A comic. Inspired by firmly believing I would die flying out west this summer.
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Because I totally fell in love with my comics class in school this year, I’m keeping a sort of visual journal.
I’ve always been an obsessive keeper of written journals. This, despite the fact that not only do I never go back and read them, I’d never let anyone else read them. In fact, Sean has explicit instructions to BURN all my journals in the event of my death.
Image-centric journals however are a totally different animal. I go back and look at them all the time and I don’t care who sees them.
As a bonus, it’s something to keep me sketching on days when I’m not working on a longer piece.
This one was more of me trying to come up with design ideas for the pottery class I’m taking.
And this one I started while we were up north last weekend. I’m not wild about the way I ended up inking it. That left hand puff of smoke is too dark and I think the pens I used for the outline there are too thin.
But hey, I will take a note and hopefully not make the same mistake next time.
Haha! I find the word “sodding” to be hilarious. It doesn’t even need context. Just sitting on its own, it’s fucking funny, case closed.Read more →
Oh hey! I know. I’ve been MIA for a long time. A looooooong time. But look how much nicer the site is now! And soon you’ll see how much nicer my writing website is too!
And bonus? I’ll be way more motivated to post regularly now that this place is so spiffy-looking. Also, because my entire life is currently in physical upheaval (selling a house, buying a house, living in transitional spaces), I’m temporarily staying kind of in my studio so new work will come pumping out of there shortly.
Meantime, here’s a sneak peek of a comic I’m working on right now.
And here are some surface design sketches I’m working on for a pottery class I’m taking with Krystal Speck.
Wood grain. Big surprise. Can I help it if my heart is an 80s rec room?
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I’m still alive! I have some new things to show off, maybe even a comic. PS – I’m taking a comics class at school right now and it’s the best thing ever.
Meantime, I bought a swage block for spoon-making. Here’s my first effort. There are some rough spots but I am overall ecstatic about how well it turned out. Sawed copper that’s been enamelled with many layers. My camp kit will soon become a reality!Read more →
A few new flasks I’m putting in the shop these days.
Historically, flasks have been my biggest Christmas seller but these days people are all about the wallets. I’ve got quite a few orders in the queue. Those and my puddle earrings. Have I mentioned what a total runaway success those have been? I don’t think I’ve ever made anything that’s done as well as those little earrings.
On the one hand I’m surprised because they’re just simple circled. On the other hand, I absolutely get it because the colours are so beautiful I can’t stop staring at them. So smooth and glassy and bright!
What are your holiday plans? This week is the week of the party for me. I had one Saturday and one Sunday. This week I have one tonight, one Thursday and three on Friday. Plus, two instances of work-related food celebrations!
If I can give one tip to employers it’s this – don’t underestimate the motivational power of a free lunch. Maybe my personal financial instability is what causes me to straight-up thrill at free food, but I am actively looking forward to the work week as a result of this information.
Now if only I could convince them of the value of a Friday beer cart…Read more →