Over the past little while I’ve had lots of fun projects handed to me (and paying ones too!!). I’m starting to feel like a real-live artist! I think it’s a good sign when people start asking you to do t shirt designs and covers for local papers! It’s very energizing and exciting! I’ve spent my big long weekend working…and napping (gotta have a good balance!) and I managed to work out some ideas in my sketchbook. Here are a few things I’ve been working on. The Harmony Bazaar is a women in art and music festival! I’ve been invited to participate in the show as well as to create a tshirt/poster design for this years event! Please visit their website and if you are in Nova Scotia you should join in the fun!!!
Just one today…..
It’s been so nice easing myself back into just messing around with pen and paper.
Just thinking about how quickly things change and how fast time goes by….I think that’s where this came from.
Today’s featured artist or should I say designer is Jessica Hische who lives and works in San Fransisco (a place I really want to visit!). I am really digging into design and typography lately, and when I found Jessica’s work I fell in love! She’s a great line lady, and she’s worked on some very impressive projects! Check out her website and enjoy!
That’s it for today! Check back in on Wednesday..I am working on a secret project!!!
Ok so I really have been slacking on the blog-front lately. Sorry! My mind has been so many, many places lately that I seem to just forget to blog! I feel like when life gets very busy, blogging is the first thing I tend to ditch.
I have a few projects on the go these days. One is a t-shirt design for a women in music and art festival here in Nova Scotia! (I will tell more later). The other project involves creating an image for Argyle Fine Art to use as a postcard! Other than that I have a lot of learning to do this summer. Screen printing and design stuff. I will be working on building up my portfolio so that I can apply again to school (didn’t get in the first time…nuts!) before September, and maaaybe…just maybe, I will get in. It looks like I will probably be taking a Adobe course or maybe a course in typography. So yeeeeeh, it will be a busy summer. Anyways!
I’ve been getting REALLY into Downton Abbey. Anyone else LOVE the show?? It’s so juicy and I just go crazy for the costumes and the gorgeousness of the Abbey itself. Each room is a work of art, each hat matches each dress perfectly…oh it’s dreamy. (I even dreamed that I was in the Abbey wearing all the fancy clothes one night…I didn’t want to wake up!!!). Ok well, I’ve finally been getting back into doodling and one night I doodled while watching Downton Abbey. The other set of doodles are just some ideas I am messing around with.
Okee..I gotta run to work at the flower shop! It’s nearly mother’s day and we will be getting some beeeaauuutiful blooms in today. I’m so excited to see them all!! Have a good Wednesday!
ACK! I’m still sick!!!
I’m getting better though…when I woke up this morning I didn’t feel like a complete pile of trash. Phewf!!!
Today I thought…since I’ve been sleeping and resting more than I’ve been sketching, I would post up some really, really old sketches and doodles from childhood. Recently my sister took a visit to Ontario to visit our mom dad and little sister, and she brought back with her a set of three of my sketchbooks which were kept between 1995-1998. I would have been between the ages of ten and thirteen. I was a pretty strange kid…I LOVED to watch the x-files. I can’t believe how young I was when I watched the show. A ten year old watching a show about aliens and creepy sci-fi serial killers!? I just ate it up. Now when I try to watch the show I get pretty creeped out, but it’s also very nostalgic for me. Anyhow these three books are pretty much chalk full of x-files related jokes and drawings. I drew my own Mulder and Skully comics which jokes relating directly to episodes of my favorite show.
Ok so, I’ve just revealed my nerdy past to the world…but hey it’s a part of who I am today!! (Still…pretty weird). Enjoy the show!
So…this picture is showing the series of sketchbooks in chronological order. The last one is covered in tiny little x files comic images….
An alien sketch…..
Lisa Loeb drawing copied from her album Nine Stories
An alien in a turtle neck????
and two portraits of my pals (sisters) Alexis and Adrienne
It’s pretty neat to have a collection of your old thoughts and memories as sketches. Some of the drawings in my book are very accurate. For example the two sketches above of my childhood friends literally brings me back to that place in time and I can suddenly remember everything so clearly. The way the house was then, and the things we used to do together during the long summer breaks. There is a sketch of my bedroom in one of these books that is so detailed it’s incredible. When I look at some of the drawings I can remember actually drawing them. I’m now 28, so these books are ALMOST 20 years old. Holy. Just a great reminder to myself of how important keeping a sketchbook is, and how is serves as such a true record of times past. Unlike a photograph, a drawing can really capture the essence of the moments….and how you saw the world at a particular stage in life. It’s so important to remember these things as time goes on….Anyhow…perhaps I’ll post more at another time!! Adios for now!