Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
|First use of watercolor and ink... I am not a painter or master of any medium, but I have to say thanks to Stephanie for pushing me into trying something new - with color! Yeah!|
|This one cracks me up! Intexticated and driving is a common theme of mine and there are definitely consequences for actions!|
|Here is an abstract watercolor collaboration for Roma to add her magic in.|
|I love to free draw! This one started as a Jester or Fool and mutated into a look into my brain!|
|Classic "What Were You Doing When You Should Have Been Driving?"|
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I finally got another set of the Sakura Gelly Roll Pens I ordered a while back, and since they were new to me, I was eager to try them, but since I don't have a mole, I decided to make cards. These are cards with envelopes, Strathmore Drawing cards, my first time trying them, too.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I wasn't 100% sure if Claudia intended the following page to be a collaboration, but typical for me, I collaborated on it anyway. (You guys, if you don't want me to draw on something, an electrical fence is not a bad idea. Or post a guard dog.) She mounted four rough cardboard frames on the page and inserted the photo in the bottom right of the feet. Her caption says "Something that has no meaning". I added my own photos to the rest of the frames and captioned them. Then I couldn't leave those frames alone so I let my inner 80's punk/new wave teen out for some air.
This is the collaboration I started for Andrea. I wanted to try something with inked lines that she might work in, but I didn't know when to call it quits so I brought forward a little bit from the other collab so they bookend my pages in the book. And now that I've found this packet of tiny envelopes I've been hoarding for like, a decade, I plan on using more of them in the next book... :)
|I was thinking about cave swallow's in Possum Kingdom Lake Texas and where they must hide their eggs. Although I intended on using all black ink, the blue was sneaky - dark on the Southwest Air flight from Albuquerque to Oakland flight.|
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This is the collaborative piece I did with Steph. I think I got a little carried away. Sorry Aya, but I am still finishing up so it will be another week if that's ok. I hope you are all doing well...can you believe fall is just around the corner????!!!
I will be volunteering on the set of Extreme Home Makeover as they rebuild a home here in Delaware next week...I'm pretty excited about it.
More art to come. BTW, I don't always comment, however; I do look at all the art. I will try to be more active with comments in the future.:^))
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The reason it took me so long to complete this collaboration is that I wanted to use the same pens Gretchen used, and I sent away for them, and waited and waited and when they came, I was away for a week. turns out they aren't exactly the same anyway. But they look closer in person than they do here.
This is a collaboration with both Gretchen and Roma, sort of. I used Roma's frayed rope girl on a swing. I'm picturing her swinging from a hot air balloon. My hands aren't as steady and Gretchen's, either, I'm sorry to say. If you'd like to see Gretchen's original first half of the collaboration, it is here. Roma's is here.
The sad saw of violins, cellos, bass
lowers the temperature in the room
five degrees, ten degrees, twenty degrees.
Snow falls from the darkening ceiling,
gathers on the small shelves of our lips
and filters through our minds, erasing
hope and love and leaving
only blank white in its wake,
white that greys and darkens
until every tear is frozen
in night's icy symphony.
for Laurent and Aya
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I know it's for the best, I can't waste time on this right now, I need to be strong and deal with a lot of stuff in my life, still, I can't help feeling like a failure and the first few weeks of getting used to the meds is somehow even worst then the anxiety and depression.
This is the first thing I made since this whole nightmare began.
I got some new pens from Andrea--0h goodie--for participating in her collaboration challenge on Something Different. I love those blue energels. I doodled a little doodle first in the back of my Round ONE Mole--which still has some blank pages. Once I got a feel for them, I did a collaborative piece for Ammon. I have one more piece to do in Andrea's Mole, sorry it's taking so long--but it's a good thing I did not take the mole with me, because we got POURED ON camping and everything got soaked!!!! These came out in the wrong order. The collaboration is on top. The doodle to try out the pens is on the bottom. Both images enlarge if you click on them. The doodle enlarges to bigger than it is in real life, at least on my screen.
And here is another pocket item for Andrea:
It is a sketch I made separately, since I didn't know how many pages in the mole I should use. I made it with a pencil from Andrea. Seemed fitting.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
This top piece is a collaborative piece with Ammon. All of the rest are my own. This book should now be with Ellen.