So, I thought I'd take some time to share a little about some new projects I am working on. I certainly like to stay busy even in my spare time.
First off, I'm just about finished with this . . .
If you're wondering what in tarnation this glob of yarn is, it is a scarf that I am knitting for a friend who lives up north. It's very soft and warm and should be quite useful in the winter months.
I have also started on my first really big knitting project. This one may take me weeks to get done.
Here is the yarn I am using:
I am knitting a throw blanket made out of mitered squares that look like this:
This is gonna look very funky when I'm done.
Before I really got into music, I used to draw a whole lot. In fact, I think I've been a visual artist more than I've been a musician during most of my life. I've been feeling the itch to return to my lost artform, and I've stocked up on some supplies . . .
Equipped with a drawing pad, compass, protractor, kneaded eraser, and graphite pencils, I'm going to start having fun drawing again. There's some really cool stuff I am just antzy to document on paper. I'll be blogging about some of my previous works this week.
Lastly, I'll be taking a lot of photographs this summer. There's just so much beauty that abounds.
Of course, I continue to document the fashion statements of my dear niece Alai. My fashionista strikes again!! She walked into my room having thrown this cute little ensemble together. This girl's got skills . . .
I am also getting ready to unveil new press/promo photos as well as my newly updated monthly newsletter.
What can I say? Life is short, and there 's just too much that I love to do.
Stay tuned for more art to come.
Well, I've been a busy little guy lately. Albeit behind the scenes, but busy nonetheless. I'm making some sweeping changes in my universe. First off, I haven't been able to blog much this week due to the fact that I am switching internet service providers. I have left Comcast and will SOON be joining the AT&T family. Can't wait. It will be more affordable and offer more features. Secondly, I've been in the process of rebuilding my band. This will be an ongoing thing as I want to perform with as many different kinds of musicians (and instruments) as possible. In April, I'll return to the world of rehearsing and will have some fun shows out in Charlotte, NC. Thirdly, you all have noticed that I have taken on a new obsession lately!! I've officially become a knitter!!! Whodathunkit? I LOVE knitting. There's a very soothing and zen-like quality to it. One must pay strong attention to detail yet also find a rhythm in the movement of yarn with fingers. It's actually a lot like playing an instrument--only that one winds up with a piece of soft fabric that was knitted with care and love. Lastly, and this one is a big one, I'll be learning how to play a totally new instrument. It's actually an instrument I've disliked for quite some time. A few months ago, my friend Laurel gave me one secondhand, and I've decided to take it on. I'll invest in two or three formal lessons before deciding on whether or not I will proceed. More on this later. There are other things bubbling along, but this is all I am comfortable sharing for now. I'm halfway through a new scarf that I just started knitting yesterday afternoon. It's so gosh darn relaxing and fun!!! Speaking of knitting, I just started reading a new book . . . Since I am new to this knitting racket, I may as well delve a little deeper. Well, I have to go. Various other things beckon. -gordo PS--There will be a new Oreo and Buttercup instalment soon.
A-L in conversation with illustrator Sara Stode - Her latest work has been inspired by #LFW. There is something incredibly tranquil and beautiful about her illustrations. Quite frankly, I am in awe of how talented she is and couldn't wait to share this with you all. If you want to find out more about Sara click here
Tell us about your illustrations?
I am a freelance illustrator from Stockholm, Sweden who recently moved to lovely and creative East London where I've found a lot of new inspiration! I do realist fashion and beauty illustrations for magazines, blogs, ad agencies etc. I am trained in fine art which is also reflected in the illustrations; I like nice line work paired with clearly defined light and shadow shapes. Most of my work is done in pencil and watercolour before I scan it and layer everything in Photoshop.
You create beautiful illustrations of world re-known designers - what is it that inspires you to draw them?