Friday, January 30, 2009

My New Camera Necklace

I collect camera necklaces. I basically love my camera jewelery ALMOST as much as I love my Nikon. Anhyhoozer, My latest 'win' was this baby. I scored it for $2.99 on ebay. Have I ever told you how much I ADORE ebay???

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Perfect Shoe

"Cinderella is proof that the perfect pair of shoes can get you everywhere".

 A Countour line drawing, is a fancy name for a drawing using only lines to shade. I matted it on foamboard and framed it with a pre-cut bright red matte that I have an unusual amount of lying around my house.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Peace, Love, and Jerry Springer

Families all have their share of ups and downs. I am sure you can all relate!

I really want have shirts made for my trip back to Omaha in a few weeks. For laughter's sake. They would say, "Peace, Love and Jerry Springer". Here's my photoshopped concept; SEE!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Great Collage Project

January 23, 2009

I love collage!  Ask my mom, I cut up her polaroids when I was 10 and made her one...she nearly had a heart attack!

So on Wednesday I used all things black n' grey (charcoal, loose charcoal, ink, diluted ink, graphite, microns, etc) to make a large scale 'loose' form compilation of a bunch of organic items. Once it was all finished I decided to cut/rip up the thing to make a collage out of it.

The first is the whole thing- It's pretty huge. There a cactus stick thing, a fuzzy seed pod, wheat grass, a leaf, rock- you get the picture.

This was my favorite part--- I KNOW what it looks like, lol It's still my favorite part. whatev. .

I want to do this portrait of Bette Davis. ('Betty Davis Eyes'- Had that song in my head all weekend)

I took the photo and adjusted the levels, and posterized it in photoshop to get the difference in shades/ highlights here (below).

The fun part was what was transferred onto the 24x18 canvas, it took me forever and a lot of erasing to get it right, but partially because I'm slightly OCD about realism, and my graphites were straining not to break under my VERY tight grasp. Now I just have to cut up my original nature compilation and place the shades of grey accordingly. hopefully when I am finished it will resemble the portrait pretty closely. I'm excited! I will take pictures throughout the process.. more to come!

(UPDATE: January 28, 2009)
I pulled an all-nighter and finished my collage...It was so fun and calming... music and art, can't beat it!  I have pictures of earlier stages 
For now though....

Had a buyer offer to buy the framed and matted version for 700$, great offer, but not for sale.  More of these to follow...

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Shop has been pretty busy lately; you can tell that spring is right around the corner and Christmas is over.

I just want to toot the boys' horn a little bit! Here are a couple of my FAVORITE pieces that they've done lately....

All photo's taken by yours truly!  It won't be hard to get some layouts published, they are breathtaking!

Here are a couple of pieces. (Manuel Vega)

Here are a couple of Jason's pieces. (Jason Radcliff)