Sunday, August 30, 2009

glad to be back

Out of the muck of my annual season of raw nerves and blues. I wonder why I am so unhappy in the summer time. Any way I am so exited to be back in school with a chalked full schedule.

I start back at the studio on thursday, I plan to be working on a series of reductive woodcut constellations with lots of fine line work.

other activities will include Art Club, taking my daughter to ballet, figure drawing, driving kids places..........

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Off to school tomorrow, big changes this year. I will be moving into a very large new room in November it will be so nice. The printmaking and ceramic areas will be greatly expanded not to mention the direly needed storage area. Also this year I will be starting one of two murals in the new high school gym. The second larger one will be done next summer here is the plan for the smaller one. 5ft by around 25ft

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Well I have not done much on the order of artwork this summer. But I did build some things.

This is a flat file system I made to store my print editions and paper. The top cabinet is for primarily storing my printmaking supplies. This project was supposed to cost very little as I would be using mostly recycled materials left over from my brothers little house project. The carcass is a mortis and tenon affair, and the mortises blew out with the slightest pressure, I should have known pine was a bad idea. I had to start over again with bought wood this time. The carcass is made of poplar with birch plywood for panels and tops, the drawer pulls are made from pipestone I found in my rock garden. This was supposed to take a month to build but took two, and ended up costing 3oo bucks, 200 more than I was willing to spend.

I also have been helping my brother Justin with his timber frame house. I have dug holes, lifted wood, held things in place, screwed screws, driving a tractor, distracted dogs, fallen off a ladder, and especially gotten to spend a lot of quality time with my Bro, his wife Leah, and my dad which has been wonderful. Please visit his blog on the right side of this page.

And finally I finished making a webpage. I started in May and have been pecking away at it since. I did it all in iWeb which is standard on a Mac, it was very easy to do, I was surprised. I secured the domain name before I bothered to google "chad nelson art", turns out there is another Chad Nelson artist out there-, he is a landscape artist, I'm sure he will not be pleased. When I uploaded my site I asked my mom to got to it and have a look, she said "Since when are you a landscape artist?".........Damit!