Late Start to 2017… new site!

Hello all of you wonderfully patient people.

So the wheels fell off hard last year. I was ready to do all my updates, keep going through the year, but 2016 became 2016 and that’s that. I don’t like providing excuses but last year kicked my ass, straight up. Blog updates just weren’t going to be a thing. I’m sorry.

But, this year I am going to try and do better for the people who are sticking with me here. I want to get back to more updates, starting small with some sketches here and there, ideas that I am working through. I want to back track and see if I can provide insight on the little bit of work I was able to do. Hopefully I’ll get to a point where I can get some feedback from everyone here, get me rolling, pushing me to go further with my work.

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One thing that might push this is the change in my website. I have made the decision to no longer pay ever increasing fees for my website when I can keep it the same with a different URL for free. Super delayed reaction light bulb there. Anyway, I am no longer located at http://www.erinhueston.com. My same portfolio website can be found here instead. I am going to try and spend the next year or so updating here and on my Facebook page and see how that goes. If things change and I think that I need a fancier new site with my name in the URL again then maybe I’ll consider switching back. For now, this is where I’ll be.

Thanks again everyone for sticking this one out. If you have anything specific you’d like to see from me please just let me know. Have a great day!

Create Everyday – March 2016

March was craaaaaaaaaazaaaaaay busy! Out of town or entertaining every weekend, and crazy deadlines at work didn’t help out much either. Any way…

I tried something a little different in my monthly calendar. I am not sure that it came out the way I thought it would, but it came out better than I thought it was going to around mid-month.

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The monthly post were mostly short and sweet. Traveling and all that takes it out of you, picking up the journal at the end of the day wasn’t my priority. I am going to really work on that this upcoming month. I don’t want to fall behind.

 

Zentangle Experiments

In the month of February I gave some zentangle art a try. It’s a lot of fun. The toughest part is finding subject matter that allows for the art to be clear at the end, and finding enough variety of patterns and designs to avoid too much repetition.

This style really lends to some of the final results that I have been working towards in a few of my pieces lately. Here are a few of the images that I was able to come up with in February. I have another list on the go for future attempts in the style.

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Create Everyday – January 2016

As promised I have been trying to carry my new journal everywhere with me so that it’s a little easier for me to create everyday. A few of the things that I included were movie reviews, photos from “family” dinner, and sadly two tributes to two tragic losses (David Bowie and Alan Rickman). I finished the full calendar for the month and wrote down my plans for a few ongoing projects and what’s to come for the next month.

 

New 2016 Plan!

Hello patient readers!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that you all had a great holiday!

As you have noticed I haven’t been posting all that much lately. I apologize. This past year went by insanely fast, with extra OT at work and a crazy schedule, sadly my art took a very back bumper seat to it all.

This year I plan to work on changing all that. I went out at the beginning of December and got myself a new pocket journal that I am planning on using everyday.

One of the pages that I have in this book so far is a full month calendar. I am going to use this to create at least one small image every day of the month. I am planning on doing this throughout the year and I’ll post them here as they get wrapped up. I got this idea off of the magical website that is Pinterest.

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And, as if my wonderful friends were reading my mind, I received the book below as a Christmas gift this year. It is full of art prompts with room to draw them. I’ll definitely be using this and my adult colouring books for some inspiration when I hit a road block. Hopefully I’ll get some good ideas in between the different art projects that I have planned and will be posting here as I go.

So we will see how it goes, hopefully I can get it together and get a bit more of a groove back in 2016!

#createeveryday Project

Back in May I mentioned that I have been creating everyday, and that I would start sharing some of those creative endeavours with the world. Some of the projects I can’t/couldn’t share right away, at least not until they were finished and delivered. For example, the book cover I developed and completed this month, see more here

If you’ve been following my Instagram posts and/or tweets, you’ve seen some of the sketching and writing that I can gotten up to while continuing to #createeveryday. For those of you who are just starting to get involved, here’s a sample of some of the creating I have been doing: 

 

To keep up with what I’ve been doing please make sure that you follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Follow me here at WordPress too to make sure you’re up to date on all the wonderful news! 

Now available in stores…

Hello everyone!

One of the secret projects that I was working on earlier this year has finally been completed, published and now it’s ready to share. I have been working closely with the amazing author D.J. Marilyn Thomas in the development of a cover for her newly published work “Betrayed by Desire”. We worked together in the development of a cover that truly represented the feeling of the book. I have to say that it is REALLY cool to see something that you worked on in a final print, something that you and other shoppers can hold in your hands. Take a look!

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It was great working with D.J. on this project and hopefully we will be able to work together again soon!

WAIT! Not so fast, make sure that you get your copy today. You can find a paperback copy here or a copy for your Kindle e-reader here

Everyday Creativity

Hello lovely patient readers!

It has been a while, this year has been a busy one so far and my posting has been limited. Don’t worry though, I have been working.

As part of my resolutions for the new year I planned to make sure that I did something creative every day. My definition is to make sure that I put pen (or brush, needle, stylus) to paper (or canvas, pattern, digital surface) at least once a day, and it had to be something outside of work. So I have been working in my sketchbook, on my paintings, on a cross stitch pattern I started years ago, and on some projects that I have been brought since the holidays.

I was just going to make sure that I was going to be able to do this project and thought about keeping it to myself for now. Then I started reading Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work (Read it! and all his other stuff too!) and he encourages artists to share their work with the world, get feedback, see what works, and just light a fire so you keep working.

So here’s the plan. I am going to try and post my progress everyday on my Instagram account. You will be able to see the most recent work on the sidebar of the blog here. Then I am hoping that I will be able to write a post once every week or two with an update on what I have going on. I do have a couple projects that I am working on that I won’t be able to share with the world just yet so there might be a day or two without a picture but I will do what I can.

Thanks for being so patient… let’s see how this goes!

Oscar Predictions 2014

Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again. I am taking a break from my blog hiatus here to share my Oscar predictions for this year. It’s a great set of movies this year and having seen most of the films this year I know that some of the categories are almost too close to call. Like last year I am just going to stick with my thoughts on the nominations for acting, directing, and picture for the post.  Continue reading