I've been artin' hard for the majority of 2017. So, now that we just finished up the 7th month of the year, I want to make a little gallery of my most popular images of the past 7 months. It's really interesting to see my style develop and change without me actively thinking about it.
Just so you all know, these are the original scan versions and not the tidied up print versions , so please ignore the visible animal hair, and be assured that is not on the prints available for sale.
For the past couple weeks I've had a month long mini-staycation before my summer classes start. I've been working on a lot of different projects, but as I was updating the site earlier today I was amazed by how many pieces I've finished in this time. So, I put together a little slideshow of my May creations. These aren't actually all of them, but these are some of this month's highlights.
The semester is finished which means I've been enjoying relative freedom for the past couple weeks. I've been so happy with the LEEP program at University of Illinois this past year, and have been really excited that in addition to learning a lot about libraries, information organization and intellectual property, I've also had a lot of opportunities to create interesting creative projects. I wanted to share a couple of my projects I've worked on for school this year.
This first one I made for my Libraries & Society class. It's a zine about libraries that carry unconventional items for patrons to check out. It's a pretty simple little project, and it's far from perfect, but I'm relatively pleased with how it came out.
This next one was made for my Storytelling class--which turned out to be the best class I've ever taken. After work shopping the story a bit with my class and rehearsal group, I put together a digital story based on a trip I took to Prague almost ten years ago.
Parts of the story have been fictionalized to better fit into the constraints of the assignment and for clarity. (P.S. Sorry about the 3 minutes of blackness at the end. I really need to fix that and re-upload)
Nothing too fancy, but it's nice to see my artistic skills grow along with my librarian skills. Hopefully there will be much more art in the weeks to come while I enjoy my time off from school!