Archive for April, 2008

Art for Arts Sake

Posted in Art, etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2008 by darcyarts

Good Saturday,

I have been keeping the hours of a dairy farmer. Well, almost. I’ve been conking out at 9 p.m. and rising at 6 a.m. I just can’t seem to wait to get started on new projects.

Sometimes my head is dancing with ideas and sometimes I’m just eager to get to the projects that I already have underway.

I opened a new etsy shop last week _ BittyPix_ and that has kept me even busier than I usually am. In true Gemini fashion I needed another outlet for simpler, less colorful art projects/creations.

At BittyPix I have miniature framed (sort of) pictures, illustrations done in permanent ink on Shrinky Dink acrylic “paper.” It is super fun to see them get small. It appeals to the sloppy person in me when the shrinking melts what might appear to be mistakes in a larger piece. It’s a whole new learning process for color though. Only the slightest and lightest colors work.

Today, I did two Obamas from a drawing I did while watching one of the debates. They shrink in different ways each time I guess and so, the two look different. One is rounder and the other longer. It’s strange. I have been thinking of purposeful distortions for future art projects.

Here is a pix I did from an old encyclopedia image:

Pretty cool, huh?

The boy looks so imperturbable. You just have to wonder what’s going on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one came out cool and is the second of my 70s TV show Lunchbox set:

Kung Fu, motar fokar!

I needed the simple black and white to balance my color mania over at darcyarts.etsy. It is a wild riot of color and I love that, too. Guess I thrive on Duality. Of course, as you can see I dip into color a bit.

If you want color, bright, smart, funny stuff check out cbtscloset at etsy. CBT is a Scorpio from San Antonio. Yes!

 I am in love with her BigFoot couple and only wish I didn’t have to wait until my Bush Administration Bucks show up to but them. Curses.

How cool is this:

Note: June 28. 08 _ Etsy was down and all its pix links are out. You can see more of CBT’s stuff at cbtscloset.etsy.com (see link above) or here are her other spots

www.diy-or-die.net
flickr.com/photos/cbtscloset
myspace.com/cbtscloset

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More Squid, the post

Posted in etsy with tags , , , on April 6, 2008 by darcyarts

I started my day off with a photo session with my new squid.

I made a small pink plush squid last week. She wears a medieval cone and streamer hat. See her here.

I used a page I had taken from a large book as her background environment. So she sits in front of a castle.

I did the same for Devil Bunny but he’s on the scene of a large fire, he he he.

Come on, people. What do I have to do to get you to notice?

It probably involves an escalated sense of attention to detail. You probably want perfection, right?

You probably expect professional quality work.

I am what I am – flawed, wiggly, prone to distractability. I promise never to change. I will use my brain for the creation of strange art as long as I am able.

If I end up like Daniel Johnston, I know you will still love me. Thanks.

I gotta write some kid’s songs or to be more explicit, some songs that come from my overwhelming inner kid.