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New Zine: Joodie

I just finished my first issue of my perzine called Joodie. I’m really nervous about sharing it because some of it is kind of personal. I’m hoping to do more than one issue, but if you know me at all you know I can be a little flakey on long term projects. Maybe I’ll have time to make one more this summer, but when school starts again in the fall I can’t make any promises. The first issue is about my decision to go to art school, little tricks that might help other people thinking about going to art school, and some journal entries I made before school started. It’s quarter-sized, 24 pages, black and white, staple bound.

First issue of Joodie zine.

First issue of Joodie zine.

If you’d like a copy send $2 plus postage cost ($1 in the United States, $3 for international) to [email protected] on Paypal or use this form here:

Your name or email (optional)

(Your email would only be used to notify you of new issues out. No spam!)

Alternate: Buy the digital version! Get it from my Etsy here! Only $1.

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I think my next issue will be about my summer job at the pool…

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Mixed Media Canvas, WIP Hope

I don’t know why I keep putting off blogging, but I just haven’t been feeling the vibe lately. I used to blog all of the time and felt nervous when I missed a day. Perhaps it has something to do with my overall less anxious lifestyle I’ve been leading. Anyways, to kick my procrastination in the butt here is a little mixed media canvas I worked on today.

1I’ve had this canvas board laying around with pink and turquoise paint on it but no real idea of what to do next. So today I was sitting in my studio trying to figure out what I would work on today and I pulled it out. The first thing I did was to add some molding paste through a Christy Tomlinson stencil (one of my all time favorite stencils).

2Then I added some yellow and orange drippage to the top and a magenta glaze to the bottom. This really made the canvas look wonderfully colorful. Add a few random stamp marks and rub-ons for texture and BAM, the background was done. Now I needed a focal point. Nothing felt right until I thought of my word for this year: hope. I grabbed my biggest letter stencils (cheap cardboard ones from the hardware store) and laid out the letters.

2013-07-16 15.55.15Added the opposite letters first so I wouldn’t smudge any molding paste and dried it.

2013-07-16 16.05.02Hmm… now how do I make the letters blend in more? Add some teal ink to the raised bits? Not quite enough….

2013-07-16 16.31.06Glazed the letters yellow and added a deeper green ink to the edges. Add some graphite for shading. Voila!

Is it finished? I’m not sure. In person the color are beautiful, but it is a bit bland. I’ll post a hi-resolution photo when I feel it’s done. I just can’t figure out what it needs yet…. For now it is a pretty reminder of my word of the year. Have hope!

(And there you go. A blog post! Wooohooo! That wasn’t sooo hard. If you are reading this, could you please say hi in the comments? Just so I know if anyone is out there.)



Art Every Day Month is coming up!


Art Every Day Month 2011

A visual artist’s version of “National Novel Writing Month” (NaNoWriMo), Art Every Day Monthis coming up this November 1st.

I plan on trying to do something each day and posting it to my Flickr. We do celebrate Thanksgiving here in November so it’s going to be hard to smash in some art making on those days. I’ll be working in a visual journal I started recently for most of the days, unless I’m really inspired to do something bigger.

I thought I might take a vacation in November but BAH, I just got back from a road trip with my family and… well, I’m not in the mood to travel again so soon after that. I’m thinking that vacation will have to wait until January. Though I still have  no idea where to go since my Mexico trip was cancelled, I know I want to go SOMEWHERE.

So, follow me on Flickr to keep up with my art. What kind of plans do you have for November?