As I might have mentioned a couple of times here and there, I’m living in Berlin now/for the moment/for as long as I can. As a kind of experiment, I am keeping a visual diary of my time here.
You can follow it here: aberlindiary.tumblr.com.
Oh, it will occasionally get NSFW. This is Berlin, after all.
See you there,
So the Tarot deck that I’ve been slaving away on is now printed and available! There was that whole re-locating to Europe thing that happened, so they get shipped to you from glamorous Berlin (which impacts shipping costs). All details available here: http://bit.ly/13oPJzs
Let me tell you all a little story.
My hard drive crashed a month or so ago, and I lost the original scans of the last 11 Lurking drawings. So I begin scanning away, and realize that towards the end there, I got a little lazy with titling and dating the drawings.
So here I am, scanning and titling, titling and scanning, when all of a sudden the numbers don’t add up. There are, in fact, not 300 drawings. There are only 299.
Which means that this project is not yet over.
I am currently off of Facebook, for a variety of reasons, all of them excellent. I will, reluctantly, be returning to Facebook once I am in Germany (in a scant 10 days). So, towards the latter half of the next two weeks, expect one more drawing for this here project; 300, I said — a deal’s a deal.
Oh hi there.
Two updates: the first is that a selection of Lurking drawings will be published as part of the XXX zine series. I’ll let y’all know when it’s available for purchase.
The second (and heftier) bit of news is that, in slightly less than two weeks, I’m up and going to Berlin for a while. More announcements about that (and what I’ll be up to while I’m there) later, but in the meantime, any Berliners out there, feel free to get in touch.
In case you haven’t been following, I’ve been designing and illustrating a Tarot deck. I’ve just finished the Major Arcana images, and thought it a good time to announce that, should anyone want a 7” x 10” archival print of any of the images on the site thus far, I am happy to comply.
Prints are $30 plus shipping. Payment can be made via PayPal. Just send me a message via the ASK link, and I’ll send you the pertinent details.
Oh and prints of the Lurking drawings remain always and forever available for purchase as well.
Some of my drawings will be in a show upcoming at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in February. Feel free to drop by if you’re around. The details:
In the Image of
February 8-March 3
Opening reception February 8, 7pm
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
34 Isabella St
A brief self-promotional announcement: I have started a new illustration project, a fun distraction; I am making a Tarot deck. I’ve flirted with the idea for a long long time, and any flirtation that sticks around for that long deserves to be indulged. If you like, you can track my progress at shotarot.tumblr.com.
Once I’m finished (78 drawings later…although, after the gargantuan project that was Lurking, that seems like nothing), the deck will be published, and theoretically for sale.
And there is some news about the Lurking project that is bubbling…announcements to follow when details have been firmed up.
Usually, after artist talks or public performances or some such, there’s always a Q&A, and I always try to leave as fast as I can.
This has been a public performance of a kind, so I thought perhaps, now that I’ve caught my breath and wiped away the shavings and washed the charcoal dust and pencil marks and watercolour stains off my hands, I would open the floor up to any questions.