Well, now that I’ve officially graduated from college, I’m trying to read several books that I never had time to read. It’s a somewhat ambitious project – why does time seem to shrivel up and shorten as you get older? Anyhow, I’ve been on a big sketching/transforming sketches into prints kick lately. Also shoes… more on that later.
I wanted to at least put a better image up of my print of the Saint Paul Riverfront. The paper I chose for the editioning is this really gorgeous paper-thin, yet strong, paper with pieces of bark or something in it. Love it. This particular print is one of the edition I pulled last week – there are thirteen still available, so definitely contact me if you would like one! They are $8 apiece, and if you need me to send it via mail it will probably cost $10 to include some of the shipping. Dimensions are 7″ x 10″ if I remember correctly.
I have a couple of “mess-up” prints, and I have BIG PLANS for them! One is already entrusted to a coworker of mine who is headed to Peru for the summer. She has been instructed to find a new home for the print, somewhere where another person should be able to find it. I want people to see things. I want to make prints of the places I love and send them worldwide, folding them into squares and hiding them in secret niches or small crevices. Whoever finds it will feel as though they have stumbled upon a little secret, and they will also be able to travel imaginatively to the place that I have depicted. In this case, the stunningly beautiful Saint Paul riverfront. There is so much beauty in the world and not nearly enough time to see it all, so I am just helping humanity along by sending snapshots from my home to theirs…
Let me know if you’re going somewhere and would like to help me out – I don’t have tons of prints at the moment, but hopefully in the future I will! I would love to give you a “homeless” print. : )
Oh, and shoes. SHOES SHOES SHOES. Being an artist, I couldn’t just go to graduation in my normal, boring, grad robes and mortarboard. Definitely not. So, at the last minute, I noticed the pair of white Target knock-off Keds that I had bought for $8 a few months back with plans to decorate. Needless to say, they were still white. I quickly grabbed a few Sharpies (limited color palette for the win) and copied some sketches from my sketchbook onto them. They are both pictures of the Saint Paul riverfront, drawn from essentially the same spot, but looking in opposite directions. I think they turned out pretty awesome for only taking 25 minutes or so, and it felt cool to see people look twice at my shoes when they happened to notice them. Awesome.
I am not available to do commission work at the moment because of my upcoming trip to Germany, but if you are interested in commissioning anything from me – paintings, drawings, prints, shoes, whatever – please just shoot me an email at email@example.com ! I would be more than happy to work with you, and my prices would definitely be reasonable and negotiable. For shoes, as an example, I would probably have you buy the shoes you’d like “artified”, and I would then just be responsible for decorating them. : )
(Sidenote: I don’t have a PayPal account or anything like that set up yet, but I will do so eventually.)
Commissions will be back in swing come August, but I’ll update the blog about when I’m up for them again – so keep following me! I’m going to document my German adventures here, too, so it’ll be an awesome summer for all you virtual travelers coming along for the ride.
Waaaaah okay. Time to continue attempting to learn German (ich spreche Deutsch? Nein.) so I’ll peace out for now. New print coming soon, whenever I get access to the print studio…