I’ve been working on drawing words this year. Here’s one of my favorites from the first set.
I had a blast printing my zodiac blocks last week at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. The staff were so helpful and fun!
I’ve been preparing all week (and for months, actually) for the exciting seasonal insanity that is Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s biggest craft fair. Can’t wait to show off some art!
This talk by silkscreen artist Jay Ryan 1. is hilarious, and 2. has a great basic intro to using rubylith, split-fountain and transparent color techniques.
I was recently inspired by checking out the studio and process of Ian Cozzens of Secret Door Projects! Yes. Get geeky about color blending using transparent base and rubylith - you won’t regret it.
I was excited to create the cover illustration for the fall issue of the magazine Rethinking Schools. They are a magazine for progressive educators, with many of the articles written by teachers. I illustrated an article about a teacher who had misgivings about teaching the Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men because of the reactions of her students. As you can see in this detail shot, I created the images using tiny pieces of colored paper.