My Sketchbook is now on its way to the Brooklyn Art Library.
These are the words I will carry with me in the coming year. May you also find your center of happiness in 2011.
You Sentimental Idiot is a project inspired by found materials that have a past. Antique diaries are the main medium. I hope to make the aged pages and forgotten words current with my illustrations. Some drawings are inspired by direct quotes from the diaries while others are what I imagine the writer would have seen. I create the works by drawing directly on top of the diary page with a Sharpie.
A few things about my eco ornaments:
- Just as my mother did, I will handcraft each ornament and do so in small batches to ensure a high level of craftsmanship.
- The inks I will use to stamp my "Boxwood with Berries" wreath block print will be non-toxic.
- I will stuff each with earth-friendly kapok fibers to give them shape and sew in a loop of hemp twine for hanging.
- To achieve the weathered look I'm going for, I will intentionally leave the fabric edges naturally frayed after cutting.