Wednesday, December 19, 2007

PRINTMAKING!




I now have a set on my flickr of some of my prints I've made, you can check it out here:
http://flickr.com/photos/jrerwin/sets/72157603439007692/

happy holidays everyone!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I've been awfully busy!






That's how art school goes..especially when you're a junior.

I have 109 postcards in The LAB's postcard show coming up in December.
Here are some samples of some of the work that you can see in San Francisco(click to view the images larger)! =)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

moo cards!


My newest addiction!
check out mine on my flickr (and the five above here) and if you're interested you can order yourself some at www.moo.com

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Slackin'


I've been really slacking on updating lately but here are some of the things I am currently working on:


various swaps on atcards.com, making lots of postcards for an upcoming mail art show in san francisco, LOTS of artwork for my stuido classes at school and I even started making collages again in my moleskine sketchbook. Here is one of my newer collages =)


I'll try to update more..

Monday, August 27, 2007

so I've been drawing for future prints I am going to make this semester.

I will scan some of the drawings probably later this week. =)

Friday, August 17, 2007

slacking...


So I've been slacking on the art making lately.


...But that's because I am moving back to Richmond on sunday where I will be putting together my brand new art desk! Which I still am overly excited about and yet it's not even put together. Yes, I'm a nerd. =)


Another thing that put a smile across my face last night was when I stumbled onto Flickr to check out the moleskinerie group which I check everyday because I JUST LOVE MOLESKINE NOTEBOOKS and I found this... Yeah that's totally my work on the screenshot of the group page. woo =)
You can see the rest of my moleskine work here:


Thursday, August 9, 2007

cyclops



Here is my cyclops atc that I made for a mythology creatures swap. It's colored pencil and sharpie on watercolor paper.
Sorry I haven't been updating like at all lately for the people that actually read this.
I honestly have not been making any artwork what-so-ever lately. But yeah, next weekend I'm back in richmond so there will be tons of new projects and things to come...promise!

Monday, July 30, 2007

pens!



So Marc brought me home these pens a few weeks ago and I literally can't stop using them.

I have several packages of them, so I guess it's good that I like them so much.


What pens are they??


UNI-BALL VISION ELITE. black ink.


I love them, get some...I like drawing and writing with them. =)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

flickr pro!

I drew some pac man ghosts on my foot just for you, okay not really I do weird things like this when I'm bored. BUT ANYWAY:

I bought a flickr pro account so I could finally organize my flickr, so of course that means lots of new uploads and new sets =)

Check out the sets/photos/art:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrerwin/sets/

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

sketchbook pages






I decided that I would post some sketchbook pages that you've never seen. I really should work on this sketchbook some more, but I've had it for months and months and there are very few actual pages.


This work is basically whimsical and in the moment type of work. When I keep a sketchbook, I use it as a workspace. It's where I experiment and am not afraid to make a mess...okay well most of the time I try to keep it clean and well kept. It's a contained studio space. I glue, drip, smear, color, rip, and make random sketches.


So these are uploaded not in order incase anyone actually looks through my sketchbook.


The First one is collaged magazine bits, pen, and the blue ink is actually acrylic ink that I lost. I was just experimenting with the ink and how it reacts to layering.


The second page is just a goofy little sketch I did while I was waiting one day for one of my classes to start.


The third is a sketch in permanent marker for one of the "Guns and Butter: Appetite for Fruitloops" paintings I did, you can view the paintings on my flickr if you haven't seen them.


Number four is a swatch of gouache colors that I had mixed, once it had dried I decided that I wanted to scribble on it. So I did scribble, with a various marker I had in my bag at the time.


The fifth one is a collage, from images I got out of a national geographic magazine that I had read on the flight to Israel. I decided I didn't want those great images to go to waste. That is actually the second page of the sketchbook.
You can click on the images, to view them larger.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

more process...




Click for larger images, I really need to figure out this layout stuff.

this was another painting that I was working on the same time as the last one and it's process.

The second stage was left for about a month and still not dry at the time when I attacked it with the blues while my professor watched.


