden sticks!) . I am currently painting 40 small works on wood panel— all similar but all unique. These will be for the Golden Ticket holders.

The poster is super nice and is part of the VIP ticket package. It will also be for sale at the event. It was hand-printed by the great Brett Mioti.

I will be at the event to read my poem FireLight I wrote for the Georgia Conservancy. I am looking forward to that! Maybe we can all howl at the moon again this year.

The bands are going to really good and the proceeds go to a good cause for our great state. … Secret: The Bobby’s Shorts band is made up of some of these guys.

StickersPosters, Paintings, Smores, SweetWater Beer, Friends and good Music … sounds mighty fine to me. Won’t you check out all the info here and join us November 19th at SweetWater Brewing Co?

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Here is a special BlackCatTips promo code that will get you a discount: Blackcattips

See… stick with me and you will get somewhere :)

Thanks for your support and check out some new paintings and events and my recent talk BlackCatTips.com

See you soon,
Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks

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A Cactus Full Of Toys (a collaboration with Evereman)

I have known Evereman for sometime. In fact, he attended my wedding in Puerto Rico. If you asked him he might deny it. But it is true.

Recently we worked together on a painting for his show at Notch8 Gallery in south Atlanta.

The painting is titled A Cactus Full Of Toys. It is now for sale on BlackCatTips.com.

I wanted to show some photos of the art and some process shots. Here is a fun fact— half way through the painting I got mad at it and dragged it around with a rope in the driveway. Then we made up.

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Doodles On Wood (they aren’t doodles at all)

Sippin’ mostly decaf coffee she bought me in Savannah during September I listen to 24 Frames by Isbell. My head hurts most days I awake. My brain never used to ache in the morning. At least I haven’t fallen upon the fate of the armadillo that was visiting our yard. Today I drink coffee from a very touristy mug from Puerto Rico.

I made these “doodles” last week. They all went to the same person who was giving them as Thank You’s to work connections. I make these things and send them on their way and I will probably never see them again— but why would i need to? — the thoughts circulate in my head all of the time. I should send my thoughts and ideas to where they may float and let others see what I may or may not see.

On the heels of tiny paintings I keep thinking of making larger paintings. Large paintings usually do not sell as quickly but I still want to make them. I could store them in the old barn. The barn rats and field mice could study them. I should make them just for the process and the photos I can share. Then I can buy that shotgun I am wanting and blow them darn things away.


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Painting On Black (tattoo friends)

Paint on the black“, he said. Paint on the black I did. He told me he wanted eyeballs. I painted him some eyeballs. I painted the Heavens and the stars and the Moon and Sun and the earth and plants and the souls under the Earth. I spent two days at the Live Free Tattoo shop in Atlanta.

An old building with a spirit of its own— I gave them something new to look at.

While I was painting I heard a car crash. A car and a truck crashed into each other. The truck spun up on its side— Laid in the middle of the road like a maroon-shelled beetle. Everything stopped. There was a strange silence. All I heard was voices of people showing up. I stopped painting. I walked to the crash with many other people who appeared from nowhere. The woman was trapped inside of the blue glass windshield. Men got off of work trucks and pulled her out of the cab. It was such surreal scene. The woman yelled at them to let her go. “Put me down!“, she screamed. Some people get upset when they are man-handled and pulled out of a window. The police were on their way. The long-red firetruck too.

I walked back to the shop and began to paint once more. Dark Side of the Moon played in my headphones. In an hour it was like it had never happened. I always enjoy painting in the outdoors.

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Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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Sunday Afternoon (driving around town)

We drove 40 miles to eat brunch. I ate lunch. Funny thing because I am a lover of brunches and brunching. But this time I ate lunch. Perhaps the drive wore me out.

We went for a mother-in-law birthday gathering. After the mother-in-law and company left we sat in the parking lot. I drew things. Then we drove to another parking lot of larger dimensions. In each I left a little something.

Then we drove back towards home and I painted at a fundraiser in Decatur. A fella asked me about the cat I was panting. He asked me why it only had one eye. The fella had on a fancy shirt. I painted a picture while people watched.

I put up a sign while I was there. My wife helped. My dog stayed in the truck. My wife ate a veggie dog. My dog slept on a pillow. We drove back home in the dark.

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Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks



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