It’s that time of the year when the weather drastically changes. I got an email reminder from my host provider that it was time to renew my services. That got me to thinking that I should probably freshen up this website a bit. Probably time to write one of these blog entries.
About a month ago, I started a print sale campaign. Every print on my website is now $10 with shipping. I want to keep running this promotion till the end of the year or I sell out of my current print stock. Please send me an email at email@example.com if you would like to arrange a purchase of my selection.
As it is with the screen-print business, work is very busy during the summer leading into fall. Lots of back to school specials and sports all starting at once. The art department at McSewon has had a lot of work coming through it including a few open ended projects.
We were tasked with creating a unique spin on the Dutch Bros fall line clothing. I played a major part in this presentation where I provided 11 of the 16 designs in the packet. Of those designs, 3 of them made it to production. One of those being a design I created.
It’s also been great to see my company starting to get involved with the fledgling recreational marijuana industry. Just like breweries, these dispensaries are going to want to start getting merchandise for their loyal customers. Our company was invited to Eugene’s first “Ganja Con”. I was tasked with creating a shirt for the event.
After a solid summer in Oregon, Fall is upon us. I really want some hoodies to rep McSewon printed with something in a style I would wear. I submitted the following design for our companies “Shirt of the Month”.
Even though work is keeping me extremely busy, I am very grateful to be making money doing what I love and to have opportunities to grow within my profession daily. I’m learning a lot at this company about working together as a team. I feel challenged most days at work and I’m learning to expand my skill set by understanding business more.
Just like my professional work, I take my painting just as seriously. Let’s say that without any gallery contacts, I am keeping myself very busy by working in my notebooks and exploring the world around me, plein air style. There’s been a few nights with headlamps and fence hopping for sure.
I’ve since added airbrush to my repertoire. It definitely has it’s learning curve. I’ve found it to be an excellent tool for replicating black line work in the style of a ballpoint pen. It is becoming a serious tool that I hope to employ more into the future.
Recently, I started a commissioned canvas for a friend in Vegas. The only request was make it about owls. This one is going to be 2’x3′ and I’m making serious progress on it already. It’s been encouraging to see such a transformation in my painting workflow and process. I don’t spend as much time thinking these days and a lot more time doing and that makes me very happy. It makes me more and more excited to get out in the studio and produce.
Just after celebrating one year in Oregon, it finally feels like I am finding my rhythm.
This article was written by ALKME