Friday, June 17, 2016

No Picture, Just Rant

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.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Eye for an Eye

...or in this case, eyes.

Several years ago, and for reasons now forgotten, I sculpted out of beach sand a likeness of my dear friend Scott. There had to have been a good reason for that as I don't normally going around building effigies of my friends.

Anyway...

Not long after that, Scott repaid the favor and built one of me when he and his family were at the beach. Well, yesterday, I find THIS in my Facebook newsfeed:



Yeah, I know... Me. Again! They got tired of waiting for me to build another Sand Scott, and went again and made ANOTHER Sand Sarah.

Well, I was raised better than to just leave such gestures unanswered so I did the only thing I could do in land-locked Ohio:


I had to strike while the iron was hot, so I cranked this out from start to finish in just one afternoon (and it shows). 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Of Giraffes and Cupcakes

I've had some computer issues that lately have kept me from getting much work done. Fortunately, my Personal IT Guy (i.e. my husband) rescued me with some upgraded RAM, or magical PC glitter, or a chip made from unicorn blood or whatever it is you kids are using these days.

So now that I'm back in business, I can keep messing THIS up:


I just can't come to a combination of texture/brighter colors that I like. Plus every time I take a blender brush to it I lose my mind and muddy everything up all over again.

I was tired of muddy giraffes, so I did something quick and fun for a little chance of scenery.

Fun, right? I love drawing food almost as I love eating it.