Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Roundup the Clown Duck

Here's my latest art piece. I've always been fascinated with mixed media and wanted to try it, but was always too intimidated. Recently I received a box from my mother and sister containing things they found in my grandmother's house while they were cleaning it out. I think every time they found something weird, they'd say, "This looks like something Kim would like!" I got old broken cameras, tattered children's books from the early 1900s, and a broken tea set my mother played with when she was a child in the 1940s. I was just fascinated with this stuff and thought I do my first mixed media piece using it.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

New ACEO cards!

Two posts in one day -- is it the end of the world? Or is it just a boring gray day out where I felt like spending my time cutting and pasting instead of cleaning or paying bills. The woman in the bath I had designed as a card and sent it to my son, Jordan, for his birthday. So I just redid it smaller and on illustration board. The other "troubled" one I did after browsing old books for phrases I liked and then found the perfect illustration to accompany it. ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals." A lot of people collect them because it's an affordable way to have original art. Plus most people I know don't have the wall space to buy huge paintings anyway.

Zine Fest in San Francisco

Okay, maybe this image isn't from the zine fest, but from Chinatown the following day. How can you go to San Francisco without going to Chinatown?

My fiance and I got back Monday from a long weekend, where we were participating in the San Francisco Zine Fest. I didn't take anything, as I hadn't had time to do any t-shirts except the two I made for myself as practice ones. But I was excited because I talked to John Isaacson, who wrote the book "Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting" and he liked my shirt. I also bought the book and highly recommend it because it's written in graphic novel form, and being a visual person, it's easier and quicker to understand.

The show wasn't very big, but we sold pretty well. It was a good place for a first show since we didn't know how to run the credit card imprinter and got to practice with that, plus to just see what would sell. Our next craft show is Thanksgiving weekend and I hope to have some stuff done to sell there. Right now I have around six projects started, so my goal today is to finish one of them. I'm going to try to post at least every other day as well so I can be motivated to do more art.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Ernie finds a new home

Ernie is the piece I had donated to the California State University Long Beach auction titled Wide Angle II. The piece sold, which is good since I've started new paintings and already used the wall space where it was hanging. Matt and I are heading to San Francisco to a zine fest to show his artwork this weekend, but I hope to get back into painting next week.