Sunday, November 28, 2010

pick-me-up... from Bmore, with love.

I was feeling a little down tonight so I made myself a little pick-me-up (had myself a little mini project).

...from Bmore, with love

...its a hand carved Mr. Boh stamp! Mr. Boh is a trademark of National Bohemian Beer (a.k.a. Natty Boh or just Boh) once proudly brewed in Baltimore, he's a bit of an icon around these parts, and I've always just admired him as handsome little devil and a great piece of design/marketing.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Windhorses

This weekend I've made some good progress on my Windhorse project.

BELIEVE

I finished the dying process - the blue had to be dyed twice.

dyed

Everything was washed sorted and ironed flat for printing.

morning with the windhorses

And then began the printing, by hand, of over a hundred windhorses...

drying lines

Bailey was a bit overwhelmed.

bailey and the windhorses

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Baker Artist Awards

Karly Fae Hansen's Nomination | Baker Artist Awards
loitering
It's that time of the year again... the time of the Baker Artist Awards! Please give my nomination a glance and browse of the other new and established Baltimore area artists!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's been forever and a week.

put it on the list

It's been far too long since I've made a post. It feels like its been far too busy with not much to show for the time. I'm currently dying a few lots of fabric and as I wait for the washer to finish rising out my colors I thought it a prime time to hop on here and say a few words as to what I've been up to lately.

Wind HorseX Dala Horse

As I mentioned earlier I am dying some fabric which I had torn down to create small flags.I am going to be printing these with a stamp I designed and hand carved of a Windhorse (a common Tibetan prayer flag symbol of boundless basic goodness and buddhanature) in the style of a Dala Horse (a common Swedish trinket once traded for basic goods) to be used to make my own set of prayer flags as a gift of good fortune to friends and family. Now my plan currently is to roll up in black ink and print on white, yellow, red, green, and blue flags. Previously I had tried rolling up the stamp in PVA and then Elmers to try to do a resist (think like a basic batik), but it didn't really work out. This project has been my main focus lately.

nearly invisible horse

I have a few prints up in a show over at the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys in Baltimore. Reception date to come soon!

to the Radisson we go

I started receiving acupuncture this month and I've really enjoyed it- and that's coming from the kid they used to have to hold down while I screamed bloody murder at the sight of a needle.

fallen

Right before Halloween, last month, I went up to the Hudson. Oh Hudson, always beautiful, always hard to leave behind. Many more photos up at flickr.

Hudson valley

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