Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Catching up on my scanning...

So I have a lot of projects I have been working on. I am loving being in the studio and have felt so driven lately -- mostly by the recognition that this work is me and even if I don't create something wonderful or poignant all the time, it is the fact that I am making and loving the process that is so key.

At left are some p
ostcards I am going to sell on etsy, once I print the postcard part on the back...I LOVE printing on chip board. I also love the new inexpensive font Nina I just bought from the Font Garden...I am loving Font Garden. I just bought my own handwriting as a font too...I can't wait for it to come in! She must be busy with it, as I haven't heard a peep since I sent it last Tuesday.

I have also been interested in the brain a lot lately, the way it functions, mainly in light of a tragedy that hit someone very close to me last week.

So I have been working on that chair more. I decided that YES, I would add the texture at the bottom. Below is the original, the best, and the step I took too far and I think it is too muddy (but I only made muddy a couple of the prints before I realized that this was a bad idea. I have also included a variation have done by printing it on some old psychology pages. (Sorry for the color issue with the original chair. I scanned this a while back, adjusted the color and then adjusted my calibration on my monitor today using Spyder -- so awesome! Turns out it was my monitor that was off, not the scan!)

Finally, there is this print I am working on, but I am not sure whether I want to work into it more...Below on left it is as is, and on right is one of the things I COULD do to it. One of the things I am loving so much lately is the activity of working into things with my hands, or altering things on the fly. I am loving the accidents that happen, like the uneven ink, or the printing information I forgot to tape off, or the showing through of an old print. I think it keeps it exciting and allows for the spontaneity I love so much in art.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Print of a Chair, reworked

I started to think about the chair, and I think it is too flat. I am not in love with it, sitting there all alone. I decided to add some texture. I really like it. Kevin doesn't. Opinions? (It's removable, right now it's only in Illustrator). Unfortunately, the scan isn't great and there is also some texture in the top right (not removable) which isn't showing up.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Page A Day, March 24 - April 14, 2008

Not much to say here...some more pages...I accidentally drew April 14 on April 15th's page, so instead on April 14, I drew April 15th's drawing. You'll see April 14th on the next set of scans. Man, is that confusing or what?!

It's been a while...

So it has been a while, and I just wanted to let you all know I am still alive and still creating...its just been a lot of projects that I am working out and not ready to share. I am deeply involved in my new studio space now, so I think my projects posted might be few and far between, but when I do post, hopefully it will be larger projects.

These women here (for those of you that know me, can you find me?!) are part of a project on female body image I am working on. Not exactly sure where it is going, but I have some ideas...for now I have been working on silhouettes when I have a free moment. (Ladies, if you want to particpate, I would LOVE you to...just send me a full length picture of you in a bathing suit (or underwear is fine) as well as your height.)

*And yes, I will make this image more diverse (or less Caucasian) eventually. Again, this is a work in progress and I am just color coding for now, need to work out colors later.*

Hopefully I will motivate as well in the next couple days to scan and post my page a day...

Adjusting template

Right now I am trying to figure out which template works best for me, so my formatting might be a bit off right now -- especially page a day. My apologies.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Help Wanted!

Once in a while I am in need of participants to help fuel my art projects. This usually involves answering a few questions via email. If you would be willing to let me contact you once in a while, please let me know by clicking on the link below and filling out your information (please be sure to especially fill out your email and the "yes" button under the "Would you be willing..." question...

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Thank you so much!