Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Gallery 117 Happy Christmas

Here's a little Festive Frankie I knocked up with pen and watercolours this afternoon to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Thanks a million to everybody who has contributed or visited this year and made this a very enjoyable project.

My daughter Jamie, who's 12, has also entered into the Christmas monster spirit, here's her Chrimbo Creature.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Gallery 116

Thanks to friend of Patchwork, wiec? for this fantastic Christmas present. It's a miniature Frank portrait painted with acrylics on canvas. A very merry Christmas to you wiec? and all the regular visitors here.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Christmas Podding

My neighbour and fellow blogger Mondo does a regular podcast with his mucker Piley called Podrophenia. For their Xmas broadcast they asked me to join in, choose a couple of festive nuggets and blather on about Christmas related nonsense. If you fancy checking it out for a few Christmas tunes you aren't likely to hear anywhere else this Chrimbo, go here.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Gallery 115

Big thanks to Susie Garner for setting this as a project to her illustration students, the results have been superb. So here are the final two submissions from Mesa State College.

Trevor Jones

"Lego Frank" by Marci Reinhardt

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Gallery 114

Jeron Kuxhausen, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Baylee Kinkelaar, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Gallery 113

Aaron Herrera, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Monday, 30 November 2009

Gallery 112

"Frankensteino" by Lindsay Green, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

"The Monster" by Lindsay Green, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Gallery 111

Sarah Golden, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Tori Burton, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Gallery 110

"Attempting Normalcy While Maintaining Some Monstrosity" by Lance Williams
Mesa State Colllege, Grand Junction, USA

Josh Graham, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Gallery 109

Joe Brown, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Ehren Hock, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

Gallery 108

Cassie Fergeson, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, USA

"Franken de los Muertos" by Jessica Geddes, Grand Junction, USA

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Gallery 107

Wow, after a wait of almost a month, I've received a package of monsters in the mail.
They come from Suzie Garner who is an art teacher at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

Suzie writes, "I gave this as an assignment to my sketchbook students. I gave them the cards and I told my students that I would pay the postage on their submissions if they wanted to participate. They have the option of keeping them too. Most of my students are typical college age around 21 to 23 I think. They tend to be at least 21 in that class since there are some prerequisites to get into the course. So they are juniors and seniors typically. The class itself is called "ARTS 360 Sketchbook"

The first submission is Suzie's own, followed by a selection of works that she sent me as email attachments. These are the cards that her students decided to keep I think, as they were not in the envelope I received today. I will scan the cards that arrived in the post and upload them over the course of the week.

Susie Garner "Homage to Karloff's Monster"

Molly McGrath

Nathan Brunetti

Timothy Ball

Andrea Wilkins

Egan Metzger

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

You Got Good Taste

Thanks to Chocolategirl64 who tagged me ~
I have to pass this tag to fellow bloggers who love the same music I do.

Rules are:

1. You have to post a song that makes you happy.
2. You can tag as many people as you want, there is no limit.
3. Say at least one thing about each blog you tag, that will make them smile, something nice about their blog that makes you smile when you read it!

I saw The Death Set at The Railway earlier this year, it was one of the smallest turn-outs I've ever seen at a gig but the band gave it absolutely everything and it was a brilliant night. I defy you not to be singing this for days after you've listened to it a couple of times. Great vid too.

The blogs I'm gonna tag are:
Iron Leg - good tunes guaranteed, especially if you dig a bit of 60s garage/ psyche.

Short Sharp Kick in the Teeth - for all that's good in obscure Punk, Powerpop, Ska, Indie and Alternative vinyl.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Gallery 106

David Lee Ingersoll has been posting a step by step guide to how he created the eight part card set submitted here. For those of you who haven't seen it, you really should, here is the link.
David actually carried on working on the piece in Photoshop after he had it sent it in so I have asked him if I can share the finished piece with you.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Ten Thousand Visitors

Thanks to everyone who has contributed, left comments or just visited "A Patchwork Of Flesh" since I started it in April. Today we have passed the 10,000 unique visitors which is fantastic.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween

Here are a couple of prints that I have done with the lino cut I previously used for rubbings in gallery 96. I printed them with acrylic paints and tidied them up with a Sharpie, the paint gave some interesting textures but overall I think I prefer the effect I got using the lino cuts for rubbings.
Hope you all have an enjoyable Halloween.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Gallery 105

David Lee Ingersoll, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)
The postman has just been and I've got the last piece, so here it is:

......and here is the grand unveiling of the complete piece.

A huge thanks to David for a beautiful piece of work, I'm sure you'll all agree.
Please visit Gallery 57 to check out David's other wonderful submissions.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Gallery 104

David Lee Ingersoll, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)
The penultimate piece, are we looking at a two-headed monster? Time will tell, not too long hopefully, it all depends on the UK post strike we are suffering at the moment.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Gallery 103

David Lee Ingersoll, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)
Part six today, part seven has arrived too and will be up tomorrow so we are just waiting on the final piece of the jigsaw.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Gallery 102

Laurie Ljubojevic, Tokyo, Japan (Acrylic paint dots on found card) dotiste

Laurie is a visual artist who dots paper (both found and handmade) by placing tiny dots of acrylic paint on the surface and by puncturing through the paper with pins & needles.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Gallery 101

Part five of eight from David Lee Ingersoll, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Gallery 100

It's the hundredth gallery today and while the amount of submissions has definitely declined, the quality remains very high. We are seeing artists sending in second and third cards as they think of new ways of illustrating the monster.

Part 4 of David Lee Ingersoll's eight-part thriller, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Gallery 99

David Lee Ingersoll, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)

Parts 3, 4 and 5 arrived today but I'm only gonna share number 3 to keep you in suspense a little longer. You are in for a treat, see you tomorrow.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Gallery 98

David Lee Ingersoll, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)

The second piece of the puzzle has arrived. Actually, the number on the back is #1, so the first piece of the puzzle has arrived second. Work that one out!
I've got a feeling my initial guess about the card in gallery 97 being a leg was spot on because this sure looks like it's partner.
Once the whole collection has made it's appearance, I will photograph the lot together and post them to a gallery of their own.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Gallery 97

David Lee Ingersoll, Seattle,USA (Marker and coloured pencil)

David, this one intrigues me because I'm not sure what I'm looking at. It looks like flames at the bottom and them almost looks like a green knee hanging out of a torn black drainpipe jeans leg. Forgive my ignorance but the more I look at it, the more it sucks me in. Leave a comment and let me know how far out I am with my interpretation, and even if I have published your card the correct way up as I have just turned it over and it looks like flaming buildings now.
Anybody else care to leave their opinions please do, it may be that I am missing the blindingly obvious!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Gallery 96

Frankenstein's Adventures in the House Of Wax by Coop, Westcliff on Sea, UK (Wax crayon rubbings of a lino-cut, drawing ink)

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Gallery 95

"Frankey" by Marcus Hadlock, Utah, USA (Digital, done in Flash)
A Daily Doodle

Gallery 94

Frankenstein Monster Jack-o-lantern by Mr Cavin, Washington DC, USA (carved from three bell peppers)
Mr Cavin emailed me this photo which I thought I'd share with you all, genius!

Friday, 9 October 2009

A new art project

Check out my new blog Sleevie Wonders for a new art project that I hope you will take to your collective bosoms as enthusiastically as "A Patchwork Of Flesh". Come and visit and let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Gallery 93

"Frankie-stein" by Jason Garrattley, Birmingham, UK (Coloured pencil)
Between Clark and Hilldale

"Spongebob Frankenpants" by Eden Garrattley, age 7 (Pencil and felt tip pen)
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