Looking for stocking stuffers this weekend? 🎅🏼 Let me suggest Phil Mellor’s new book of collected poems, with cover art by yours truly. 😋 For less than $6, you can get a paperback copy, and support two independent artists at the same time! It’s like you’re giving a gift to 3 people at once! All for the cost of a Starbucks venti caffeinated sugar bomb! ☕️ But this won’t burn your tongue or leave you with the aftermath of a sugar crash…
I’m really excited about this book, which features Phil’s favorite works from his past 10 years of poetry writing. Seriously, check it out. And if you are feeling like a splurge… go for the hard cover! 😉
Here’s a drawing that I did last week. Just a wee sketch in pencil on paper, to which I added a bit of a digital vignette… It’s a portrait of my friend and fellow artist, Sean Fleming. Sean is a contemporary fine artist in Dundee, Scotland. His work is mainly figurative, expressed both as paintings and drawings. Check out his art page on Facebook or his website.
Here’s a little peek at his work – (images are cropped):
Sean Fleming Visual Artist – Click the image to explore his work…
Hello friends! I was interviewed at the beginning of February by 25 of the Best. I’m just telling you now, because I’ve been battling illness for weeks… Finally on the mend, I think!
Hope you’ll check out my interview. And browse around – there are some fascinating characters featured there.
Hope to be around a lot more this month.
P.S. I’d like to send a big thank you to QuantumPhysica for having me on her blogroll. Thank you, QP! My interview came about from your sharing of my blog. I really appreciate it. –Check out her blog y’all!
I tried filming myself painting while over at the Brig on Friday. I crafted a makeshift tripod for my phone using a paper towel roll, a yogurt container and some tape. It worked, sort of… I gathered more footage at home and created this with iMovie’s trailer maker….
I belong to a group on Facebook where artists share their work. Also, the group assigns different projects every fortnight for members to take part in. The current project is to do a portrait of another group member. This is Sean from the internet. 🙂 He has crazy hair. We have never met.
Woo-hoo! I just finished up 3 commissioned painting last night. Now I just need to photograph them… It was really nice to get the job, but I’m also anxious to get back to work on some ideas floating around in my head.
l love playing around with self-portraits and was inspired late last night, after a week of too little sleep, to put this together. I know I’m not the only one who feels commission work is an emotional roller coaster, but in the end, a fun ride.
See you next week! xoxo
p.s. – ugh, just caught that my first version had a typo… now corrected! whew!
If you’ve ever wondered where artists get those skinny business cards with multiple images on the front, it is from a company called MOO. For 20 bucks you can get 100 MiniCards, with up to 100 different designs printed on the front. My new ones just arrived. They are so much fun!