My drawing pens usually lie all over the place and often when I grab one nearby it´s dried out. Don´t we hate that. So I cleaned up a bit and thought about getting some pen stands as well. I´ve already painted a couple of toilet rolls which should do the trick. I am a little clumsy when it comes to handicrafts but as long as I only have to glue 2 pieces together: I can do it!
One time a boy came up to me and wanted to see the picture I had just taken of a horse. I told him that this is not a digital camera and that we would have to wait some days in super suspense for the film to be developed. He gave me a disappointed shrug and a "that sucks!". I have taken a deeper interest in analog photography for a while now. It all began when I wanted to give cleaning-up-my computer a serious try. From over a 1000 photographs that I had taken over the years I have never printed out a single picture (shocking). So I thought one rainy day "I got a minute" and surfed thru gigabytes of digital photos, spending hours deleting, re-naming and grouping. It was damn overwhelming. Eventually I made a collection of my favourites which I promised myself to make pretty prints of. Of course I never found the time and when my hard drive died the matter was out of the world anyway ( I used to be lazy with backups).
Some have asked me why I have chosen the name "ejaculesc" for my website, which I have even troubles to pronounce when people ask me for the URL. Not to mention all the spam comments I have to disapprove. I feel this painting is a good answer. I recently found it when I visited my dad over the weekend. I painted it about 5 years ago. It was a nice suprise because I have somewhat forgotten about it´s existence. But I remember it was one of first paintings I had done after a very long break of not touching a brush or a pen. It´s also interesting to see how I was using these organic elements already back then, even much stronger than in my current works. But most of all I am glad I still like what I did.
Even though I am not the biggest arthropods fanboy when it comes to body contact (except maybe butterflies and coccinellidaes), I really like to draw them. There is so much beauty in their alien architecture. The stag beetle ("Hirschkäfer" in German) was chosen insect of the year 2012 over here, also because they are in danger of becoming extinct in Germany. So yeah, that´s why I made this bag.
I like the smell of linol. It´s nice. But I always have to vaccum my room afterwards and shake my clothes clean. This stuff ends up everywhere. The cutting starts to become a pain in the neck. It´s almost impossible for me to keep a correct (body) posture during this process. Have to do more breaks and relax my muscles.
This is my first linocut. I did a couple of more since but will post those later. I am still in super practicing mode but what I like about this whole thing so far:
- It´s not too hard to do
- A printmaking techique I can easily do at home
- I have original prints and everyone is a little different from the one before.
- Easy clean up with waterbased colors
- I enjoy the cutting (even if it takes hours).
- Experimental value
- To work with one or just a minimum of colors
When I painted my iPhone case with acrylics I wasn´t sure how long the paint would actually last since it´s an object that is in daily use. So far everything seems good. The phone already fell down and no scratch,
So I tried getting a little 3D effect and drew on different layers. I searched very long on the web for a fitting square frame in that size and the needed depth. Found it at IKEA in the end.
I really like to get handmade presents myself so that´s why I make them for others. Whether they like it or not. Ha. This was an B-Day present for Edda. Acrylics on matchbox, 2 magnets, card and box.