I got a bit of money for my birthday and I decided to make some storage boxes. I realize that’s not the most exciting thing in the world, but I’ve been wanting some narrow wooden boxes to go under the white storage unit for years now, so I’m really happy I finally did it.
Here is the first public art piece I’ve completed on my new iPad!
I’m loving working on the iPad. I realize some artists will hate the lack of sensory feedback… it’s a very sterile way of drawing and it almost feels like cheating. But I love how much control I have over everything, and I’m enjoying the opportunity to simulate the appearance of a number of different media without having to go through the long process of each. Ok, I suppose it’s not almost like cheating, it flat out is cheating. But you know what? I’m 34, no one is grading me, and this is the deepest I’ve immersed myself in making art in several years. So I guess I’m ok with cheating.
This drawing was inspired by a visit to the zoo back when Ender was a baby. I looked over at the reindeer on the Northern Trek, and 3 reindeer were lounging in a perfect line from where I stood. Their antlers merged into an indistinguishable tangle. I took a photo, but that was probably 4 phones ago, so it’s long lost, and I had to recreate it. I sort of lost the bloom of antlers from my original vision, but I’m very pleased with the final composition nevertheless.
So here are some photos of the “Baby” Girl, also known as Harlow Call Neely.
And here are a few of Ender for good measure…
I’m reviving the blog for two reasons: 1) I’m hoping to go through Facebook and cross post all the kid posts I’ve made backdated, so later our kids can look back at them, and 2) since I’m starting to make art again which I’m eventually hoping to sell, I’ll post it here then link on Facebook since their user agreement makes me wary of posting anything there directly.
So…watch this space I suppose?