rik-rat corn pile

Monday, January 27, 2014

Preliminary Drawing.

I've been on a 2 week painting hiatus...now I'm bored with the hiatus and am ready to begin another piece.  Here's the basic idea: a multi-tiered burial mound.  I'll show you the next step in the preliminary drawing process on Wednesday or Thursday.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A wee doodle.

I have a little bit of time on my hands and have decided that I need to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator.  This will enhance my life and I need to quit stalling and just learn. 

First step: Make a lovely little drawing of a moth (check).  Step Two: learn how to add color with illustrator.  Step Three: Possibly turn it into a t-shirt design.

Step Three may or may not happen depending on how thrilled I am with the results.  Step two...I'm all over step two.  Hopefully, I'll have an update for you guys tomorrow.  Expect a colorful death moth.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

365 days/365 artists.

Jane looking very professional in her professional studio.

And artist portrait for all the damn applications I have to fill out.

studio shot, suckas!
It's nice to have talented friends. My buddy, Teresa, is a budding photographer. I hired her to take some shots for an upcoming "thingy." Follow the link to get an idea of what this "thingy" is...I'll make an appearance sometime in February. Until then, enjoy the shots (we learned how to use photoshop to erase acne...I am so pleased.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Under The Gum Tree, a publication.

Two entries in one day?  Unheard of, Jane.  Well, I recently applied to have my work published in a micro magazine called, Under the Gum Tree.  My work was accepted and the publication looks AMAZING.

Under the Gum Tree is an independent literary arts micro-magazine. Because they strive for authentic connections through vulnerability, they exclusively publish creative non-fiction and visual art.

If any of you guys are interested in checking out the publication (which I suggest you do) (if you write or make art you should apply) go to:

A Tiny Spider!

This tiny little jumping spider stole my heart (in August).  He looks so apologetic and pensive.  I was half tempted to set up a terrarium for the li'l fellow but I decided that a spider's place is in the great outdoors. 

I finally have time to blog again!  Be prepared for stories I didn't have time to tell you

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Recently Completed Painting.

Effigy Mound. 30 X 17, gouache on paper, 2014.
I like to keep things scary by working up to the ABSOLUTE final moment possible.  Why oh why do I work better under pressure?  Such a curse, such a damn curse. 

This is the final piece for my show, Iowa Dirt (thanks for photographing it, Teresa!).  I finished, photographed, matted, framed, and packaged it yesterday.  I will be shipping it to South Dakota in a couple hours and I couldn't be happier.  Yay!  Complete, I feel so giddy.