Penland Printmaking Residency

 

IMG_4257Just back from my winter residency at Penland School of Crafts.  I will make a full post soon, but wanted to share this exciting news.  Penland featured my work today on their blog.  

http://www.penland.org/blog/2014/01/portland-to-penland/#sthash.NQ33YR72.06S6xjKK.dpbs

I had a wonderful time pushing the limits of my work and meeting all of the other printmakers.  Thanks again to Penland, Diane Fine and Kathy Kuehn for giving me this opportunity.

Have a great day.

 

 

 

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Printmaking Residency

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Great News!  I’ve been accepted into the winter printmaking residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.  I’m really excited to spend two weeks in January working on a larger scale woodblock print, have access to state of the art facilities and meet other printmakers.  I’ll make sure to post pictures of my trip and my work as they both unfold.
Here is one of my newer prints
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“Smoke”
Have a great day!
Drew
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New Prints!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, but I wanted to share some new works in progress.  Here are a couple of woodblocks I plan on printing this weekend.  My life has been extremely busy over the past year, but I hope to begin a more steady blog presence again.  I’ve also changed the look of the site and would appreciate any feedback.  Let me know what you think.

 

 

 

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It’s nice to be posting again.

 

Have a great day!

Drew

Copyright © 2013 by Drew Kail

 

 

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Do You Think + Nice Hat

Do you Think

Nice Hat

I finished a couple more drawings recently and am pretty pleased with the direction they are heading.  The exercise itself of automatic drawing is such an wonderful thing, in that it allows my imagination to run wild at the end of a work day, or soon before I turn in for the night.  I’ve been finding that after longer sessions of drawing before I go to bed I have much more vivid and unusual dreams, which I love.  I’m still working out how a narrative can fit into the grand scheme of things, or if it should at all.  We’ll see.  That seems like something down the road.

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Originally posted on The Panda Chronicles:

Well, here I am, getting ready in about 8 minutes (give or take) to launch my Kickstarter project (as explained by Bob and Mehitabel) at exactly 12:01PM Pacific Daylight Savings time.  Why so precise on the time, you may very well ask?  It all goes to my theory of when people are on their computers more.

If you are someone’s employer, please stop reading this now.

I mean it.  psst…most people are on their computers checking kickstarter and twitter and facebook while they are at work.

Also, the way Kickstarter works, is that once you have set your start and finish time for your project, your project ends at the exact time of day that your project started: 24 hrs X however many days.  So, if you get all excited because you have been spending all evening till the wee hours (or in the case of the panda kindergarten…

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Photographs

I’ve been inspired by Nicole of NMNPHX “Photo Friday” post.  Because of her I decided to share some of my photos and to take new ones.  I took these a while ago as an exploration into color, layering and pattern in digital imagery and never showed them to anyone.  My intent was to “paint” with the camera lens by taking photos of collaged paper scraps.  I’ve been straying away from my traditional printmaking recently with my drawing project and working on a series of larger scale collages for an exhibition coming up in December, but I think it’s good to take a break.  Embarking on projects involving different mediums keeps my creativity fresh and may lead to technical cross over down the road. Anyways, here is the first of three series of photographs I’ve taken.

Have a great day.

Copyright ©2012 by Drew Kail

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More New Drawings

A couple more new drawings I took photos of.

So… I think my comic and cartoon influence is on full display with these drawings.  I’m really enjoying myself and should have another one completed and photographed soon.

Have a great day

Copyright©by Drew Kail 2012

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New Drawings

When tearing down paper to make prints, scraps are produced.  I’ve always kept these scraps with the intent that some day I would use them.  As you may know from reading my blog I am very passionate about reusing materials rather than throwing them away.  Recently I have begun to draw on the scraps.  It’s a great exercise, because each piece is different, and often the scraps aren’t perfect squares.  Nothing is planned when beginning each drawing.  I just start making shapes with my pen and go from there. I’ve completed a couple and wanted to share them.

 

 

I only have two photographed so far, but will post more later.

I may turn these into screen prints.  I’m thinking that eventually I’ll make some kind of book out of them, but don’t know exactly how or why just yet.  We’ll see.

 

Have a great day

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail

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Beautiful Blogger Award

I haven’t been posting a lot recently, because I’ve been very busy with my new job.  So, imagine my delight the other day when I received an email from Nicole of NMNPHX saying that she had nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award.  Thanks Nicole!  I’ve been a follower of NMNPHX for some time now and love it.  Please check out her site… It’s totally worth it.

 

 

One part of the rules is to mention seven things about yourself.  Hopefully I don’t repeat anything I’ve said before:

1). I swallow chopped up raw garlic when I feel as though I’m getting sick to boost my immune system.  It really works. And less vampires.

2).  I haven’t ridden a bike since I was in grade school.

3).  I’ve recently become fascinated with synchronized swimming due to the olympics.  I’ve heard the swimmers use gelatin in their hair to repel water.  Not sure if that’s true.

4).  Last night I had maybe the best burger I have ever eaten (the guacamole, bacon burger at the Bonfire here in Portland).  Thanks Jordan.

5).  I’ll be 35 this month.

6).  I love Shark Week

7).  I don’t tan easily.

 

And now for my nominations:

1). Time To Be Inspired

2. Points Thru Prose

3). Several Starry Nights

4). Edison Leatherworks

5). Andrew Berwick

6). SBMacinnis

7). Linda Cote

8). Rachel Brask Art 

9). Local Art Coeur D Alene Gallery

10). Little Brown Farm

11). Inspiration Import

12). Cardboard Towns

13). The Crafty Underdog

14). Nyparrot

15). Molecules Of Emotion

Please check out these wonderful blogs.  Each one truly deserves this nomination.

Have a great day

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