Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hello!!! I have a pile of things I need to post. I just returned days ago, from a wonderful vacation in Italy, where next to doing lots and lots of eating, I did a fair amount of drawing and painting. Heaven on Earth does exist, in Italy. When I can stop daydreaming for a minute and get my drawings scanned in, I'll post them up. :)
These little creatures ended up being an exercise for me to think/draw differently than I normally do using shapes. I did a bunch more that didn't make the cut, which made me realize the more I "thought" about the drawing, the less successful it became. They are pen on cardstock.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Oliver 3

This was a very special and personalized Christmas present I made this past year.
The Oliver 3 model is a beautiful, rare typewriter from the early 1900's (I believe between 1900 and 1907).
This is the first in a series of "felt paintings" I'm making, but on a very large scale. I'm particularly excited, not only about using fabrics and felt and sewing vs painting, but about experimenting with stylizing large shapes and defining details with simple lines of thread, etc. I hope to build a collection of these pieces by the end of the year. Please wish me luck!