•September 8, 2012 • 7 Comments
Do you Think
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.
•August 18, 2012 • 8 Comments
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
•August 17, 2012 • 5 Comments
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.
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Copyright©by Drew Kail 2012
•August 11, 2012 • 16 Comments
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
•August 11, 2012 • 14 Comments
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
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
15). Molecules Of Emotion
Please check out these wonderful blogs. Each one truly deserves this nomination.
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•July 27, 2012 • 10 Comments
So, I’m a few weeks into my new job at Bullseye Glass, and I am having a blast. I get to talk with artist’s about their work and process; I have learned so much about kiln-formed glass; and I really enjoy working with the people I work with.
One thing I am constantly impressed with at Bullseye is the drive to break new ground in regards to kiln-formed glass art, and how often this drive involves printmaking processes.
In todays post I’ll share some examples of this marriage by giving a shout out to Louise Krampien. Louise works in the Research & Education Department at Bullseye and has developed a kiln cast glass making technique involving relief printmaking. She is also teaching a course on this style here in Portland on August 17th. Yesterday I set up a display of these pieces in the Resource Center to highlight the class and technique and was so impressed I feel it necessary to share. They are amazing!
I’m scheduled to work two of the four days this course is going on and will most definitely be peeking in.
If you want more info on this class, here is the link:
Have a great day.