My newest HankiePankie Art Hankie series was just delivered to Art*O*Mat HQ and this one is a little different. A version of my mask/poster prints, each Art Hankie can be converted into a wearable mask! This series includes four Art Hankie prints, seen below,with several different fabrics and color options.
I’ve been working on my second series of wood blocks for the Art*O*Mat the last few weeks. I’m using the blocks as an idea generation source this time around. I started with six rough sketches based on the words invent; grow,fly, glow, protect and see (somewhere along the way fly became float). Then I sketched and collaged onto the prepped blocks based on my rough sketch, knowing I’d be printing one semi-transparent color on top of each block. This way, each block is unique while part of the six themes. I’m seeing interesting patterns and overlapping develop during the process that I hope to take into larger print pieces later on. You can see some examples of the blocks in the 1st layer state below.
Things have been a little hectic around here, I have a longish list of things I want to share/post that I can’t wait to share, soon. But for today, here’s a sneak peek at the HankiePankie Art Hankies I’ve been printing this week. I came across this quote on A Conversation About Cool and it struck me. Can’t really explain it, but it reminds me of the importance of being present in my own life.
Today is the anniversary of a sad day for me – the day a wild, strange, creative friend died by his own hand. It was sad and unexpected and even though I wasn’t as close to him as some were, it still hurts. It’s a little startling the sorts of things that fade and mellow and the sorts of things that stay sharp, isn’t it?
Today is also the anniversary of my first “real” solo art show – I know it sounds like a small thing – but for me, that show opened up things. I experienced people connecting with artwork I had created that was personal and raw and it was a joyful, exciting feeling to be so exposed and yet embraced. Sharing art about life seems like the right thing to do today.
“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” ~Fellini