Sunday, August 27, 2017

In Steve's pocket

A few little paper characters from another H.C.Andersen story, Thumbelina.






In Steve Loya's book

I'm super busy this week, so I'm really happy I finished my drawing's in Steve's book so I can mail it before the big work craziness starts.
All the quotes are from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. 






Monday, August 7, 2017

In Andera's pocket

The strangeness of the drawings I made, and how dark they are reminded me of my favorite mobile \ computer game The Rusty Lake Series, Especially the shorter Cube Escape games. So I made a paper doll of one of the characters in the game - Mr. Owl.



Strange things in Andrea's book

This book started strange for me, and somehow just went from there. I didn't have a topic in mind, so I just did the daily challenges in Andrea's book and then tried (and somewhat failed) to tie it into a cohesive thing. This one was to make a drawing that mixes Great White Shark and poetry. I picked Walt Whitman so I can make this silly pun.


And here it's starting to get really odd, on the left there's a challenge that was about  combining Hammerhead Shark and Baobab Tree. On the right, a Mythological being and thorny plant. And in the middle? as it turned out, Walt Whitman did write a poem about sharks.

There are a couple of tea stained pages in the middle of the book that called for a collaborative page. So this was a challenge that was about combining the words monkey, toddler and pruning shears.



 This is probably the strangest page of them all, is was two challenges, the figure on the right is Vulture and Genetic Engineering and on the right Pangolin and letter.


And this one was a baby Griffin.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Invisible Cities in Preston's book

I had a totally different plan in my head for this book, but I'm not even sure why, this book that I loved since high school, but haven't read in at least 12 years came up in a conversation and it made me want to read it again, and then I had to relate to it in the Moleskine.

If you haven't heard of it, bon't feel bad, somehow Italo Calvino's work is not very well known in the USA which is a little sad, because he's probably the most easy-to-understand Surreal authors.
This book is an imaginary conversation between Marco Polo and Kublai Kahn about different cities Marco Polo visited, but that are all really different way to describe Venice.






In the pocket - an extra story diorama\triptych:




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mary in Steve Loya's Mole (1)

It's a Monster-Eat-Monster World Out There! I just got a new Mole in the mail from Mike Kline. YAY! It's Steve Loya's Mole. MY first piece is a collaboration with Steve Loya, splotch Monsters! I love splotch monsters! Steve Made the paint splotches and I transformed them onto "monsters." Fun, thanks, Steve Loya. :D <3 span=""> P.S. this is a cell phone shot, I will post scans later.

Its a Monster-Eat-Monster World! (click to view larger)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lara's Work in Steve S.'s Book

I have a lot of catch-up to do here posting-wise - I looked back at my notes and our various iterations of shipping order... based on those, I hope that I am labelling folks' books correctly here - (This is a pocket-size red book):

This is a collaboration page where Aya drew the mouse and "Circus" text to which I added some additional stars and atmospherics as well as the satellites, blue background area and black (found) text. It was photographed in subpar light, so imagine it a touch less yellow...



On the facing page I drew this insect - a bit of a stained-glass creature with found text incorporated ( I believe this sentence came from A Manual for Cleaning Ladies by Lucia Berlin):


I drew this chair on the subsequent page and again incorporated found text (I don't know the source for this one, because I have been experimenting with chance and random re-contextualization of elements to see what happens.)


And my next page was this, which I left flowing over to function as a collaboration start for the person I shipped to, I believe at that time i t was still Ballookey.  Believe this text originated from a Joesph Albers book on color theory. Does having that information make this more or less compelling? 


Thanks for looking and any comments,  
I will get my next batch posted soon. 

Happy summer wishes to you all!



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mary's Work in Mike Kline's Moleskine

Collab with Bride Rollins
Click on any image to enlarge


In Mike's Moleskine, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artists' pens, chap 1 Flyleaf for my novel, Death Angel.
In Mike Kline's Moleskine, Angelina, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT artists' pens, chapter 2 flyleaf for my novel, Death Angel,
Maine Lobster, water color, in Mike Kline's Mole
First half of a collab for Steve Spetseris, pen and ink
pocket item, Grim Reaper in Markers, sketch for Moleskine picture above

Mary's work in Andrea's Mole

As always, with my posts, clicking on the images will enlarge them,

My Three solo pieces:

Barn Owl, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Benny and the Vulture. watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Crooked Mandala, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Collaborations:
Gingko, Collab with Bridie Rollins, pens and acrylic ink

Group Collab, with piece by me (lowest)

collab with teabag and coffee stains
Great Horned Owl, first Half of a collab for Steve Spetseris, Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens

"The Light that shines no warmth." On envelope for Andrea's Mole, for fun, acrylics, after American Gothic, by Grant Wood.
The Sleeping bag, acrylics, after Klimt, envelope back
Pocket items:
Camouflage, my second ever white-line print, or Provincetown Print, in Andrea's pocket, woodblock print, water color.

First draft of a concept sketch for a woodblock print, artist's pens,acrylic, soufflé pens
Second draft of a concept sketch for a woodblock print, artist's pens,acrylic, soufflé pens
I included a retouched print from the scan of the owl I did for Preston, in which I attempted to fix the scan shadows, but failed to scan it, so this is the unretoruched scan.