Monday, February 7, 2011

Blog Carnival

The blog topic for Etsy Metal this month is to tell about other creative things we do besides jewelry. Right now, my main creative mission is grow this baby, but I do like to work with my hands. In fact I went to school for fine art.
Unfortunately almost all of my art work has been stashed away in the deep recesses of our attic for the last decade. But I did manage to round up one sketchbook from college. It's all pretty academic, but looking through these sketches brought back a lot of memories.

I also used to do a lot of printing. I loved lino-cuts and etching. I looked for some of my etching plates, but couldn't find any - which means they're in the attic with all of my lino-cuts and all the actual prints. The only cut I could find was the one pictured above, and it's pretty small, so that's probably why I was able to stash it in a drawer. I couldn't find any of the actual prints of it though, so you'll just have to use your imagination to picture it backwards and the lights and darks reversed.
And besides drawing and painting etc, and making babies and jewelry, I also make dinner, bird houses, and curtains: here, here and here. Making things makes me happy.

Here are some other people on the Etsy Metal team who want to show you what they make:

Kate Jones
Kathryn Cole
Twigs and Heather
Erin Austin
Thomasin Durgin
Beth Cyr
Stacey Hansen
Nina Gibson
Elizabeth Scott
Evelyn Markasky
Jenny Baughman
Catherine Chandler


CaRoLiNe said...

I have never had any talent for drawing, and it has always made me sad =( I LURVE that skull. Beautiful.

Evelyn said...

This is such a great way to get to know people! I love all your old sketches and prints! And no small feat growing a baby!!

Bits of Grey Matter said...

I love your drawings! Growing a baby is a work of creative art. Nothing to laugh at.

Thomasin Durgin said...

love it all!

Erin Austin said...

Your bird houses are amazing!!!

Catherine Chandler said...

Those drawings are fantastic!

Beth Cyr said...

love that skull too, beautiful! the other day I found some feet drawings I did in school too - must be a really common thing to draw!

NinaGibsonDesigns said...

gorgeous drawings! I would love to see your prints - such a fascinating medium!

AdobeSol said...

OMGoshhhh your drawings are amazing!!