inspired! kind of...
Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 07:30 PM - Art/Design, Illustration
Last night I became automatically inspired for the sketchels.
So, considering I am completely enamoured by my dancing monkey at the moment,
I am going to reproduce him.
How will I do it?
I have just broken him up into various layers, not CMYK or anything techincal like that, but as if I was chosing particular colours to screen print him, (maybe that is a different type of techical?) I actually haven't finshed, because i don't want the marks on his body done by a computer pen.
I am going to screen print a couple on canvas (primed) and another 20 or so on paper, and send one to the sketchel people and sell the rest.
Why the hell not!
I wanted to print him for a while, so that is what I am going to do.
"The banshee" is screaming over the road, the joy of having the window open!
a bit of sunshine
Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 09:23 PM - General, Relationships, Work (The Man)
So I thought I might add a little bit of Sydney sunshine from when we were there. This was taken
off the side of a boat, this is my man under the water, swimming just off Lady Jane's Beach (yes, the nudist beach)... nothing against nudists, but some of them do some strange stuff while prancing up and down the beach...
ANYWAY, I digress.
I drove, caught the métro and walked for a total of 3.5 hours today. It really wasn't nice, considering 2.45 hours of that was actually driving. AND considering I am not paid to drive to teach some bugger English.
Plus, to make it worse, I was horrified with the smoggy looking sky as I drove back to work to give them back their stinking car. It rained all day yeterday! How could it still look that bad!?
whaleless and illustration friday: fat
Monday, May 8, 2006, 01:27 PM - Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Firstly, I am going to promote my illustration friday, which I think looks like I didn't think about it much, but I honestly did. I had the idea of the old ride on or pull toys of dogs, goats, horses, or whatever... with a pig in an egg shell, something I still might do, but the pig/fat thing was a bit boring, so I got all inspired by the fresh clove of garlic I bought yesterday, which is also pink. Sad really my brain sometimes. So this is the result.
Then I finished the Whaleless idea I started last night at 10pm. I submitted it. We see what he says.
At least I did something productive today, considering it took me so long to get out of bed. Still raining.
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 10:06 PM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, IllustrationSo an update on that cake... man it was good!
No photos as camera went to Egypt, that camera has been more places than I... perhaps.
I was searching for whales on the internet to make sure I was actually drawing my whale generally right for a stylised whale, and decided to google myself (that being benconservato)... kind of scary the trail you leave by using the same name everywhere. Ohhhh! I am scared...
Did find out something interesting though... those sketchels that I "donated" to Jeremyville in 2004 are finally on the internet to buy.
I get no money from it, so don't be impulsed to buy on my account. Not unless you want an original artwork, made by me over many days during the winter of 2003/2004 (that, as I recall, you can take out of the bag anyway if you so desired), and a satchel all for $150USD. The money was going to a cause, and I forget what it was now. I am into contributing again, if I am cool enough... never sure.
sunday of many seasons
Sunday, May 7, 2006, 06:37 PM - General, Art/DesignSo, today, I dropped my cousin Amy at the train station for the 10am train to Paris, and then drove to the other international train station and put my man on a 10:20am train to Charles de Gaulle (as he is going to a conference in Egypt this week, and I wasn't invited)... and it rained and rained.
I went to the market to buy some veges in the least amount of packaging and supporting smaller sellers (not supermarkets)... ate potatoes, which, for some reason at the moment always makes me feel dead sick, read some more of Bliss by Peter Carey, as I haven't read it for a long time, and I am in the process of re-reading books to see if I have the same perspective. It is an interesting exercise actually.
The sun came out and I went for a walk with all the rest of the bored looking Frogs... with their prams, and now plan to make the chocolate bomb pudding cake from the ppk and eat it all... or most, alone, once my silken tofu thaws.
Oh, I have also started my illustration friday illustration (which is fat). Nice updated site at illustration Friday by the way, you should help them out and donate, when their button works...) Actually I am trying to do two things at the same time with it. I was asked before I went to Australia if I would participate in something for Greenpeace Italy called Whaleless so he is a fat little whale... which I need to let dry between stages, and I multi-task and forget that it doesn't need that much time. I had another look at the whaleless site and feel a bit intimidated now, but I'll get over it.
AND! I have done a bit more work on my glossary, which I have said SHALL BE FINISHED BY THE END OF THE WEEK!
If not I can be converged on by pirates.