Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scribble Slam

The other week, Ben did something super scary he took on a live painting challenge at Kerbside. Since he normally works smaller than A4, with pens and has the Virgo trait of making his art meticulously perfect - a big wall, using cans, saw him crazy out of his comfort zone. He was also battling against an awesome guy called Jackson and their theme was "de ja vu" - so hard! It was a close call but Jackson took out first place, winning free beer. Second place got the left over spray cans and since Ben hates beer I think it worked out perfectly. We also stopped by Chur Burger beforehand and I got a super yummo, virgin oyster shot and a veggo taco which I give double thumbs up - fun night!

I've  got a bunch of Brisbane photos to share from when we checked out the latest art exhibitions at GOMA - always inspiring, especially since this month's theme was curated around Asian art - eep! Stay tuned :)

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  1. This is so cool! Robert and I met at Kerbside. :) Looking forward to seeing more Brisbane photos.

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    1. Okay so I realised I totally commented on this on Robert's account. How embarrassing.

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  2. Oh gosh that theme is really hard! But I think both did so well. Ben deserves a big pat on the back!

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    1. When I heard they theme announced I was like thinking what I would do myself and couldn't come up with anything :P

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  3. wow thats amazing! I wish I was that artistic! that would be super scary, both of the finished paintings look awesome!

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    1. I was definitely have my own little nervous breakdown for Ben whilst pretending I was cool as a cucumber on the outside :P I definitely wouldn't sign up myself!

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    1. :) :) I was super impressed! Especially doing it in the hour and a half that they had!

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  5. wow, that is outside the comfort zone. great work, tho. from both of them.

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    1. I don't think I'd be brave enough to do it for sure!

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  6. That sounds so amazing. I have to agree with Petra, it's all about getting out of that comfort zone. It's not even about the end work, but all about the process.

    Rae | love from berlin

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    1. 100% and I think giving yourself a little extra faith that you can do scary things :)

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  7. How brave of Ben stepping out of his comfort zone! I would have freaked out just watching him :) I am going to sound very uncool now, but I've never heard about the virgin oyster shot! is it a cocktail? Oh! Asian art, can't wait to see your pics! :)

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    1. I was definitely freaking out and I kept going up to him giving him time updates :P he he he.
      I had no idea what a virgin oyster shot was either, I asked at the counter and the girl looked at me like I was an idiot! Basically it's an oyster presented in a shot glass sitting in delicious sauce, maybe tomatoes and Worcester (it was delicious and salty!) . I want to try and recreate it at home it was sooo good!

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  8. Still so impressed that Ben did this - especially when the time limit etc is so far out of his comfort zone :) 10 points! He did a great job! xxx

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    1. I know, crazy crazy! I still super impressed as well :)

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  9. It must've been super hard but kudos to Ben! Especially for going out of his comfort zone! And it must've felt great to have a really awesome competitor too. Makes for nice friendly competition that probably ends up bringing out the best in everybody!

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    1. and everyone was so nice too! like crazy supportive and friendly :)

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  10. there is a live painting challenge on this earth?! This is amazing. Well done Ben, it must be so challenging and exciting! I will just fall apart and go red :)

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. I think I'd do the exact same thing!!

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  11. Oh wow, that's awesome. Must have been cool to watch. Though I hate people seeing my paintings in progress as when they comment I'm like 'it's not finished yet! Shh!'

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    1. me too, it's like "it's going to get better!" :)

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