Friday, February 23, 2007
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Thursday, February 15, 2007
Yesterday was the dog's birthday and we forgot -- not like we don't have a real kid to take care of. So like Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles, Fletch went all of Valentine's Day without a pet, a cuddle, or a pat to the head. I think we even forgot to feed him. So in honor of his fourth birthday, Jemma and I decided to incorporate him into our latest video creation. Here's to you our tri-colored mutt. We still love you.
Posted by Barry at 4:42 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
So I know that I have no real artistic talent when it comes to painting an actual image. I came to this conclusion many years ago when my talent to draw topped out at about the first grade. I had all the aspirations to succeed, but it was not in the cards. I equate my drawing skills to someone trying to throw a ball with the wrong arm, but in my case the wrong arm is always the one that draws. When I should have had pencil and paper in hand, I had an Atari joystick.
So a description of the pictures. The first is my attempt at water color and painting a grassy field with mountains in the distance. The second image is more abstract, and depicts a lone askewed pine.
Posted by Barry at 11:59 AM
Monday, February 12, 2007
So here is one more piece that I did a few months ago. I was looking through fonts and saw this cool one of stick figure people in various poses. I thought it would be fun to construct a 'family portrait' using Illustrator and features that allow you to turn fonts into alterable images. The only image missing was one of a dog, so I drew him myself. Maybe a little quirky in the whole scheme of things, but fun nonetheless.
Posted by Barry at 11:13 AM
Sunday, February 11, 2007
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Thursday, February 8, 2007
So I don't know when I felt the need to pick up sciccors, construction paper and glue, but when I knew my wife and I had to decorate Jemma's new room, I thought of ways to contribute. One night we were walking through downtown Portland and saw a design company that had make street signs with inverse (white) images within a colored background. After searching around the internet to purchase said art, and not finding what we invisioned, I decided to make myself. Since I realy enjoy modern art, which ultimitly became the theme of Jemma's room, cuddly animal prints where not to our liking. Utilizing Adobe Illustrator, I created square images with a whimsical font.
I then cut the images to 8x8 squares and individualy mounted them on canvas. To create a stressed look to the pictures, I embalmed the pictures with a product called Mod Podge (or watered down glue) -- I later learned the technque is also called Decoupage.
I later found out about a website called Cafepress which allows you to create T-shirts. So out of boredom to see my designs on cotton, I uploaded a few pictures.
Posted by Barry at 11:03 AM
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
So I found a website that allows you to 'Warhol-ize" pictures.
As cool as it was, I wanted to take it one step farther. I colorized the same photo with colors I liked, then individualy hand-cut and mounted each image to its own canvas.
I've since been 'commissioned' to make one for some friends.
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