“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” –Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll.
Okay, it’s no surprise that I am passionate about books and reading, but I am also a huge fan of art and great quotes. I have a journal where I write down all of the best quotes I come across. I love looking at it from time to time for a little inspiration. That’s why I absolutely fell in love with the designs of April Starr from her Etsy shop, Flourish Cafe. Take a look at her stunning artwork, photography and sweet quotes, and I dare you to choose just one that you can’t live without! All it takes is one visit to her shop to tell that April is also a lover of books. I’m sure you will enjoy her interview as much as I did! Happy Reading!
I’m working on a new website design for this public library. Here is my proposed redesign for this amazing little community resource. Last year I redesigned their logo and I think that it’s time they also get a website redesign. If you examine the original website and my redesign, you will notice that all the information is still included only now it is a lot easier to find what you are looking for!
I had just finished reading Hunger Games when I got this sculpture assignment. I was to create something that was psychologically larger than its actual size. Of course I thought of a bow and arrow. Nothing is more psychologically larger than a weapon.
Here are some photos of the end result. I ran a rough red maple board through the jointer and plainer then I used the scroll saw to trim it to size. Mostly I followed some instructions that I found online. If you don’t know how to do something, Google it!
As most of you know, I am finishing up my art degree at a university. Right now I’m taking a class on understanding 3D design. Until this class I had been afraid to use the wood shop equipment, but I was forced to put on a brave face and face those fears. I’ve learned how to use the jig saw, band saw, table saw, many sanders, jointer, planer, drill press… The table saw still scares me a bit, I’ll admit.
My favorite sculpture, so far, is this stack of books. The assignment was to make something that didn’t follow the laws of gravity. So, here’s a stack of books that are not stacked in the traditional way. They are created out of a very light wood and are hollow. The edges of the pages are created by stacking thin wood to look like paper. Then I glued the books in place with wood glue and painted them. Overall I’m happy with the way it turned out.