What exactly do you make?
Almost anything. I make block prints, handbags, wallets, luggage, flasks, bookmarks, illustrations, paintings, sculpture, upcycled chandeliers, lamps, and completely original inventions like my salt smoking basket.
I draw original artwork and transfer it to linocut material. I then carve out the negative space of the image, leaving the raised portions as the image. This is known as linoleum carving, stamp carving, or block carving. I then use the carved block to produce limited print runs. I create works based on popular characters and properties, as well as fine art. You can find my available block prints at any time in my TrilliumArts Etsy Store.
Tell me more about your leatherwork.
I use top-grain, vegetable tanned leather that I hand tool, dye and paint, using eco-friendly, no VOC dyes and paints. Items for heavy use (purses/luggage) have straps re-enforced with nylon webbing. Cosplay items are made to be as accurate and comfortable as possible, but won't always be re-enforced (except where needed). I use top-quality hardwear; stainless steel, brass, and copper. If you can imagine it I can probably make it out of leather.
What about your illustrations?
I do both traditional and computer illustration. For traditional illustrations, I prefer pencil, scratchboard, watercolor, and colored pencils, but I also match the media to the use (yes, I have done crayon!). Digitally I create using Photoshop and Illustrator, depending on the needs of the project.
What do you mean by mixed media?
This is my catch-all for my creations that don't fit neatly into another category. I've upcycled chandeliers into steampunk, I've created lamps with wood, paper, glue, metal, mica. I've cast latex masks. And of course I made a mesh box in which I could make my own smoked salt.
How do I get something custom made?
Just contact me with your idea and I'll get back to you with an estimate.
Can you tell me more?
You must be bored. You can always check out my blog, which contains projects, design stuff, recipes, and random musings about my life. Hey, I'm a normal person!