Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friends in the Arts

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.

Anyway, here is today's drawing. I've been bitten by the drawing bug lately and wore out my hands. Drawing can be so tedious and frustrating, so I'm constantly reminding myself to have fun and do my best and if I screw it up it's not the end of the world.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Painted Wooden Frames

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

Need Help Drawing?

This looks like fun. Learn to draw: No matter how well you draw you can always improve, right?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Illumination and Diapering

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.