I finally got to do some artwork with Patricia and Todd. As we were brainstorming about what to make for our holiday cards, I began sketching some organic shapes forming it into something mechanical. I often do this in order to get some idea going. Many times it ends up being something morbid...why is that? I like contrast in imagery and perhaps that lends itself to be on the dark, creepy side. With this in mind, I'm thinking of creating a series of drawings and paintings in this style. Oh, and the holiday card? After various suggestions, Patricia took it all in and came up with a cool idea...I knew she would. She'll put it up on her blog when it's all developed.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It was the end of the watercolor pad and all that was left was the back cover. I decided to paint on it as it looked like similar watercolor paper is being applied to the stiff cardboard cover. I found it surprisingly easy to paint on as it remained rigid and I needn't worry about the paper edges curling.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Quiet nights like these make me think of you. Sometimes I think I could hear the pitter patter of your little paws finding its way to be near us.
A few months have gone by since you left us so quietly. That night you seemed so chipper and happy seeing our friends come over for dinner. Then so quickly you just decided to die. You made life so easy for us, even your death was so quick with very little pain.
Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for changing my mind about getting a dog for my birthday some 15 years ago. Thank you for the way you greeted me each day as if it would be your last...but I still miss you.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
What results will I accomplish today? The beauty of the handmade paper is that uncertainty, that imperfection and this is how I approach my prints. I have a general idea, carve it out, sometimes changing in midstream and the result is almost secondary. I enjoy the harmonious balance of ink on paper and how it tells stories on so many levels.
Pat and I spent a few hours getting some prints done, because our friend, Mary C. Leto, will be taking a booth at In the Spirit, the Art and Craft of Hand Papermaking, sponsored by Friends of Dard Hunter, in Atlanta. She kindly offered to take some of our work with her. Since this is a papermaking conference we bought some handmade paper at the Paper Studio, a local paper and printing space, run by Cindy Iverson.
View more of the prints on flickr.