For the past few weeks I’ve been working on this painting in conjunction with a collection of writing for a grad school project. I am planning to share the project before the end of May, but for now here are some peeks at the process:
Check back soon for more updates! xoxo
I’m working large again! Last summer I created a large mixed media painting in Chicago and it was kind of a turning point for me so I wanted to try out a similar process. This time around I’m playing with different images/symbols/icons and I’m trying to remain open to text. Here are some photos from the process:
Thanks for visiting! Stay tuned for more progress. xoxo
2/3 started…still lots of work to do!
“The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is seeking art for its upcoming exhibition, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine. Entries should include three self-portraits: you as you are today; you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with an unhealthy habit you have today; and you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with a healthy habit you have today.”
Last week I had my first studio visit with my mentor for school and it was so helpful. In Chicago I was able to get feedback from other artists at pretty much any moment so it was sort of a difficult transition to go from that to having little access to feedback again. My mentor gave me a few assignments and some questions to ponder over and I’m very excited to get started.
Last week I also started teaching an after school art class for Roanoke City. This means I will be teaching five to six different classes every week for a couple months. The kids were great and I’m looking forward to working with them every week :]
I’m working on so many different things right now. Here are two!
More sugar painting
A special self-portrait…
I’m also working on a commissioned painting, some show submissions, and a secret side project! More info soon. Thanks for reading!
I am trying out some new ideas. I don’t want to reveal too many details yet, but I’m making a series of handmade books and the content is going to all be related to diabetes. I’ve made four so far:
I’ll share some select pages once the books start filling up. Thanks for visiting!
Hello! Here’s a peek at the next piece in my new series “Diabetes on the Brain.” This one will be a bit harder to figure out than the last two.
Also, I bought new pens yesterday and I love them so far. I’ve been wanting to try out a brush pen for a while because I use ink pens a lot, but I always buy the same fine tip ones so I can’t achieve the variety of lines that I want. A brush pen seemed like a happy medium between a small paintbrush and a pen so I finally bought one. Actually, I bought a variety pack because it was a better deal :]
I used the regular brush pen (B) for the above drawing. It’s easy to use and the ink dries quickly so I’m a happy customer. Thanks for reading!