And for everyone who reads this blog, I'm going to try to post more often.

process..




So many people are interested in seeing the process of paintings and I found some images of a painting I did last year on my computer that I never posted. This painting was completed late 2006. I don't think It will ever truly be finished I am just at a loss at what to do with it. It's based of a collage I made with images I found in magazines. It's Oil paint, used a lot of cold wax medium in the paint as well.


So here they are the images.
They layout uploaded kinda funny but the first is the underpainting stage, second is starting to blot color, and third the "final" stage..Still needs some tweaking.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

yet another mail art call..

that I am going to be taking part in! =)

here it goes:

Deadline: August 15, 2007

“Call for Artists: Museum of Small Arts Collections Gemarimba Art GalleryKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

The 1st. International Mail Art Exhibition in Malaysia was exhibited at the Galeri Seni, Faculty of Art & Design, MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam, Malaysia, from September to October 2006 (http://imagmailart.tripod.com). The exhibition was a joined organization between the I-MAG (International Mail Art Artists Group) and the Faculty of Art & Design. Artists from 51 countries participated in the exhibition and more than 100 guests attended the opening ceremony.

This is an encouraging development of mail art in this country since it was the first mail art exhibition in Malaysia.

And because of this, the exhibition extended for two months.

With the success from the first exhibition, we have moved to a commercial gallery in Kuala Lumpur. The Gemarimba Art Gallery is located in Bangsar, an art town of Kuala Lumpur.

We invited artists all over the world to contribute their work in this exhibition called the 1st MoSA Collections Exhibition

You can send in as many artworks as you wish, on paper or canvas, sized A4 or A3. There is no participation fee. We have frames ready for those sizes. However, you may also send in postcard sized artwork. We can only accept 2D work and normal post (express courier not accepted).

Every participation, please include:
1. Full name
2. Address
3. Country
4. Title of work
5. Media
6. Year
7. E-mail address
8. Telephone no. (please state country area code)

Every one of the participation will receive certificate of participation from MoSA and each artwork will be exhibited at the 1st MoSA Collection Exhibition, Gemarimba Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

Documentation will be launched online at (http://mosacollections.tripod.com) and once again printed documentation after the exhibition.

Artworks will not be returned and become the collection of MoSA (museums of Small Arts). Artworks will be exhibited from time to time at public galleries as an extension of knowledge to public viewers as well as enriching the Malaysian visual arts scene.

Closing date is at 5 pm, 15 August 2007
Date of Exhibition: 15 September 2007

For further information please visit:http://mosacollections.tripod.com

A Bakar Idris
Curator,
MoSA Exhibition,
No. 4, Jalan 4 / 74, Seksyen 7,
40000 Shah Alam,
MALAYSIA

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


I made some mermaid ATCs today for a swap on ATCards.com because I had some downtime thanks to my cancelled class this morning.


I don't really know what I think about them...


Here is one that is made with watercolor and pen.
The arm is rather wonky looking.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

post due


Here is my first postcard on postdue.com



hollerrrr. =)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

if anyone is interested..

some of my ATCs will be in this..

An OPEN CALL to ALL ARTISTS & NON-ARTISTS in the Lower Mainland and Beyond:

Richmond Art Gallery Artist Trading Card Show July 13 - September 7 (in what was previously the Gallery’s Art Access Rental Space)
This exhibition will run concurrently with the group exhibition Shift: Working Through Repetition and Difference (http://www.richmondartgallery.org/vanwijkandco.php)
Closing Celebration & Trading Session Friday - September 7, 7pm

What To Do: Send 9 – 18 Artist Trading Cards (2 ½”x 3 ½”) in Plastic Sleeves w/ a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Richmond Art Gallery:7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC, V6Y 1R9 – ATTN: RAG ATC Exhibition Deadline: Entries must be postmarked before June 22, 2007.

For additional information please contact RAG Curatorial Assistant and ATC Organizer Carie Helm: (604) 247-8317, chelm@richmond.ca
Please indicate if you would like to have your cards traded for you. Those cards will be returned to you in the self-addressed stamped envelope you have provided.

