Friday, February 29, 2008

Lovely Linework

Please hop over to My Mind in Two Dimensions and take a glance at the newish artist blog of John DeLucca. He's just started a series called "Presidents With Animals On Their Heads," and I find them to be mighty amusing.He has 7 of them posted currently, and I hear that there are more to come!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Plans for the Future & Close-Ups of Graphite and Scissored Edges

In trying to decide what to work on next, thoughts of world folklore and fairy tales kept entering my mind. I'd love to do a series of cut and layered paper girls (and paper wolves, paper mermaids, paper dragons, paper woodsmen, paper fishermen) based on legends and tales from around the world. Perhaps scenes? Perhaps a congregation of characters all together.

Let the research begin!

And also, here are just a few detailed views of the paper girls. Can you imagine claws, fins and antlers instead of hands, slippers and flowers?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Papercuts & Gluesticks Gallery Girls

Here they are!
Many thanks to Kari of the gallery for providing me with the opportunity to work fast and furious to produce these.
As they came along, I wasn't quite sure how they'd turn out, but I was very pleased with the result. The first three are on dark mustard paper in black frames. The last three, on brown paper and white frames.
Each paper girl was carefully named, carried through the snowy lane to the gallery and lovingly handed off to Kari as soon as they were complete... Farewell!

Additional photos of the gallery opening will soon follow!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Long Hours...

Been putting a lot of work into the six pieces that will be in the Gallery Opening Friday. I was originally going to do some articulated paper dolls very similar to the ones I've been making in the recent past, but I've ended up creating layered paper assemblage figures that are much more detailed and involved. I'll post the final results after the Opening is over since I'd like them to be a surprise to anyone who attends tomorrow... But I must say I'm very pleased with them so far.
They're much more intricate than most things I've been working on recently. Many long hours into the night (and morning) will culminate tomorrow evening when I hand off my last three framed pieces to Kari at the gallery! The place itself looks great, although Kari insists that she has an impossible amount of work left to finish before Friday night. Wish us both luck in finishing in time!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Gallery Grand Opening

This Friday, February 22nd, I'll have some of my paper dolls in the Papercuts & Gluesticks Gallery in Rocky River. It is a brand new little gallery owned by Kari Sanford, and this opening on Friday night will be its "grand" opening. Kari was kind enough to contact me last week after seeing my work on Etsy. Even though it is very last-minute, I'm excited to be part of an up-and-coming gallery, especially one so close to my apartment!
Please take a look at the gallery's site (partially under construction) and Kari's blog.
If you're near, drop by the opening, which begins at 7PM!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Grinning Gratitude

An enormous "Thank You!" to Lorajean of the blog Lorajean's Magazine. She was kind enough to present me as her first ever Featured Artist!

It's wonderful and bizarre to see myself as the sole subject of such an article, and I'm terribly grateful to her for her generosity. Please make your way over to her blog and take a look at her posts. She's got some great inspiration to share.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More Pieces Added!

My shop is slowly expanding, including the appearance of the little ink drawings I've been working on for the past few months. Each one has a name and a tiny biography. Once those are all up, I'll be starting on a new batch of work - although not quite sure yet of what it will be...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Here I am!

The store is up and running, although at the moment only my "Dramatis Personae" paper dolls and my thesis prints are available. In the next day or two, the little ink drawings from my last blog post will start appearing as well!

I welcome any feedback or comments - I'd love to improve where I can!
Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and support!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sneak Peek!

Here are a few of the tiny ink portraits that will be available in my Etsy shop. I have already finished nearly 40 pieces, each being 4"x6" on 3-ply strathmore.

Note: When I announce the Etsy opening this weekend, I'll post a link and give further details about where to find me :)