Oh hello there! As is always the case recently it's been WAY too long, probably the longest break I've ever taken from this blog. As always no longer having a job where I sit in front of the computer has made my online presence pretty shaky. I've also always felt that reporting about what I'm making should never take time away from actually making things, and lately I've been really busy. In addition to starting new paintings for my upcoming show, I started dabbling in wood carving in order to make some amulets both for the show and to eventually restock my etsy store. Money from the store should hopefully filter back into my art to help finance getting limited print editions made to sell at the show. Here are some of the little amulets I've made so far. Some are just sort of prototypes:
Alan Medusawolf) is loosely the evil eye and protection so I've been doing lots of reading about both so you can expect one of my long rambling entries about that soon. Both Alan and I will include carved and painted 3 dimensional pieces that tie into our 2D work as a somewhat unifying theme so some of these amulets will be in the show. I'm also working on carving wooden silver leaf tipped weapons for the show. Here's the only finished one:
I'm also taking a short break from personal work to do a pretty simple commission. Here's the sketch, hopefully it'll be started and finished soon and I'll be able to share it:
I hate to say this since my intention is never to abandon the blog or stop talking about books and ideas I'm excited about but while I'm really busy I'll probably post the most work in progress and updates in my instagram account, feel free to follow me at everlastingfaint or to look at it online if you don't have a dumb phone. It's a semi personal account meaning there are occasionally pictures of my cats (sorry, can't be helped) or weird junk in my house but never so personal that it's terribly revealing.
Back to work!