Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What I've Been Up to Lately (Since last fall)

From Top Left: Embroidered moth (WIP), Winston Churchill as Batman, Cute Catwoman, Cute Poison Ivy, Joan of Arc, Dinosaur winter wreath, Elizabeth I (Center)
Once again, it's been a real long time since I updated this thing.  I've been pretty busy, which is a decent reason to not make stuff, but I have another one.  I'm disillusioned with art-for-money. For whatever reason, my work doesn't sell, even when I commit 50+ hours a week to it, and I've been feeling things about that.

So now I'm just going to draw and make what I want when I want to and stop worrying about why other people don't spend money on it.  In that spirit, let me tell you about the stuff I've drawn or made over the past few months that you can't buy, even if you want to.

The epic moth patch is beautiful so far.  I didn't realize how time-consuming it would be because I've never embroidered anything on this scale before.  When it's finished, I'm planning on sewing it onto a denim jacket.

Over the past few months have doodled Winston Churchill as Batman, Queen Elizabeth I, and Joan of Arc.  Joan is one of my faves because there are so few instances in history of teenage girls wielding power.  Elizabeth is also in my top ten favorite historical figures for her kick-assery.  Following the theme of powerful women in a different direction, I drew Catwoman and Poison Ivy in a kind of cutesy, pop culture context and am actually super into how Poison Ivy turned out.

The last thing in that photo collage is the wreath I made for Christmas and then left up until Valentines Day because I'm lazy and it never stopped being relevant.

Friday, October 27, 2017

What I've Been Up to Lately: Summer 2017, Part II

What I've Been Up To Lately: Summer 2017, Part II | Jessi Corsentino

This is the second part of this post about all the things I drew and made over the summer while I wasn't blogging. The first part was last week.

Friday, October 20, 2017

What I've Been Up To Lately: Summer 2017, Part I

What I've Been Up To Lately: Summer 2017, Part I | Jessi Corsentino

I haven't updated since May and I'm only kind of sorry about it.  I'm still making stuff and drawing, but the pace of production has slowed significantly.  

Friday, April 21, 2017

What I've Been Up To Lately: Spring Cleaning Edition

What I've Been Up To Lately: Spring Cleaning Edition | Jessi Corsentino

I recently cleaned out my workspace, getting rid of a bunch of stuff and reorganizing everything.  I also tackled my project list with an unprecedented focus and determination.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lil Deer Hat

Lil Deer Hat | Jessi Corsentino
Fawna Hat pattern by Julia Belsante
I think I could fill my days making cute stuff for my tiny baby niece.  I also feel like my sister would endorse that venture.  She found a hat similar to this one on Pinterest and I hunted down a suitable pattern.