I recently got the opportunity to make this season’s South Pasadena Arts Crawl poster! I love that the posters are always done by local artists, and a great variety of art is always featured. After a little brainstorming back and forth with the art director, we hit upon this idea- something that celebrates women’s history month, an exciting nighttime procession, and, my personal favorite bit, a nod to the Olympic Games white tiger mascot. Each element was painted separately in black and white ink, then put together and colored in Photoshop. It’s like the next evolution of the process I…
I’m not sure if I’ve done any painting quite as relaxing to do as these goldfish. I’m going to miss painting them, but I also feel myself getting anxious for the next phase of this project. And to also get some color in my life instead of all of this black and white!
Just another fish. I feel like I’m hopefully getting to the end of the painting stage for this project, but you never know. There’s a lot more to do, but I’m excited about where it’s going. I have big plans for all these fish!
I was originally planning on only doing three fish, but now I’m thinking five. We’ll see where these guys end up….
My eventual plan, like with most of my paintings these days, is to print these goldfish on fabric. That has it’s own challenges, though. This image, for instance, has actually been inversed; the real painting is of a black fish on white paper, with all of his details done in white ink. But it that the most efficient way to plan out what something will look like in print? After doing this, I don’t think so. But it was still a worthwhile experiment!
I started a new job last year, my first big-girl, all-day-every-day, grown-up job. It’s been challenging, figuring out how to manage my now much more limited free time. I feel like I’m constantly dropping the ball on something, but I suppose there has to be some give and take. And if I’m giving up my free time to be able to afford my apartment, well… that’s just a no-brainer, isn’t it? But my job has a great perk- I’m still in a creative environment, and I get to see new, beautiful things made every day. These goldfish I’m going to…
I moved back in September, and have been slow getting back into the swing of things. But today felt like the right day to push back and get back to work. Step one is figuring out how to photograph my fabric pieces now that I don’t have a dedicated just-mine work space. My desk has returned to it’s original life as a kitchen table, but there’s no reason why it can’t pretend to be my desk again, even for a little while.