Maybe you should judge a book by its cover. Or at least take creative photos with it. I came across Corpus Libris, a blog dedicated to such photos, while reading the Magers and Quinn blog. There are other sites like Toxel.com that have similar photo essays. I might have to see if any of my books have inspirational covers.
Two words: Equalizer t-shirt. It actually works, lights jumping along with your thumping tunes. But I'm torn. Naturally I want one, as it is both nerdy and a t-shirt, but I can't decide if it's simply amazing or amazingly annoying?
It would have to be a special occasion item, but I'm not sure what occasions since my days of going to raves are, well, nonexistent. Or could it be utilized on a regular day? Perhaps at a stoplight when someone else pulls up next to me with their bass blaring; or at the mall, while walking by Abercrombie.
I really liked the idea of crossword poetry, so I'm working on a way to make individual crossword pieces with just one word that can be part of a larger group. I painted one set and did the other in Illustrator, still trying to decide which I like better. Each panel is zoomed in differently, so the entire puzzle is typically not showing.
One reads: Monkey. Knife. Fight. (A Minus the Bear song title that I really enjoy.) And the other is: I saw a kite in a tree it made me think ofyou.
Have something you'd like as a crossword poem?
I have also been working on a commissioned "Defeated Lion" series, the idea focusing on the loser of a battle instead of the glorified king of the jungle. An interesting concept, though I can't take credit for it. So I found pictures of lions and edited them in both Photoshop and Illustrator. Then I printed the image, attached it to a canvas, painted over it with oils, and finished them with a thick epoxy varnish.
Lately I've been feeling like a genuine artist, getting paid to make art, go figure. I made this painting for a friend whose only requirements were: abstract, soft, pink and gray. This friend is rather "girly," so I went for abstract flower things with a stenciled background, using acrylics and resin for a slightly glossy finish. 36" x 48" on canvas.
Then I wanted to paint something for myself, so I decided to make a series of vinyl record paintings, each on a different colored background with embroidered stitching to give it a crafty feel, inspired by a Threadless tee. I'm mildly obsessed with the four-color combo I've chosen, but agree with Christian about CMYK, and plan to do a series in that as well. 12" x 12" on canvas. Acrylic, thread, ink, paper. Naturally available on my etsy store, but currently hanging on my wall since I'm so fond of them.
"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."