To simply state how much the time has flown by would be inadequate, but it truly has! My last post was over a year ago; I failed The Blog Challenge miserably! What a whirlwind the last year has been. I've learned a great deal and worked with some amazing students and although I didn't think that I'd have very much time to make stuff, I managed to do a bit of that, too. A few of my larger projects moved to the back burner but as we approach a new year, I'm looking forward to stepping into those projects once again.
As always, I've managed to keep making robots of some sort. The two robots here are from a new series that I've been doing in my sketchbook. Each one is 6x8 inches, done in acrylic and gouache on watercolor paper. My sister gave me a Moleskine watercolor sketchbook a few years ago, but I've only really gotten into using it this year. I'm going to need a new one soon! Although I had hoped to give my online store a (much-needed!) refresh in time for the holidays this year, other things took priority. Chances are the above bots (and others) will be offered as archival prints on my online store sometime early next spring.
More recently, this October I was honored to be part of the first ever Made In The Middle Conference, which is the brainchild of designers Tad and Jessica Carpenter of Carpenter Collective. I taught a workshop that utilized simple shapes as a means to create textures, patterns and imagery. It was so much fun and great to see the wonderful stuff that the workshop participants made. Lots of inspiring stuff! I made the above robot that day, using simple shapes and a bit of gel pen.