Sunday, January 29, 2012

Corndog Project

A friend and I are collaborating on a Corndog Project. We are going to every* restaurant in Salt Lake City that serves corndogs, hoping to find the PERFECT corndog. Here is documentation of our progress so far:

Here is a draft of a letter we are sending to Wienerschnitzel. The final will be on Mr. French paper and mailed to Wienerschnitzel headquarter in Newport Beach, CA. We will both be signing them of course.

Here is a draft of the "corndog score card" we will be using to score each corndog and it's restaurant. We will send in a copy of the score card with each letter.

*We are trying to hit every restaurant, so, if you know of any restaurants in Salt Lake City that serve corndogs, please let us know. Email me, post on here, call me, etc. Thanks!

Friday, January 27, 2012

B-Day Book for a Buddy

It was my friend's birthday recently and I made her a silly 8 page book. She has two cats, Swordfish and The Chap, who she adores probably as much as I adore my cat, Charles. Here are few pages from the book.

Hooray for Birthdays!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Calendar

I made a limited edition of 2012 Calendars mainly for Christmas presents for my family and friends. They have been a bit hit and I've sold a few and given a few more out. There are still some left so contact me if you want one. Each month was illustrated with a holiday from that month, even August which has no government recognized holidays.

Here is a sampling of months:

Monday, January 16, 2012


I found this while cleaning out my computer's Documents folder. This was a drawing I made for my parents last year for Christmas. It's pretty funny, so I thought I'd share.
Final Drawing (from left to right: dad, sister, me, mom)
Hilarious original photo circa 1996 (we all had matching one-piece ski suits, and yes, that is a fanny pack)

"Seasons Eatings"

In December, I was once again invited to participate in the University's Art Department's annual mini-print exchange and sale. I letterpress printed this print from photopolymer plates and a linoleum block reduction cut. The original image can be seen in my 2012 calendar, soon to be on this blog!
Seasons Eatings: 8"x10"

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Patron Saint of Book Arts

I made this piece for my boss and coworkers (Marnie Powers-Torrey, David Wolske, Emily Tipps, and Becky Thomas) for a panel discussion they were giving at the latest College Book Arts Association conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. The title of the discussion group was "Herding Cats: Instructional Strategies in Twenty-First Century Book Classrooms" and of course you need a Patron Saint to herd all those cats!
Her halo is made from overarching qualities all book artists need to possess. The cats' tags all have terminology that is also important in the world of book arts.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Celebrity Portraits

I finished Celebrity Portraits! and am now putting them online!

 Alec Baldwin

 Jeff Bridges

 Lady Gaga

 Lindsay Lohan
 Mulder and Scully
Sarah Michelle Gellar

The reflective quality of the transparencies depicting Danny and Shelley Duvall in the Jack Nicholson piece wouldn't allow for a good photo. But, it didn't change any from the "in progress" post before. You'll just have to trust that it's great!