i had such a good weekend. very productive, but in a leisurely/stress free way. at night, i drank and drew, with no intention of where each drawing would end up. and that was a very liberating feeling. during the day, i made a lot of progress and found a lot of solutions to some of the things that have been bothering me lately. and then i got to spend some time with good people printing, and that's always a plus. if i were to rate this weekend, i'd give it an A+.
so now it's time to laugh at the things i drew.
i think this is supposed to be a chicken sitting on the back end of the mammoth in the previous picture.
...i have no idea. i think i started drawing an iguana, but couldn't remember what they looked like exactly. so i gave it some t-rex arms, and chicken legs..and bushy eyebrows, and a set of antenna
i was listening to modest mouse when drawing this one. specifically, "fly trapped in a jar." one of the lyrics says, "one wing isn't even enough to leave." ...so this one makes more sense than the rest.
i don't what it is about that wolf, but i love it.
the caption on this one says: PS the lightening bolts were originally for the jellyfish. but i drew a squid instead. PPS i will not apologize for this.
i was watching "an idiot abroad" while drawing this one. i think i was drawing karl pilkington at first. then it turned into bigfoot, then a bald bigfoot...and then somehow it turned into a self-portrait...
and now for the prints.
this picture doesn't really do this one justice.
there's something obsessive about these black/white prints, especially with the "number x" and crop marks. like there's an attempt to stay organized and make sense of the chaos, but something is throwing that effort off.
the thing about this series of prints is that...i'm not trying to make some grand statement about the relationship between order and chaos. or networks or anything like that. these are the answers to my word search book. and now seeing these, i am imagining this character that was convinced there's a conspiracy with the word search answers. and this is their attempt to crack it. and that gives me a chuckle.
i think this is my favorite of the bunch. at least it's the one i find myself looking at the most. i think the white gives a space for a visual/mental break. there's a predictability you can assume that the lines will/would connect, but it's nice that your brain has to do that work. the best part is, this one was not intentional. we were just using it print on something smaller.
and here are some of the embroideries i've been working on. the pictures are kind of not that great.
it says: can we collectively decide that if we have nothing to do we can just go home? pretty please.
this one says: but at least i remembered to brush my teeth today.
this is probably one of my favorites, although this is just a detail shot of it. it's an embroidery of one of the pages from my calendar book, including the doodles.
i like taking arbitrary things (word search answers, my calendar notes, etc) and elevating them to some level of importance. because that makes me laugh.