Friday, January 29, 2010

New Print for Apparent Project

This is the outline of a new five color, 19x12", screen print that I am creating to raise money for a Christian arts mission in Haiti known as the Apparent Project (you can check them out at AP trains Haitians in art and craft techniques and helps them market and sell their work to create a steady income. The organization is headed up by Corrigan and Shelly Clay who moved their out of a love for orphaned children. Currently they are putting their energies in aiding and assisting those in need due to the recent earthquake.

Anyway this print will most likely be an edition of 100 and will cost $25 plus shipping. All $25 will go directly to the Apparent Project. The colors will be silver, gold, medium blue, brown and transparent white.

I hope to have the print available for purchase late next week on my Etsy site. If you are reading this please pass the word about this print. I would love to sell all one hundred of them!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Well I posted a request on Facebook to all of my friends letting them know that I was in need of some new material for some upcoming artwork. Old, discarded, broken dressers, doors, cabinets and the like were part of my request. A few people got back to me, but one couple had a gold mine of material. Better yet, they only live one block from my house! Steven and Shelly Akins have a stash of material that they were more than happy to unload. Of course, I was more than happy to take it. The Akins just moved into the house this past fall and as with most home purchases they come with some unexpected surprises. One of those surprises was having to put on a new roof (ouch!) and the other was a boat load of lumber from various sources. So this past Saturday afternoon I stopped by and Steven led me to a shed/workshop that was on the edge of their yard. Upon removing the rusted padlock and swinging open the door well, I was speechless. Piles, stacks of all sorts of lumber oddities. The former owner was a woodworker and more importantly he made quite a few things form recycled materials, long before it was considered "green".
Anyway, here are a few photos of what I came upon. Thanks Steven and Shelly!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Got Junk?

Notice: Artist In Need of Materials.
Cheapskate artist is looking for old, worn out or broken wood furniture to use in upcoming artwork. Dresser, chairs, doors, cabinets, tables, benches etc. Solid wood only. Please no MDF also known as sawdust and glue. Please contact the artist if you might know the whereabouts of said materials. Oh, and I do mean free stuff. Thank you and God Bless America.