Monday, July 05, 2010
I posted all my new pen and ink drawings to a new site I joined called RTIST.com. I joined a couple of weeks ago and had nothing there for people to look at. I could have put them on Etsy, but Etsy is overrun with crafts and vintage items. Fine art doesn't seem to do all that well there. So I'm looking into new areas.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
I worked on some pen and ink art tonight. I'm not sure if it would be classified as minimalist or abstract or what. All those labels get so confusing but come in handy when trying to market stuff. I'll love to show you photos, but I've never figured out how to take decent photos of white paper with black lines indoors. I'll have to wait for daytime to try for photos. Then I can take them outdoors.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I just talked to some friends today and they got a pottery wheel. I've had college level pottery classes and hopefully I'll be able to help them out so they aren't reinventing the wheel. They don't have a kiln yet. They are trying to get a used one that can handle pottery and glass. They also got an old loom that they are weaving on, and they said I can take photos next time I go out there. I just wish we lived closer. It's about a 45 minute drive to their place.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Sometimes it is hard to sell art that doesn't have a practical application. That really bugs me but to a degree I have to cater to what people will buy, so I've started painting wooden picture frames. I hope my sales pick up when I start offering something people can use in their homes.
I started four yesterday but only got one finished. So today I'm working on the other 3.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Pyramid Diapering Practice
Diapering Class Practice
I didn't realize I had followers over here. My apologies for not posting more often.
I've been working on illumination and scrolls for the SCA lately. That is to say, I'm learning how to do it so I can offer my services and help out. I took a class on it at the Collegium in Fullerton a few weeks ago and if I can get to the next meeting I can show them where I am and get some tips on how to proceed. I need to know what kind of ink to use that is compatible with the gouache I'm using. And I couldn't even afford the $10 a tube gouache they recommended, so I hope what I have won't be a disappointment. They aren't paying me to do art, and they sure expect an awfully lot for free. But on the other hand, it's good practice for me and will help my social life I hope. I never set out to be a hermit. And they do appreciate you when the moment of glory comes and you hand them their scroll. Some members have been waiting for years for their awards scroll.