Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Housing Project 227- 233

Making 365 houses in 365 days

This week I wondered, "what rhymes with 'house'?"








Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Zodiac plaque series

Click to enlarge!

Recently finished a series based on the signs of the Zodiac. Mounted prints and necklaces are in the works! I'll have a booth at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market Aug.27 (8am-1pm) and will be selling these, among my other wares. If you are interested in a particular original, let me know before the market and I will reserve it for you. Originals are 5" in width and $65 (except Sagittarius, it is larger at 6.5" and $75).

I did a non-silhouette version of Virgo out of curiosity. I kind of like both and may end up doing a second set of them all at some point.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Housing Project 220-226

Making 365 houses in 365 days

#220- Antler house

#221- Witch house dare

#222- Cabin fever house

#223- Fox house

#224- Rearranging the house

#225- Meeting house

#226- Tundra houses

GIVEAWAY WINNER- the randomly selected winner of the two necklaces is Justin Ardrey. Congrats! My thanks to everyone who entered and has been following this project. I plan on giving something or other away again when I hit 300 houses, so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Horn Island 27

Every year, a group from the Memphis College of Art goes to Horn Island and camps for about eight days. There are no man-made structures there, it's just us, our tents, and the island. Afterward, everyone makes art about it for a show at the school. This was the trip's 27th year, and my third time going. The show will be up from August 22- October 7, and the opening reception is September 10, 5:30-9pm. Come and check it out if you're in Memphis!

"Shipwrecked on the Horn"

"Night Terrors"
The weather was extremely merciful to us this year, the only storm we got was a really cool lightning show. Also no bugs and tolerable heat. I didn't go last year, but I heard stories of a solid week of tent-demolishing wind and rain.

"Consulting the Sage"


Rabbits are quite prolific on the Island, as are alligators. I didn't have any close encounters with the gators this time, but I did find tracks from one that had feet as big as mine.

"Thief in the Night"
The raccoons were really bold. One little @#%$ actually ripped a hole in my tent and stole my bag of food. They ransacked the food supplies at base camp nightly and did not seem to be phased by the proximity of humans. Island Raccoon don't care.

Read a review of the show from the Commercial Appeal here.

I also designed this year's shirt (logo on the tree trunk by Don DuMont).

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Housing Project 213-219 and another GIVEAWAY!

A house every day for a year.

They are entirely digital this week. I just got a Wacom tablet (Intuos4) and have been practicing drawing with it.

#213- Moon bunny house

#214- Fish house escapee
(sounds like a band name)

#215- Key to the mystery house

#216- Giant doodle monster houses

#217- Bad omen house

#218- House that looks like it should be an album cover or something
("Fish House Escapee Greatest Hits, Vol.1")

#219- Too hot to wait inside the house

To celebrate making it to my 200th house, I'm giving stuff away again!

Up for grabs this time are these two lovely little necklaces. They are both originals done with ink and stain on 1.5" diameter wood discs, hanging from a 22" inch antiqued copper ball chain.
To enter, all you have to do is go to my Facebook fan page and "like" one of the posts labeled "July Giveaway". Super easy! Entries will be closed after midnight (CST) Sunday August 7 (today!), and the winner randomly selected.
Thanks everybody!