Wednesday, November 10, 2010
There are acres of apple orchards behind our home. I like to walk through them. This is a depiction of a moment during apple harvest. I saw all of these ladders propped up against the trees. They looked so surreal, like, "is someone living up in the tree?" They look quite beautiful at all stages in the year.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
This is a bar across the street from where I work. It is a classicly seedy bar that I think looks awesome from the outside. We rarely go there, however, because they serve drinks in plastic cups and most of our friends go to another bar that we frequent, as a result. In any case, I still love this place even if it is superficially.
This is a painting of a bird in a tree. I live in the trees and when I look out my studio window, I often feel like I am living in a treehouse. I love to watch the branches move in the wind and listen to the birds communicate. I'm not the best at depicting either realistically. Other folks can do that much better than I.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
My nana used to get her hair done here when it was a gas station. It was a gas station with a hair salon inside. I used to love going there with her because there were all of these pictures on the walls of ladies with big bouffant hairdos, like my nana had. I always thought the combs in the Barbicide looked cool, too.
This is the barn from the farm my grandparents had. I used to look at it every day, but now I live a few miles away in the hills. I loved this barn as a kid because it presented endless exploring opportunities. It was sold a few years ago to a developer, but they went into foreclosure so I'm not sure what will happen to it now.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This is just a fun little thing I like to do with some of my sketchbook drawings. I work a lot in my sketchbooks with black and white so it's great to be able to scan the drawings and color them in on the computer.
This might be a little hard to read. The fortune says, "You are cautious about showing your true self to others." I have collected my fortunes and my friends and family's fortunes for a while now. I finally got around to illustrating them and making cards out of them. I think I've sold all of them. It was a great challenge because some of the sayings are so abstract.