Saturday, September 13, 2008

100 drawings in 100 days ... works in progress

i know it looks like i've fallen off the wagon here. however, i haven't had my computer for a few days, as i have a friend uploading my new website for me. i'm not sure what i'm doing in that area yet, so it's best to have someone who does do it for you! and seeing as how my scanner and computer go together, well, you get the picture.

so hopefully tonight i will have that up and running, and my computer back! please be sure to visit my new website to see what's new, and all the latest information on the 100 drawings series at

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

drains, plants and a rooster - 100 drawings in 100 days

while i was at the powerhouse the other day (waiting for a meeting with the manager of Watt, where the show will be held), i found the most interesting drain pipe. now, i became much more aware of these urban utility fixtures when i was in graduate school at the University of Oklahoma School of Art. my thesis exhibition involved over-sized woodblock prints of various fire hydrants, man-hole covers, culverts, phone booths, parking meters, just to name a few... so i therefore, spent a lot of time photographing and looking for these usually un-noticed objects. and now i can't stop noticing them... so, the top image is titled "powerhouse drain".

the second, "front yard plants" is just quite simply that. i don't even know what all these plants are called (i know my mother will read this, and she will either email me the names or call me and tell me... thanks mom!) i know one of them is a periwinkle, and, um... no that's all i got!

the last one is just an amazing specimen of a rooster! i shot this pic from a poster at the powerhouse, but i added a little bit of background. the poster advertises their bi-weekly farmers' markets, which i usually attend to get my fresh yoghurt, veggie and flower fix. he's called "powerhouse cock".

Monday, September 8, 2008

circus kitty and prince - 100 drawings in 100 days

well, i have been successfully going through the encyclopedia to draw inspiration from all the animals i can find!! and of course, adding some of my own little touches...

at the top we have "circus kitten" and below is "prince". i am somewhat intrigued by children's fairy tales, and would love to do a series of adult fairy tales, using the same stories, but making the images less juvenile. we'll see...

anyway, i have managed to find a suitable venue for the showing and sales of these works!! it will be held at Watt, which is inside the Brisbane Powerhouse, on the lower level. AND i have chosen a charity to which i will donate a percentage of the funds. Variety is the name of the orgainsation, and they help sick, disadvantaged and special needs children - a good cause, i think.

so, how do you feel since reading this blog?