Saturday, September 25, 2010
Today I had one of the days since I moved up north! I have an artist friend who does a lot of screenprinting in Smithers and she was running one of her awesome how-to workshops. Here, we learned how to prep a screen, about different inks and materials, how to print your design, and we all got to make a t-shirt and print on anything else that we brought along with us. I made 5 cards, printed on veneer, and made 3 t-shirts! Her studio is absolutely fabulous (as is she) and the class was so much fun! I got to use my octopus that I posted the other day and I learned A LOT. I really didn't know that there was so much involved in screenprinting! Visit Sophie Joubarne's blog and also her website Unik Printshop. She also sells things on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/unikprintshop. She's an amazing artist who I think needs more recognition!!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
For my self-directed final project, I wrote and illustrated a children's book. After finishing, I realized that this really is something that I want to pursue. I also realized that planning, writing, editing, thumbnailing, sketching, finalizing, doing the line work, colouring, collaborating with a friend to lay it out, and printing it are all tasks that together generally should be planned over the span of a year and not four months. Nonetheless, It is finished and I bound the cover by hand!
The whole ordeal was stressful at times, but generally it was a huge experience that I will definitely be starting again this winter!
I'm going to fix it up and then start selling it on Amazon, so I'll let you know when it is available.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This was my christmas card this year. it comes with blue hearted and pink hearted underwear. I originally had a present in the corner that was ripped open, but I could not draw torn paper... I got a few laughs out of it and a few gross faces (which is what I wanted muahahah) so I guess it was a success.
hope everyone had a great holiday! I did. it was the best EVER!