Sunday, March 27, 2011

Today I put in some time with the large drawings.


... mostly the bonfire/campfire one. I added some new elements to the drawing, which I think awakens the composition. My dog might want to get in on this one, but I have to shore up somethings in the drawing first before I make that decision.

liking this more

I also liked this doodle I did today of seating options.

Today I also went back to this old drawing, there was something that always felt unfinished with this drawing, and erased the figure and dog leaving the ghost images and the shadows. I like it much better. The drawing is titled Loitering because it always reminded me of this quote:

"We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass which confess the influence of the slightest dew that falls upon it; and did not spend our time in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities, which we call doing our duty. We loiter in winter while it is already spring."- Henry David Thoreau.

Loitering (revisited)

I think the ghosted image resonates even more with the quote than before.

...and then I goofed around with the pup.
studio time NomNom poor Bones

Despite having a fabulous hair day I think I might have caught a cold. bummer.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Marching on

I've been marching onwards working on those two drawings that were started in Dec. Hope to finish them this month or early April more likely, trouble is making decisions...

at the bonfire  bonfire
hasnt changed much since last weekend

Woking on some small paper and stamp collages; for fun, for gifts, for thanks...

thank yous
coming and going a journey cards

Spring's new energy has been bubbling up, March has actually been great energy wise for me. I needed some changes so I got a haircut and got in touch with some of my Nordic roots... Under the influence of daylights savings Bones and I have been doing a lot more hiking. It feels really good to get back out there again, totally what I need.

happy dog trail dogs

Also lately I've been purchasing things made by other artists. Today I found this amazing vest. If you have any ideas of its provenance please shoot me a note I'm really curious and in love with it.

magic vest back


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The month of March, oh the Madness...

Dear faithful readers, the end has come to Karly's Awesome 25th Birthday Print Sale in the Etsy shop. However in honor of the new month March, also known around these parts as March Mustache Madness...
Bailey Bunting

I have a secret free shipping coupon code: MUSTACHEMADNESSBLOGG
The code is only good for the month of March! So jack be nible jack be quick March Mustache Madness is on! Extra props for sending in pictures of your mustache! The Fine Print: it is only valid on domestic(US) shipping for the month of March.

And if you are a local... my favorite bar and restaurant, Joe Squared, has a smashing Mustache and Miniskirt Party with Claire Hux, Zna.Queene, and Sherell Rowe in Baltimore MD on March 4th (but if I dare say I think it is a bit early this year).