School work, concept art, WIPs and finished products!
Some work in progress shots from my recent plaster print adventure!
for those of you who knows what Chicks&Types is i just want let you know line-up for the calendar 2014 is ready.
are you ready for the silhouettes to be unveiled? so stay tuned.
soon more news about the shop, the cal and preorder deals
So Simone is an awesome artist and seriously makes some of the most amazing calendars (pinup girls and awesome typefaces - how can you argue with that!) If you’re looking for a fun, flirty 2014 calendar I would definitely grab one of Simone’s Chicks&Types calendars!
(Also I can testify that these things are beautifully printed and super high quality. I have the 2012 and 2013 editions and I still display them.)
Last week at the Cleveland Print Fair I heard a few people mention that they found pinterest to be a great way to sell their work! So I went to check it out today and realized there was this little gem in the user agreement that I, for once, actually decided to read.
b. How Pinterest and other users can use your content.
You grant Pinterest and its users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on Pinterest solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Products. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Pinterest may have to User Content, for example under other licenses. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.
c. How long we keep your content:
Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from Pinterest, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Pinterest and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through Pinterest.
So I guess my question is - while re-pins are fine, I don’t want people modifying my work? I understand if it’s a crafts/inspiration/idea thing that people are supposed to modify and use but if I plan to post my art am I going to have to be legitimately concerned that someone might actually take my work?
Maybe I’m misreading above but it just makes me extremely wary to see that sort of thing. I wish there was a way for people who are producing original “for-sale” type creative content to opt out of the whole bolded section of clause 2.b
Had a fantastic day today at the Print Fair held at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Megan Ferguson, Gallery Director from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography spoke a little about how Tamarind finds artists and how the printers (and artists) decide edition size and pricing and things like that. I also discovered they had a small collection of lithographs made by one of my favorite artists, José Antonio Suaréz Londoño! And so I caved and bought two of his prints, Plana V and Plana VI
They’re absolutely gorgeous in person and I can’t wait until I have them home (which will be a while since I’m paying off in installments)!
The next awesome thing was meeting up with Susan Oehme of Oehme Graphics. I absolutely fell head over heels for the gallery’s work and definitely hope to visit if I get to Colorado! They seem to do a lot of ‘collection’ work in boxes which is right down my alley of things I love and hope to work on someday (soon?)! She mentioned she’d be at the Satellite Print Fair in NYC this year so I have every intention on heading there that weekend and saying hello again!
There were some amazing prints all over the place though (obviously) and I discovered a few new artists to lust over as well as had the chance to see some other prints from my other favorite artists. Verne Gallery had a couple Hiroshi Yoshida woodcuts that I was trying not to drool over (they were waaaaay out of my price range) but actually getting to see them up close was a treat in and of itself!
Any of you printmakers following me, you definitely need to hit up the Print Fairs if you haven’t yet. Not only will you meet amazing people but the chance to see so much beautiful art up close is difficult to say no to. And the NYC Print Fair is coming up soon! So if you can get to NYC soon, definitely check that out as well!
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Primitus Atrum is the first in a series of four lithographic prints based around microscopic organic structures. There were 12 prints pulled in this run. This item is listed in my shop if you are interested in purchasing!
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The first two weeks of learning Lithography.
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Been doing a bunch of makerbot stuff lately. Our machine is a little…. finicky so I’m still learning!
Intaglio, relief, and embossment prints, 2013
After my first visit to NYC I was inspired to make a series of prints that encapsulated my experiences there. While New York was amazing, I’m not so much a big-city girl and I found the city a bit on the overwhelming side. There are a lot of layers to peel back and plenty of chaos in New York and I wanted a print that captured the sense of tightness and complexity as well as maintain a sense of beauty within the grit.
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Some experiments with etching brushstrokes in hard ground and different ways of inking up the plate.
I don’t think I ever posted up a photo of my final painting for my oil-painting class. I’m really happy with the top left corner but found a lot of this painting frustrating due to the amount of gauzy fine-mesh like materials. I need to get some detail shots since this one sort of blows out the lighter colors in the top right.
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Hand painted lettering for a father’s day card.
Got my website up and running!
Let me know if you experience any issues! It’s still in the baby-stages of development!
Installation view for the recent Blossom exhibition!
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So the last two weeks have been pretty crazy busy with KSU’s Summer Blossom Art program going on. Blossom art is basically a two-week intensive workshop. This summer’s theme was installation.
Blossom also allows visiting artists to come in and talk as well as assist the participants in their work. Stefan Hoffmann (http://stefanhoffmann.nl/) came in and actually did a demo with us as well - and we all learned how to screenprint onto walls and windows and such as well as burn screens in the sunlight using a vacuum storage baggie. Pretty awesome and you should definitely go check out his stuff!
(That little “stay up late” coffee cup was simply cut out of newsprint and then used as a stencil. Even with the thin lines it held up really well!) The coffee cup is mine, the burger and fries belong to Kelsey, the ghost is Nick’s, and the handturkey, roller and litho flag belong to Veronica. The ghost has become something of a printshop inside joke. Spooky.
The last photos are of the prints I did for the final show and my new printshop workspace (it’s only clean because I just got it). You can go here to see the shot of the actual installation!
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A few days ago I had the opportunity to go see the geodesic dome that arches over the ASM International Headquarters. Let me tell you, if you get a chance to visit, definitely go. The building is gorgeous (and you can totally go see my artwork hanging inside!)
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