Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Here and There

Just a quick "hello!" to show a few things I've been up to. I finished this 8"x8" painting the other day. I've been really interested in using text and hand drawn lettering in my work more. The 'hello' here was inspired by embroidery stitching.

My Dad's girlfriend sent me some handmade bath bombs and soap (check out her Etsy) in a tea tin, which I decorated with washi tape. Washi tape on everything!

$5 for a box of random craft paper at a yard sale = the best find!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Works on Paper

I am just plain awful at blog post titles. Oh well, there's a reason I paint more than I write. I haven't been in the studio too much recently but wanted to update with some new works on paper. The day job has been stressful and I've been making time to hang out with friends and catch up on reading a priority so I haven't been working on many big pieces but I've been sketching and making collages. I've really been enjoying working directly on/with these vintage books pages. So, without further ado, here's the latest work! I need to start finding frames for these paper pieces. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Abstract Inspiration

I've been thinking a lot about abstraction recently. I'm not exactly sure why but I think it has to do with how I feel overwhelmed by so much recently; social media, adult life stresses, career...all the usual suspects and sometimes I want to just disengage from it all and clear my head and not think of it all for awhile. Working abstractly becomes this meditative state and let's me zone out and clear my head and and refresh/reset myself. 

Here are some recent images I've come across that are abstract inspirations for me that I wanted to share.