Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Creative Space

Work has been keeping me very busy, so my creative space hasn't been too creative - except for the past two days (days off, yippie!) - it's been a mad house of creativity.

I've been dabbling in my square sketchbook a lot, I think the smaller size and the more unique shape are more attractive and inspirational to my mind.

Oreo as a cartoon, and Little Miss X-ray:

I've also gone on a sort of a 'paint-a-thon' these past two days (and to continue today as well). I know that there are busy, busy times ahead, and I wanted to get out some paintings before I may not have time (I expect to be painting a lot of commissions instead with the holidays around the corner - sigh, yes I know it's silly to say: but it is in the online shopping world). Here is my 'studio area'. Yes, my headphones are taped together, but they are my favourite for painting - and they still work lol.

I no longer have a desk to work on (that didn't make the move to Owen Sound), but I figured since I'm not sharing the apartment with roommates, that I can paint where ever and it's working out fine. Those paper are 'lists' of ideas - I make then when I'm at work and an idea strikes - I know I won't remember until I get home or near a sketchbook. Here's a sneak peek at some of the paintings that I will be posting in a day or so:

I've also figured out the main page for my Sketchbook Project 2012. I'm pretty sure I know what I want to do for the cover, but I think I want to wait until I'm almost done the book since it will sort of 'wrap around', and if the book gets thick I don't want that compromising it. I also have ideas for another spread of two that I will do today, and I'm hoping to introduce some tracing paper into it!

And lastly....*drummm rollll*....I got a new printer!! :o) Yesterday, my scanner on my old printer broke - it just wouldn't scan under any setting but document, and I didn't want that (and you know, when little things stop working it's a precursor for larger breaks to come). So I looked up my warranty, and I still had it - but it was done at the end of this month! Yikes! It needed to be looked after pronto then. So, I brought it in, and after some paper work - this new baby was mine! (Buying that extra year of warrenty was a great decision - out only 30$ instead of over 250...). So here's my new best-y: this one has touch buttons totally cool!

Check out some other creative spaces :) Happy creating!


Sher said...

It looks like you have quite the creative space! I'll be making some messes around here once I get out the old craft supplies this weekend.

Love the trees.

Amanda said...

awesome! i love those trees in the first photo!

i'm glad i've got a head start on the sketchbook project too - i'm also hoping not to be so last minute! :P

re: persimmons - yeah, you probably bought the wrong variety.. :P there are 2 kinds, hachiya (acorn shape) & fuyu (flatter, disc shape) - the fuyu are ok to eat/bake with when they're still firm. the hachiya are incredibly astringent if they aren't extremely ripe (like goo inside).

Anonymous said...

So nice to get a peek at your creative process - I particularly like the trees in the first image in your square sketchbook - square is the best shape in my opinion !

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Oooh lush new printer, there's something that can truly make your day. That's scary that the 'old' one broke so quickly, lucky you extended.

Love your top sketchbook shot, such great trees! My last sketchbook came from KikkiK and although it looks lush, the paper quality is pretty rubbish, so I'm on the hunt for a new one. Where did you find your square sketchbook, love the size and that shape. : )

Anna Bartlett said...

Love your trees! Hope you got plenty done. I have decided that 2011 is not my year for the sketchbook project - but it's lovely to see the work that everyone else is putting into it!