March 23, 2012

new paintings

I'm making a mess again! This has been a goal for a while. Kind of felt like I got Etsy tunnel-vision, as much fun as I have making prints of drawings, I'd been craving some Photoshop-free creations. I wanted to return to making larger, more involved originals, and give more attention to gallery shows again. I've also had requests and suggestions to make the original drawings behind some of my art prints available for sale, which kind of gives me hives to be honest, as I never considered them "finished products," but I'm trying to chill out a little! Being totally flawless and smooth is not (necessarily) the point of an original drawing, not to mention most people I've shown them to with excuses about how much they needed to be cleaned up in Photoshop say, "You're joking, right?" Okay, I'm trying to be brave. Two original drawings are now in my Etsy shop, with more to come. This series of paintings (more on my flickr page) are awaiting jurying for a show, so they'll either be on a gallery wall or in my Etsy shop in the next couple months. Hmm, now what!?