Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bookmaking (part deux)

I have to admit this to you: Out of the three bookmaking tutorials, this one is probably the most boring.  I hope you read it anyway, or this is just a big fat waste of time.  For those of you … Continue reading

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Bookmaking and the Struggle to be Someone Else

Bookmaking requires a lot of precision and attention to detail.  If you are good with math and measurements and you’re nit-picky, you have what it takes to create well-made books.  Oh yeah, and PATIENCE!  I don’t really have any of … Continue reading

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Chris Berens

My brother Nate recently told me about this awesome artist named Chris Berens.  Chris does awesome illustrations in ink.  I’ve never seen a technique quite like his before.  His work looks digital, but it’s 100% hand drawn. It’s glorious, I … Continue reading

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Painting Update

Here’s an update on my painting of Eric and the fawn.  As always, I’ve included the latest picture before this post so you can see the differences.  If you haven’t been following this painting, you can see every step up … Continue reading

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This Old House Pumpkin Carving Contest

You’ve already seen one of my pumpkins, but here is the first pumpkin I carved this year: Please go to This Old House to vote for my pumpkin today!

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When I got home from the rail trail yesterday, I found four beautiful boxes on my doorstep. They were art supplies from Dick Blick!  It felt like Christmas time as I unpacked the loot.  Here’s what I ordered: Safety Supplies: … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carving 101

I had some grand ideas for my second pumpkin carving of the season.  I planned on embedding Indian corn into the design.  I was hoping that the light would shine through the kernels and create a stained glass effect.  It … Continue reading

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