I can't believe Halloween is over and we are almost a week away from Thanksgiving. I haven't had much time to create anything new in the last month. School and my two jobs have been keeping me busy, but I'm starting to get some breathing room. I am hoping to get at least 2-3 new paintings done for the next show.
Speaking of which, the next show will be the Thieves Market in Iowa City at the IMU, December 5-6. This is an indoor show and I hear it is a great kick off for holiday shopping.
Even though I haven't come up with any new paintings, I have been playing with shrinky dinks! Remember shrinky dinks, the plastic you could color on with colored pencils or markers that you would cut out and bake in the oven. Then it would magically shrink before your eyes (if you had a window in your oven). You can now buy this shrinking plastic that you can use with your inkjet printer. I've been experimenting with taking my monster designs and making pendants for necklaces. The first round had some success. I am hoping to have better results tonight. If they turn out, I will have some for sale at the show.
As always, if anyone has any suggestions or new ideas, I am all ears.