May 25, 2009

Share Hearts project

Talisman  6" x 6" mixed- media

In reconnecting with my fine art work, I wanted to create a series of small pieces to be gifted. I will be merging the digital side of my work with this project in creating a multimedia presentation of the project, incorporating a portrait and basic info about the recipient of each piece.

To keep the works unified, I am focusing on one basic shape - a heart - as the core imagery for the art. Here's the first of the pieces. I am hoping to complete a minimum of twenty in the series. I will have to sort out the grid of art works and how they will fit into the digital presentation to finalize that number. I will also have to find some particpants for the share part of the project.

May 24, 2009

Flash conference in Boston

I'm looking forward to a new event coming up next week - the Flash on Tap conference in Boston. I will be there to attend the entire conference and the first day workshop (Actionscript 3 for Designers). It should be a great opportunity to meet up with fellow Flash gurus, learn lots about the software, and participate in beer tastings. Best conference ever!

Welcome to the Pixel-Artistry blog!

My studio
So I have been experimenting with some blended media lately - I have a few ideas I want to explore with integrating fine and digital art, as well as creating some fine art pieces in my home studio. Seems like this is a good time to begin blogging the experiences and sharing resources for artists.

I'll be posting about a variety of artistic formats - both digital and traditional. In my day job I create interactive animated content for an eLearning company, and I love the immediacy of the results you get when working in Flash. Tweak, tweak, publish - instant gratification! But I miss the tangible feeling of fine art when I'm away from it too long. It's more direct and intimate of an experience, as the work is very personal. I want to keep the creative juices flowing in both fields, blending them where possible to create something that is uniquely me.

I am fortunate to have a studio space in which to work. It's a huge benefit to have a secluded space to be creative (and be messy about it) where you can leave a project out without worrying about it getting in the way of daily life, or in my case, being stepped on by any of our pets.

So it's time to get to work!