Archive for January, 2010

STUDIO VISIT

January 21, 2010

A brief update. Recently some classmates and I were able to visit our fearless leader, David Sandlin’s studio. See his work here 

will be posting more work soon… thanks!

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RANDOM NOTES

January 9, 2010

I’ve been fortunate to develop a comfortable and friendly relationship with Christianity Today Magazine over the past year, their assignments are always challenging and the AD is ridiculously friendly.  Some time ago they asked to re-use an illustration I did for their book review to decorate the renovated office.  It looks like myself and some others (can’t tell who from the picture) made it into the board room.  Thought it was kinda cool, wanted to share a photo.

SCREEN PRINTING.


Im looking forward to getting back to the print making studio next week to produce this 3 color poster. The image is for a theme Nobrow has put together, “People I’ve never met and conversations I’ve never had.”.This would be the conversation I’ve never had, which is not true, I love lots of people and I tell them, but you know, I’m going for dramatic effect here.

If the next 4 months are anything like the last 4, this will most likely be the only print I make for awhile.  Too bad, I really enjoy printing, I like the hands on physical aspect, it is tiring and you really feel like you worked for the final product (right Matthew Barney?).

ok, taking the afternoon off, going to play some (concrete) pond hockey, and then watch the Eagles bang some heads. go birds.

A SMALLCANBEBIG UPDATE

January 2, 2010

I wanted to transfer this previous information from my old blog to this new home…but with an update.

***There are only 12 posters remaining! This is great news putting the money donated to families in need at $2,100 (number of posters for sale was 84).  that makes ya feel good in the heart eh?  when the prints are gone, they are gone, get your hands on them now while you still can.***

Poster link: JB contributes
small can be big: smallcanbebig.org

*Original post about the image, below*

from the website: on ‘Why small can be big’ ….

Small is direct

You’re stuck in the rain. I hand you an umbrella. You stay dry, and I feel good about helping.

That sense of immediacy is part of what makes giving so rewarding. And it’s what makes SmallCanBeBig.org unique – whether it’s $3 or $300, every last penny you give goes directly to address a specific need, rent or utility bill or medical expense, so the impact of your donation is immediate – for you and for the family you’re helping.

Aside from making a living, part of my motivation as an artist is to use my skills to contribute in a positive way to those people around me. Making an impact is important and while this step may be small, I believe it’s in the right direction. I recommend we all step back and see how our art can help not just ourselves, but also those in need around us.