Monday, October 27, 2014

Itching to Sew


I got the parts I needed to make the sewing machine I got last Christmas finally work, and I really want to get going on various projects. Hopefully I can finish up all this current work soon and do so!

But anyway, I started a sewing blog on tumblr, with an intended concentration in lolita fashion, and it's also going to be my messy tumblr where I collect a bunch of things I like via reblogging, as many people do.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Road to Walsingham


I recently did a banner, above, and a cover image, below, for the Road to Walsingham podcasts of the various interesting lectures given at Our Lady of Walsingham Church, my old parish and the seat of the Ordinariate.


It's a bit poignant, because today I went to an Anglican Use Mass for the first time since leaving Texas, with the Society of St. Bede the Venerable. I'd missed it an awful lot.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Benjamin Franklin


An illustration I did a while ago, and mentioned another while ago, for Ink and Fairydust for a poem about Benjamin Franklin. You can see it with the poem, and read that too, here!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ink angel


Quick brushpen angel I did for a Christmas flier I designed for the paper, and I'm also counting it for inktober, though it's pretty clear I'm not going to be getting very far with that, but that's what I expected anyway when I started so it's all good.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Leaves around here (and wasps' nests and crabapples)

It's Fall!

One of the first of the colorful leaves.




A wasps' nest. I think it was abandoned, but wasn't going to get close enough to find out.




 Another garter snake. I've seen more this year than my whole life before.




These were all taken in digital with a Fujifilm Finepix s1000.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hugs




For a while now, often at Anna's behest, I've been sketching hugs of brothers and friends and coloring them with Stabilo pen ink. It's very nice.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I'm a Newspaperperson too now!


Well I got a day job, doing design, formatting, and website-maintaining at the local newspaper, the Aitkin Independent Age. So I'll just be acting like I'm a reporter now and glomping Jimmy Olsen, yes.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Print shop


So I've been putting together a shop on Society6 to sell prints (and maybe eventually other items) of my artwork. I was going to announce it when I had uploaded more art there, but then they started this special offer today, so I thought I'd better pass it on.

Through October 12th, you can get free shipping if you go to my shop through this link: http://society6.com/MaryMacArthur?promo=6FNXWXQWYTM8

Monday, October 6, 2014

Love is War


I missed the fourth day of this inktober thing, so on the fifth day I did a drawing that spread across two pages, and I figure that puts me in the clear, heheh.

The title refers to the Miku Hatsune song which inspired the picture, which you can hear here.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Inktober day two


The Wandering Jester, my sister Anna's character.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Inktober, they call it


There's a thing that goes on, one of those art challenges somebody made up, and it's to draw a picture in ink every day of October. My first, done yesterday, is of my version of Barbara Gordon, from Decadence.

I think it's more of a different and special thing for folks who mostly draw digitally; while I on the other hand almost always use ink anyway, but hey, seems like it might be fun in the midst of all the work I should be doing... heh.

I also have been doing a little art challenge I made up myself... what I've done so far is on my tumblr, but I might bring it up here ere long. ~_^