Saturday, June 29, 2013


Most days I longboard to get around the UMaine campus. This summer I decided to decorate the bottom with markers, pen, and acrylic paint. Before doing this, I sanded the surface, and then afterwards put a clear finish back over. 

Friday, June 28, 2013


Character illustrations

This summer I have been working on my portfolio: organizing it, presenting it,  and adding to it. I decided to create an account on Carbonmade: and I have also been creating submissions for the contest website DesignCrowd.

Pirate in pen and watercolor

One of my birthday presents for Jackson. A watercolor and pen illustration of us and the many adventures we have.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Soccer at Jackson's

Painted turtles

Odiorne Point State Park

Sculpture in Cambridge

Red eft at Mt. Monadnock 

Pretty moth in Naples, ME

My brother, Ben, swimming 1/2 mile across Long Lake for triathlon training while we escort

Huge beautiful luna moth in Maine

A baby bunny outside my house

Watching the Joy Formidable in Providence, one of my favorite bands.

The Airborne Toxic Even in Providence

Boston for the day with Jackson for his 21st birthday

Jackson bought me tickets to see The Joy Formidable in Boston for my birthday, but the concert was April 19th, the day of the lockdown, so it was rescheduled to June 20.. Which means I saw this band two nights in a row, the night before as a backup in Providence to Airborne. She is great live!

Relief Printing multi-color

The second linoleum relief print we made was done multi-colored in what is called the "suicide" style because you cannot fix a mistake (un-carve something) in the very particular process. In order to make sure we understood how to go about this our professor had us sketch each color layer on a sheet of tracing paper.

These are some prep sketches of for my idea. The theme of this assignment was ephemeral, so I was thinking about the way we consider time. We often consider rock as permanent, while in reality it weathers and crumbles, as did the Old Man of the Mountain. 
It all depends on the timeline being considered, there is no one way to define a short or long amount of time; So, I compared the life of a human compared to the lifespan of a cliff.

I made 8 prints trying out different color combinations. Each color is one layer of linoleum that I carved away after printing.

We had the option of waxing some of our prints if we chose, after the ink completely dries. 

This print is my favorite

I tried printing the purple shadows and green trees before the blue background was dry enough (it takes closer to 2 days to try between ink layers) so the ink of the sky lifted up a bit.