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 us to do another set in the future so that I can redeem myself.
If you’re not familiar with them, Cannonball Press is Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston, a pair of artists working out of Brooklyn, NY. They send out blocks to artists all over the country to carve and then edition the images in their studio and sell them at affordable prices. Check out their shop online or look for them at/invite them to your local art fair or gallery! They sell tons of prints for just $20! Now, you know you need some of that for your house!
I love their mission “recipe for art”:
1 lurking artist
1 one-eyed master-printer
5 cups backwater goo
6 spoonfuls of jumpstart and holler
9 lbs. mess with your face
1 bottle Tickle-My-Fancy
6 smatterings kick-ass juice
1 handful of Fine Art
Preheat idea in Oven of Rock. Make sure color is off! Allow images to gestate and contort at will. When mysterious, funny or twisted, remove and slap on table. Add all ingredients, and beat and cut until smooth and hot. Do not add Fine Art at this point. Add master-printer, work him into a steady boil, edition. Throw Fine Art in trash.
Sign and Serve
In addition to finishing up our blocks and carving new ones for other projects, I also decided to make a brand new footprint for this show I hope to be in in August called Roaring 20s. It’s in my hometown of Macon, Georgia at the Arts Alliance. All I know is that it’s an exhibition for artists in their 20s, and they might be interested in displaying one of my Foot Prints. Since my two biggest, best-est ones I have in stock right now are already in an exhibition for the summer at Murray State University in Kentucky, I decided to create a brand new one. There is a progress pic from yesterday below. Since the photo, I’ve completed the last arm up to the top and am still expanding from there! I hope to make it around 5′ x 7′ overall, so I have a couple more feet to go.
But crochet is not why you’re here! Below are a few more images from my most recent spread in the Facebook Profile Pictures project. Check out the end of this post for a list of all the installments in the project.
Thanks for the Support!
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has “liked” and commented on this project on here and on Facebook to show their support. I really appreciate the encouragement! And a special thanks to those of you who have gone and adopted my drawing as your image!
Hope I didn’t miss anyone! Let me know if I did. Would love to have a screen shot of it for my obsessive collecting of things!
- 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink
- Part II of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink
- Part III of 939 Drawings: Charles Beneke, You Asked for It
- Part IV of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink
- Part V of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink: #102-145
- Part VI of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink
- The Long-Suffering Eisel, Part VII of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink
To Be Continued…
P.S. Here is an awesome video that Cannonball Press created out of woodcuts!