Tuesday, November 29, 2011

show poster sketch

Sketch for Bug Jar show on January 7.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Let's get out of here, past the atmosphere.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I enjoyed mine, traveling to Massachusetts to see family and going into Boston for Black Friday! You can only imagine my EXTREME EXCITEMENT when I got off of the train to see a BIKE SHARE! Roni and I were able to bike around Boston all day for only $5! The system is incredibly well-organized, and the bikes were extremely user friendly. The gears could be easily used by anyone, they had a nice step through frame for ladies and gents alike, easily adjusted seatposts with numbers to remember, very low gears, a nice comfortable cruiser setup, and big old tires complete with fenders to take any pothole you might encounter without damage! If the bikes were in need of repair, there was a button that you pressed when you returned the bike. Having read of bike shares in other countries, I am so proud that now I have used one! Another part that was a favorite of mine is the front rack with bungee cord, so you could carry groceries, your purse, jacket, etc!
Below, some sketches from the Massachusetts trip, on the left, Elmo the bloodhound, on the right, train times.
A very fun beginning to a VERY exciting project!
An old sketch of Roni from Java's.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This weekend I went to the Chili Cookoff at the Genesee Center for the Arts. Apart from being delicious, I got to peek in, yet again, on their beautiful letterpress printing equipment. This winter I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to take one of their letterpress courses! It would be so much fun to expand my art in this way! Note: I DID NOT CREATE THE IMAGE YOU SEE BELOW.
I'm on cow #4 for a client! The cow is very popular :)
Finally, from the sketchbook. I've been trying to sketch more.. I always have that angel/devil/whatever on my shoulder pushing me to sketch more. I love the sketchbooks that take mixed media like a champ!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I just went down by the water.

I'm trying to create an entire new body of work for a future show, and the beginning part is definitely 1. really fun 2. really scary 3. really crazy. So many ideas are going around in my head, here's a few ink sketches to warm up with. The fabulous Adele:
A cute little bird:
I got some inspiration this weekend as well going to the art opening of RIT Illustration alum/gradstudent Ben Rubin. It's always REALLY fun to catch up with fellow RIT Illustrators along their paths down the road of life. It featured Ben's prolific, gestural, musical sketchbooks, his father's shiny colorful paintings, his sister's crafts and dark, colorful paintings, and his step sister's gorgeous wood block prints. What a talented family! From Ben's blog:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We had our SECOND ANNUAL ROCHESTER TWEED RIDE this past Sunday! How fun :) It's wonderful to see it grow as an event! We had music from the Windsor Folk Family, pictured below:
Below, me and some (not all) of my fellow organizers. Everyone worked so hard to put it on!!!!
Oh yeah, isn't it supposed to be about people on bikes? Official photos coming soon! Below, in Mount Hope Cemetery:
Some work for a client, my old friends cow and sheep. Yay Julia Child!