Friday, November 27, 2009

Fits of Creativity...

I mean let's face it, my creativity tends to come on in fits. I'll suddenly feel compelled to draw or paint or make things. It's strange, and annoying because it's less productive this way. Having said that, here's what my last 24 hour mind storm has produced.

I've sketched members of the Addams Family, redesigned my favorite Vampire: The Masquerade character (Crystal) and story-boarded the Jabberwocky for illustration.

I have a postcard design due on Monday and I just earned a bunch of money doing brand identity for my sister's massage business. It feels really weird and satisfying to make money off of my work.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I've been commissioned for graphic design for my sister's company Repiet Massage. Hello monies! Also, my parents commissioned me to finish a 4 panel painting for them. More monies. Lots of them. Getting paid for art is GOOD!

Other than that, I've got a flier to design for the Lulubell show. It's all catching up to me and I'm ridiculously behind. Oops...

Symphony of the Procrastinators...

Also, I think I'm going to do a project with sugar skull art. The end product will be one skull for every person I've known that has died. Upwards of 15 skulls... They'll probably end up looking like tribute tattoos, but I'm okay with that. I'd like to specify, I'm not making sugar skulls, just drawing them. Actually making them will be a project for a later date.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A New Old Conclusion

I did some math today... And I came to the conclusion that I could very easily quit my part-time position at Hot Topic and sell my hand-bound books instead. The income would be exactly the same, and if I could sell about 15 books per month, I'd probably be making more money than I do there. That and I'd only have to work a couple days per week on the merchandise, the rest is shipping and checking email. The trial run will happen in December. I think I'll start with 10 coptic style books with plain white pages bound in plain white covers; maybe I'll draw something interesting on the covers (maybe embryos, stencils?).

I am waiting on shirts to test the stencils out from a friend that I'll see soon.

It's time to begin painting. I'll get 2 out of the 4 elemental panels done for my father's birthday and the other 2 for Christmas. After the initial 2 are done, I'll start working on the 4 (possibly 3 now) embryo paintings.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Short Update...

I didn't complete my Bird Shaman costume in time, but I got the skirt and top done and went as an Amazon woman instead. I'll post a picture when I finally get one.

I've been sick and recovering. I've taken a break. I'll be back on the ball soon.