Monday, March 21, 2011

The Basics

You may not have known this about me...but I'm a doodler. A scribbler. I sit and grab a pen and whatever surface nearest me that can be drawn upon without consequence finds itself covered with the images that my brain puts out. Sneakers, whatever scrap of paper is nearest, margins of notes, and once I drew on a rock or two...but my favorite thing to draw on is me. Or you. People, really.

I love the blank canvas sensation of a person's hand or arm or leg or ankle or whatever I get the opportunity to leave my mark on. I love the fact that it's erasable and mutable, and I love working with the shape and line of a person. I can't explain why my brain puts the images it does to paper, or why different lines go to different people, and I can't explain how my brain balances an image or how it decides to stop...I just know that it does, and I'm darn grateful for it.

Every once in a great while, a friend will just hand me a hand or an arm and tell me to draw. So I do. And I promise, the pained look on the model's face has nothing to do with the quality of the art...she's actually laughing. Weird, I know.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Beginning

Welcome one, welcome all, welcome children great and small…In this land of whimsy and wonder you’ll find all I have to offer. My projects and process, my punctuation and prose, my promises and scribbles and my doodles and dives into the subconscious known as me. I’m Christy. I do art. I do words and wordplay and I scribble more than I have any right. In this blog (duly started thanks to a class...Hi, Mr. Jarrell!) you’ll wander with me as we go through my day-to-day in the world. This is where I’ll post my scribbles and my doodles and, heaven help me, my plans for future projects.*

This is where I’ll post my happenings. Hopefully it will be a time of personal and professional growth. Hopefully this will prove to be a good discipline. Hopefully you’re entertained, hopefully we’re productive, and hopefully you’ll find what you’re looking for…

And hey, maybe one day I'll get a scanner and not upload pictures with my camera phone. A girl can dream...right?

*the personal ones. Not the NDA ones. Whoop for commissions!