This one’s entitled “Portrait of the Artist as a Pile of Hair.”
Yay! I did it!
I tried to back off the blog a bit, as some of you noticed. But in my attempt to explain things, in that last entry, I may have accidentally given myself implicit permission not to post anything ever again, and apparently that’s exactly what my lazy half had been looking for. I took full advantage of it. That wasn’t my intention. So here’s me attempting to ease back into this thing. Let’s see where this goes.
Here’s something to look at while I delve into the reasons I was gone:
This was a postcard I sent to my brother-in-law on his 31st birthday a couple months ago. But I don’t think he ever got it, because we just stuck a stamp on the other side of this foam-core board. I think the Post Office didn’t like that. So, I’m putting it here for everyone’s viewing.
It was an effort to pick 31 nouns that had seemingly nothing in common with each other. Click it to really see all the details. The idea was probably more inspired by my friend Susanna Ryan than I care to admit, which I didn’t realize until much later. And, her organizational skills are far better than mine.
While you look at that, I’ll just be down here telling a story about my recent absence.
[Edit: apparently it was a long story.] Read more…
Hey everyone. I made this pillow for my brother for Christmas.
I haven’t blogged in so long that I kind of forgot about taking pictures of the progress, so I just have the one photo.
But I have gotten a few questions about how I made the pillow, so… here’s what I did (animated GIF style). First, I looked up the image to use:
Then I roughly drew it out actual-size on a big piece of paper (which I made out of 4 pieces of printer paper taped together).
I think the actual insignia would be too skinny for a pillow, so I beefed it up a bit as I drew it. When I was finished, I had a nice pattern to trace onto some fabric. Read more…