I added some new minis (and a baby) to the shop last week. More to come this week too!
I, like most people living in the smart-phone/internet-culture-dominated world, am obsessed with emojis. So I started painting them.
The regularity of this project is sporadic, to say the least, but there is a method. I use the Apple emoji designs, I paint them in the order which them appear on the official Unicode list, and I include in the painting the description that Unicode provides. When I post them to Instagram, I write some sort of personal interpretation of the emoji as the caption.
So far, I've painted/posted 6 of them. One day, in the distant future, when emojis are totally obsolete, I will have painted all 1,704 emojis (not including the new emojis that have yet to be officially released in an Apple update).
Here they are:
My own collection of babies, minis, big kids, and bigger kids.
These minis are now for sale! I named these first three after my roommates. More minis (3"x3") and babies (2"x2") coming soon!
Made some pretty major changes to the site design - including starting with a different template.
The most significant change is the way my portfolio is organized - you can now view by project, type, or year. I think I like that there are so many different options to sort and view.
The best way to view is by project. If a work is part of a larger body, it's probably significant. If it was a one-off, it probably has no place in my portfolio anyway, but I like being able to see the connections between everything I've made, even if it's a medium I don't particularly care for (i.e., photography).
That being said, the View By Project page is still under construction. Obvi.
I remember hating printmaking when we did it in middle school and high school art classes, so I avoided it in college. But then I realized that I do a lot of printmaking - in the textiles I've made and the patterns I've created on paper - and that what I actually don't like about it is creating editions. I don't like the idea of creating duplicates of the same image, though I understand its purpose. I like printmaking because it allows me to create repeating patterns of images that aren't perfectly identical.
So here's a little taste of what I've been up to these days:
February is the second worst month after March (only because there are 2-3 more days in March) which means we need extra color this time of year.
Just an ongoing list of things I'm working on now and things I plan to work on in the future.
PS: I love making lists.