Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mugs that Travel

 Every Christmas I treat myself and a few lucky friends and family to some Redbubble products featuring my artwork. Calendars have been a big hit in past years but this year I was particularly impressed by the mugs! 

I bought ceramic mugs last year and they have become our favorites for tea and coffee. This year Redbubble added travel mugs to their merchandise so I picked up a few of them. The travel mugs are metal with convenient plastic tops. The quality is fantastic and they are also dishwasher safe which is an added bonus. Other offered products include stickers, prints, ipod/phone cases, laptop covers, pillows and tote bags. If you are looking for custom artistic items I highly recommend Redbubble and the variety of artists that use the site!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A New Year, A New Sketchbook

Happy New Year to everyone out there, I hope 2015 treats you well!
I am proud to announce that I finished my sketchbook virtually on time (except for some minor alterations of the last page) and got to start my new one January 1st. This is the first sketchbook that I have completed cover to cover! I did my last few sketches in pen which is a lot quicker than pencil. My poor old sketchbook is held together with monkey tape and glue so it is time to fill my new pristine book with scribbles and drips.
I filled the last few pages with dance sketches and some collaborations that are on the path to becoming paintings. I experimented with ball point pens and found them to be far faster than shading with graphite. 
The last page I gave to Sebastian. When we got home on New Years Eve he thought he would be funny by scrawling some 'inappropriate' words across the pen. He fixed it the next day and painted me a fantastic last page to complete 3 years of sketching! 
Now I have a book with 116 blank pages for me to fill!