26 December 2011

christmas time was here. raincheck on snowflakes in the air.

this christmas was really terrific. I don't know what next christmas will look like, but I have a feeling it will be a little different so I'm pretty thankful for all this one was. I've been living in the moment a little too much and haven't been taking as many pictures of what we're doing, but I think that may be perfectly fine, and here are a few of the photos we did get of the highlights.

skating at crown center

andre's goodies!
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christmas trees

and hot cocoa while we watch christmas movies
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packaging things pretty
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christmas eve at grandma and grandpa's house
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adorable puppies and our christmas tree on christmas eve
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having chloe around for a couple days
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everybody unwrapping on christmas day

beautiful christmas loot
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and with that I'll leave you with two of my favorite sleeping at last christmas-y songs.

I hope you all had a very merry christmas!

12 December 2011

creative endeavors: skyscrapers/cityscapes edition.

for the past couple weeks skyscrapers and cityscapes pretty much took hold of my studies, my artwork, everything, so I thought it would be fun to put some of it together and show you what I've been up to. (admittedly a bit after the fact. recent stuff is soon to come.)

first up I'll show you my transparency design color project. it was pretty time consuming and frustrating and I think it's fair to say that everyone involved had hesitations as to whether it would come out. however, I think it did and it went over very well so I'm okay with all the work that went into it.

next is my wood drawing. this one I was equal parts excited and frustrated with. it went through many stages, with the initial study, the first stopping point, and then this, the final product. I'm pretty attached to it now though.
wood drawing
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in the midst of all of this I came across this on little things, and it just made me smile.

AND if all that wasn't enough, I was also writing about this work Apartment Hill by Wayne Theibaud. it's really a pretty terrific piece, and fit in nicely with all my studies of skyscrapers in art history. bam.
apartment hill by wayne thiebaud

and that's all folks.