Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I thought I'd post a little progress shot of what I'm doing with Mike's collaboration in Andrea's book. That's me, my mother, and my grandmother. I just found a photo of my great-grandmother, so I'm hoping to fit it in there somehow.
Check out those crazy octagonal glasses my mom was wearing! She used to be so trendy - in the 1970's! LOL
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wintersmith is another one of the Diskworld books, and the poem is from that book, Though usually it's spelled much better then the way it is here. I made a lot of mistake, even more then I usually do.
It sucks that I'm still sick, and this took me so much longer then it usually would... though - today was the first time I went out since last Sunday! Ned and I went out for coffee and a visit to the pharmacy (how exciting...)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Did these on the train between Philadelphia PA & Brattleboro VT on Tuesday. Aya & Anders, I went thru Penn Station, did you see me waving?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Steve's book is off to Ash, I mailed it yesterday morning. This isn't the best of photos, sorry. I was trying to do a dual purpose image that I could use for posting on http://fuckyeahmoleskines.tumblr.com/ too. That is why my ugly mug is on there.
The money in the brown shirt's bubble says: "When I grow up I want to be a glove."
The green shirted monkey is thinking: "I'm afraid of the dryer."
The Blue Shirted monkey: "I always wanted to be M.J.'s monkey, but now it is too late."
I woke up sick this morning, then slept most of the day, and then stayed up late cause I can't fall asleep again.
On the upside, I put in quite a few hours on the next 2 pages in Micheal's book. It's Terry Pratchett Diskworld. took this photo with my phone, so, better image of this tomorrow when it's done.
oops.... what ever happened to the image?! OK, I think I fixed it now.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
On Thursday it was basically all over, and I was left with a lot of errands I had no time to do over the week. So, I went on a long ride to IKEA to get some cheap dishes for a paint on porcelain class I'm teaching next month. Since it's about 45 minutes on the train, I took Micheal's book to start working on it.
I started drawings and one stop after me this cool looking girl came on the train and sat by me - she started asking about my drawings and said she just moved to a new apartment and it trying to find the right art for her bedroom and I gave her my card and we went on chatting. Then, right before she took off, I realized that all this time what she really liked on the page was Heidi's garlic on the other side of the page!
So Heidi - if you are getting an e-mail from an excited new Yorker looking to buy some paintings, that's how she found you...
today was the first rest day after everything was over and so, I finished my first double spread on Micheal book.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
A few months ago, I had a really inspiring conversation with a friend who was visiting NY, she said how she decided that every birthday she'll do one thing she's scared of. I thought it was a damn good idea and decided to try it as well.
This year I decided to finally get started on the A3 moleskin that I got almost a year before but were to afraid to deal with, it's much much bigger then the size I'm comfortable drawing on.
So, on my birthday, I took the book out to Blackbird parlour and started working on it. Ned came to pick me up and we walked into a store or two then headed home. The next day, I wanted to take the book with me again, and - it was gone! I couldn't find it anywhere...
I went to the stores and the cafe, and turned the apartment upside down, and - nothing! no book! and it's not an easy thing to not see, I mean it is about 12"X16".
After 2 days of searching I decided it was simply gone. I decided to take it as a sign and come to terms with it. I ordered 2 new books online, an A4 and an 8"X5", and waited for them to show up so I can go back to drawing. After 2 days I got so angry and decided to ignore the stupid sign. I went to the book store and got a new A3, and started it right away.
2 days after that, I was drawing in Blackbird parlour again, and the waitress came over and asked "did you loose a big moleskin?!" turned out, she found it, and was afraid if she'll leave it in the cafe, someone will spill something on it, so she took it home with her till she see me again! how nice was that?!
So now I have enough moleskines for a couple of years... and I'm slowly getting use to the huge A3.