Friday, September 26, 2014

Pastel mess

Here is the page from my sketchbook that resulted in the mess I described in my facebook post  https://www.facebook.com/marybethcryanart .  To summarize, I did one hour of pastel drawing which resulted in this drawing and pastel all over my desk, ground into my rug, smeared inside my sneakers, and covering 7 pairs of socks.  Oh no, I just realized it's smeared on my scanner now too.  I think I'll be working in digital pastels from now on.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Catalog season!

It's catalog season and I love to catalog shop!  Well actually, I love any kind of shopping.  But catalogs are fun because you can tear out the pages and make a big pile of all the lovely things you want to buy.

When I first set out to be a product designer I dreamed of seeing my creations in stores.  It never occurred to me that I would someday see my products in catalogs!  This month was an especially exciting one for product spotting.   My products showed up in the MoMA's Design Store catalog and the Art Institute of Chicago's gift catalog, two of my favorites.  Hooray!

Art Institute of Chicago page 26:
 MoMA Design Store page 64-65