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Friday, March 26, 2010

On A Roll!

Friday number two! That's two Fridays in a row. Not necessarily on a roll, yet. But the paper on the easel is.
My major accomplishment for the week was to clean off that mess I like to refer to as inspiration and put some clean, blank paper on it. I wish it were as simple as it sounds but I have never had this particular set up before. Usually I will tape a single sheet of paper to the easel. Here I had to make two brackets which was basically bending flat iron around a closet rod, drill a couple of holes into them, and attach them to the top of the easel. Then run said closet rod through. Works pretty well.
The next step is starting the drawing...
My hands weren't quiet that idle this week. I really was in the mood to bend metal. I had acquired a nice little piece of live edge wood and decided to make a little spot table. I did a few quick little sketches, ran them past the head designer in the house (my lovely wife), and then put it into production. Here is the final result.
I had planned on leaving that front edge unfinished but after seeing the pictures, I think I have changed my mind. I'll have to check with the head designer.

Friday, March 19, 2010

First time this year...

How sad is that. March is nearly over and this is the first post of 2010. Yikes! I promise to be better...well, take it for what it is worth.

I for the most part work from home. Fridays are a play day so I am planning on making it my post day. Every Friday there should be a new post.

I am also starting something I have wanted to do since I began the blog. That is, to show progress on a drawing as it happens, weekly. This plan, like the 100 drawings in 100 days plan, is to get me to draw. I have basically two careers and drawing is a part of both. One being an interior designer doesn't involve a lot of drawing but it happens occasionally and I enjoy it. Being an artist, you would think, should compromise of drawing all the time. However, there is a business side to it that takes up more time than you would think. Anyway, drawing is what I am here to do so...

Here is my easel. It is only one of my drawing surfaces. As you can see I don't use it much. This past week was spent cleaning the studio and more importantly cleaning off my easel. Mission accomplished. Let's see how far I get by next week. See you then.