Last month I took a step out of my comfort zone and did something I had never done before.... Along with 80 other artists, I drew in front of a crowd for an hour to raise money for free education programs at the Portland Art Museum. Although my hands shook terribly for the first 15 minutes, I eventually settled in my groove and made 6 drawings.
At the time that I made these prints, I was on the verge of my sixth move in five years. Everything I owned was in boxes and I was hyper-aware of the amount of junk I kept lugging around. These were an expression of some of that frustration.
The blue and gold are screen printed and the ghosts above were painted with ink wash.
As I was already deep in the midst of two days worth of photo documentation and editing, I decided to take a few good shots of some of my sketchbook pages I like.
I've gotten in a really bad habit of not using my sketchbook lately, I have been working through a drawing rut and pretty much exclusively working in a stitched together book of newsprint. Trying to get out of the headspace that I'm "wasting" paper.