Digital stamps are a whole new thing to me, I didn’t even know that they existed! But when I look at the small bin of single-use wooden blocks that I have taking up space on my supply shelf, I can definitely see the advantage. Continue reading
I usually work in a much more realistic style but I wanted to play a little bit more to balance things out. Charged with finding an animal that was already cute and another that most definitely wasn’t, I gave it a shot. Continue reading
I honestly did not know that this picture still existed! I wrote about it in A Sad Little Story About Pencils and totally figured that I had thrown it out years ago. So this is the picture that I drew when I was maybe 11 that was the last picture I drew for a few decades or so.
I found it in an old Readers’ Digest World Atlas that we had kicking around the house my entire life. I went through a few old yearbooks and, yeah, that’s pretty much what he looked like!
There aren’t a lot of pictures out there of me. Not deliberately, it’s just I’m usually the one behind the camera. And I’ve only really attempted to sketch my own face once, the results so unrecognizable that I actually doubted my ability to draw humans. (Just kidding, those were pencil contour drawings from the workshop). Continue reading
If I were another person, I would say that I had gone through a printmaking phase about 10 years ago. I’ve had occasion to use the things that I learned at that time all across the board with other projects though so it never really felt like a phase. That being said, I still hadn’t been to the Martha Street Studio of the Manitoba Printmakers Association (hereby shortened to Martha Street) in many many years for anything other than watching the Under Pressure Steamroller Festival. Continue reading
Just one of my small candy paintings but I wanted to play with acrylic mediums a little more, I know nothing about them so it’s all play and learn. It always seems like I’m starting completely fresh but before long, I find there’s things that I already know how to do. Continue reading
I was a conservator at a costume museum for several years and occasionally we would have the opportunity to open the large flat drawers used to store very thin items. One drawer was filled with feather fans, another filled with hair combs, etc. Continue reading