- 2:31 pm - Mon, Nov 18, 2013
After watching Artemis Danza perform Traviata
- 11:39 pm - Mon, Jul 22, 2013
Late night filing and beveling, the neighbors love it.
- 11:00 pm - Sat, Jul 20, 2013
Holy moly! I’ve been back in Portland from Frogmans since Tuesday night. It usually takes me a whole week to fully recuperate from working/traveling. I was pretty lousy about live blogging my experience at Frogmans, but you know, assisting for 3 weeks is kind of exhausting. I felt responsible for 3 different roles while there: artist, assistant and Gamblin product manager. Because of this, I’m posting different sets of pictures for each experience.
To be honest, since I’ve started working at Gamblin, I haven’t made a lot of artwork. As I was getting into the swing of a new job, the last thing I wanted to do was go home and make work. I’m so appreciative of the time I had to solely focus on art making while at Frogmans. The classroom setting is inspiring to me and of course I love being around a bunch of rowdy printmakers.
Here’s the two prints I finished in Brett Anderson’s color intaglio class and Julie Niskanen's mezzotint class. The top is my etching plate with relief rolls for the finished print. 6 colors, 2 passes through the press. The bottom is the first mezzotint plate I've ever worked and I LOVE mezzotint! I can't wait to do more. Rocking the plate is the perfect activity to do while watching tv. And, as you may or may not know, I also really love watching tv. My biggest takeaway is that you definitely have to schedule time to make art if you actually want to make art.
Thanks for reading! More sets on the way…
- 5:13 pm - Thu, Jul 11, 2013
Made this jig for my rocker in Julie Niskanen’s mezzotint workshop.
- 5:11 pm
Huh! I really like mezzotint!
- 10:25 am - Thu, Jul 4, 2013
Haven’t etched a plate in over 3 years and I’m pretty excited about this one. A day and a half to print 5 colors, 20 sheets!!
- 12:20 pm - Sun, Nov 18, 2012
Millersville U’s printshop is home to some choice signage.
The above signage is way more intimidating than the safety signage I did for the IPRC. Maybe I should have added more blood to the chopped fingers…
- 10:12 pm - Fri, Nov 16, 2012
Here’s some signage I completed for a barn wedding in Austin, Texas. I’m looking forward to being tucked away for the cold months and drawing again for the first time in a long time. Curious to see what comes out after all the fantasy-drama TV shows I’ve been watching and the color theory I’ve been reading.
- 11:50 pm - Tue, Sep 11, 2012
Monsters of Joyland
Stalk Spirit: Stalk Spirits dwell beneath lean stalks. Their sole purpose in life is to guard lean stalks from being ascended by treasure hunters and curious climbers. Lean stalks typically measure at 11,250 feet tall, thus Stalk Spirits live ignorantly of what they so ferociously protect.
Stalk Ogre: Stalk Ogres live atop lean stalks. They collect golden wigs weaved from magical hay blown upwards from nearby fields. Ogres would eagerly maul any who would attempt thievery upon them yet they usually never encounter another living being their entire existence.
- 12:28 am - Tue, Sep 4, 2012
I’ve been watching a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Adventure Time lately and felt like making Monsters of Joyland. Here’s the first three, I’ll keep drawing one a day ‘till the handmade paper runs out.
Grinders: Grinders hide in thornberry bushes and pop out to snatch passerbys. The sloshing of their gut hair alarms travelers of the Grinders’ presence and thus they are easily avoided. If caught, Grinders can swallow a victim whole, providing its daily meal and a thicker head of hair.
Vinegar and The Smiler: Vinegar fancies herself an ophiologist but usually (accidentally) kills her pet snakes within the first week. She collects their skulls on her dress as a reminder of their fleeting time together. She’s had The Smiler, a rare uni-horned viper, for three weeks.
Mimics: Mimics are coastal elves who enjoy deep-sea treasure hunting and fishing. Because they are naturally poor swimmers, they wear Chinook Salmon skin as aquatic aid coats. They manipulate their new form with magical, golden fishing line.
Stalk Spirits and Stalk Ogres