Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wood Illustration!

Lately I've been seeing a lot of different artists making drawings on actual pieces of wood.  I thought the idea was so great and was excited to give it a shot!  I bought this piece of wood at Michaels about two months ago, but I've been procrastinating ever since because I was positive I would somehow screw it up.  Since I downloaded Paper 53 for my ipad, I really haven't been doing any traditional drawings, and last night I figured I'd just go for it.  It was the first time I just started drawing without an actual sketch in from of me, and to be honest I was surprised with the results!  It's the first drawing I've done in a while that I actually like!  The only thing I didn't like was how messy the bark of this piece of wood was.  Since the moment I took off the plastic wrap, pieces of bark have been peeling off everywhere!  At one point I even caught my dog licking it! (Must have tasted good!)  Anyways, I'm sure I could somehow glue a hook to the back of it so it can be displayed on a wall.  I am definitely going to be experimenting with wood art again very soon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Internet withdrawal!

I never realized how addicted to the internet I was until last weekend, when we went on a mini vacation to Chicago.  If you think about it, I'm around the internet a lot, for 8 hours a day at work, then a couple more hours at night when I'm at home.  The only thing preventing me from being on the internet all the time is the fact that I am probably the only person left on earth that still does not own a smart phone.  As much as I would love to have one, I guess I just feel like it's a waste of money, considering I already pay for internet in my house.  However, it definitely would have come in handy while I was in Chicago!  While we kept busy during the days exploring the city, nights were our down time.  Since I'm not much of a tv person, not having internet in our hotel was killing me!  So to pass the time I made drawings on my ipad with Paper 53!  As much as I felt disconnected from the world because of lack of internet, it felt good to be able to spend some of my nights drawing!