As many of you have noticed by now, my blog has been going through a lot of changes lately (for anyone brave enough check out my About Me page where I have added a picture of your’s truly). It’s been a bumpy ride, but I think the blog looks much better now and is more functional. Thank you for bearing with me. I felt the earlier set up was too dark for my tastes. Also this new theme allows me to post much larger pictures to my blog; Good news for us, bad news for your network router. Recently I’ve added an e-mail subscription button to the sidebar on the right. So now you can have my posts delivered directly to your e-mail! There are more changes coming, including a very nice custom header and some other small tweaks here and there.
Speaking of changes, stalkers take note, I have just recently joined Twitter, I swore I never would, but here I am. You can visit my Twitter account here (I’ve also included a link to my Twitter account on my Contact page).
If I choose to, WordPress allows me to post all of my Twitter “tweets” in the sidebar of my blog. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I like to keep things as simple and streamlined as possible, but I can see it being a cool feature. What do you think? Should I post my tweets on my blog here?
Lately I’ve been drawing mainly a cartoonish style, from my imagination, but I wanted to get back to drawing from real life. This is one of our dining chairs, which was given to us by a dear friend. I love the sturdy/modern look to them. I feel like I captured the perspective and the shadows very well in this study.
Many talented graffiti artists sadly never get past signing their moniker, but those that do create truly interesting pieces of art. Anyone who doubts this has only to look to Banksy. The work that Banksy turns out is just as good as what is put up at the finest art galleries.
The trouble is, short of visiting a train yard it’s difficult to find good graffiti art, but not so in Lansing!
The Ingham County Land Bank plans on demolishing the Deluxe Inn at 112 East Main Street, but before they break out the sledge hammers they’ve invited graffiti artists from all around to come and tag their inn.
What has resulted is the hottest art gallery in all of Michigan. People flock to the abandoned inn at all times of day to get a glimpse of this art explosion which is soon to be gone forever.
This eye is as large as I am!
Many times the illustrations would actually spill out onto the sidewalk!
Even the nearby tree didn’t go unnoticed!
And my personal favorite, the view as you climb the stairs: FRANK!!
Turtle Flying High – I pulled out my markers, dusted them off, put marker to paper and out came this turtle. I think this drawing describes how I’ve felt the past few months more so than I could describe in words.