...with paper continues... I've just given myself blisters from cutting hundreds of little paper shapes for a new collage project. Someone needs to invent scissors with fur-lined handles. Fake fur of course.
After cutting (what seemed like) the 40 billionth shape, I started fantasising about buying a digital die-cutter, but for this project at least, part of the beauty is in hand-cutting the paper.
I really do love paper & ink...I hope my passion for them shows in my work. The finished collages, which are bases for paintings & prints, are just so tactile & lovely...all the mellow, aged papers & the different textures & patinas. The blisters are worth it, darn it!
Notice anything different? Take a look at the top of my left sidebar...pretty spiffy, eh? Turns out Julian Lievano (of Heart-o-Matic fame) is not only the Evil Knievel of glass blowing, but the Steve McQueen of coding too. He made this nifty little gallery widget especially for my blog. Thanks Julian, I love it! :)
In other news...a new Melbourne-based online art gallery was launched last week called I Vote for Art. You can buy lots of amazing giclée prints & original artwork there, & it's nicely interactive because not only can you buy art, you can vote for your favourites & leave comments too. The artwork that receives the most votes makes it to the front page.
I'm very happy to be selling my work there, so please go & vote for me so I don't look too sad & pathetic! At the moment, I only have one piece for sale, a little original drawing called Pan Drives a Volvo, but I'm on the verge of completing a couple of new gocco prints & some more originals, so there'll be more for sale from me soon! Meanwhile, go check out all the incredible artists selling their stuff there.
I'm holding off on my next giveaway until I have my new stuff finished, so stay tuned...
Toodle-loo for now! :)