thinking out loud
Showing my work.
I've been thinking quite a bit lately about being more focused on showing some of my work. That means making sure I have images to post on my website. This isn't difficult for my smaller drawings I scan them and that is the best solution.
Winter essentials. I love my little sketchbook (thanks Carol). I can hold it in a gloved or mittened hand.
I haven't been into the studio in a bit. Been working hard on a set of projects with pressing deadlines. If I had been in the studio more it is likely ideas would be flowing better.
Until then I have my favorite little fountain pen and my handy dandy orange sketchbook. It's easy to make small drawings in the cold and wind, even when you have to use Blistex or Chapstick.
I hope to have more news from the studio soon.
I set up my about.me splash page and want to share it with you: http://about.me/stellagassaway/.
I've been trying to figure out a single source portal to send folks to more a bout me. I'm using Google+ but I thought I would try this a bit. I think it captures the right spirit. I'll be linking to all that is me from there.
A quick capture of my road kit.
I carry several sketchbooks. Three Molekines, one for ink drawings, a watercolor book, and a journal. Last but not least a Fabriano with multiple color sheets.
I like having the aqueous pencils on the road gives me lots of options. I can use one of my nifty Japanese nylon water color brushes to blend color or I can leave them alone.
This time along I brought a new India Ink brush marker. Love it. It helped me keep my little sketches very loose.
My plants were weeping when I arrived at my studio today. Four 90+ degree days called for more watering. I unloaded some supplies and drawings I had scanned last week. Then I began to get my road kit together.
I have a pretty serious kit for drawing in small sketchbooks along the beach or in the public places. I carry small Moleskines or spiral sketchbooks; they are best for unexpected bouts with nature. I can control them in the wind or cover them up from the rain. I have aqueous colored pencils, a squirt bottle, and plastic Japanese brushes that have water wells built in.
I'm investigating some new things here at my blog.
Working on not being so image centric. I want to get in a place again where I write more about my process. It helps the visual side of my brain.
Please hang in there with me while I make some incremental changes. Let's see where this goes.
Sorting photos and came upon this one. Wearing shorts, nice. Right now wearing long johns.
Just thinking that I haven't done this in a while. I still remember how to I think. Heading to the studio Sunday to find out. Getting drawings for the 3rd Street Gallery Community Show together. Looking for something I have framed and ready to go. How much are three entries again?
I'll be letting you know what happens and if I am together enough to make the deadline.