On Saturday I gave my second Power Point presentation for my local branch of the National League of American Pen Women. This is a group of women who are professional writers, artists and musicians. We are working on including performers also.
My presentation was showcasing my work of the last two or three years. Much of it is craft oriented. My work has been getting simpler over the past years. There was a time when I could not put anything on paper. So these simple cartoons are something like me re-learning process. Not re-learning my art, re-learning how to focus. I lost that for awhile and was very scattered.
I talked about how I draw simple characters and cut them out. I use them on different products like boxes or cards.
I talked about how I find free items like left over wood pieces from furniture makers or wallpaper books from last season. If you know where to look you can get fabric, carpet squares, wire and all sorts of materials that people just throw away.
I talked about how I found myself cutting the edges from cards and making more art from not only the cut edges but the paper I used to color the cut leftover edges. I am getting to the point where it’s hard to throw anything away.
I discussed the process I use going from quick sketch to finished piece. I also talked abut the new children’s book I am working on. I showed the illustrations but I won’t show them here. You will see them when the book is published this summer.
I say the presentation went okay. I didn’t hear any snoring so I guess I did good.