Friday, June 24, 2011

Tea time!

Wow its been a long week. I came down with a horrible flu and had to go to the hospital on monday. I'm glad that I did I was given meds and I'm feeling a bunch better now. Still groggy and tired however.

I've been told by a few people I should show sketches before I ink them in. I have such a hard time doing that though! The minute I get something drawn out that I like I leap into the pen stage(probably because its my favorite stage)and I can't stop myself. As he can see though, I had to do a patch on her hand. I messed that hand up prrrretty bad!

I've been checking out Hark A Vagrant quite a bit and I was inspired to do a historical lady. Check the site out. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life. Combining history and illustration is one way to get me hooked...If I could of majored in anything else besides art it would of been history for sure. Queen Elizabeth has always been a favorite of mine. I like drawing neck ruffs..Sometimes I wish that we still dressed so intricate but have to remind myself that it would be painful. That the clothing of today is very easy on the body. I still wish I could wear edwardian dresses on a day to day basis though..and that men still wore suits...ah well...

Have a great weekend!:)

Friday, June 17, 2011

General Bunny

Here is General Bunny. He hasn't been posted on etsy as of yet. He is a civil war man. I imagine that lady bunnies in hoop skirts and bonnets wave at him as he passes on horse back. Hes a very stoic sort. You'd have to be with a mustache of such prominence.

Unique is ready to take on the world. I imagine that her poster was everywhere when she was the world renowned tattooed lady of the 1900's. Shes up on my etsy.

I'm excited that I got the days off to go home to visit my family and go to my friends wedding. I leave on the 14th of July and that means on the 15th I will get to see The Final installment of Harry Potter with my parents. Excitement! Then the wedding is on the 16th. My brothers birthday is the 18th. I don't return home till the 22nd. It will be a nice break.

The weather is so nice here..but its messing with my allergies.
I want a burrito...

Have a great weekend everyone!:)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Desk Quest

I've been on a quest for the last week or so to organize my desk. It often is in a state of chaos since I use it for so much and it is rather small. I can't believe I actually use to keep my scanner on just took up too much space though and was regulated to the bottom shelf of my bookshelf. The quest to clean the desk turned to a quest to tidy the rest of the flat spaces in my room(shelves, dresser, tables)and now I'm pretty now if you want. Take a trip to my room where I make art.

The first task was to move much of the stuff that was cluttering up the desk to the shelf right next to the desk on the bookshelf. This gave me a lot of free space and more room to work with as far as organizing. The Darger post card was purchased at the Darger exhibit when I went to NYC two years ago.

The lotus flower tapestry behind my computer is something I've had since I moved to San Francisco more then 7 years ago. My mom bought it for me and its graced every apartment I've had.

The desk was a craigslist find. 50 dollars. The cream colored globe was free(found it on the street)and the blue was 4 dollars from goodwill.

I'm glad to have everything mostly organized now. The yellow basket helped.

The map behind my bed is one I purchased 4 or more years ago. It is what has inspired my color palate in my work. The bed blanket was an etsy find. I collect picture frames.

Snape wallpaper background of course. It use to be my drawing of snape.

All the books were collected from the free box at my work, well besides the HP ones. My mom gave me the rabbit bookends. The stones, shells and driftwood is stuff my mom and I have collected on our many beach trips.

The book on the far right was one of the first things I think sparked my desire to draw. Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination illustrated by Harry Clarke. Tucked in there is a huge book of maps, some Gorey, Klimt, Sendak, Schiele, Gibson and of course Harry Potter Film Wizardry.

More books. I'm a huge Krakauer fan..more so when he is writing mountain climbing books though. Into Thin Air is one of my favorites. I love the white bunny statue I got at goodwill during easter time.

More art and map books.
Now desk quest and room quest is complete. I am constantly changing things though so who knows...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day Dream

For some reason this last month has seemed hectic and I can't figure out why.
I have many ideas for summer drawings mulling around in my head. My problem is
I have yet to find a cafe here in San Francisco that I just adore..That means I
often do my drawing at home or go to a random cafe and only do one drawing and then
quickly leave. Some of the cafe's here I would like to frequent are often overly
packed and I feel bad taking up a space for too long. I use to enjoy Bazaar cafe but thats back in my old neighborhood...

I'm working on re-organizing my desk space. I will take a picture of it when I am done. I guess I will just take a picture of different parts of my bedroom.

Hope everyone is having fair weather