Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mr. Wilder

This is a drawing of Gene Wilder that I did about a year ago. I had just finished his memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger, and was inspired to draw him. A few minutes ago I mailed said drawing to Mr. Wilder. Well, his agent or something, I guess. I hope to get it back signed. To have a signed drawing of one of my idols would be... amazing.

However, I have heard less than wonderful things about Gene Wilder's willingness to respond to autograph requests. Sometimes your picture gets sent back unopened, sometimes you get a letter that says he just isn't in an "autographing mood". I have this scene replaying over and over in my mind of him receiving my drawing, glancing at it, and throwing it directly in the trash. I will be crushed if I never see my drawing again. I will also be crushed if I get it back unsigned.

Well, here it goes. My friend Alex sent a picture to him a while ago and did get it signed, though it took about 3 months. So this is probably going to be a long wait. I will of course let you all know how it turns out. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Totally Totes

Last Saturday I had a sewing afternoon with my mother and sister. I own a sewing machine, but have very limited knowledge of sewing, so I wanted to make something easy just to get comfortable with the machine. Jess and I bought some material and made some tote bags. It was incredibly easy! If anyone reading this wants to make one, let me know, I still have the pattern and we could whip one out in about 15 minutes.

Anyway, here is the picture of the tote bag I made. And if you look close, there's even a real live dinosaur foot in the picture! If skulls are more your bag (or tote) than dinosaurs, then check out Jess's awesome tote here.

It may not be perfect, and I wouldn't really trust it to carry more than a few pounds of groceries, but hey, it's a start. Next stop, making Oompa Loompa pants for Halloween. Stay tuned!

I know, I know, this is a drawing blog, not a sewing blog. But sewing is a creative endevour, so deal with it. And I promise soon I will have another drawing up!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Whoop dee do, another blog post already! I did this elk thing a few hours ago. My sister Jessica, my friend Hellen and I had a Kraft/craft (mac n cheese/ art) night tonight. I bought this wood thing at Michael's and drew on it, Jess glitterized some skulls (which turned out awesome!) and Hellen painted a ceramic pony.

It's my Dad's birthday in a few days, and my family just bought a cabin recently, so I decided to draw an elk scene on the piece of wood and give it to him. It's nothing special, I found a silhouette picture online and copied the hell out of it. But hey, I figured this counts as drawing, so it deserves to be on the blog. I promise the next post will be more impressive, I'm planning a Paul Newman drawing to coincide with the Newman Movie Night I'm having this Saturday. Stay tuned, my friends!