Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Farewell Kojii

Yes, a lot happened on Project Runway this week, but it all pales in comparison to my Kojii not being picked to model on the show again. She was the one and only!
Enjoy these fierce photos of her whilst I grieve.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

I'm beaming with pride!

Last night we attended a school function at our nephew's school and I came home grinning from ear to ear.
A few weeks ago our nephew, Joseph, interviewed me for an essay he was writing as his entry in a competition being held in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Being the "mushy" type, I was of course touched that he chose me as his subject when the library is full of household names who've achieved incredible things and made their mark in history.

Tonight they held a special event at his school announcing the winners of the essay contest.
Well, wouldn't you know it? The lil' guy took home FIRST PRIZE!!!

John Gascot A Focus on a Hispanic-American Artist
Joseph M. Bosley
01 October 2009

The Hispanic-American that I chose to write about is my Uncle John Louis Gascot. He doesn't have a book out so I interviewed him instead and have included samples of his art. He is a Latin-American artist born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico April 16, 1972. His mother, Rose Cirolli, was born in New York of Italian parents. She moved to Puerto Rico and met Uncle John's father and stayed there. Uncle John lived in Puerto Rico until he was twelve years old when he and his mother moved to New Jersey.

Uncle John says he chose art because he loves creating new pictures which gives him a unique way of expressing himself. It really doesn't matter what form of material he uses, he has used glass, wood, material (cloth), and of course canvas. He also likes all kinds of music and different artists and styles of music. He also enjoys movies and writing stories and plays.

While living in New Jersey he went to college in New York City and studied art and theater. Uncle John has used Picasso as a reference for many of his pieces of art. Picasso has been a big influence in Uncle John's style of art. He also has the following to say in his artist statement:

>excerpt from my artist statement<

While Uncle John has a studio in his home he has also hung art in many galleries across the United States, Puerto Rico, California, Carmen's Gallery in Maryland, Artiszenarts in New Jersey, Keywest Art in Florida, over the Internet, and of course in Rollebeek 28, Brussels, Belgium. Uncle John also has an online portfolio and Latin-Pop shop at if you would like to see more of his work. Unlce John has taken time to teach myself and my sisters to love art. He sets aside a space in his studio so that he can try to teach us how to express ourselves. We used different colors and brushes to create whatever came to mind. He also praised whatever we put on paper and then he showed our work to everyone on his Face Book.

Not only is he the best Artist ever but he is one of my favorite uncles. He is funny, smart, and I am his favorite nephew.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Inspired by one of my very favorite places.

Acrylic and collage on wood/ 1 1/4 x 1 1/4

Monday, October 19, 2009

The First Sixteen

The first 16 Gascot Art Pendants are now available through my Etsy Shop.


"Over the Moon"


Saturday, October 17, 2009


The sound: alternative-electro-pop-r&b-club music
Great music to paint by.

Written, performed, produced, recorded, designed, and distributed entirely by SAH.
All organic. No samples.

Free 7-song EP Download here:

feedback welcome. file-sharing encouraged.

If you like the free EP, find the 11 song full release on Amazon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Glamorous Life

Yay for glamour!!!
This week's Project Runway challenge was all about things that glitter. The challenge, announced by the King of Hollywood Glamour, the legendary Mr. Bob Macke, was to create a stage look for none other than Mousketeer turned Skank turned Glamorous Swan, Christina Aguilera.

Carol Hannah used the opportunity to stretch and experiment within a style that was foreign to her. She did not disappoint, creating a Va-Va-Voom! Old Hollywood-style gown in black sequins and feathers. She kept it fresh by playing with texture. The result was sexy and sophisticated. Smart girl.


Nicolas gave us a very sexy number in white sequins/beads and feathers. Unfortunately it didn't seem to vary enough from some of his previous work.

The duds this week came courtesy of Shirin and Christopher.
As much as I love Christopher (well, looking at him, at least), it was he who deserved to be Aufed this week, not Shirin. Shirin's gown was a mess, but Christopher's "reveal" consisted of a cheap and droopy corset (if you could really even call it that) and a pathetic pair of NOT-hot pants. The entire thing screamed HOMEMADE.

Gichy, Gichy, Ya-Ya, EWWW!

On Models, Kojii keeps on rockin'!
Ebony was sent home. I'm glad. There is something wrong in the head with that girl.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wearable Miniature Abstracts

Yes, that's just a fancy term for jewelry.
Call it what you want, I'm having a great time making these pieces.

All are abstract.
Some are minimal and organic.

Acrylic on wood/1x2"

Some are collage/mixed media pieces.

Here on Earth
Acrylic and collage on wood/1x2"

Others combine abstract and Pop elements.

Acrylic and collage on wood/1x2"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Marching for Equality

This morning I woke up a tired and achy ol' queen...but a PROUD one.
Yesterday we marched in Washington D.C.'s National Equality March along with tens of thousands of our LGBT brothers, sisters and supporters, in an effort to not let this administration forget the promises made to us during the last election.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coming Soon: Gascot Jewelry

More than a few years back, when we co-owned and ran a gallery in Northeast PA, I made art pins and pendants by mounting painted canvas and canvas paper to pieces of wood of various shapes and sizes. They were somewhat crude, but I suppose this was part of their charm and they sold consistently.
For a long long time I've been meaning to produce some form of wearable art again and kept putting it off.

No time like the present, I suppose.

New supplies began arriving yesterday. Next to them are some leftover "cruder" pins and pendants leftover from about 7 years ago.

I have some very clear ideas for what I want my new pieces to look like. If they translate as I picture them, they will be a lot chic-er than my old ones and combine abstract and Pop elements. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, check out Martha Marshall's art pendants. I'm currently in love with these (and yes, they are one of the things that motivated my procrastinating butt). They're just beautiful.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Painting Giveaway This Wednesday!!

This week I will hold my first Facebook Artist Page Giveaway.
From time to time I will not only give away original art and prints through Facebook, but I will also give exclusive discount codes redeemable in my Etsy Store.


Guitarrita (on pink)
Original Acrylic on canvas/8x10"
Must be a Fan of my Facebook Artist Page to win.

Friday, October 2, 2009

True Blue

This week's Project Runway challenge was all about the color blue.
Well, almost all. It was also about designing looks for Macy's INC brand. This was a team challenge which meant the designers had to pair up.

When, as team leader, Christopher picked Epperson to be his partner I was sure they'd be the team to beat. Instead they created two completely disconnected looks which earned them one of the bottom slots. In all fairness, while the collar on Christopher's bubble top/dress was more than a bit bib-ish, it just did not seem to deserve quite the harsh critique it got. Michael Kors seemed hellbent on making up for lost time and really went to town on the would-be dream team. Who knew she could be such a sadist. All my Christopher fantasies went out the window when he let that Orange Bottom (Kors) reduce him to sobby girly tears.
I do love both Christopher and Epperson so I'm glad neither went home this week.

Louise vomited ruffles all over a poorly tailored dress and sent it down the runway. In turn, she was sent home. Afterward she stated that she'd gotten farther in the competition than she had expected. Well it's nice to know she was in it to maybe win it.

As seen on When Bridesmaids Attack!

Irina was the challenge winner. It was well deserved. Her dress was fresh and extremely wearable.

Irina's winning design.

On Models of the Runway, my girl Kojii is still in the race. Yay!