Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Back to the drawing board. Literally.

It's so refreshing to sit down and do art. And yes, all of this playing I do on my computer is art, but using real ink and real paper and real hand motions is oh so satisfying after hours upon hours of clicking and scrolling. On Friday at the 'Work-From-Home-Together' party that I hosted, we ended up moseying out to the back patio for the afternoon. At that point it was more party than work. Let's be honest. But -- I am working on a few personal projects and took the opportunity of a gorgeous Northwest day to do some painting outside. My dear friend Heaven receives all credit for the photography. She runs Green Chair Studio out of Portland, OR.

Pssst. Do you see this amazing and mysterious desk/drawers piece I'm working on? It was a killer craigslist find - I'll share more soon. Once all of the 10 rattle cans are empty....

The little piece at the top of the post is one of the things that came out of my Friday afternoon. It's a digitally-rendered silhouette with a watercolor wash placed inside it. I'm definitely enjoying the freedom and texture in the watercolor contrasted by the sharp edges (that would be nearly impossible to achieve freehand - at least for me). So maybe I can't stay away from the computer completely but it's good to try every once in a while!


  1. ummmm....why did I not know you had a blog until I saw it on FB? Ok....I *heart* the desk!!!!!

  2. Wait until you see the desk AFTER photos! EEeee!