What are ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)? ATCs are tiny works of art that are made to trade. There are no restrictions of medium – materials might involve collage, drawing, painting, stained glass, metal, wax, computer generated imaging, photography – the possibilities are endless! ATCs are intended to be a non-commercial, non-hierarchical avenue for artistic exchange. Cards are traded one for one. Everyone is invited to participate. ATCs can be originals, in series, edition or multiple. They should be “signed” on the back. Contact info may also appear on the back if desired.
My block prints are going to be featured in the Print Zero Studios-Print Exchange #5.
woo =)

Two confirmed shows where my prints will be so far:

Sev Shoon Arts Center: Seattle, WA

and

Rainbow Bldg. Gallery at University of Miami: Coral Gables, FL

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

BUY THIS BOOK

So I just got this sweet book in the mail from artist and author Keri Smith. She personally sent me a copy...which is even sweeter! =)

What is it called? "WRECK THIS JOURNAL"
Here is the book description on amazon:
"For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more-in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making-and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process."

It really is a cool book...some of the prompts include ripping pages, licking colorful candy and licking pages, ripping out pages and giving it to a friend, a stain page, writing one word over and over again, dragging it thru the mud, mailing it to yourself and other wacky things!!

its great for everyone, not just artists/writers!! its a great and easy way to express yourself and blow off some steam =)

so please support Keri Smith's wonderful efforts and get this book!! I will start to scan pages when I get working on mine =)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

new atcs...


sending off a bunch of new artist trading cards I made tomorrow in the mail. Here is one of my collaged ones.


...and...


I'm currently thinking about making two paintings for a juried show that i hopefully get into. I'd rather not talk about to much though because I don't want to jinx it.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

my first metal necklace.


So here it is, my very first necklace.

It's silver silver and all the parts were made and soldered by me (including the clasp)!


Let me know what you think, I'm now in the process of buying a torch and other things to make more works. =)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

need your help!

I am collecting the following things:

-small metal tins (altoid tins, those metal cigerette cases that i think camel makes, matchboxes, etc..)
-photographs that are not wanted..actual photographs NOT digital. These will be altered and you will NOT get them back.
-scrap papers or paper scraps (patterned, handmade, interesting papers!)

let me know if you are willing to donate any of the following things to me.

THANKS!

draw-a-thon

so over the weekend I spend time drawing artist trading cards for the ATCards draw-a-thon.
Many have already been traded but here are some of my favorites:


my infamous robot chickens! =)
sweet and casual! =)
fly looking shapes!
hot paper airplanes!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


I sent off my goofy looking dinosaur ATCs off to Arizona today.

Hope the people that get them in the swap enjoy them.


Would of scanned them but my scanner is now back in Annapolis and we will be happily reunited on Friday.


I guess I can upload another artwork of mine for fun, so here it is:

My 5 by 3 ft oil painting. It sill needs some work. The colors are off, because face it I'm not a good photographer.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

BEADS!

I am STOKED.
yes, stoked..my mom found me a new thing to be excited about.

Bead Bungalow, here in Annapolis, Maryland.

A bead shop with an array of classes including metalsmithing and lampworking!


I hopefully am going to be taking a metalsmithing workshop on Saturday next weekend. =)

Monday, May 7, 2007

FREE ART EXHIBITION






So sometime in June in Queens, New York...


These little 5 x7 works I made will be in a public free art show with other artists.


Onlookers are encouraged to take one piece of art home with them if they enjoy it and want it in their houses.




For more on this project..check out FREE ART FRIDAY on flickr.com

MAIL ART


so mail art has been consuming me lately.

I've been making artist trading cards like a mad woman for swaps.


I also finished my lino prints for the exchange and stupidly gave them to my mom to send off without signing them..so I have to wait to send them out.


I cant wait for the summer to officially begin for me on friday afternoon after my physics exam.

Hello english classes, the chesapeake bay, hopefully a job, and art calls.


Here is a new ATC of mine just for fun. Stay hello to this sweet duck.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Here we go.

A new blog for art involved things, couldn't be more exciting.