Taratories Blog

Doodle and Be Free!!!

I have always struggled throughout my life with making it a regular habit to sketch in my sketch book.  It is hard for me to spend time sketching and doodling because I want to start on the piece that will eventually be my finished product.  My professors in art school always encouraged us to keep a sketch book and I definitely see the benefits to doing so.  

This week I have been working on some more ink sketches for Sarah Loven to add to her upcoming blog posts.  She wanted some Native American/Mexican inspired designs to incorporate onto her photographs.

I find that when I work on these illustrations for her, I feel more free and relaxed than when I am working on a final piece of art.  I tend to work in a more planned out and precise manner when I do art and sketching in this way forces me to have happy accidents and make a lot of decisions along the way.  

Although I am working in ink which is not a forgiving medium, I think my brain is fooled to think that I am doodling and therefore, causes me to relax and be free!!

A Quill for Jess Archer

I just created a logo for the very talented author, Jess Archer.  She saw the lesson that I did with my art class and was inspired by the funky feather designs which she thought would be great to incorporate into a quill.  I think it is always beautiful to give a traditional object a modern twist!  This will be a great addition to her new website and business cards and will immediately identify her as a writer with an eye for beauty and detail.