Friday, July 31, 2009

The Net

The internet is a funny place. You put your work out there for people to see, but sometimes you forget they are looking...(especially people across the globe)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A very long process

Today I got word from artist Paulo Barros in Portugal that he finally received the artwork I sent to him nearly a month ago in our art trade. I guess the package I sent got intercepted by customs control and was being held captive. They sent him a letter saying he had to write a document of commitment of honor and then wait two more weeks to receive it. Craziness.........

But he has it at last and we can BOTH stop wondering about it. And he likes the work, which of course makes me happy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Brief Tuesday update

Just wanted to mention what's been going on lately.

sorry, it's bulleted.

-all my art got to Double Punch Gallery in San Francisco this week (one piece had broken glass) in reasonable shape. I am thankful it was not more.
-got some nice emails from people and some art purchase inquiries.
-Joined The Honeycomb. I was invited to become part of this arts collective or sorts. You can read more about it here:
-got some writing to do for an application. I hate writing about art, but it needs to get done. I have procrastinated far too long.

That's all for now. More later. I am going on vacation on Friday and will be gone about a week. As much as I love drawing, it will be nice to get away for a while.

Friday, July 17, 2009


The new issue (#38) of Ruby Magazine is now online and I am in it! I'm really excited to be part of this publication, which has showcased tons of very talented artists. A bunch of my more intricate, larger drawings are featured.

The other artists featured are:
Nick Van Woert (USA)
William Edmonds (UK)
Carolyn Monastra (USA)
Liang-Yin Wang (Taiwan)
Joe Penrod (USA)
Katharina Trudzinski (Germany)

Monday, July 13, 2009

More boxes and bubblewrap

I just sent two boxes (20 pieces) off to San Francisco today with art for the Double Punch show. They should get there in 3 days if all goes well, and hopefully all in one piece too. I will be uneasy for the next couple days until I hear from them and know there was no broken glass involved. Ugh. All the more reason to start painting on cradled wooden panels. I will try to be optimistic though. It is UPS after all and not the horrible regular usps. They just don't care at all. I sometimes feel like they purposely handle things labeled "GLASS: FRAGILE" as roughly as possible. I used all the bubble wrap I had and really tried to cushion everything really well, plus not everything had glass. 11 out of the 20 pieces I sent had plastic covers, not glass ones. Also sent an art inventory with all the info for each piece, labeled each piece on the back, and made a labeled exhibition layout (suggestion) for the art.

Still need to send then images for the website and a bio. After that it's t-shirt design, zines, and applications.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Consulting the Wise One" SOLD!

It was a long haul but I got all the artwork for Faesthetic done. It took pretty much a week (the alotted time) nonstop to do it, but I am proud of what I am giving them so it's all worth it. It's an excellent chance to gain exposure and I wanted to make the most of it. Also, I shipped a piece off to NY today that was bought recently.

pictured below:

Kinda sad to see it go (it's one of my favorites) but I know it is going to a good home where it will be appreciated and taken care of. Geez, it sounds like I'm talking about a puppy or something. Anyway, now that these two things are done I can get back to working on stuff for the Double Punch show, which is rapidly approaching. I also need to finish up a t-shirt design.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Today was a long day of drawing. I think I probably drew for 10 or 11 hours. My eyes are shot for the night. Making headway but it's slow. More tomorrow.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Double Punch Gallery Exhibition Promo

This is the flyer for the upcoming show at Double Punch Gallery I am excited to be part of this month. I'm very happy to have my work amidst the work of such great artists!

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the opening because I will be in Colorado. However, if you live in San Francisco, be sure to check it out!

My New Stapler

I know it seems stupid to post an entry about a stapler, but I am ridiculously excited right now about this PaperPro Long Reach stapler I just got. It's awesome. Now I can staple zines! When I hold it I feel like I'm holding a loaded weapon or something. The thing is BIG. They recommend not having it anywhere near your face when you staple because the staples come out with such force, you could take your eye out. Thanks for the tip!

Yes, it was expensive (for a stapler) but I consider it a necessary piece of equipment. It's an "investment" stapler. Haha. Definitely an improvement to the crappy little mini stapler I had before.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I've been working on three things today. The shirt design for the band Unholy, the drawings for Faesthetic, and gallery stuff for Double Punch. Last night I organized what I imagine my section of gallery to look like by laying the artwork out on the floor. I took some pictures and tried to make it look as balanced compositionally as possible. Kinda tricky. Sent some images to the gallery to use on the promo flyer today.

Things are going slow but steady with the art for Faesthetic. I almost have one drawing penciled out. This stage always takes so long because I'm really starting from nothing and not sure how it will look. A lot of erasing.

Discovered a nice post about my work today on someone's blog HERE.

also found THIS.

Okay, back to work.