I had thoughts of starting a new series of animal/food mashups. I did a sort of introduction piece (snail with a cinnamon roll shell) and then sort of... stopped. I had a lot of great ideas, mined from my friends' kids... but, I guess I lost interest? I'm not sure really. Maybe I'll revisit it, later.
So as I'm floundering around, attempting to find my next project, I doodled this in my "300 Drawing Prompts" sketchbook.
They put "hula dancer" right next to "slice of pie" and since I'm an efficient sort of gal I figured... why not?
Blognesia: when you have a blog that you sort of forget about for (checks watch) going on six months now.
A few of those months were spent not doing anything art related, aside from the occasional awful sketch. I'm starting to come back out of that again and I've done a few things that I'm willing to share with you, the person who accidentally ended up here while searching for a cannoli recipe.
In no particular order:
A commissioned tribute to my late uncle, Bernie:
A botanical print-inspired painting that I did for the cover of my work's writing publication that turned out to be quite popular, so I made prints of it:
A devotee of the 1991 version of Beauty and the Beast, I was hesitant to see the remake. Overall, I thought it was great, but the Beast's face really bothered me. I still can't put my finger on why. But I decided to draw the original version as sort of a "detox":
Finally, I've started a new series of food/animal mashups. I've started off with a snall that has a cinnamon roll shell:
While that stuff hasn't been reflected here on my blog, it has been reflected in real-life settings in and around Columbus, Ohio.
I was asked to be November's "featured artist" at Highline Coffee Company in Worthington, Ohio! The last few posts have touched on the series I did especially for that engagement.
Here are the finished products, up on the wall, ready for public consumption!
My mother and my husband are my own personal paparazzi and insisted on posing me with my work. So here's that...
Adorable... moving on...
The continuing care community that I'm privileged to work for has an annual craft fair that I finally participated in this year. I spent a lot of time getting ready for that event and not a lot of time doing anything ELSE.
I'm doing another show like this on the first Saturday of December, as well.
Lastly, but certainly not leastly, I finally started a Facebook page for my squiggles. Check it out HERE.
During the entire month of November, a lovely coffee shop, in a lovely suburb of Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to exhibit my work on their walls!
Since this "entire month" isn't until November, I decided I wanted to to work on a series to display instead of just a mish-mash of random pieces of my work. I decided to go waaaaay back and resurrect my falling food idea, born in the dark ages of this blog (don't go back and find them, there's nothing pretty back there).
As of right now, my plan is to do five images with (I think) identical backgrounds to unify them. I'm not totally sold on that yet, and these three are still in the messin'-around stage.
Aside from these three, I also have falling ice cream cone, and a spilling coffee/falling partially-eaten donut.
I wanted some feedback on these, though. So before I get too much further, I decided to offer them up on the alter of Internet Scrutiny.
Working digitally can burn you out. There are times where I need to get away from the computer screen and get some paint on my hands. I felt the need this weekend to do just that. For lack of a better subject I painted some clouds.
This is an 8.5x11 canvas board. My mother immediately claimed it as soon as she saw it.
I bought some little itty bitty 2x2 canvases a while back because... reasons. I finally decided to do something with one of them.
If you really, really like that little one, you're in LUCK! It's for sale!
First, let's get this out of the way: For any of you in the greater Columbus, Ohio area, you can now buy prints of my work at the Ohio Art Market, in Uptown Westerville! If you don't have a geographical proximity to Westerville, Ohio, may I suggest that you visit my Etsy Store?
Self-promoting makes me itch. I'm not used to doing so and am under the distinct impression that I have no cause to do so.
I'm trying to get over that.
In an effort to "get over that" I contacted the lovely folks at the above-mentioned establishment and they agreed to carry prints of my work in their store.... where I could potentially make, like, actual money, spent by actual real people who have no vested interest in me whatsoever.
It's weird and I'm trying to get over that.
It's one thing to hide in my office and draw stuff that I don't have to show to anyone else, but to offer up those drawings for public display, all wrapped up in shiny cello sleeves with a business card in the back that screams "I think you should trade your hard earned money for this picture of a snake!"... that's a different thing, entirely.
It's weird and I'm trying to get over that.
I know I've been tending this blog for awhile now, but I post with the distinct impression that no one reads it, anyway. But physical evidence of my attempted art, in a retail setting, on display for public consumption? It's weird.
...and I'm trying to get over that.
I have no idea what to expect from this new venture. I could sell everything I've given them to display... or I could sell nothing. I just decided that I was tired of being afraid and I needed to test the waters.