Sketches & Swatches

I will be using this blog mostly as a showcase for my artwork, though occasionally I will be posting/reposting things that inspire me (and, you know, things in general). I hope that you will find it appealing, or at least interesting :).

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 9th

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 9th

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 8th

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 8th

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 7th (retroactive)

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 7th (retroactive)

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 6th

Inspired while watching Amy Purdy on DWTS.  She may not have struck this exact pose, but I wanted to reflect her gracefullness.  

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 6th

Inspired while watching Amy Purdy on DWTS.  She may not have struck this exact pose, but I wanted to reflect her gracefullness.  

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  A-Dancer-A-Day 2014

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  A-Dancer-A-Day 2014

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 4th

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 4th

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 3rd (retroactive)

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 3rd (retroactive)

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 2nd

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 2nd

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 1st

A-Dancer-A-Day 2014:  April 1st

As suggested by Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers, I’d like to submit this as my Reviewsday Tuesday recommendation.  It’s a graphic novel (I hope that counts), and a really compelling biography of a brilliant artist I’d have known nothing about had this book not found its way to me.  Ana Mendieta was the most prolific filmmaker of her time, which was an especially volatile time in history.  Her story is wonderfully captured in graphic novel form, full of information and references from Ana’s time, but never becoming weighed-down with details.  The illustration style is unique, imaginative, and very bold (you might notice I haven’t shown the whole cover here - it’s more than a bit risque). I definitely recommend this book to adults, specifically those with an interest in the arts, and/or issues of women’s rights and gender equality.