From the Good Twin Bad Twin Blog Post, March 31, 2012
|The O’s : Jen and Danny and their children Riley and Mason|
Brian, THE Hot Dog King of Martha’s Vineyard, shows off his finds at the Dumptique.
I see short shorts in my future. And a western button up for my gentleman caller.
May 26-28 Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival, Warwick, RI
*Memorial Day Weekend, Sat-Sun-Mon, 10-5*
June 2 34th Annual Coolidge Corner Art Festival, Brookline, MA
*Devotion School grounds, 10-6*
June 3 Beacon Hill Art Walk, Boston, MA
June 9-10 26th Annual Celebrate West Hartford Arts & Crafts Show, West Hartford, CT
June 15-17 South Shore Arts Festival, Cohasset, MA
*Fri 2-7 pm, Sat 10-7 pm, Sun 12-5 pm*
Danny O will be participating in this year’s Coolidge Corner Arts Festival, Saturday, June 4 (10-6) located on the grounds of Devotion School in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner.
Danny will be located in the first aisle of the fair that is parallel to Harvard Ave. Pretty darn close to last year’s location.
Adjacent the art festival, Brookline will be holding it’s 4th Brookline Food Festival, where you can grab a bite or try something new from one of Brookline’s fine food establishments. Proceeds from the food festival benefit the Brookline Food Bank. So stop by, feast your eyes on Danny O’s new work and then fill up and donate to your community.
To celebrate my first Mothers Day, I am having a 4 generations girls weekend. Grammy, mom, Riley and I are heading to the coast of Maine to spend the night and shop the antique capital of Maine, 25 antique stores line a 2.3 mile stretch of Route 1 in Wells, Maine. I will be bringing the ladies by Cattail Farm Antiques, a 3-story, restored barn with nearly 10,000 square feet of fun and funky architectural pieces, garden objects, estate and vintage jewelry, glassware, lighting, cottage decor and of coarse, Danny’s art.
April 26th, 2011 | Published in Uncategorized
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
Answering that question never seemed too big of a deal. I mean Good Twin could draw a freaking unicorn at age 4! No doubt she was gifted – but if Good Twin was “the Artist,” what does that make Bad Twin?
Twins are type cast. The harmless intent to characterize twins, for identification purposes I guess, limited our possible growth.
When we were in High School we had a few shirts that were identical except for the color. There was a strict rule that whom ever was dressed and in the bathroom first wore the shirt. The other one had to change.
I never realized the affect of the differentiation until I left for college. It was like we were two plants in one pot. After transplanting we were able to stretch out and fill in the space that the other one always occupied.
Our separation allowed us to wear the same shirt. We are the same. We are both artists. She sings like an angel and I’m a rock star when I belt out Karaoke.
Today, I am an Artist. Now you all know that Good Twin was a great inspiration, confidence builder and helped me open up my Etsy Shop.
But what you don’t know is that there was someone else who let me jump on the artist-wagon. Danny O invited me to participate in Woodshed two years ago based on a gut feeling that I would, his words, “bring it.” The Woodshed is a collaborative of artists that invade a gallery and take it over as a studio space. The week long creative marathon let me run amongst some pretty talented artists and I kept up the pace.
It was there that I sold my first piece of artwork right off the gallery wall.
Thank you Danny O. More than you will ever know, thank you. I didn’t have the courage to take the reigns but then you smacked the horses ass and sent me off for a wild ride!
Now… I’d like to welcome Danny O to Etsy!
I love you Danny. Good Twin and I have never been closer. I feel like an Artist.
Today is an emotional day,
April 19th, 2011 | Published in New paintings
We scored loads of vintage paper and book covers from roadsides and/or transfer stations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts over the last couple of weeks on a road trip and Danny has been turning them into pictorial journals of our travels. Last week he sketched a Celtics/ 76ers game at the TD Boston Garden, Opening Day at Fenway Park and captured a Jewish wedding in an old sketch book.
Woodshed III -100 Hours in the Woodshed, is a biennial collage marathon and exhibition, gathering 30 artists from all over the country, who, over the coarse of 100 hours create an art-show’s-worth of collage art at the gallery.
Drop by and watch artists at work.
Kickoff party Thursday, January 27, 5-7 PM
Opening Reception Tuesday, February 1 5-7 PM.
Former Fort Point Artists, Danny O, Jeff Smith, Claire Eder, Sean O’Brien, Melora Kuhn, Lana C Kaplan, Steve Morrell, Josh Jefferson, Shane Murray, Joseph Kennard, Mark Holstein will be creating and showing.
January 27 – February 20