Friday, April 24, 2009

Week.. aw, let's just call it: Spring! finally!

OH my lords.. I'm totally scatterbrained (cool daylily by the way... really cool!) right now... and the drunks are bellowing at the moon, which really has been going on -all- day.

I don't want to post too much ;) 'cause I'm still in the middle of the last few pieces for the show... but how about an image of what happens when art happens in a one bedroom apartment + an artist whose idea of organizing is using the box AND the lid as storage units...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Week Fourteen... right?

I don't know why it is taking me so long to work on this show.... well I do... Because I'm trying to put a little more thought into it... and where thoughts and my art work meet there is a stranger murky place. I can put pencil to paper and things happen... but I wanted to think before I set to work. I hit a wall after 13 images... and I wanted at least 15...

Well... I still have a few days to get it all together...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

The Mad Scientist Bunny is for D... when he wakes up. ;)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Week Thirteen.

I completed all the pencil work for Gateways... or I had until I decided a few more images couldn't do any harm... so D and I will be getting a few more frames... I can always not use the images, but so far I've been exceeding pleased with everything I've come up with. There are a lot of monsters... and books and more flowy things than ever before (which is saying something)... I have magic hats and dream herders and stars and grass and, well, all the things I normally have, but(!) they all fit into the 'idea' of the show.... Gateways: change: transformation...

Next week/this weekend I'll be coloring... and then on to dolls! Wheeeee

Sunday, April 5, 2009

sketchbook pages

I always thought seeing an artist's sketchbook was interesting... I never had one small enough to fit in the scanner... so here's a glimpse of thumbnails for this next show... most are just doodles as my pencil wonders.. there are a few ideas in there worth finishing, I think.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Week Twelve.

So here I am, a little less than a month from this last show and I'm having yet another re-think of the 'idea' of the show. I really love the concept of the Storyteller and the illustrations to her story and the story within the story, or what-have-you.... but I think I won't be as pleased with the end product in the space as I might be in a smaller area... The Creative Oasis is a rather large space... and I fear that this idea will show a single idea, which is good in some places, but I don't think the most useful (or fun) for me to show what I can do. It would be subtle and thoughtful (at least I thought so)... but I like many ideas and colors...

So... I'm going back to the idea I had before this last one... at least for this show... Gateways

Bold colors... individual pieces, as I usually do... though I may try to tie them all together with words still... I'll see what happens.

I think that will work better in the space... and allow me much more freedom of both pallet and subject... I don't want this to become too much of a habit for me... but I think this is the 'better' idea for this venue.

So.. back to work I get!