Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The past couple days have been full of screenprinting. I'm attempting to make myself some business cards but I've had nothing but technical problems. I think I'm starting to figure out my technical issues, but there are so many things that can go wrong while printing!!!!!#*%@
Also, I bought the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Shut up.
The ghost of Patrick Swayze made me do it.
Maybe my cards didn't work because I was too busy shaking my money maker.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 5:13 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
At some point during this small study for a painting, what was intended to be a portrait of a woman magically transformed into a portrait of a Sumo wrestler wearing a doilie. A good example of me losing control of proportion and detail. I managed to somewhat wrestle it back into some semblance of a 'handsome' reptilian woman. Wearing a doilie. Not my best work.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
In an attempt to brainstorm for a show called "Bonfire", all I could come up with was the memory of going to bush parties (yes, you read 'bush party') - for those of you who didn't grow up in smallish towns where there was nothing to do, a bush party is when a bunch of stupid teenagers drive out to someone's acreage or farm (belonging to another stupid teenager who's parents are away) and light a bunch of crap on fire. All that crap is piled into a great big heap of bonfire, and the drinking begins. Since I was a teenager in the 90's, the outfit du jour was a plaid lumberjacket style flannel coat a la Eddie Vedder, and since we were a bunch of stupid penniless teenagers we drank Club beer, which was the cheapest piss on the market.
An embarassing bit of my history.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 12:54 PM
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I had a good figure drawing session this week. Good model, nice physique, someone that I enjoyed drawing - which is not always the case. It's as though some models inspire me to continue drawing. To say it in a flaky way - they give off a kind of energy. Other models seem to suck energy from the room - let's call it a creative vortex of pain and suffering.
Anyhoo, drawing felt easy and natural that night, but when I got home I started to feel really sick. That was the beginning of a horrible 3 day stomach flu. I hope the two situations aren't related, I know it's probably 'cool' to suffer for one's art - but screw that.
Have a good weekend!
Posted by Karen Klassen at 12:30 PM