Tag Archives: elvis

sunday sunday. late september 2013

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral 2013

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral 2013

sakes alive.  it’s been busy!  summer has come and gone and the light is changing and it just goes and goes and …you know.

and the thing is, while there’s been a good bit of lovinganvil activity (especially around this bit – i’ll post more on that later) there’s also been a LOT of activity around gil’s black velvet paintings.  which is amazing.  and i am a huge fan.  between his classic ability and sharp wit, i’m in love with them all.  it’s lovely that they’re selling, because then we get to do things like buy food and heat the house, but i am a little sad to see them leave our walls as well.  only because it’s totally my ideal dream art.

Black Velvet Bob Ross Painting a Black Velvet Elvis, by Gil Corral 2013

Black Velvet Bob Ross Painting a Black Velvet Elvis, by Gil Corral 2013

Black Velvet Bob Ross Painting Black Velvet Elvis was purchased by a patron who just returned from Vegas where she was looking for a black velvet Elvis and couldn’t find one!  not only that, but she has a tattoo of Bob Ross on her calf.
match. made.

Trinidad James Celebrated in Black Velvet, by Gil Corral 2013

Trinidad James Celebrated in Black Velvet, by Gil Corral 2013

Trinidad James Celebrated in Black Velvet is on his way to the man himself.  it’s amazing.  and such an honor.  Have you seen this video yet?  or this one?  you really should.  he and gil have a little dialog going.  we’ll see if we can get him to come play the barn.  just KIDDING.  maybe.

Custom Black Velvet Pet Portrait, by Gil Corral 2013

Custom Black Velvet Pet Portrait, by Gil Corral 2013

Poli’s portrait has inspired a flurry of pet owners with a rockin glorious sense of humor.  Miss CV has her portrait proudly displayed in her room.

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral, 2013. Print and Accessories on Society6.com

Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn by Gil Corral, 2013. Print and Accessories on Society6.com

and then Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn sold before the paint even had a chance to dry!  gil has another canvas that shape – i told him he has to sit his tushie back at his desk and work on Black Velvet John Wayne Riding a Unicorn II.  right now he’s working on a hand lettered/hand painted sign for a business in portland, maine, which needs to get done the-sooner-the-better.  so until all that’s wrapped up, many of his velvets (and i’m adding el chicharron images daily) are available as prints, and tshirts, and cellphone cases, and pillows over at society6.

i really want a high quailty/high stylie Black Velvet Elvis for myself.  guess i’ll have to put my order in…

xoxo
coco

Video

so awesome

there’s a lot that i love about this. but mostly what kept going through my head is i LOVE substantial rings on men’s hands. and i LOVE LOVE pinkie rings. and i really shoulda been a stylist for elvis. hell yes. let’s do a super stellar custom piece together. xoxo

thursday thursday. late september 2010

please please please let me win the lottery.  i mean.  i’m pretty sure this was made for me even without knowing me.  or me knowing the artist.   it’s kind of making my head hurt.  or my heart ache.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/54822361/elvis-chongsam-size-8-traditional

elvis chongsam by betty oatmeal

and then, this has me pretty wound up, too.

loretta

lorretta western shirt by betty oatmeal

and i’m finding myself pouting about missing this one …

spain

sightseeing in spain by betty oatmeal

really, ms. oatmeal.  how did you know?  so i have a big decade marking birthday coming up in a couple days.  anyone want to start a you’re-not-old-if-you-can-fit-yer-hips-into-an-elvis-chongsam fund?… takers? takers?  anyone?

xoxo
coco

wednesday wednesday . late mid july 2010

you know.  they’re more useful than i was anticipating.  my beer really does stay a bit cooler for longer.  and no annoying condensation.  i’m a koozie convert.

this one is my fave of our collection so far.  got it in memphis, even.  i won’t wax poetic about that town here — i’m sure you’ve all heard it by now.

so, if on your travels, you find a particularly campy koozie that you think could use a loving home, send it our way and we’ll send you a thank you gift and credit you on our wednesday blog!
los corrals
po box 45
biddeford, me 04005

xoxo
coco