When You Give Me a Pencil

I should learn that having a personal project on the side when taking classes always becomes an interesting challenge by the third week of class.

After I finished updating my site over the break, I signed up for The Limited Edition Sketchbook Project at Art House Library in Brooklyn New York.  Unlike the 2012 Sketchbook Project, they will publish these sketchbooks in a series of art books by the library in the fall of 2012.

I received my sketchbook the day I mailed out my other one for the 2012 Sketchbook Tour. At the time, it was January, and I had a month to really work on it before I started class at the end of the month. I was able to steamroll through four pages before coming to a complete halt when school started back up.

My little sketchbook sat on the table by me as I began writing papers and creating magazine spreads. It was beginning to look unhappy because I was not filling it with my designs.

By the third week of class, I was able to take a day or two and fill it with a spread I had been pondering for a few weeks. I have always loved Polaroid cameras; I am bummed I do not have one anymore. I wanted to create something that was an image within an image for the whole spread.

This is what I came up with:

So far, this is my favorite spread, and I hope they consider publishing it in the Limited Edition Art Books in the fall of 2012. It will be fun to see which spread they choose once I send in my book.

Did I mention it must be mailed in by April 30th 2012? … Only 28 more pages to go.

Hello world!

This is my first post officially!

I have finally taken the time to re-upload wordpress and use it as a permanent blog. This blog will be used as a way to keep track of my work as I update my website and keep everyone updated on my journey through life.

On that note, I am busy revamping my website in a big way. I have decided with my coming of age in the next month that this website needed to be turned into something that would be worth showing to potential bosses and clients.

I have begun this process by creating a splash page when you come to the main site. This gives the user a clear view of what I can do and where they can go in the site. I am currently working on the About Pam section. This will have an overview of myself, artist statement, and why I chose artsypam.com. I will also list my information for other sites I use and how to contact me.

That is what I have on paper right now. I am trying to focus on just these things before moving on to anything else on my site.

I know my next goal is to learn how to make my own wordpress layout. I may need to employ a few hours on google to figure this one out!