I got a haircut!
You can totally tell the difference, I know. I want it to grow out, so I just got a trim. Getting a haircut is always awkward for me (the introvert). Forced conversation is not a talent of mine, it never flows, and I can never hear the hairdresser over the blowdryer. I wish they'd give up on me.
I tried out new ink, Caligo, it's oil based but you're able to wipe it off with soap and water, possibly the best invention. I never liked washing ink off with paint thinner, but I mean who does?
He's so cute! Since I am without a press, I used a good ol' fashion spoon, that's why there's weird swirly things in the proof. The owl is from the post about the blind owl, with constellations in his eyes. I knew I wanted to make a print of him. I wanted to keep him simple, but I need to round out his head a bit, he seems too flat at the moment.
I put the order in for a press! I'm so friggin' excited and so grateful for amazing parents that want to help me. But until a press comes in, I can't really make editions of anything.
SO I am going to focus on stamps, I love stamps, they are quick to do, you can put them on anything, and you can make patterns.
My next theme is mushrooms, snails and maybe a frog, hence my title today.
I can make a collage or endless patterns. I'm really excited! I've always been fascinated with mushrooms, so I can't wait to draw more.
Artist of the Week:
She is the stamp queen. I love her work.
It's cute but not nauseating. Her cutting is clean, her subjects are always interesting. I have no idea how she registers her prints, I'm lucky if I get an even border.
Also her photos are amazing.
Last but not least, I am working on Kevin's birthday surprise! I told him to not look at my blog so I could post this, I have a really hard time waiting to give presents so I am announcing it to the internet!
If you've seen Grand Budapest Hotel, then you know what this is!
I have a lot of free time, so I made a linoleum of the logo.
I wanted to try to make the box exactly like the one in the movie, but the pink paper I bought was too flimsy, so I used a little box that fit perfectly into the pink box. So it has a lid, which isn't an exact replica, but it's definitely more stable.
Also I am making the pastry! That's how much free time I have.
Fortunately Kevin usually stays away from the house 9-5. So I have all day to get ONE pastry right, and I'm hoping it fits in the box. haha.
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!
Thanks for reading!
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