Tuesday, June 24, 2008
i've had some graphics play to keep me distracted, though. i've created and completed the save the date cards for my friends chris and kristi's wedding, and will get started on their invitations soon. i won't show them, though, cuz it's not fair for anyone but them to see them until they go out in the mail. but i'm stoked about that, cuz i get to do something unique and meaningful for two of my best friends, and ooohhhhhh, the exposure! :DD their wedding planner is already interested in the possibility of using my services in the future, and kristi wants me to make up business cards so she can give them to people who ask about the stationary. i'm going to be taking pictures of them in garb at grandfather mountain, too, for some photos to be used at the wedding and reception.
aside from this, i've been really kicking my jewelry work into high gear. i'm building up a good inventory of pieces, and generating some good interest, too. i'm thinking now that i may start out by opening a simple blogspot with pictures, descriptions, and contact info for each piece, then hitting up some local craft fairs and art shows, giving out that blogspot's info when someone asks about online buying. i'm really nervous; i'm just not sure which is the best way to go about this. but i'm really enjoying the pieces i'm creating, and the ideas keep coming. also, jim's mom has asked me to make two necklaces to compliment two bracelets she's bought for a friend, and is paying me to make them for her! :D
house search is going well, too... i've completely fallen head-over-heels for a place near here that just screams ME. it's open and airy and so full of character, and natural light, and the most incredible little details and SUNROOM- which already has an easel in it >_> see? it's already ready for me!!! lol... and there are several good office-sized rooms in addition to the bedrooms, so i'll easily have room to organize, sort, and work with all my various crafts.
anywho, off to bed now.... two new sigs to share before i go. the first was a redux of an old sig, just used a brighter, cleaner version of the same painting, and added some little touches and chaged the font. the second was an accident. i was going through my fonts in search of some sci-fi/futuristic fonts i had downloaded when i came across the one i ended up using. it took my breath away for a half-second when i saw it, and then i did a little dance :D
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
then there is a project i've already shown you- the black and white vector composition. that assignment was such an immense pleasure to me. trite as it is, i think i'd have to say it changed my life. well, i mean, obviously not my whole life, but certainly some part of it. it's just... a joy i can't describe. i feel so stupid saying it, but there's just nothing else i can say. so here's the original one, the black and white one that i actually turned in:
this, then, led us into our final project, which, as logic entails, was a combination of all the skills we'd learned up to that point. rueckert's preferred way of doing this is to take us into the field of digital surrealism. oh. my. god. if vectors didn't change my life completely, walking through this looking glass did. i spent days online looking at the works of jerry uelsmann, his wife maggie taylor (whose stuff is cute but doesn't quiet strike me as solidly), and george grie. and i am in love with george grie. it is so goshdarn refreshing to find fantastical art that isn't chock-full of cheesy, chintzy wizards and faeries and unicorns and crap. not that faeires are crap, but so often, fantasy art is. but my mind has been blown, completely. i have been playing with so many concepts in my mind since that first day, and they don't stop coming. that sure as heck is a first >.> i even felt so moved to replace the picture i took in maine of the full moon over the ocean with a work by george grie entitled "final frontier voyage", which was made for the flat earth society. it's just GORGEOUS. and seeing it completely wiped any previous ideas i had for my project right outta my mind. i knew was i was going to do, and i knew exactly how. and by god, i did it. and not only was rueckert impressed, but a classmate of mine offered to buy it to hang at her beach house. that'll stoke an ego.
Friday, April 25, 2008
i have a project in mind for which i need donations... of materials. i am searching for old, void, no-longer-used, no-money-left credit cards, gift cards, plastic discount/rewards cards from stores, etc, to be used in a mosaic/collage i'd like to make. anyone willing to send me one, or a bunch >.>, please leave me a comment and we'll work out getting them to me. ty!