Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hot hot hot

My dad loves peppers. When I was a kid, whenever I traveled anywhere, my brother and I would always look for some exotic or regional hot sauce to get for him. As an avid gardener, he inevitably got into growing them, and now his backyard is filled with pepper plants. Since his birthday and Father's Day fell within three days of each other this year, I decided that instead of making him two cards, I'd make him twelve. That makes sense, right?

Don's Peppers, a selection of the varieties he's currently growing:

 Some close-up angles..


..and an overly-filtered shot of the ink drawings.

These are all under ~5x5 inches, pen and ink and watercolor on watercolor paper with some improvised text that I just made up as I went along. Originally I was going to try and laminate them or something and attach them to sticks so my dad could use them as markers in the garden - he decided he didn't want them to get messed up, so I'm working on framing them for the kitchen instead.

Thanks for checking in! I hope everyone's having a good summer.. I'm trying to get a couple more personal projects done, but an art history class and work are keeping me pretty busy, so we'll see..

Oh yeah, and everybody in the Bay Area - come out to Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason in San Francisco this weekend! I don't have a booth or anything, but I have a couple of friends who do, and it's always a good time. Lots of awesome stuff, I promise.

Renegade Craft Fair, July 9 + 10, 2011, from 11am – 7pm