March 2012

28 Mar

Etsy Update: New Bird Collages in the Shop

In preparation for Got Craft? at the beginning of May, I’ve been busy creating new small works to sell. I’m continuing with the series of abstract compositions using recycled materials and birds on wooden panel. They are very enjoyable to work on. I like the play with movement, colour, shape, and pattern, and coming up […]

23 Mar

Paper Cut: Mapping Out New Work

I’ve never been much of a sketcher of ideas, but lately this seems to work well when it comes to working on new paper cut designs in my sketchbook. But instead of a pencil I work with an exacto blade. The top image is of the sketchbook work, and the bottom image is of a […]

21 Mar

Artist Interview: Kirsti Wakelin

The artist interview series continues this week with my good friend, Kirsti Wakelin. She is a talented graphic designer, an illustrator of numerous children’s books, and is highly skilled at drawing and painting. Read on for more about Kirsti and her work. Tell us about yourself: I am a designer and illustrator. I dabble in […]

20 Mar

Intimate Studio Visit with Evan Broens

On Sunday I attended the latest in the Eastside Culture Crawl’s monthly series of intimate studio visits. The featured artist was Evan Broens, who works out of Railtown Studios. While Evan’s work isn’t normally the style of art that grabs me, his talk about process and materials drew me in and convinced me to like […]

19 Mar

Paper Cut: Eye-Bending Design

Hooray! Hooray!! I’ve completed the paper cut design I’ve been working on for the past week or so. The finished paper size is 24″ x 19″, which is definitely the largest one of these I’ve completed to date. I’m very pleased with this because I didn’t think I’d make it all the way to the […]

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