Category: Arts & Crafts

Three small finished canvases

Well, they’ll be finished once all the acrylic gel medium slowly dries clear in a week or so… but that’s nothing to do with me. I think I forgot to post a couple other small ones I finished this week, but whatever…...

The Stones Match the Hair #2

Companion piece to the first one. This one is as follows: acrylic on canvas, ribbon, embroidery thread, acrylic rhinestones, glass beads, ink on paper, an old thrift store rhinestone earring (I was gonna just wear them, except the little prongs on all the rhinestones kept snagging my hair), perle...

The Stones Match the Hair #1

ie, both are fake… Finished up the first of my little 6×6″ mixed media canvases today, got another 7 clogging up my desk. All have acrylic painted backgrounds and appliquéd ribbon, some also have rhinestones or beads sewn on. Next is to do some small drawings and sew them...

Still Life with Leopard Booties and Fake Croc Purse

I’m starting a series of watercolor and marker/ink still lifes, mostly for fun, somewhat to force myself to draw from observation again instead of just cartooning or working texture-wise. When I get enough of them, I might rent a local gallery space to do a solo show, who knows…...

Finishing touches on an old landscape

Finally got around to painting the edges of a landscape I did in 2016, signed it, and added a few extra squiggles with acrylic ink: Not gonna bother adding it to the portfolio site because this one is destined for my kitchen wall, lol…...

First new (finished) work of 2020

Well, in terms of the mixed media stuff – my desk is littered with various components for the mixed media series I’m working on, and I finally got one little piece fully assembled as of this afternoon. It’s the original for one of the postcard designs I’ll be getting...

Comic layout/thumbnails/tests

Been working on layout for a comic project, including doing thumbnails for page spreads. But I realized I need to finalize the text before I can start drawing – ie, if I have too much text to easily fit on A5 pages, I’ll have to bump up to US...

Back to the drawing board…

Literally. So it’s been almost a year since I last updated here, which will look like like the first post because there’s years’ worth of content that I didn’t feel like digging through and locating and reposting images etc to make it all work again so they’re all drafts....

Sketchbook March 11 2020

“Notes” from the evenings garden club lecture on irises. (Written later to help sort out theme and layout, and backdated to when it happened, will probably leave it, though)...