Recently I’ve started doing some self-portraits, in a bit of a different style. Same media, still children’s book-ish, but a little darker, a little bolder. I tried using a dark line around the character, as my agent recommended I try out.
It doesn’t always come naturally to me, but I’m trying!
Anyways, here’s the result, which I call Locks:
Last night, I had the pleasure of going to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to see the final night of their performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and it made me so nostalgic for my former days playing violin.
Before the main piece, the strings, wind instruments, and brass put on smaller acts without a conductor. Seeing the violinists play (and playing standing up!) made me remember how exciting and fulfilling it was to play a rift, to sway the bow back and forth, the vibrato, etc..
I’ve been feeling a pull to go back to my roots a bit more, play with imagery of roots that may not necessarily be kids lit related, but still a therapeutic exercise nonetheless.
This morning though, I came across some very nostalgic sketches from my Incredible Eggs cookbook project during my senior year at RISD. This is a project I would love to revisit and redesign, I mean, just take a look at these adorable little egg nuggets!
Well, I’ve made the switch over the wordpress.
It’s much simpler than the old website builder I was using, and frankly cheaper too. Now, I can post my blog with my portfolio anywhere and anytime. This will also make it easier for me to share a lot of my insights with you in my recent endeavors over at Pinwheel Books and the Brookline Arts Center.
Things will be under construction for a little bit as I learn the program a bit more though.
Until then, stay warm and be well!
All good things,