I've felt so amazingly flattered when people do recommend and comment on my stuff and I've felt very creatively-inspired since joining only a few months ago. Although, I've often been surprised by what catches peoples' attention here and what doesn't. Sometimes it's not my favourite stuff, sometimes it is! But I keep in mind that people think about different things when they recommend something. Remixability, for one. So without further ado, my REEL:
a new hevn (ink on paper) - This drawing was my first to ever get more than a heart or two. It really helped me figure out how my style could contribute to hR. I'd like to do more with the creation myth collab, but I haven't quite figured out how to make my style fit in with it.
A History of Recording - This was the first drawing that really surprised me with the response it got. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have been surprised! It makes sense that a site full of multimedia artists and musicians would have a soft spot for the recording devices of their childhoods.
our collective arteries - Not my best work, but I like it for where the inspiration for it came from. We were chatting while watching the livestream for hitRECord @ the movies. It was the first time I got to chat in real-time and the first time I really felt I was understanding this community. The title was from an off-hand comment I made in the chat while we were talking about the deleterious health effects of popcorn.
Not Meant to Be - Like the "history" piece mentioned above, I was surprised by the response this got. It makes my English Major heart happy to see others appreciate grammar humour.
joe sketch remix - I couldn't not include this one (ow grammar.) I could never have imagined the response this would get when I was sitting with my pens, watching TV and sketching with count's sketch of Joe. Whether this gets used for the vinyl art or not, I feel gratified that so many of you enjoyed it.
The Fake History of Paper Airplanes - This one hasn't gotten much feedback, but it was fun to write. I consider myself a writer before an artist and I hope to be able to contribute more text to hR going forward. (PS: Make a plane for the paper airplaines collab!)
My Funny Frankenstein - I'm proud of this short story. It won second prize in a gothic fiction competition.
An ink sketch after reading this story. The poem has the epic level and the personal level, which is why I chose to do the large, personified hevn and urth figures with the small person-figures on their heads.
All my ink sketches are done with ink directly on paper. I don't sketch first (for better or for worse!) It ends of being meditative that way, and if I make a line I didn't intend to, I have to improvise. I think of it like the artistic version of stream of consciousness writing. It's a way to draw without constantly editing myself.
This image came out of a goofy conversation while some of us were watching the livestream of hitRECord @ the movies. We were talking about popcorn and the faux-butter substance that goes on it. Then we got to talking about arteries, and this image came to mind. I was encouraged to draw this by the people there, so I did!
So! From a silly conversation comes a non-silly image.
...in which Proi dates herself terribly.
Just a goofy, quick, fun doodle! My history with different recording devices through the decades. I've always played around with recording devices, from a toy recorder up to whatever we had to shoot home movies on. The VHS camera was heavy as hell, but I was always playing with it. I still remember exactly what sounds it made and how it felt to have it up on my shoulder.
I loved recording so much that I took a broadcast program in 2000. Not pictured here: betacams handed down from local TV stations, miniDV cams, MiniDisc, 8-track, cart decks, Hi-8, reel to reel (yes! I cut and pasted actual tape) hard-wired studio cameras and a Marantz deck.
I think some of the charm has gone out of recording without physical media. Or at least, physical media that I can understand,
This is a remix of count's fab original sketch. Done in gig poster style inspired by the work of Bob Masse. EDIT: Wow! Thank you all for the feedback. I'm honoured!
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