Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ICE sneak peak continued

These are 3 samples of the screen printing I have been doing lately. There are 28 images thus far and I felt that posting a few of my favorite would be enough to get the main idea. I am going to get back to work now, but I will post more samples later.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I scream of screen printing.

On Ice

I have been working away for the ICE craft fair. I have not had time to scan in everything that I have done yet (20 pieces in the past 2 days), but here is a start. I learned the wonders of screen printing recently and yesterday was able to actually print some stuff. There will be a mix of screen printed work as well as painted and in some cases a both. This is going to be the first time I will be selling originals of my work.

Monday, April 21, 2008

ICE Atlanta

That's right! I was accepted. If you are in ATL you should come it sounds like it is going to be awesome. I will be posting some of the pieces that will be for sale very soon.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Sneak peak at my most recent project. ISOS will be a book of my experience in ATL through art, photography, and typography. This will act as a mini book of sorts. All of my experiences and the things I see every day shape my work. I want this book to show Atlanta through my eyes and brain.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Making a sticker

step 1: sketch a design on scratch paper
step 2: hoard priority mail stickers from post office
step 3: disregard step 1 and go to step 4
step 4: be whimsical

King of the Heliotrope

A bird on a hill
makes spring feel like it is here
beware of the snake

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

have a ball

Best ever
This is the most brilliant invention ever. JJ makes fake vomit noises as I write this post...she has nothing left and she is coughing/choking...it is gross. Skilled labor she says.

A long and blinding toad.

I have been spending a lot of time working recently. I have been painting/drawing (as you could probably see from the art with wordless posts....it seems silly to have a blog with so little content sometimes) and trying to get in touch with art directors. This is easier said than done.
Emails- never get returned and probably are never even opened.
Phone calls- go into the voice mail abyss
Calling back must be done sparingly and with a week in between calls...I would not want to seem desperate (even though I am). So then we move on to competitions and alike.
I have sent things to CMYK (twice now. I have one rejection under my belt. In the next two weeks they will contact folks for this coming issue so I may have another to look forward to), Commarts, Applied Arts, Inman Park festival (to get an art booth. I was not accepted), and most recently an Indie Craft Fair (both exciting and daunting....Design Sponge in person daunting). There is nothing like building up a thick callus of rejection; maybe that's why I feel so bloated. But really, it is a good thing just a little stressful and disappointing. I have to pretend I am not waiting. Like not waiting by the phone for someone to call. I tend to pretend I am not waiting even though I am holding the phone, staring at it, willing it to ring, and ignoring all other things around me (ie- people, oncoming traffic, telephone poles, bikes, and small animals; although I don't try to avoid small rat-like dogs. I am sorry that is not a dog.).
the point is self promotion is a bitch. I want to be a full-time freelance artist and I do not think that can happen unless something drastic happens. So in the next six months I am going to harass the whole of the design industry and while simultaneously juggling cats and eating a sloppy joe...mwah hah hah.
If not I can always work at 9th street.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Productivity diddily!

Latest work. It was so much fun. I'm sure there will be more to come.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Dont ask

recent style obsession.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Hah! more birds

I did some free form painting today and here is what I came up with.

falling bird blobs

I was trying to work on some concepts for a class where we create a fictitious New Yorker cover, but instead this is what I did.

I have been trying to do experimental stuff in the midst of working on agendas this quarter. I have been looking for illustration work on blogs and I might have some work in the coming months, will update if that occurs. In the realm of making blogger friends, who will plug my work in exchange for me pluggin their work, it has been a different story. I wonder if people think I am spamming them. Hopefully, my hard work will pay off eventually. In the mean time, here are some birds.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The art of the doodle.

click here for the link to this piece.

I find that more and more the illustration and fine art I see is reminiscent of notebook doodles in class. There is nothing wrong with this of course, it is just an observation. I think its an aesthetic that came about in response to all over produced digital work that began a couple of years back. It was so exciting when people first realized they could make a person or butterfly or whatever look real in illustrator or painter. And while some people argue that illustration will be completely digital in a couple of years I (and computer arts magazine) think that this is a trend on the outs. So I say to you doodle every day! Do not say, "but I can't draw." The truth is no one cares just do it and try to sell it. Like the people on american idol who cannot sing, but they do it anyway.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oh the beautiful fat men

the fruits of my loins...i mean labors at Boozer Doodle. The best 10 bucks I have spent in awhile. So much fun.

Here is a link to JJ's interpretation of the sweaty fat man.