underground art school issue 3

My Underground Art School issue No. 3 arrived in my p.o. box last week and I’ve been trying to savor it slowly ever since. Racheal, you’ve really outdone yourself this time, the design and coverage is amazing! There is a fantastic interview with the artist Su Blackwell, featuring a bunch of 3D papercut images. Beautiful. The cover illustration and an article inside is by the fabulous Heidi Burton. And of course an amazing and profound quote by yours truly, illustrated by non other than MYSELF! I think these are only being sold through MagCloud‘s but I really can see them being at any bookstore, magazine shop, or store that sells art magazines. As I said before it is sketchbook themed and I truly believe that the world would be a better place if everyone carried around a little journal with them in which to jot down ideas, sketch out images and cram full of inspirations. Peace on earth, I think so.

Speaking of magazines, I completely forgot to mention another funny coincidence that happened to me a couple weeks ago. I was surfing around the web, as I do, checking out my blog subscriptions when I came upon a page that was using a quote of mine top and center to help promote a zine. Haha, apparently I had submitted a reply to a question prompt and they used it in their publication. The quote is about how clutter and mess are a stumbling block for my artwork and how I need to keep a neat work space, which is kind of humorous because I’m just in the process of cleaning my studio. It was so bad I started avoiding the room at all costs. The floor was so cluttered that I couldn’t even open the door wide enough to get in, so I kind of just stopped going in all together. Bad. Bad. Bad.

But now, it’s all getting organized. And all I want to do is go in there and play, and paint, and draw, and collage, and spin, and create. Unfortunately, I will be going away for the weekend (family reunion), and I’ll be going to a wedding in St. Louis the weekend after that. I’ll miss you Studio, but how wonderful it will be when once again we meet. Parting is such sweet sorrow.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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