Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Works in Progress...

I've begun a new painting that I'm working on outside of the studio. It's not finished, but I figured I'd post some pictures of how it's coming along...
all of the mess around the canvas is the paper that I put on top of my drawing table, to prevent it from getting paint all over it.
I've also been doing some jewelry work, in preparation for a project that I'll be doing in a few weeks. I'll be working with a local artist out at the Cedar Creek Gallery--she makes beautiful pieces! You can find her work on her website: Sandra McEwen. This is a necklace that I'm working on right now; once again, it's not finished yet. I made the flower in the center using polymer clay and acrylic paint, and then sealed it.

I've been trying my hand at different wire-wrapping techniques; I plan on using even more for the rest of the necklace.
these are two sketches that I did while I was really bored. thought they were amusing :)
apparently, this is my idea of a really strange Wilco poster...
...i have no idea.
more to come soon!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Yes, that infectious time of year when flowers bloom, sleeves become shorter, and pollen infests the air. I think my favorite thing to do right now is go to the park along with my trusty sketchbook and guitar, and spend an afternoon existing in complete equilibrium with the world. By day, I've got spring fever and am generally happy. By night, things can be iffy, but I always make it through. Spring is a time of change, which has always been something that I struggle with. As E.E. Cummings said, "roses complain their beauties are in vain, but though mankind persuades itself that every weed's a rose, roses will only smile." Maybe Spring is just an illusion. Or perhaps I'm changing; maybe I'm beginning to see things through a new lens...

Anyways, some photography and sketches from this golden and green age:

Hummer Moth

...And the Blind Carpenter put down his hammer, opened his eyes, and saw.

technically, I drew this earlier in the year, but I figures it fit.

I'm currently working on a self-portrait (again). I'll have triptych photos up soon, I promise!