Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2 weeks 'til departure

I'm two weeks away from leaving on my trip and it seems like time is going by ridiculously fast! I'm in the process of cleaning out my studio and trying to pare down the really amazing amount of extraneous scraps of paper I have collected over the years. I generally am someone that is good at getting rid of unnecessary possessions, but my weakness is paper-- if it has an interesting pattern or a fun image or just a nice weight or tooth, I huck it in my drafting table draw and justify carrying it around for the next five years. Anyways, I'm hopefully (fingers crossed!) subletting my art studio while I'm gone, so I'm trying to clean to A. free up storage space for the artist who will be using my space, and B. avoid horrific embarrassed over someone else actually seeing my total lack of organization.

I'm alllmmmooossttt done with the travel print project I posted about last week, am planning on heading to my studio after finishing this mug of tea and adding in the last line of text. Also on the agenda is another to do list item I've been procrastinating on for at least a year-- I'm going to draw a banner for this blog, and for my hopefully-soon-to-be-open etsy shop. So many little things to do!

I just had a few pieces posted over at Supersonic Electronic, a super fun illustration and street art centric blog. I really like the work they generally showcase, so I'm happy to be featured! In other art updates, the group show over at Bherd Studios is up through March 9th, and there's some really awesome work that is well worth seeing. The opening happened to coincide with my very last day of work at my day job, so I was in as fantastic mood to begin with, and then someone bought my giant piece so I was basically a giddy panda!

Here's a picture of the piece that sold-- I posted some pictures of it as a work in progress a while back, but here it is finished... Normally I don't get hugely attached to paintings, but I worked on this one for so long (three months on and off, maybe?) that it is hard to let it go. That and it's a convoluted self portrait in a lot of ways, so I feel like I ended up a lot closer to this one that usual.

Anyways, if you find yourself up in Greenwood neighborhood, go take a peek at the show.

Oookkeeee, off to my studio! Hopefully hopefully hopefully I will have images of the print project posted tomorrow.

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