20 September 2011

Forgot to say...

Originally uploaded by Id Marks
I also re-potted my bonsai. It's much happier now, has the first new growth it has had in ages. Somewhere in there is a metaphor about art, but I am probably too lazy to spell it out.

If you want to see more pictures of recent work, there are a few in Flickr that did not get posted on this blog today. Just click on this picture to go through to the Flickr stream, and start clicking to see all the most recent.

Hot off the non-press

ink on wash
Originally uploaded by Id Marks
Just finished this one today. India ink over watercolor. It kind of looks like an old-timey hand colored etching, except that it isn't an etching. Probably going to explore this technique / style combo a bit more in the near future, as it was pretty satisfying.

more ink and brush

Originally uploaded by Id Marks
I have been into the ink washes lately. This one kinda made me happy, but I feel like it is missing something.

Lost in translation...

swirls and ribbons
Originally uploaded by Id Marks
I made a sketch in pencil that I liked very much, and wanted to convert it to a painting. It ... doesn't quite do justice.

Another unfinished thing

Originally uploaded by Id Marks
These were meant to be the four sides of a candle lantern ... and would have looked supercool with the candle light glowing through the paper. But I got stuck because I have been trying not to purchase any new materials, but don't have anything suitable to frame this out. And just gluing it together didn't seem wise.

watercolor experiment 2

watercolor experiment 2
Originally uploaded by Id Marks
I have been dabbling in some watercolor techniques. My desk is covered in pages like this one, where I adore some of what's there, but not the rest of it. Not enough to frame it. But I don't throw them out. Maybe I have a brilliant future in collage.

Questions Have Been Asked...

learning to knit
Originally uploaded by Id Marks
Well, questions have been implied.

I have been teaching myself to knit. Because. Uh. Reasons. My specialty so far seems to be making one of things that should be in pairs.

Following this post will be a bunch more posts with other stuff I have been doing, but just know that I have spent many, many hours over the last four months struggling to produce random objects out of yarn.