Wednesday, November 30, 2011


So I feel like the art sale kind of snuck up on me this year, I can't believe it's already that time of year. I wanted to make something new for this sale, something a little more suited to christmas and the spirit of giving and all. I came up with a fun idea I think; I've been making cards with just some simple illustrations on the front, then a quote on the inside. All the quotes are some of my favorites, so of course they all are somewhat nature related, about simplifying and the likes. Here is one of the most simple cards.

The quote on the inside is "An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day" from Henry David Thoreau.
All of the illustrations aren't as simple as that one though, this one below has a bit more detail and color, but the scene itself is pretty simplified. I let a ton more of the wash underneath show through than I usually do as a way of making it seem a bit unfinished, or letting you fill in the rest yourself.
The quote in this one says "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." One of my most favorite taoist quotes from Lao Tzu. Then of course I have a little bit more from Mr. Henry David Thoreau, the one below says "Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" I love that quote because he makes such a great insight into the idea of making art, even though he most likely was thinking about something completely different. So I will be selling all these fun little guys at the sale, plus a whole bunch of winter and christmas type landscapes. So if you have nothing else to do this saturday between 10 and 2 come hang out with me at CCAD!


Da said...

I think those cards are great! I want one. Good luck Saturday.