Sunday, January 16, 2011
Some of you may remember my digital painting All The Things I Never Said. I was looking at it the other day while brainstorming and got the idea for a collaborative journal piece. I painted All The Things I Never Said when I was struggling with keeping a lot of my thoughts and feelings to myself for various reasons. I thought it might be nice to have a collaborative book project where anyone can share the things that have been weighing on their mind with the security of anonymity. There are couple rules I have for participating, but overall it is meant to be a pretty open space for people to get things off their chest, and share it anonymously with others. At least that's the general idea. I made this book from scratch with the intention of using it for this project. It is 5.5"w x 8.5"h. The cover was made using book board and three different decorative papers. The textblock is 32lb ivory-colored paper. There are six signatures for a total of 120 pages bound using the buttonhole/longstitch method described here. I found this blog the other day and honestly have not been able to stop looking at it. Dennis's work is really great.
Monday, January 10, 2011
As promised here are some of the other pieces I had in the Art Gala a few months ago. The rooster is watercolor and ink on watercolor paper and is about 7"x7", and the abstract is acrylic and oil on canvas, 10"x10". The rooster sold, but the abstract is still hanging on my wall. I wish I had thought to sign the rooster before I sent it out into the world, but I've never sold work before so I guess this is a lesson learned for next time.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
My first post of 2011! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday/new years (I know I did). This card is a thank you card for a very nice Christmas present I received. I didn't spend too much time putting it together though because I have actually been quite busy. For that reason it's made of cut up old cards, cardstock, sketchpaper (for the inside text), and a touch of silver sharpie just cause I love it. It has a matching pink envelope and stands approximately 3.5"w x 7"h. Hopefully this will be the last of the card posts for awhile and I can get some new artwork up on here. I have been working on a project recently, but I am not able to post anything just yet because the company I am doing it for has asked me to wait. Hopefully you will all be able to see that work in the near future!
On another note, I will be starting a new job at the end of the month that promises to keep me very busy. It's not art related so I am a little worried about not having enough time to be creative, but hopefully everything will work out fine. I have about a million project ideas running through my head right now and just not enough time/supplies to work on them just yet, but I am going to do my best to produce some more work soon!