I celebrated this Labor Day by begrudgingly going with my parents to the New York State Fair. I had the mindset of a cranky teenager... I had seen it all... I was way too cool for the fair. Growing up in Syracuse, we went every year. I went to high school behind the fairgrounds. I was SO OVER IT. I went... and... I actually had fun. GOD FORBID! I got a lot of great photo references for projects there, I never realized there were so many animals there that I don't get to see in everyday life. Goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits... and this cool guy. Look at the edging on his feathers, how they separate into beautiful shapes of their own. How beautiful is he, I can't wait to draw him!
Speaking of drawing, I have officially paid my first months rent and moved into my STUDIO SPACE OF MY VERY OWN (well, that I share). It's been two working nights here so far, and it feels great. Free from the distractions of home, I can make messes with ink and paint and not worry about them when I wake up in the morning. The only thing is... it does get a bit lonely out here. Come visit me!
FIRST linoleum block printed in my new studio!
Finished illy for the tweed ride flier! My friend Neeti is going to lay out the type for me, which helps a ton and lets me focus more on other projects!