That’s right! I am back hehe. In the time off I have settled down in Somerville and started my life in Boston again. A lot has been going on in the short time I have lived up here and it seems like it has been way longer than just (nearly) two months really.
Trying to establish myself as an artist and find a place in the artistic community up here in Boston, especially in Somerville and it is going alright so far…hoping for a little more growth to come with the new year but part of it is on me and not pushing as hard as I should be (both my opinion and probably fact).
I have stopped by several galleries that I hadn’t seen before and think I am going to make this a weekly routine. I know not a lot of people I know go out to galleries as religiously as I do but it is fun even on my own so it is what it is 😉 Can’t be part of the community without going into it!
I recently started seeing a new special someone and I have to say she is simply amazing and has been an inspiration for a couple pieces of work now 🙂 But this isn’t a relationship blog so I’ll keep it to a minimum! Ha, just needed to give a heads up and all since she is wonderous and there will be a fair amount of work dedicated to the gal on here 🙂 (The first being the piece below! I know I posted it on Facebook before but wanted to put them up here too)
A new piece I just recently finished up and was quite happy with. I wish I had a better way to show it off as the pictures do not capture a lot of the finer detail and texture, especially in the areas I used a larger amount of modeling paste. I think the general idea is gotten across though. This is certainly one I will take pictures of again when I have a chance to get higher quality ones, no doubt.
Hope you enjoy!
New small painting for some friends 😀 A bigger, bit more complex/detailed/what-ever one has just been started with the finish of that one. It makes me happy because it is nice and bright and as usual has some critters. Just a nice basic simple deal.
Hope you like it too.
Lovely Friends of Mine
Putzing around the AIGA site I looked over an article that I more than likely have read before and taken note of either way it is important! It concerns presenting your portfolio and no matter what you do; fine art, design, illustration, animation anything that you would be bringing a portfolio of work to you need to know how to handle yourself because ultimately you are selling yourself to the perspective client.
AIGA:Presenting your Portfolio
It is a condensed quick article that you will fly through in no time but all the information rings true and is quite important to keep in mind. Not to mention it is written by someone who has had to review portfolios himself and has had them reviewed so it comes, not only, from the worker’s viewpoint but also from the viewpoint of what an employer will be looking for.
Afterwards take some time and just look around the site if you are interested in Design and the sort it is a wonderful page and organization.
I highly recommend anyone who reads this go check out this site, lady, and her work. She has had a very positive impact on myself and my work and puts out some pretty phenomenal stuff. Lately she has been working in the photo realm but doesn’t limit herself to that (as any proper artist should do) and has works in other media posted to her site as well. There are sketches, fine art, photo manipulation, photo shoots in exploratory settings. An artist with a very wide range of work, who can show us some very skillful images.
So go check the site out
I promise you wont be disappointed. One of my favorite artists locally and just in general.
This past Thursday we were working in the photo studio “playing” with objects and lighting to see what we could come up with and well knowing me and my penchant for toys look who decided to show up! I took a good amount of shots and came home with a decent amount that I liked
Things just seem to be getting busier and busier but in such a great positive way! I have several projects that I am working on concurrently both for school and for myself. I am still on the garbage collecting kick and have a television centered project that I will be able to start and finish as soon as I get a screwdriver to remove the tube. I realize I could break it open but I want to cleanly remove it can keep all the elements intact to utilize them in design.
In other news I went on a little bit of an adventure this past weekend to Maine, Starks to be exact and it was absolutely wonderful despite it being fairly damp most of the stay. I think it was exactly what I needed right now, I love Boston and the urban setting but I needed some escape and just sitting around the camp sketching and coloring and cooking (I was on chef duty for the weekend, which I was most than happy with)…it was perfect. Not to mention meeting plenty of great folk and spending an entire weekend with a select one whom I already know quite well (in addition to getting the priviledge of waking up next to said person). I’ve started teaching some basic yoga stuff, just to a couple friends of mine nothing major but it makes me feel really good that I can share my knowledge with someone else that wants to learn as well.
Sorry that this post doesn’t have a new project in with it but coming soon I will make up for it I promise I have a lot that I am finishing up 🙂 (and heck starting at the same time!)
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