Good blurb coupon

Sorry been MIA lately. I’m so tired – so havent felt like going to studio – just want to sleep. I’m feeling pretty worn out. Though this coupon for blurb came through my inbox this afternoon and wanted to share.

Use the code HIDDENGEM40 to get 40% off photo books. Pretty sure my two books available for sale count. This is a great deal – if you were thinking of picking up one of the books, this is the time to do it! The offer ends 08/23!!

You can use it on any book. Including my one-a-(week)day book or my blank notebook.

Click to preview 2007 one-a-(week)day photo book   Click to preview Notebook by sagworks pocket and trade book

Even if you don’t buy one my books – if eyeing a book on blurb – go for it! This is a really good coupon. Or go and make your own book!!!

081116 – Abstract Vacation

So I have been on vacation for the past 2 weeks. There was a lot of cool buildings, textures, and patterns. So playing with an abstract artwork that incorporates things we saw and did.

Here are my inspiration photos

Here is what I am creating – I am working on pulling out of my mind.

This is where I left it today. The straight lines on the sides are just to hold the purple together and keep it true while I play around with things. I am liking where it is going – but need to stare at it for awhile before I start glueing.


I know I have a bird commission I am working on. But I put my contacts in today, so my eyes were still adjusting, so I wanted to work on this before jumping into precision working.

071816 – Mystery Commission Status

Made good progress today! Here is the back of the bird. The part that is facing forward is th bottom of the birds chest. I am redoing it because it all sorts of wrong!!!

The top top of the chest is made of 34 cut pieces. One the left are the 17 sets of 2 – each set has a grey and a white piece. On the right it them all assembled. This part took a few tries – I did the way I usually made multi-colored feathers and it was looking too bulky – a different method worked better for this.

071616 – Mystery Commission Status


Since this is a commission – I thought I’d share the backs of the artwork. You won’t really be able to see it – but you can still see the progress and see the work from a different perspective. SO I got started on this today and already had to do one touch up spot where I misinterpreted the feather structure. Though once I sussed that our I was able to stay on track.

071516 – Commission colors

So continuing with cryptic posts about a commission I’m not going to show you. Here is the color palette for the work. There will also be various whites and greys too.

You’ll see the little heart on the one green paper – it is one of my favorite papers. It is coming out a little grey too – but it is such a happy green in person that it makes me smile.

071116 – Abstracted Architecture


{click for larger version} So this took a lot longer than I expected. I havent been feeling productive or creative, so I ended up doing more staring than cutting with this. Check out the larger image to see all the details. I went through a few variations – but am pretty happy with the end result. The green background part is playing with the cement wall that is on the property and all over Ft. Lauderdale. I think it is a cool abstracted version of a cool looking hotel and adding some elements from the vibe of the area.

The work itself is  roughly 8.5″ x 11″ || $TBD
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