Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Pencil & marker

Monday, July 28, 2014

Linocut and digital

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014


Work in progress of a personal piece.

Prep drawing.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

something small.

In an effort to get back into drawing more/being creative, I'm challenging myself to do something creative every day for 30 minutes or so and sharing it on my blog. This could be drawing practise, a collage, process work on a project, etc. I've noticed since I've finished school and started working full-time, I've been doing zero to nourish my creativity. My job is pretty production based, so my creative noodle doesn't really get used there. I picked up Austin Kleon's new book "Show Your Work". This sharing every day project is inspired by one of the chapters in the book "share something small every day".

Some quick 2 minutes or less sketches. Drawn in Harmony drawing program (free online!).

yikes haven't drawn in a while. Little rusty.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Did some indigo dying over the past week. Using the Japanese process of tying, shibori, I dyed three silk scarves of varying sizes.

1. First the fabric is prepared for dying by washing it with Syranthropol. I think this removes chemicals from manufacturing.

2. The fabric is tied really tight in different ways to produce different patterns. This is the Japanese process called shibori (like tie dye).

 3. Preparation of the indigo vat. First you mix a stock solution of indigo (jar on right). Then you pour that slowly into hot water to make the dye. This is an indigo kit I bought from the Maiwa store on Granville Island. 

4. The fabric is dipped into the dye several times to make varying shades of blue. If you want a darker, deeper shade of blue you dip the fabric several times in the dye, maybe 10 dips or so.

Ta da! The reveal.