Penny had the sniffles this week and consequently has been taking unusually long naps. So I had time to make another design for my Gocco on wood project. I won't be able to burn it until I get more bulbs - I wasted two of them yesterday when I forgot to put a screen in the machine. My design got burned into the blue filter instead. Ooh, was I mad at myself!
Chris is coming home early today, and I'm going to take a Mom-cation. (That is, a walk down the street to get a pedicure.)
Hope you all enjoy your weekends!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Here is the start of what will be my Gocco on wood project. This image began as one of those ideas that come to me just as I'm falling asleep. I jumped out of bed and scribbled a sketch, then the next morning scanned it into the computer and cleaned it up till it looked like what you see above. Next I'll print it out and re-ink it with a brush pen to put a little life back into it. The computer step is helpful in adjusting proportion and symmetry, and saves lots of paper as I play around with details. Next steps: ink the design, photocopy the ink, and burn a Gocco screen. Then comes what I hope will be the fun part! I'll post more pictures soon!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
My to-do list for August:
- Secure product liability insurance
- Design new hang tags
- complete 2 comic strips for freelance gig
- make two gocco prints for September art show
It's going to be a busy next couple of weeks! Thankfully, we've just gotten all re-charged from a weekend at my mom's. Saturday was spent at the beach, then on Sunday a long walk led us to this field of driftwood horses. Aren't they stunning? Here's more about the artist if you're interested. Now off to complete some of these goals so I can cross them off the list...
Monday, August 3, 2009
It rained all day Sunday, so we puttered around the apartment, hanging art and rearranging things. Our new place feels very grown-up; we had some art framed, our two secondhand couches were swapped out for one new couch, and I'm even buying coasters for the coffee table. I think we'll get a set of these neat recycled glass ones from YAVA Glass. Penny and I are getting ready to head to Brooklyn today for a little coffee date...hope you all have a lovely week!