Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
2)"Power to the People." Ink and colored pencil. Used metallic pencils but they don't scan well. :-( (I seem to be good at discovering things that do NOT work well.)(Wahn!)
I really enjoy looking over all the wonderful art--each Mole that comes has more to see. So fun! (But feeling a little inadequte). Clicking on these makes them a little bigger for viewing details.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Only kidding. I've had so much on this month I forgot about the time!
from top: thought process, grab, mr. fleas goes walkies, long soak (with condiments), tail, the infernal piano.
(click to enlarge)
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
How did we ever survive?
Just an FYI: I am running late on the Moleskin. I will post on Monday.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Andrea Martinez Moleskine Exchange (Mary's Book, Steve's page 7), originally uploaded by steev-o.
This one's the final collage/drawing in Mary's Moleskine. When I originally set off to do a series (I had a whole other theme to go with originally) in her book, I found some pages with photos of tomatoes in a magazine and instantly saw faces in the fruit. Anyhow, off to the mailbox tomorrow morning, Mary's book will be visiting Ammon in Pennsylvania!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I want to thank everyone for the feedback, regarding the book idea. I'm extremely happy Andrea is cool with this idea too. Again, I know we're all busy and I'm hoping nobody feels pressured or anything. I think we all have a lot to offer, and maybe I'm being way too naive and optimistic, but I think we have a shot at a book. I just researched several publishers who I think would be into our work, including Chronicle, Phaidon, and Upper Playground, to name a few. At the end of the month I'll be e-mailing some people at Moleskine, to see if they can get behind us.
Some of these companies require about a three-to-six month wait for a reply, which is fine. In the meantime, we can still consider the online publishing route. I'm glad Jess has some contacts, and any help whatsoever is a good thing. We might want to consider doing a self-published book first then send it out to some of the pros afterwards even.
Again, I hope I don't seem to off-putting here, or gung-ho, but I don't want to see an opportunity for something good and let it pass on by, only to regret it later on. In the meantime, I hope everyone's doing well and enjoying the remainder of their summers, and thanks again for the feedback all!
Monday, August 11, 2008
If you click on these, you can view them much larger, and, unfortunately, see the "staining" where the water-color pencil ran when it got wet. I tried to clean it up. So sorry, Alan!! :-(
I tripped--klutz-like--with my little container for "painting" over the water color pencils. Aiee!
I've been on the road traveling almost the entire month and have been having trouble finding time to sketch.
Andrea Martinez Moleskine Exchange (Mary's Book, Steve's page 4), originally uploaded by steev-o.
For the artiste, art is life and life is art. Sometimes he'll paint, and on occasion he'll fart.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Andrea Martinez Moleskine Exchange (Mary's Book, Steve's page 3), originally uploaded by steev-o.
Hey! Ho! Let's Go!
Andrea Martinez Moleskine Exchange (Mary's Book, Steve's page 2), originally uploaded by steev-o.
He only uses the finest ingredients and freshest tomatoes in his pizza. He'll tell you to get lost if you don't like-a the sauce.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Andrea Martinez Moleskine Exchange (Mary's Book, Steve's page 1), originally uploaded by steev-o.
Yes, there she lurks, back hunched, still waiting in line for her bread and T.P. If you run into her, do a little dance for her - any dance will do. You might get a smile, even a chuckle or two.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Anyhow, this can be pitched to some major publishers or we can go the self-publishing route through online publishing groups like Lulu and Blurb. Perhaps we can even get a sponsorship from the Moleskine company. I don't think the reality of this kind of endeavor materializing is in any way out of reach, judging by the quality of work and the nature of the project. We, as artists get more exposure, Moleskine gets more exposure, plus, it would be just plain cool to hold an actual book, in material form (beyond our own sketchbooks), and seeing all our work inside.
I know this project is Andrea's baby first and foremost, so I'd love to hear what she thinks. I also know of the hard work and dedication everyone else involved has put into this and would be curious as to what everyone else might think. So please, give some feedback here when you can folks.