Exciting news! I am doing illustrations for The Rumpus (therumpus.net), a fabulous website for writers to share essays, poetry, interviews, reviews, comics, and all sorts of other fun and thoughtful content.
Here are the links to my illustrations so far. I'll leave links for others as they are posted on the site. Also, I highly recommend reading the essays. They are really wonderful.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
|Nothing is more practical than. Pencil.|
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and
gratitude. Fall in love; stay in love, and it will decide everything.
Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
Monday, April 30, 2012
A few weeks ago I learned baptismal fonts used to more closely resemble graves, so you could climb in and die to one way of life and crawl out new without it. It makes me think of those times when things suck and then suck a little less and there's that moment when you realize things have stopped sucking so bad. Pretty cool.
Friday, April 6, 2012
|(No name yet). nails, steel and silver wire, canvas, acrylics.|
Monday, April 2, 2012
|Cherry Blossoms. Gouache and ink.|
I recently read - I think this was in Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff- that drawing from memory is important because you can only remember so much, so what you remember and end up drawing is the most important part of what you saw. As someone who draws primarily from life and photos, I reluctantly decided to challenge myself with drawing from memory for a few weeks. Turns out it's actually quite fun.
Not only does drawing from memory tell me a lot about what I find interesting, but it also makes me pay better attention during the day. So thank you Shaun for helping me to be more intentional about being present. St. Ignatius would be proud.
Endorsement: Trust the Process is a great book. As far as art books go, I find it second only to Art and Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland- which is AMAZING.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
You have some growing up to do [I have some growing up to do]
Beer bottle, birthday candles, aluminum wire
Watched an interview of Adele with Chelsea Lately today. It inspired me to post a photo of this sculpture I made a few months back. I love her. Anyways, I'm still working on this. I have a wood panel to go with it, but can't decide if including it is self-indulgent or if leaving it out is not risking. Without it it looks more professional. With it it has more heart. TBD.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
|Oakland Gatekeepers. gouache and felt pen.|