Friday, October 16, 2009

I couldn't help but join the ranks of those who created work inspired by Maurice Sendak and "Where the Wild Things Are" with my free text friday this week. There are a couple great sites: and The work is fabulous and a wonderful tribute to this truly magical book. "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." I mean, what isn't joyful about wild things masks. I've been smiling all day in anticipation of the movie tonight and have been trying to spread the joy. :) I hope I've spread it here too.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Free Text Friday!

Here we are at week three! And yes I painted in wine. :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Secodn Free Text Friday

Yahoo! The weekend and fun illustration. :) Here it is:

"A portion of the water you drink has already been drunk by someone else, maybe several times over."

- University of Texas School of Public Health, "Fun Food Facts"


Friday, September 18, 2009

Free Text Friday

New Assignment: Free Text Friday

"...nothing measurable matters..." -e.e. cummings

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bruno Mallart

i decided to use my existing blog, this one that you have so kindly visited, to morph into my illustration blog and maybe about my other classes or my work in general because i think by me, posting about other artists i am informing myself and other people, in hopes that other people do the same and broaden my range of knowledge. So, illustrator number three, Bruno Mallart. I am very inexperienced in collage. sometimes I find it overwhelming. But I am very drawn to it when the collage is added with paintings or drawings by the artist. Mallart explores this kind of mixed medium work in a very enticing and visually and thoughtfully exciting style. Image and website:

Edward Julius Detmold...

Illustrator number two. If I were to post all of the interesting images I come across everyday i would have the whole internet linked to my page but here it goes. Edward Julius Detmold's work involves illustrating and exploring nature and natural history. Many of the drawings and paintings are of animals and wildlife. While some are for books specifically, there seems to be a relationship of nature and biology influencing Detmold and that inspiration drives the illustration as opposed to the strict drawing of the animal, per say. That relationship interests me. Again, here's one image and the website I obtained it from.

Illustrators Galore!

Hey everyone. My blog is going to transform a bit and continue down the path or my art exploration. However, i guess I have already mixed my personal life with my art on this blog and in real life so really why try to organize multiple blogs. its all my life so here it goes.

First day of illustration today. I've been in the lab researching some illustrators to start thinking about the field, inspiration, etc. The first current illustrator to stand out in my search was Michael Morgenstern. He has done a lot of work with magazines but what struck me about his work was the content. On first impression he works a lot in the political and social realm of things which seems fitting given current events, cough, inauguration, cough. (which I hope everyone watched) His work seems very conceptual and I think it is wonderful to have such thought provoking images that match what I can only guess to be thought provoking text. Here is just one example of his work. The rest can be found at his website: