Heart Asunder

Heart Asunder. Micron pens on Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Artist Tiles. 6

Heart Asunder. Micron pens on Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Artist Tiles. 6″ x 6″

This piece came out of a heartbreaking incident that’s too personal to go into, but caused me a great deal of distress; hence the subject matter. I especially like some aspects that were experiments in form and coverage (such as the flowers and vines.) Though I don’t think it’s my best work, it’s generally pleasing to me. If I were to do it again or come back to it, I might tweak the droplets to give them a bit more depth, and add some details to a few of the patterns. 

Floral Arrangement II

Floral Arrangement II. Gelly Roll pens on Strathmore 400 Series Black Artist Tiles. 6"x6"

Floral Arrangement II. Gelly Roll pens on Strathmore 400 Series Black Artist Tiles. 6″x6″

This piece practically flew out of my pens. It was fun to experiment with the black paper, and I haven’t worked in color in quite some time; it was refreshing to do so. I like the variety of colors, and the intermingling of the Stardust and Metallic inks on the petals appeals to me as well, as it makes the flowers glimmer as the angle of reflection changes when the viewer moves. It’s unfortunately hard to capture in digital photos, but it’s very pleasing.

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes. Micron pens on Strathmore Bristol 300 Series Artist Tiles. 6

Stars and Stripes. Micron pens on Strathmore Bristol 300 Series Artist Tiles. 6″x6″ 

This piece was surprisingly labor-intensive for its size, mostly due to the finicky level of detail I decided to put into it. I’m very pleased with how it came out, though there are a few things I would have liked to have done a little differently. It’s gravity-neutral, and incorporates some aspects of things occurring in my life around this time, notably teaching fiber arts at the Detroit MakerFaire.

Floral Arrangement

Floral Arrangement. Micron pens on Strathmore 300 Series Vellum. 6

Floral Arrangement. Micron pens on Strathmore 300 Series Vellum. 6″x6″

This piece was a meditation on a theme, based on a technique I picked up and modified slightly in which the pen is drawn from a single point to another edge of a bounding shape (in this case, a flower petal.)