Thursday, April 25, 2013
Etsy now has made it possible to order a pdf template from a shop and they will email it to the customer as soon as payment has been confirmed. Previously, a customer had to wait for the shop to receive the order and complete the transaction. I uploaded the pdf for my little 3D house template yesterday here. I made a bunch of the little houses to take for display when I was in an art show recently and I hung the houses with satin ribbon on a "clothes line" over my table. I like the whole idea of taking a two dimensional piece of paper and making it three dimensional.
Friday, March 22, 2013
It's still pretty nippy here in New Jersey with temperatures hovering around freezing, but at least we have sunshine today. When I was out walking I noticed that some of my neighbors have daffodils just beginning to bloom. I bought the ones pictured at the supermarket a couple of weeks ago. Yellow just seems to evoke spring.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Eye glasses have all sorts of connotations for me. This winter I have been trying to do at least one drawing from life each day and frequently wind up drawing myself in the full length mirror that sits on the floor in my studio. I may use a sketchbook or pick up a piece of scrap paper from the floor. The point is to not be too precious about the whole thing. Even though the self portraits frequently don't even bear much resemblance to me, the one thing that remains a constant are the shape of my glasses. They are the starting point that I use for the drawing. As I get older, I can't see as well as I used to close up with either contacts or glasses. When I draw myself, the image in the mirror is clear, but the page in front of me is slightly out of focus. It's easier to be a bit looser with my drawing when it is a bit of a blur.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Poplar Tree Farm to be used as their logo. They're an organic CSA farm in my neck of the woods. They will have a project up on Kickstarter after the holidays to raise funds for a pole barn. It's been a fun project to be involved with.