Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I am currently recooperating from some recently dental work. I was informed that I may be in pain for up to a month.
In the meantime, I have been acting again. I spent 13 hours on the set of TNT's Leverage yesterday, working as an extra.
But the really fantastic thing is, I landed a medium supporting role on a series of movies called Hybrid. You can see more on the MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/thehybridseries
On the set yesterday, I did try to knit. But the people I was with had never seen someone knit before. I was starting a pair of women's fingerless gloves. I was using 5 size 4 double pointed needles, and that really confused them. I spent more time explaining things than actually knitting. lol
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Yesterday was my 39th birthday. We generally do not throw parties, but my mother decided that I should have an actual party this year.
Monday, March 9, 2009
These cute booties are for sale at my Etsy store:
I will revisit this next weekend.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
It started normally. I was standing in front of the canvas, laying down the base colors, using a normal brush. We put a large drop cloth on the floor for reasons soon to be known.
Two photographers were moving around, capturing images as I worked. Since I generally paint when I am alone, it was a bit distracting.
We continued along like this for a while as all the base colors were laid down.
Then we took a break to allow it to dry.
That's when the real fun began!
Part of the design of the shoot was for me to really let loose and have FUN painting. So at this point I ditched the brushes, and started to finger-paint a wash over the top of the base colors - the opposite of what I normally do.
Additionally, I stopped trying to be neat.
During this, I gave up on my mixing tray, and just started mixing the colors in my hands, using a lot of water to thin them into a wash.
As you can see by the shirt, paint was getting everywhere. and thus why we used a drop cloth!
Of course, when hair got in my face, I had to use my paint covered hands to move it. lol
And here's the final result. Eye of the Storm, one of my rare abstracts. It's so named because to me, it's what a landscape would look like if you were looking out from the eye of a tornado. But it also looks like a critter trying to swim upstream, or a 'gator going down a waterfall. But that is the fun of abstract art.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
For one, and the biggest time issue, is I am modeling again after an almost 20 year break.
While this does take time away from my crafts, I am having a lot of fun. While I would not turn down a commercial (read: paid) shoot, I am having fun doing a lot of artsy stuff.
Here's an example:
Photographer: Elderjarl Copyright 2009 Eric Hammers
When we were doing this shoot yesterday, I saw this clump of bushes, with a ground level tunnel leading to it, and thought, "That's where wood nymphs play hide and seek." So I crawled in, and told Elderjarl to be quiet so as to do give my hiding spot away.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Since then, the mountain has still been releasing steam, and you can see the lava mound growing.
Water colors on board canvas - an experiment. :)
I am not certain if this will be for sale or not through our Etsy store. If you are interested in purchase, please contact me and I'll set it up.
Friday, January 23, 2009
And the sun retreats;
I stand alone.
Lost in thought;
A single sentinal;
I stand alone.
Maybe tomorrow I won't be.
I Stand Alone is availabel for purchase at: