Friday, July 26, 2013

What's been going on this month

There's been a lot of clay in my life recently, as I've been both playing with it and writing about it. The sketch above was procrastination from writing.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Screen printing fabric

A few weekends ago I took a screen printing workshop at Salem Art Works (SAW). Yesterday, I took advantage of their studio and spent just shy of 12 hours printing fabric. Take a peek:

Friday, May 3, 2013

String Games

I'm starting to work on a few Sculpy & fabric pieces. This is the first. He also has some one-eyed puppets to play coming soon.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Photo time

 Setting up for today's photo shoot.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Little House

Here's the finished house from yesterday's post. The model was painted with acrylic paint and lit with small battery-powered tea-lights. The house is 3.5" tall.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why yes, I was raised by an architect...

 The holiday card I'm currently working on requires a small house. Above, the front of the house (center) and assorted wall and roof pieces (to the upper left) as they appeared last night. Below, the current model with my hand for scale. The porch is still in-progress; I don't want to add it until the glue dries on the rest of the model. The windows are covered with wax paper so that they'll glow when a small light is placed inside.

When I was in elementary school, my dad put an addition on our house. He made a scale model of the existing house before he started working on the drawings, and it always amazed me to see our house in miniature. I've always loved architectural models. While I can read blueprints, there's something fascinating about a physical rendition. For one house project my dad even made a model with removable parts so that the client could see exactly how the proposed plans would change the existing house. Few architects still make models by hand, but it's incredible when they do. My model is not to scale (honestly, I haven't the patience) but it is based on the actual house of the family whose holiday card I'm making.