Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Art spree

My good friend, Jennybean, is a talented bookbinder who sells a lot at art fairs. Shes often complimented on her books, but people complain that they aren't writers and wouldn't know what to do with them. Shes asked a number of us to put our talents to her pages, to be bound in a couple of different books to use as examples for her potential customers. I'm so glad to be a part of this project.

I have two signatures, consisting of 8 pages and these are my first two. I wish you could see the first page in person! I used Interference Violet over the top, and the page just shimmers with purple. Thom thinks I should to a square with a bird sketch on the above bird page, like I did in my journal - Im starting to agree. What do you think?

I also made another Etsy sale!! Tomorrow, my hand collage is going to its new home! I'm just thrilled!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Art Journal and EBSQ

I had a lot of fun with this little collage, and played with it again on Jennybean's art fair book. (I'll post those images tomorrow)

I started a new painting in my series entitled Surviving Hope, that began with my nest self portrait. I'm very excited with the direction this series is taking!! I hope to have the basics of the imagery down soon so that I can post WIPs.

I also updated my EBSQ Portfolio and entered the EBSQ Anatomy Show yesterday.

I downloaded the trial version of Working Artist to follow my work and the sales. Its not very pretty, but I'm hoping that it will be intuitive and robust enough to handle the detail I want to keep track of. I'll let you know what I think of it as I put it to use.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Art journal

This is another half of a two-page spread. (I love how they look in the book) I carved the bird stamp myself, and really enjoyed it. I've had the carving block and the tools for a while, and just haven't gotten around to trying them. I'm definitely going to have to incorporate them into my artwork more often!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Art journal

This is the second page of my butterfly spread. It's a mix of paint and collage.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Art journal

I did a two page spread with this one and they look really stunning together. As kitschy as they are, I really love them.

(I'll post the second page tomorrow)

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Excess WIP

Lots of small work being done - Im almost afraid to really hit the hands and pants! (isn't that silly?)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Still tweaking

I made it to the studio today!! I'm much happier with today's progress than I was the last time, but there are still some problems with it. It's odd working on your own face, its you and yet not you - and sometimes its hard to judge the details that you always gloss over when you look in the mirror.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Art journal

It doesn't have as much depth as I'd like - but overall, I'm rather pleased with it.
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