WOW – love this blog and the others connected to it. I adore good graffiti but this is something I can relate to right from its conception. I suggest you check it out ~ Enjoy.
I know many artists are showing/selling their work through printing houses. A local and new company approached me and I thought it was an interesting opportunity. My page is now up and I hope it is well received.
The limited edition prints are available in a variety of sizes and are signed. The prints are digital on archival paper.
Creative – Direction – Inspiration ~ Where are you my muse?
Many days go by and that compulsion to create doesn’t push me out of the sofa. I’m not disciplined enough to do art every day. I do a lot of thinking. I review strategies and projects that are waiting. Most days I’d rather read. I’ve just come off months of manic reading. Yes there was art done on some days. There were even lots of art books. The genres are mostly SF novels and Fantasy. Anything that is way out there and colourful in visuals and language.
Night time is my most creative time and I find I can’t go to bed. I resist. When I lie down the ideas start-up. I wish I had a recorder. It would have to record images and ideas. Some nights I can hardly lie there without jumping out of bed to run to the studio to takes notes or sketch. This can be lengthily. It happens most evenings. The bedside sketchbook doesn’t cut it as I’m no good drawing in the dark. Sometimes I tell myself I will remember in the morning – never – not even once. Worst of all the ideas are hanging out of reach if they are looked for.
Once I get all my programs back into my computer I can play with Photoshop again and Corel. I’ve put in 2 days of computer angst and am not too eager to return to installing programs that are not uploading.
Having this summer free is lovely. Now that I’m not reading there should be more creative – a little more each day. I have five books waiting for a read but I have art projects started that are fun and challenging. Painting 2 and 3 are sketched. I have work that I am avoiding – house-work, re-organizing the studio, creating a digital art book, and teaching preparation for my August workshop.
I might review my illustrated story for children. It’s about Chickadees. I need to do some research and many drawings. That story came to me one night as well. My son liked the 1st draft. It has not been worked on for months. Perhaps new insights will come. Once again the illustrations were digital – maybe later.
I enjoy the computer because it makes my writing so much better than it would be otherwise. Using it to paint is a dream of mine that is slowly starting. As usual I am starting from ignorance and no training. It is still a fun thing to do.
Here are some images I recently worked on using the Corel 4 that came with my drawing tablet.
My Chihuahua found this blow-up baseball at my husband’s job. She loves it – note the electrical tape patches. I blow it up and she goes nuts chasing it around and beating it up – then I patch it again, blow it up and so forth.
For some time now I have been using the Scribbler Too program on the internet. I would like to share with you some of the work I have done there.
In the New Year of 2011 I was given a Bamboo Drawing Tablet with a pen. It certainly has made drawing using Scribbler Too much easier.
It isn’t art yet but some of the results are quite interesting. You might not connect my Tapestry with a J.E.H. MacDonald [Group of Seven painter] but when I look at his landscapes I see a rich tapestry.
- Scribbler Too (via Birdie Champ) (wazbee69.wordpress.com)
- Video: Video: Screen scribbling with the LG PenTouch TV (techradar.com)