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 V of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink: #102-145

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in art, online | 9 Comments

First off, congrats to newly-minted-father Jimmy pictured above! Facebook can be a real time suck, and sometimes it gets depressing, but I am always glad to hear of good things happening to friends/acquaintances. It can certainly brighten a morning. And jokes. I always love a good joke. And so it continues, this project I began […]

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. […]

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

Posted on May 28, 2013 in art, online | 14 Comments

I was at the Office StoreĀ a couple of days ago and, as per usual, my sole purpose for being there was just to buy black ink for the printer and boxes full of resume paper. And there’s always something kind of embarrassing about that. Not quite as embarrassing as when you have to get medicine […]

Orange Barrel on Etsy + Blake’s New Website Design

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in art, design, online | No Comments

I started an Etsy shop back in 2009, posted a bunch of items, and made a few sales. It was fun! A great way to clean out our inventory of prints to make room for new ones! However, through grad school and the years of working multiple, time-hog jobs afterwards, I largely ignored the shop. […]