Forget the derby! Forget Cinco de Mayo! It's Crafty Supermarket! Can you tell I'm excited? I'll be debuting a ton of new prints, and I can't wait to see how they're received. If you're in town, come to the show! Get all the info here.
Hot off the press (or vacuum table, if we're going to be specific)! A series of prints called The Gentlemen. They're printed in a group like pictured above in a limited edition of 10, and printed separately as well. Last night, I finished the prototype for their plushie forms, and I'm super-excited to see how they'll be received at CraftySupermarket, which is barely over ONE WEEK AWAY! My bestie will be there, too, helping to peddle my wares, so come see us and say hello, and maybe take a refined young gentleman home with you. Hope to see you there!
I felt like I hit the jackpot this morning, while during a fiber studio critique, I did a random web search for "German textile design" and up popped Elisa Strozyk. She uses a deconstructive process to make a sort of half-breed wood fiber, existing somewhere between malleable & unyielding, This sort of juxtaposition seems to be the backbone to the work: the individual pieces of wood are geometric, yet come together to achieve soft, organic forms. Unexpected, sophisticated, and absolutely inspired.
Check out her site, and prepare to be utterly amazed.
So once again, Legally Blonde is on TV, and once again, I am powerless to turn it off. It doesn't even crack my top 25 favorite movies, but it has the ability to make me completely ignore my looming presentation (tomorrow morning, 8am) and draft of a minimum 50-source thesis paper. I was just watching the utterly ridiculous bend & snap scene when I randomly thought mere months from now, I might be lucky enough to find a couple of open teaching positions. And then I thought,
I wonder if the bend & snap would work in an interview?
Here's the fruit of last week's labor! It was my first time doing a photo emulsion method of silkscreening (everything up to this point has been hand-painted with drawing fluid), and I must say, I'm quite enamored of all the crispy little lines I was able to pull.
Don't let my supersweet photo manipulation skills fool you - these babies are a gorgeous sky-before-the-storm blue on a lovely heavy white Stonehenge. True-color pics on the way.
Also coming soon: Moustached Matryoshka Man PLUSHIE for your cuddling pleasure!
I've been working on some of these text-based "companion" prints to go along with my Great Writers Series. The quote from Ms. Austen is just the kick in the pants I've been needing, as show season draws nigh (hooray!).
PS: just got Instagram for Android and I'm lovin' it! Expect to see lots of annoyingly vintage-looking photos in the future :)