Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The End of 2014

The blog updates have been nonexistent for the last few months because I've been busy. I took a color photography course that took up a lot of my time. My work has resulted in the development of 14  photo prints and several other prints that didn't work out too well but may be used for future digital projects. I'm still working on getting everything scanned and edited. Some of these might be rescanned in the near future. As of right now, I'm going to present half of what I've done and I should have the other half ready to show soon.

The Morning Void

Neglected Perception

The Hidden Swarm

Falling Down

Deep In The Mind

It's Not Here

At Day's End
The next post will be about my plans for 2015.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New 2014 Buttons (so far)

Within recent months, I made new buttons for most of the artwork I've done in 2014 up to this point. The only 2014 pieces that have not gotten their own buttons are "In The Shadows", "Predator", "Paranoid", and  "Duality". I would like to make buttons for them someday, but I haven't done so yet because creating buttons for more sculptural/ceramic-based work has always been more difficult for me to do. Here are pictures of the newest buttons. 

Thoughts Of Yesterday 1.25" Button

Sleepless 1.25" Button

Cautious 1.25" Button

Is It A Dream? 1.25" Button

The Dark Corner 1.25" Button

Day Of The Dead 1.25" Button

 Lost 1.25" Button
Victim Hunt 1.25" Button

Afternoon Daze 1.25" Button

Looking Down 1.25" Button

Escape 1.25" Button
Here are my Ebay listings. Right now, the buttons are selling for $1.00 plus shipping. For most of them, I placed an available limit of five, but that's a number that can easily be adjusted based on future demand.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer 2014 Happenings

In early June I made the decision to postpone work on my projects until sometime in August. This decision was made because I needed a break and because the working conditions in my workspace aren't up to my satisfactory. My workspace is currently in the process of being reorganized and this process with hopefully be finished within a month. Most of what's happening this summer is non-eventuful to most of everyone except me. Nonetheless, here are some other things that are happening while I'm taking a break from artwork.

- I finished some new button designs recently and hope to have them up for sale soon.

- I'm still looking into making a website for myself to serve as a true home for myself on the internet. Right now, I'm in the process of still figuring out what I want. Anything that gets done this month will most likely consist of sketches and overall outlines.

- I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how my new video format is going to work. I know what I want it to focus on as I explained before, but now I'm just figuring out the more technical aspects of the new format. I still hope to start the new video format by the fall.

- This month, I'm hoping to revamp the Etsy store and give long overdue update to my Deviant Art account. Ebay will also be updated with new stuff on sale.

So that's the main focus of this month, to try and take care of the many other aspects of my art other than the artwork. The next post will hopefully be more picture-focused.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Follow-up To The February News Update

Back in February I gave an outline for what I had planned over the next few months. That post was supposed to have been the first of many posts that gave various updates to everything that was going on. That didn't happen. Instead, I'm going to directly update the information I posted in February in the order everything was listed in.

-  I stated earlier this year that three new projects were started. At the time, they were listed as Projects A, B, and C. These were later updated to P1, P2, and P3. The reason for the working title change (yeah, that does sound rather pointless) is because I had updated my to-do list and added these new projects to the list. My projects are always called P-something until they're finished. P1 and P2 were completed and are now known as Paranoid and Duality. You can see them in the pictures below and I would like to do a more extensive post about each one of them sometime in the future. P3 didn't get anywhere because I felt like I needed extra resources and more time to do what I wanted. While the piece is still in development, I put it off to the side to focus on other projects.


- I was also working on three projects that had already been in development. I managed to finish one which became known as In The Shadows and immediately started on another one which became known as Predator. There are two more that had made some progress but are only around 50% finished.  They are currently known as P8 and P9 and development on these pieces will resume sometime in August (more on my summer plans in the next post). 

In The Shadows

- I did end up having a show in April. It was titled After Midnight. It was a great show. I'll show off two pictures of it right now but I would rather hold off on the other pictures because I want to go into more extensive details about it sometime soon.

After Midnight Front View
After Midnight Side View
Official Show Flyer

- The blog facelift I said I was going to do has been an extent. So far I'm liking this new look and I think I'm going to keep it. As for the new format I announced where I would start a vlog and use that to explain things in detail while this blog would be used mostly for visual purposes has not come through yet. I kind of jumped the gun when I announced it. I originally thought it would be as simple as recording myself with my built in computer web cam and the early results I got through testing this were rather disappointing. I would still like to do this, but I feel it has to be done right. Hopefully I figure things out over the summer and start the vlog sometime in the fall.

I think that covers everything that I talked about in February. If everything goes right, I'll discuss my summer plans in the next post.

Monday, May 26, 2014

New Blog Title and Design!

I'll admit I've been falling behind with my posts. This was due to my workload over the last few months as well as the preparation I had to do for the show I had in April. Since I'm getting ready for more updates on here and other sites, I thought this would be a good time to give this blog a visual makeover.

This makeover was done mostly because I felt dissatisfied with the old design. I wanted to do something that was more simple yet elegant. The background was based on source material taken from Flyer #2 that I made last year for my show Wildwood. That flyer used a picture that was taken of my 2012 mixed media piece "She Wants Blood". I wanted the background to have more presence so I chose to do away with the solid squares and rectangles and went with a transparent design. I wanted to use darker text so it wouldn't take away from the artwork, but at the same time I didn't want it to be too dark. The Crimson Text is used for everything. I thought it worked well for the visual style I was going for. Finally, the blog name was changed because I wanted the blog to serve as an extension of the photo album I have on my Facebook of the same name.

I may tweak the blog a bit more or I might leave it as it is. Let me know what you think. Also, here's a screenshot I took of the old design before I changed it. Compare it if you want.

The old design prior to May 25, 2014.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February 2014 News Update

I've been meaning to post this for some time, but I just haven't had the time to focus on writing new blog entries. I'll make this short, yet informative.

- I started on three new projects recently. They are currently known as Projects A, B, and C. I'll post more about them as they progress.

- I will also be working on three older. unfinished projects. That brings a total of six projects currently being worked on not counting digital photographs, commissioned work, or any collaborative work I may currently be involved in.

- I have a show coming up in the later half of April. I'm hoping to have a show title, flyers and other means of advertising done by next month.

- I'm still trying to configure my new blog format. I hope to start my first vlog either later this month or sometime next month. I'm also planning on giving this blog a visual facelift.

There is more to share, but it's too early to talk about certain other things. I hope to have my next post ready within the next week or two.