Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wait and Sketch

A quick sketch of Chace Crawford referencing a photo from the cover of People’s Magazine:

Chace Crawford SketchChace Crawford

There is much I can learn from this exercise.  Using a common #2 pencil, I did the sketch in a spam of about 40 minutes give/take a few while in a waiting room.  I’m not completely comfortable sketching in public so this was a very good exercise for me.  By using opportunities where I have to sit and wait, it will help me move out of my comfort zone of in studio work.  My art journal will be readily at hand more often to help capture ideas for future work.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What’s The Buzz

Snake is next in the line up in the Chinese astrology animals:
Although this is my fourth piece in this body of work, it is number 6 in the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.  It symbolizes wisdom and ambition.  All the work in this series is made with gold and red archival ink.  Find this art designed on great products in my Zazzle store under the cultural button.
On a different topic, I learned that my recent batch of art blocks for Art-O-Mat were sent to the The Cosmopolitan, in Las Vegas and the Oop in Dedham, MA.  Super exciting!  Thanks, Art-O-Mat!  If you happen upon one of these locations and pull the lever on my work, please add your comments in this blog.  I would love to hear from you.
Hatter On A Block
Cheers!  Smile

Friday, February 11, 2011

Walking On Sunshine

I started adding artwork on Pro Ked Sneakers in my Zazzle store.  Pro Keds are sold for men but women can wear them also.  I’ve always loved the look and style of these shoes.  The sneaker not only looks stylish, it’s also very comfortable.  To me, Pro Keds are unisex.


Right now, Zazzle doesn’t offer a size conversion for women.  If you’re a woman and want to buy a pair of “men” Pro Keds in your shoe size, the general rule is subtracting two sizes from the men size.  However, I’ve found it to be only one size difference.  For instance, I wear a woman’s size 9 and therefore would need a men’s size 8 for the right fit.  I also have wide feet so it’s probably the reason one size down works well for me.


You can also check out the shoe size conversion calculator I found online here.  The calculator comes up with one size difference.  Included here is a men’s shoe size template you can download and print. I also found an eHow link explaining how to measure for your correct shoe size.

With the above tools, you can find the right size for you.  To find other Pro Ked designs in my Zazzle store, go to the search box and type in ‘shoes’ in the search bar.  So, ladies enjoy feeling stylish in your new Pro Keds designed from my original works of art.  It will make you smile.Smile

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