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50/50 Pilsen

Posted in Art, craft with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by scratchyb

After all that preparing, the time is upon us.  I’m participating in 50/50 Pilsen this weekend.  This is a show that Mandy, Megan and Hesper have been planning for a while now.  I’m psyched, it seems to be coming together well.  I don’t have quite as many wood-burn products as I had hoped (and sorry, but I didn’t get pictures in time to post, I’ll post my display tomorrow, promise).  But that really doesn’t matter, I think this is still going to be an awesome show.  We’ve got some great artists and crafters here.  This weekend’s show is going to be primarily a craft show, and next weekend launches the art show.  Anyone local to Chicago, hope to see you there.

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Spiraling away

Posted in Art, Process, Technique with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by scratchyb

I posted one of my original drawings on Etsy today.  It’s actually an older piece, inspired by a quote of a quote.  The quote as I first encountered it was in Caitlin Kiernan’s Threshold about extra-dimensional bogey beasts, and it was a quote taken from an Algernon Blackwood story called “The Willows”, also about extra-dimensional bogey beasts, although with a different tone and background.

The quote: “Our thoughts make spirals in their world . . .”

It inspired this mixed-media drawing, where I tried a large-scale stippling technique and added some minor collage for the spiraling eyes. Gold ink was washed over the nautilus shell in the background.

"Our thoughts make spirals . . ."