Saturday, December 5, 2009

My work is so boring

Hi, my name is Colleen Sanders and I do really boring illustrations.

I went to a small works show last night in downtown San Jose and it kicked ass. The were works there by Barron Storey (holy crap if only I had a spare $250). A few really amazing Brazilian illustrators and a few other really amazing things like sculpture. It was the first art show I've been to since college and it was weird not knowing or even recognizing anyone. Luckily though, instead of being depressed about it I just want to do my own cool stuff even more.

South First Fridays

Anyway, I love mixed media. I love painting, sculpture, fibers and making anything with my hands. I love photography also. Why don't I use them in any of my work? I'm going to now. I'm super excited, I think I'm turning a new leaf. I tried it somewhat in my collage class:

Obviously this is dumb, but I liked doing more than just drawing or painting. I think I might channel Jonathan Yoerger and model a character out of clay and photographing it and putting it together in photoshop, who knows.

But then again, maybe it's not my technique, maybe my ideas are just boring. We shall see.


  1. Our struggles are so similar, some days it doesn't seem worth it, but most days it does. I would love to collaborate with you on something, maybe you could let some of the people you are collaborating with see my stuff and ask them if they had any room for me? Either way, I think your artwork is always really amazing, which may or may not comfort you that at least one soul admires your work... I want to reach san francisco too! It is the most amazing city, I just can't even express it. I have a job at a bookstore, but besides that and sellin art occasionally, life is rough, money is super tight of course, and I had to move back home. So life sucks, but my art is getting better now that I am finally over the college mind set of what my art should be.
    I've never been to san jose.

  2. enjoy a lot your work,,, realy inspiring>>