Part IX of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in art, online | 4 Comments

http://www.jameskimuragreen.com/ We calculated yesterday that I am about 180 drawings behind schedule on this Facebook Profile Pics Project. Eek! My original plan was to finish this project over the summer, in about 3 months’ time. I still hope to do that, but I’ve got some catching up to do! http://www.tatefoley.com/ As of last night, I’m […]

Hot Mess, Part VIII of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 in art, online | 5 Comments

I haven’t been keeping on a great schedule for these since we returned for our travels. Instead, Blake and I were working hard to finish up our blocks for Cannonball Press (we got them shipped out on Saturday!) Blake’s looks AMAZING. Mine was awesome, but not my most awesome, so I am hoping they ask […]

The Long-Suffering Eisel, Part VII of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 in art, online | 11 Comments

No, that’s not DameĀ Julie Andrews, it’s her doppleganger, Mrs. Charlotte Eisel. Mrs. Eisel was one of my English teachers at Central High School. For weeks now, she has been “patiently waiting” for her portrait as a part of my Facebook Profile Pictures Project. She also requested that I “make her beautiful.” No effort required, Mrs. […]

Part VI of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in art, online | 7 Comments

Just a few more before we get back on the road for a few weeks! We’re taking off tomorrow for Kansas, Colorado, and Iowa. We’re going to be visiting artists at the University of Colorado Boulder, visit with family and friends, and run a 5K. We’ll return to Ohio for a bit in Early July. […]

Travel Journal: Drawing in the Museums of Chicago and Blind Contour Kentucky

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in art | 5 Comments

While visiting Chicago with Mom and Sue, we ate a lot of great food, walked a bunch, and also enjoyed seeing the Field Museum and the Art Institute. I always try to draw when I visit museums and write down any interesting tidbits I come across. Here are a few of my doodles from the […]

Part II of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on May 29, 2013 in art, online | 12 Comments

I have realized that by designing this project to succeed, I have assured that it will be sub par. This is not atypical behavior for me. The artwork I made in my undergrad years rarely met my expectations or showed what I was capable of. Deadlines made me nervous, so I often rushed through things. […]

DIY Book Binding, Vol. 1: The 4-Hole Pamphlet Stitch Mini Book

Posted on May 26, 2013 in art, books, DIY | 5 Comments
DIY Book Binding, Vol. 1: The 4-Hole Pamphlet Stitch Mini Book

I love being able to make my own books for note-taking, grocery lists, gifts, journaling and sketching. You can spend a ton of time and cash looking for an interesting journal with good quality paper, or you can make your very own at home! In this tutorial, I’ll show you a basic 4-hole pamphlet stitch […]

Weekend Travel Journal: From Ohio to Detroit

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in art, travel | 5 Comments

I finally gave in and decided not to force myself to carry around the beautiful, but gigantic pretentious sketchbook I’ve been working in as of late. I’m still drawing in it at home, but it’s too much to lug around all the time. I have, instead, opted for a small folio Blake constructed in the […]

What to Expect When You’re Expectorating

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 in art | 3 Comments

It all began with a commission request from my mother to create a “tea themed” print for a present. I began doodling well-endowed tea pots, of course, because what other kind is desirable? In my usual fashion, my interest in the work clung to a single punny phrase. In this case, it was: “Tea & […]

A World of Disorderly Notions

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in art | No Comments

Here are some images from recent sketchbooking. I haven’t been up to much “sketchbook for sketchbook’s sake,” these past couple of months. It’s been more planning, note-taking and preparatory doodling. I find that I don’t have much to say about these pages. Instead, I’ll fill this post with quotes scribbled down in my sketchbook from […]