Last summer Amity Skateboards approached me to design a skateboard for them.
Having wanted to design my own skateboard since I was a teenager, I obviously jumped on the opportunity.
The first version of the design I made is now available. I can’t wait to get my hands (and feet) on one of these.
I’m looking forward to teaching some little people how to pass their time the same way I did.
Buy it here.
I know I’ve been neglecting this webpage and my Facebook page in favor of Instagram lately.
Sorry about that, but it’s easier and more interactive.
That said, here are a few of the pieces I’ve finished this month that I haven’t posted yet. You can find larger images of each here.
Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies…I know, but I see them in my yard every day and they in the mythology of just about everything I care about.
I still haven’t had the time to finish the very large and elaborate pieces I posted studies of in December.
Some day, soon I hope.
As of now, most of the things I’ve posted this year and most of things coming up will be in a Milwaukee show in June.
More details on that when they are settled.
If you like my postcard boxes, Volume 1 is officially out of print.
Sparrow Collective and the Waxwing got the last copies a few weeks ago.
I have no plans to reprint them as they are nothing like what I started doing shortly after I made them.
I will hopefully have news about a collaboration with Orange Pops this spring.
Time will tell.
I designed some very large pieces over the last few months.
I have been doing small details of them to sort out the scale and problem areas.
I’m still not happy with the final design for my sad letterpress bunny, but this detail study turned out nice.
Hopefully the full piece will be realized soon.
This is the first new, finished, papercut I’ve made in a while.
There were a few false starts and failures along the way.
I may change the dress highlights and umbrella accent colors.
We will see….
Thanks to Tom Waits for the title.
The solstice is at 10:48 (Central time) tonight.
Enjoy the darkness.
This was inspired by Tuonen Piika and Sielulintu.
It isn’t faithful to the story, but that doesn’t really matter.
No time to write more…
Some people don’t understand what I mean by scale.
The tether and ribs of the lantern on the left and the ribbons on the maypole on the right are the smallest parts of the papercut I’m making.
To determine the size of the finished piece, I need to know how small I can properly cut them out.
I will make one or two pieces to determine the scale the smallest piece needs to be in order to know the size of the finished work.
Often the theme of the finished piece is not reflected in the scale study, therefor I will sometimes create a new symbolism in the study that has no place in the parent piece.