March 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

This year I am determined to concentrate more on making the work I want to make and not just work towards fulfilling an obligation for a show. With this in mind last week when I was in the studio I decided to just play and see where it took me.

I started with a doodle using metallic gel pen on black paper, and made a few different clusters of patterns and lines around the same page. I wasn’t really satisfied with these so my next step was cutting the paper into circles and capturing the doodles I’d drawn so far within its own circle of black paper. I went on to fill each entire circle cut piece with its own distinct doodle, starting with the first three here.

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I kept working on this over the next few days, and now I think I have about fifteen of these circles. I really like them.

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I don’t know where I am going with this but that’s just fine. For awhile now I’ve need to play, and there’s no reason to stop just yet.

Posted in Experimentation, Paper
March 20th, 2015 | 2 Comments »

This is a recent piece of work I was commissioned to do for Farmboy Fine Arts. The piece is based upon classic Arabic architecture details, and I was provided with the design to use as my template. Cutting someone else’s design is not something I’d ever done before, but this was fascinating to work with because the line work is so structured.

Farmboy commission

Farmboy commission

Farmboy commission

The finished piece was framed a photographed by Farmboy Fine Arts.

March 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

I’ve been a volunteer with Creative Mornings Vancouver for about two years, and some of my duties include running the Instagram account, and coming up with the icebreaker question related to the monthly theme. The global theme in March is Ink, and I decided to ask people to decorate their nametags instead of asking them to answer a question.

I doodled these fancy name tags for our volunteers to wear to Martin Jackson’s talk on March 6th, but also to use as samples to promote the idea.

Decorate your nametag...

Name tag

Decorate your nametag...

I made about fifteen, and it was so fun to doodle and play with the colourful markers. I wish we could do this every month, but maybe I just need an on-going doodle project.