Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This was drawn about a month and a half ago. I don't have much to say about it really. It was drawn in ink. I considered adding another layer into the background, but I thought that would just make it too busy.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I just finished editing this in Photoshop and I'm very satisfied with how it turned out. You might think that based on this drawing perhaps I've just had a disagreement with someone or something in the realm of an argument happened, but actually that's not true at all...I drew the hand several months ago, and only today came back to it and decided to push it in this direction.
The original drawing is available on etsy- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37558496
Monday, December 28, 2009
Christmas was really great this year; three days of dinners and presents. My brother his wife, and my nephew came out to visit for a few days, which was very nice to be able to see them all for more than one day at a time. I have had a very satisfying holiday thus far, filled with all the things holidays should be filled with. The initial business of preparing for Christmas(6 grocery store visits within a 24 hour period...), I believe only adds to a more enjoyable holiday, because when you stop preparing and just visit and eat it just feels so much better.
I hope everyone also had a delightful holiday!
The Birdman is available in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37475172
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I did a series of Brain Tree drawings last year, that I was reminded of recently. There is a small town in South Western Manitoba called East BrainTree (as far as I know, there isn't a west BrainTree). On the way out to my friend's Cabin, we passed a sign for this town, and my friends and I imagined different versions of what a brain tree would look like. .
This Was Made in Summer. My brother helped me with the title. I really like this one, but I understand that only a particular type of person will enjoy it- my brother and me included in that mix.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thankyou to everyone who came out to the Vineyard craft sale! I would call it a success, as there seemed to me to be a steady steam of people flowing through the doors from the time it opened until the closing hours. This sale was a slight experiment to me as I didn't really know what to expect and if I could even sell enough art to make it worth it to have a table. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of sales I made. Between selling both art, art prints and photo prints I was happy with what sold. I think I only sold two original works, and oddly enough both of them were pieces that were not my favourites, and acutally not even my second favourites.
It was to be honest slightly nerve wracking for me to stand at this table and have people view my art and then comment on it. At times it was a relief to have people laugh at the humourous side of my drawings, but by the end of the day I was tired, and honestly found it slightly draining to talk to strangers all day about what I make and why I make it (To any Vineyard strangers who found their way to this blog, it's not that I didn't want to talk about it with you, it's just that it's new for me to have my art out there on display open to discussion). I had many people who made comments along the lines of, "You have a unique sense of humour," or "You have a very different perspective." These are things that I've known all along but it's still odd to have people tell you that.
I did truly appreciate the compliments that were given to me about what I make, as it's good to know that I'm not just some weirdo making bizarre images in my free time, but that at least there are poeple out there (though perhaps few of them) who actually like my images enough to pay money for them. I am talking of more so of my paintings and drawings because I consider my photography interest second to art and it makes sense to me that I could sell a photograph, because that's more accessible to people than a drawing of a Girl with a hammerhead.
Whether or not anyone likes what I make I'll continue to make it. :)