Sharing is caring, mostly

Hey everybody – and just like that, it’s summer! How are you? Are you reading this while on vacation abroad or during your staycation? No vacation for me this summer, but crossing my fingers for the end of the year.

So, I did start my newsletter ‘Pia Shares Her Dark Half like I announced in my last post and so far it’s going great! What is it about? Basically, I’m trying to get you to let out your shadow side in a creative way. You know…to release all that tension and stress and pent-up anger that seems to have this whole planet in its grip these days. If you haven’t already, subscribe and check your email tomorrow, when my next edition comes out. If you don’t see it, check your spam folder!

Speaking of writing…I’ve also been working on some screenplays off and on, between the other gigs, to keep those muscles warm! Sometimes I wish I could clone myself.

I’m also in the midst of getting art and paperwork together for the San Diego Comic-Con Art Show. I can’t believe SDCC is in just under a month already. Yikes!

On the acting front, not too much news. I’ve been offered a small role by my director friend David Ruiz for his next dramedy “Sinderella“, which I happily accepted. By now, it’s become his tradition to cast me as his good luck charm for every new project. I don’t mind at all! Plus he’s fun to work with and well….we go waaay back.

I also did some background work, cause, well, I could use the money and I’d rather be on a film set than at my survival job in the grocery store any day, even if it is at Trader Joe’s, lol! I can’t really say much about the film, except that the crew and the production itself was super nice and professional. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a production treat their extras as well as they have, especially under very difficult film shoot circumstances, like extreme heat, smoke, dust and live animals. Kudos! The movie will be on the History Channel in December (as far as I know). Stay tuned!

Not ‘Dune’…(I wish, hehe)

Since I’ve ramped up my creative projects in a big way again, I created a ‘Buy me a Coffee‘ account (well, in my case, buy me a beer) which is similar to Patreon, but without the monthly commitment. I decided to do this in conjunction with my newsletter, which is free for everybody to (hopefully) enjoy and share. ‘Buy me a Beer’ is basically a tip jar and you can drop some change for me or set up a monthly contribution to support my artistic endeavors. Art materials are not cheap and I thank you in advance for the love!

That’s all for today – have a great summer and stay frosty!

xoxo,

Pia

Her Dark Half at SDCC 2017 Art Show

I’m doing it again! Last year was such a success that I decided to continue with my ‘Warrior’ series of original paintings and again dedicate it to Anxiety and Depression Awareness!

The Art Show at San Diego Comic Con 2017 has moved to a new location, which means, this year you don’t even need a badge to get into the Art Show!!!

Come to the Art Show Thursday 7/20 thru Sunday 7/23 and buy/bid on original art by #HerDarkHalf! No SDCC badge needed this year! Her Dark Half's #WarriorSeries original art again available at SDCC - continuing her pledge to support mental health awareness by donating 10% of final sale to non-profit charity TWLOHA. More info here last (year's blog, but same deal continues this year) https://pianuts.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/art-for-healing

How did this all come about?

Last year, I found out about a non-profit organization called “To Write Love On Her Arms” aka TWLOHA, thanks to the wonderful #AKF (or #AlwaysKeepFighting) campaign started by “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki. The TWLOHA website states: “To Write Love on Her Arms is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”

So, I decided to donate 10% of each original painting’s final bid/sale at the SDCC Art Show’s silent auction to TWLOHA. :)

Why? Because I’ve lost family and friends to suicide and I have personally experienced the devastating effects anxiety and depression can have on you. This is my way of reaching out and paying it forward. If there’s any way I can help and contribute, even just a little, then why not through my art?

Come to the Art Show Thursday 7/20 thru Sunday 7/23 and buy/bid on original art by #HerDarkHalf! No SDCC badge needed this year!  Her Dark Half's #WarriorSeries original art again available at SDCC - continuing her pledge to support mental health awareness by donating 10% of final sale to non-profit charity TWLOHA. More info here last (year's blog, but same deal continues this year) https://pianuts.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/art-for-healing

I created a Facebook Event Page with all the dates/times and new location to make it easier for everybody to attend and share. Go wild, bid on my paintings, GO BIG, buy the original art and help fight anxiety & depression at the same time! Great Karma awaits! :)

Come to the Art Show Thursday 7/20 thru Sunday 7/23 and buy/bid on original art by #HerDarkHalf! No SDCC badge needed this year! Her Dark Half's #WarriorSeries original art again available at SDCC - continuing her pledge to support mental health awareness by donating 10% of final sale to non-profit charity TWLOHA. More info here last (year's blog, but same deal continues this year) https://pianuts.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/art-for-healing

 

Also: There will be a catered Opening Night Mixer on Thursday from 7pm – 9pm to welcome the public! Hope to see you there!

LOCATION:
This year the art show will be located in the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Grand Hall C & D (on the first floor, right behind the hotel registration desk, where the Blood Drive was last year).

SHOW HOURS*
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm
(*These are the official hours as of now, but there’s a possibility that they’ll try to open the show 2 hours early. I’ll update if/when that becomes official.)

NOTE AGAIN: This year you do NOT need a Comic Con badge to attend the art show.

If you’re not interested in buying a painting and would like to simply donate directly to TWLOHA, please click on the link here.

Ok, I think I covered it all …

Have a great day, hug somebody, hope to see you at San Diego Comic-Con, and feel free to share this post with your fellow Con-goers!

xoxo,

Pia Thrasher (aka Her Dark Half)