Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bobby pins

I've been drawing wiry stuff for years. It started with coat hangers. Bobby came next.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Washi Tape Collection

Today's project involved working with a collection of objects. I picked my Washi Tape collection for its fun shapes and colors.

My cat thinks anything small is hers.

I played around awhile to figure out how to best balance the colors and patterns.

Here is the finished result. When I have more time I should edit this in the gimp so it tiles seamlessly.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013


Today's inspiration comes from animals. I'm going to pick cats since I see them all the time volunteer ing for Austin Pets Alive! I decided to start drawing my boyfriend's 19 year old cat Baudelaire, who has very striking, angular features.

After a few sketches I came up with the abstraction on the right.

I decided my medium would be paint chips I found at the hardware store earlier tonight, and sticky dots.

Here's the finished result:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day 1

This blog is a chance to get back something I gave up in grad school -- my art hobbies. Here I will study a long time obsession: pattern. My guidebook is Noah Scalin's 365: A Daily Creative Journal. In addition to creating my own works, I will feature historic and contemporary patterns from fashion, architecture, and design.

Day 1's assignment is to create something that will fit in the palm of your hand, using only items in your immediate area. I found some Japanese and French candies in the cupboard and arranged them on a small piece of cardboard.