Happy Halloween everyone. I have always really liked these unique prints by Steve Morris. His illustration style reminds me of some golden books I read as a kid with a twist on the subject matter. His use of minimal colors that really stand out is what makes his Giclee prints jump off the wall at you. He also has a Graphic novel “Blessed Thistle” published by dark horse comics. Check out his work and take a home a piece for yourself.
THE WIDE WORLD of textiles
Lately I have been working on a lot of repeating patterns at work and for fun. It made me start thinking about textile and wallpaper design and other ways to display the finished work. So I did a bit of research and found a 2 day class right down the street from me at 3rdward. Yesterday was the last class and although I felt teh pace of the class was slow I did learn a few new tricks. The poppy design is probably my favorite creation so far but I am really excited to create more patterns. Maybe I will turn this into a print.
THE PERFECT YEARBOOK PHOTO and how to get it
Growing up my dad taught in the local high school (I’ll give a Sarah Palin style shoutout to Cape Henlopen High School). My favorite time of the year was when he would get the new yearbook and bring it home. I couldn’t wait till I would be in Highschool and have my very own yearbook. I loved the haircuts, the jordache jeans, the scrunchies, the senior superlatives, but most of all, I loved the senior will’s. I think i started planning my senior will On my first day of high school. I made mental notes of every inside joke, and funny memory so that I could have them immortalized in print for the world to see ( or at least everyone who coughed up $50 for a yearbook). I never imagined I could see what I would look like in yearbooks though out the decades, but today that dream has come true. I think most any of these pictures would look better than the one that has been engraved forever in my final senior yearbook. Now go make your own.