Well… Hi. It’s been a while.
First of all, I’d like to say that I’m really happy today. Wonderful things have been happening lately, but those details are for my private journal.
So, it was brought to my attention that I’ve done some artwork I haven’t yet shared. I figured I better repent of that.
This is an artwork I did on the occasion of my cousin’s wedding. She asked me to do something for her, so she could have it made into a puzzle. The idea was that instead of a guest book, she would have people sign the back of a puzzle piece (she’s so creative). She gave me a rough idea of what she wanted: A couple, a starry/planetary sky, a tree of life, and an iron rod (those of you who are familiar with The Book of Mormon will appreciate these last two items). I didn’t make the tree very Tree of Life-like. Trees are hard enough without pure white fruit included. Still, I thought it worked.
Entitled: Finding Place
This was a project I took on for myself. My friends Laura and Adin are expecting a baby. I had vaguely thought it would be great if they had a girl, because my artwork is rather feminine and good for little girls (who don’t see the weaknesses of the art as much as I do). Then I learned they were going to have a boy, so I thought I’d try to create something a little more appropriate for a little boy.
I don’t quite know how this image came about. I think somewhere in my mind was Calvin and Hobbes– the idea of a boy in a woodsy area. I tried doodling a few things. Eventually I incorporated reading, as both Laura and Adin enjoy reading. As for the tree-face… I think I’ve wanted to do something like that for a long time. Something like Treebeard meets The Great Deku Tree. He was older and crustier in my imagination, but he’s alright here. He’s a good tree.
I didn’t intend for the boy to wear a hat, but that ended up happening. Probably in memory of Adin giving me a similar looking hat. The dog is there because the image looked unbalanced, and that was the easiest way for me to fix it.
Okay, I’m thinking that’ll be it for now. I will say that it’s nice to have been able to do some artwork lately. I’m not sure what the next project will be. Again, sorry I’ve been gone a while.
Life is still lovely.