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The Immediacy of Now…

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

With the sudden onslaught of cold days one can only grasp his gin & tonic and wonder… has the summer finally gone for the season? I say answer with questions… Who really gives a fuck? Now onto more pressing matters. I’ve got a few collages leftover from the festival, and I’m thinking about reopening my etsy shop so that people interested can order some. I will base my continuation of this process based on it’s popularity. Well… at the moment, it’s looking old as fuck. I presume it shall get quite the refresh in the next few weeks though… anyway, it’s going to be located here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/remedy667

…I’ll post links to it from my facebook and also from all of my blog sites. Hmmm… all this typing is boring, let’s look at some pictures, shall we?

Good Life - A - V1 Good Life - B - V1

Wow… would you look at that… the first draft of a job for the 5&10 bar. Yep, that’s all you get for right now… I’m not happy until I am, and trust me… I’m not. Not yet at least, not with this… Anticipate it’s finish. We’ll see if I like it more, or less… you be the judge. Til next time…

Making Magic

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

People’s Arts Festival

Wow, so it’s been exactly 1 month since my last post… and my PAF collages (for this weekends art fair) have come a long way. Let’s take a quick walk through the process and how it’s been working out in the last month.

Well, we all know about the first step of making the collage, right? No? …shhhh. Shut the fuck up then, no one asked you. Here’s where we start with the stickers. It all begins with an index card containing a sketch of a schoolgirl holding a pair of sais.

Sai

Noted. The following process (partially documented here) involves converting the index card into a 1:1 copy for a better resolution on the sticker. In this case, the size was about 15×26 give or take. Once it’s been scaled to size, and drawn out better it is then transferred to the sticker material. In this case we’re using a simple method of a scanner and printer. The separate sheets from the printer then have to be trimmed down so to fit together as one.

Once this process is completed, the sticker is then trimmed down in order to maximize the amount of visible background. After all, the process of making the background collage is just as interesting, and we don’t want it to be lost.  The sticker is then applied. Easier said than done with a sticker of this size. It will sometimes still have imperfections as problems arise during this step. However, these small issues will ultimately give the piece it’s individuality.

CIMG0343 CIMG0344 CIMG0351

Stay tuned to learn more…

…before you hear it from the other kids at school.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

People’s Arts Festival

I’ve been taking apart furniture to transform it into artwork. Hopefully people will buy it… hopefully my new process will work, because I’m out of some vital colors to make my more “traditional” paintings. I’ve constructed a few ideas based on: a) things I’ve seen at other art shows b) things I’ve seen on the internet c) things I’ve seen around my living room d) things I’ve seen inside my mind… that’s pretty much it. This is day 3 or 4 of the process… here’s a couple of pictures.

PAF Prep 1 - 1 PAF Prep 1 - 2

Russell Industrial Center

The website is getting a complete makeover. I’ll let you know a few months after I’m finished…

Headaches

I’ve been making new menu’s and daily specials cards for all of the Boydell restaurants. This is quite a process… the websites have had recent overhauls as well. The Coaches Corner stuff looks a little like this…

CC - Daily Specials Window

CC - POTC A Frame 1 CC - POTC A Frame 2

There’s Magic Inside…

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

RIC Spring Open House 2010

Well, I was up all night working up this flyer, and it just went to print today. We should get them in by Friday, so expect to see a posting of the printed version sometime next week… then rejoice when I finally post it a month from now. I started up a flickr account to use for my blog (since the upload button no longer works in the ancient version of wordpress) …anyway, you can check that out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fukur/ …but enough about me. Here’s the flyer…

RIC Open House Spring 2010 Front

Early Alternate Versions

…it’s not about the process.

…that’s all for now. I’ve been working on remedy667.com… right now it’s just a flickr photostream, but trust me… it’s coming way sooner than the Coats & Corpses website. Just in case you are hungry for something new, check out the Dance N Graff site… that’ll be in progress for a bit, but it’s live.