Inspiration

Nate and I bought a new DSLR with video capabilities.  I've really been wanting to play around with doing some video work.

Here's some videos that have been uber inspiring to me lately:


The Unseen Sea from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

{Stop motion film by Simon Christen - you should really look at these on Vimeo so you can see them in HD}



Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael K├Ânig on Vimeo.

{Michael Konig - Fly Over of Earth - Found this video via Ramis Kim}


Mound by Allison Schulnik from garaco taco on Vimeo.

{Mound by Allison Schulnik - Totally creepy and totally amazing}

And last but not least - my first humble attempt with my new camera - obviously I chose to capture my cat Rascal:

Ongoing Projects


Infinite - Cassie Marie Edwards

"Infinite"

5x7" - Colored Pencil on Bristol
Part of my ongoing project with Joe Briggs

In the Studio

Still working on the King Kong painting - it is going along at a good clip, but it feels so slow compared to the smaller paintings I've been doing.

Kong and the Mahl Stick

I also finally made myself a Mahl Stick.  For those of you unfamiliar with painting, it is basically a stick with a ball at one end that you rest against your painting so that you can stabilize your painting hand.  I just wrapped cotton yarn around the end and spread some glue on it every now and then as I made it into a ball.  It works like a charm and makes detail work MUCH easer.

King Kong - In Progress

This is Kong so far.  I've got to wait for the paint to dry a bit before I go back in and really start the crazy detail work.

I've also been attempting to organize my studio - it is a slow and grueling process!

Studio

In progress:
Bunnies - in progress

On the Hooks and Needles

Cold weather is knitting weather!

Legwarmers

I started these legwarmers Saturday night while knitting with some good friends.  I'm thinking of writing a pattern for these.  I love the little houndstooth design. :)

Legwarmers

I also took the time to (finally) weave in all of the ends on this beast.  I think it took me longer to weave the ends in than it did to crochet it!

Cowl

It is a cowl made from an acrylic/cotton blend I picked up earlier this summer.  It is so soft and cozy!

New Cowl

It is nice to be knitting and crocheting again.  Especially with all of the looong car rides we have ahead of ourselves this holiday season!
Hey guys,
For those of you in the Sioux Falls area, please consider heading out tonight to join me at the opening of Artifact at Ipso Gallery.  It is an exhibition where local businesses and local artists team up to create a piece!  I can't tell you who I've made my piece for, or what it looks like (until after the opening) until our sponsors see the pieces.  The proceeds are split between the artist and a charitable art cause in the city.  This year the proceeds are going to the Sioux Falls SculptureWalk.  


If you can't make it out, I'll be taking pictures, so don't fret! :)

I can't wait to see what the other artists came up with, and to meet my sponsors!

The opening starts at 6:00 and is located a 400 N. Main Avenue in Sioux Falls.  Hope to see you there!

Links:
Ipso Gallery
Graphic Content
Article in the Argus Leader 
Fresh Produce

Here's a tiny snippet of my piece as it was in progress:
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