Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beep Beep

Okay so it's not yet Halloween and sadly my Halloween costume has not quite come together. But it WILL! I am just awaiting one final thing in the mail. If only it would get here faster. Sigh.
In the meantime, I've been toying with...well...a lot of ideas. And I finally got inspired enough the other day to rampage Michael's. The materials I walked out with all (mostly) contributed to my latest creation:Baby Robots!! YAYY!! These wooden robots are about an inch and a half to two inches tall. They are hand painted, hand glued, and friggin awesome. I have not yet perfected them so they are not in my store or anywhere else. But...maybe soon. :) Either that or I'll just be greedy and keep them to myself for my own enjoyment. Nah. But yes. I am very happy with how they turned out. Still need some work but...yes. Happy. :) Yay!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Costume, Costume, Costume

I've been debating over what I should be for Halloween for several weeks now. I had a few ideas but nothing was coming together. It finally hit me thanks to my friend Monique and my costume was decided. Yesterday, I purchased a few things to finalize a few details. I still have a little to finish but so far I am rather impressed with my costume making skills. It's going to be very awesome...and very unexpected.
I like Halloween. I get into Halloween. I never really got to go trick-or-treating as a kid (living overseas and all) so I make up for it now by dressing up and having fun with it. And this year is going to be a whole new level of interesting.
Stay tuned for the grand finale.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Painting Profiles

I finally did some painting the other night. I've been eyeing my paint for over a week now and finally kicked myself into my studio. I'm covering some old canvases with unwanted work on them. Several weeks ago I just blocked a few out with a dark blue/almost black. Then the other night I used my white paint and just started playing. It's definitely rough. I'm just glad I did something. Oh. And I have a thing for faces and profiles. Can you tell? The first canvas I blocked out was more of a two toned blue/black and it actually turned out kind of cool. So I haven't touched it yet. I need to hold it in the light and see if I like it as-is or if I need to change it a bit. Either way it looks like you're looking at the night sky through some trees and brush. I dig it.
One thing I did with this painting that I've never really done before is played with the actual TEXTURE of paint. If you look above the really obvious profile, in the white portion is another profile facing the other way. But it's made entirely from the texture of the paint. It was nice to try something different. I kind of had no choice but to play with texture as the previous paintings on these canvases were very rough and raised and I couldn't seem to peel them away to start over. So it's been an interesting experience.