Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

procrastination 101: monopoly



if you set up a card table in the living room, you're essentially committing to a game of monopoly that might break out at any time and might just last for days.

also, the dog might challenge you to a match every now and again.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

on my desk: tuesday



well folks, as i mentioned last week, i have been excitedly painting & drawing and working on some new two-dimensional pieces for the first time in a long time... well, not counting walls...

the smallness of the act is reminding me of the importance of precision, patience and time; layering is my friend.

i got an email last week asking me about my technique; seems many believe my work to be digital, and this particular emailer was wondering what was up with the watercolor cakes so near to the illustration. I can assure you, dear readers, the only thing i use my computer for is resizing images for my store & websites, typing up lesson plans, storing 85 billion photos of mason, and googling... occasionally YouTube-ing... speaking of which, can we discuss this (and how i'll love love love him for ever).

anyway, yes, my illustrations are done manually. all the collage is real paper and glue; the bulk of the image is watercolor and layers of colored pencil.

speaking of layers... here's where i'm at so far.

Monday, February 23, 2009

top secret: art dolls (pt. 2)



must... keep... stuffing...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

mason: red