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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hand Printed

It has been a very busy December but I did not let the art making process go idle. I found the time to make two new block prints. One for our Christmas card and one for the birth announcement of my son.

The Christmas card was pretty simple. It is a two color block print, although, I don't think the print was successful in portraying the idea. The concept is three hands, my hand, my wife's hand and our son's hand one on top of the other. My wife's hand is in white-the negative between my hand and our son's hand. It is too close in dimension to my hand so it gets lost.

Lastly, when you open the card you find Pugnacious's paw prints. You cannot forget about Pugnacious D.O.G. He won't let you.

The second print was also a two color block print-a depiction of my sleeping son. The card was the birth announcement that went out to family. On the inside of this card was his name, "Xavier Santos, Born December First, Two Thousand Ten, at 1:26 a.m., 6 pounds .8 ounces, 18.5 inches."

The New Year fast approaches which means a drawing a day for a year. Or, if my friend Jebadiah gets his wish, the rest of my life. I hope he has enough wall space to hang it all.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Premature Resolution: To Be Reborn

I woke up this morning at 3:00 am and never went back to sleep. On my long has it been since I put pencil to paper for myself. My interior design work has so consumed ALL my creative outlets. Can I nurse myself back to making art for me again? Am I strong enough to feed my creative energy enough to produce work?

Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy interior design. I have wonderful clients. But drawing is my first child. it is: The 100 drawings in a 100 days worked pretty well for me to make a daily habit of drawing. Now, it is time to aim higher. ONE DRAWING EACH DAY FOR A YEAR. Holy smokes, I said it. Let's see if I do it.

Beginning January 1st, I will produce one drawing each day. Here's to hopin'.