Thursday, March 20, 2008
Drawing, Screen Printing, Art
March so far has been good.
I had a bit of a melt down this morning, but I am feeling a lot better now.
There are certain things that I have begun to realize since moving here. One being that I feel as though I have changed quite a bit. I can't really put my finger on it, but I feel different. Like my attitude towards certain things has changed, but I can't think of any specific things. It's weird.
I think I might have strep throat, but I am trying to convince myself otherwise. I have been doing myself with herbal nasties, and drinking lots of emergen - C as well as taking lots of vitamins. I think it's working...I know it's working!!
I have been watching this great documentary about young hip artists, and I think it's called The Run Up, I could be wrong. Michael returned the dvd before I had a chance to memorize the title. Anyway, it's a little hipster for me, but it's really inspired me to get back into drawing and I really really want to do some screen printing. I feel like if I am going to purse graphic design, I want to learn all aspects of it. I also want to be able to rely on making art/design with more than just my computer. The idea of bringing a handmade quality to graphic design is so appealing to me, and I want to make that a huge part of my work.
Printmaking is really where graphic design began, and I want to remind people of that. I also want to include book arts as much as possible in my design work.
So I did a drawing of the steel bridge today, and found myself rediscovering how much I love to draw. I love all the materials I used too. The illustration board has such a nice surface to draw on, and I love love love Micron pens!
I would love to turn this illustration into a screen and print it. I am afraid my lines are going to be too small to get a good screen, but I think if I can find a really fine screen, it can be done. I hope. Now it's just a matter of finding the money to get all the right tools. I love art, and making it, but it can be so expensive...
While I was gone Michael built me these great new shelves for all my shipping supplies. I was able to get a lot of stuff off the floor of my studio, and it looks so much better now. He rocks! So there is Thursday. Done and done.