Monday, February 28, 2011

Latest and greatest project: a baby girl!

So there's been one other project keeping us busy...we're going to have a baby! And this weekend we found out it should be a baby girl! We're so happy about the pregnancy and the gender news. So far Allie has had a very stable, healthy, and mellow pregnancy. She just passed 20 weeks which means we're over halfway there. These months of pregnancy have whizzed by, while also seeming to take forever.

Here's an ultrasound of our baby girl taken this weekend:

The baby is due July 15.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Updates and Art Show

I figured it was time to shake the dust off my keyboard and finally update this blog. Allie and I have had A LOT of stuff going on. Plus it's been cold and wet which only dimishes our energy. Therefore, anything we get done feels like a massive ordeal. What have we been up to lately?

I'm STILL trying to wrap up my 2010 Year in Review Zine. One problem with it is it has a lot of tie in products I am also making.

I'm STILL trying to wrap up the first issue of my Beach Boys zine. On a recent insomnia plagued night I had a real breakthrough on this but am delaying because the 2010 zine takes priority.

I recently got an awesome promotion at my day job and after cleaning out my old desk on my last day at my old job, I collected all my doodles and spent my lunch break compiling, copying, cutting, and stapling a new zine. Here's the cover.

The title refers to the length of my tenure at my old position. I consider this zine a trifle but it was still a blast to make.

Our friend Emily N. invited Allie and I to participate in her February art show at Pony Club, with art inspired by A-ha's "Take on Me" video. Allie and I accepted the challange, mainly just to pull ourselves out of our various ruts and try something new. Neither of us is fully thrilled with our pieces but I can live with that feeling of self-criticism. I'm glad we did the show. Here's a shot of Allie's piece on the wall. It's a 3D Lenticular painting.

Here's the view from one side:

and here's the view from the other:

I did two pieces for the show. First a pastel drawing of the A-Ha drummer, seen towards the top of this picture:

then a spray-paint stencil on wood, seen at the top of this picture:

I'm most happy with the stencil piece. I had never used this technique before so had to learn as I went. This was my third effort (and it included a 4th pass on the face).

Ours and other pieces (some of which are really amazing) are for sale online here.

I have at least one more blog coming soon.