Friday, December 4, 2009

The Happy Project

I am SO HAPPY that I finally finished uploading the postcards and finessing the Happy Project site.  I had started this project almost nine years ago! It has been mostly on hold because I wanted to have a site up where I could refer people to.  I will also upload the other older lists (not on postcards) onto my Flickr page when I get a chance.  There are some really great lists.  I love receiving and reading all of them.  People enjoy participating in the project as well because it gives them a moment to reflect upon what they feel gratitude for in this life.

Let me know if you want to participate and I will mail a card to you.

Mail Me Art 2


This is VERY different than anything I've done before;  I tend to create quiet, minimal-ish works with soft colors. Clouds, birds, and thread appear here but it is very illustrative.  I knew that the art I was submitting to Mail Me Art 2 wasn't going to be part of a series so I figured that I could be uber-experimental (at least for me) and go outside of my box. 

Artists are supposed to stay within certain confines of their style.  It shows a certain maturity.  The style can change but it is usually an evolution.  I'm breaking some rules here with the risk of appearing as a dilettante but I have been itching to draw more representationally.  This blog is all about showing process and my dabblings as I experiment.

I have some more cohesive art in the works.  It's just not ready to be made public yet.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Plenty Show


I will have a piece in the upcoming show Plenty which will be held at
Happy
4675 hollywood blvd
los angeles, ca 90027

The opening is on Friday, December 4th 6-10pm and the show runs through January 24th.
Everything is 12" x 12" and under and all priced at $100.  Looks like a fun show!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trying Some Embroidery

This is my first time embroidering so I practiced on muslin before I stitch on the real project.  I like the results so far.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Work Space




This is where I do most of my work.  It is half of our living room.  Cutting and chopping of wood happens elsewhere of course.  I wish I had more space but it is good for now.

Camera

I finally bought a used Canon 20D camera.  Up until now, I only owned film cameras and have always borrowed digital cameras when I needed to use one.  This has been on my wish list for a very long time.  I am so happy.  This camera will enable me to move forward with implementing my dreams.  Now I just need an Epson R2400 printer!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Flight


I am revisiting some of my old negatives. Thinking of how I can rework them so that they are not just straight photos. This photo is printed on handmade paper and mounted on wood.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Balanced Home

This is the first of some ACEOs that I plan to make. The media is gouache, watercolor, acrylic, ink, and collage on paper. I have always made art in a more abstract vein so this is different than my previous work. I'm trying to incorporate a little more representational drawing into my art these days. The artist card format is great because it is tiny and I feel okay about throwing out the paper if I make a mistake.
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