Happy Thursday!

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Good morning! The sun is shining, and there’s some dude who swears he looks like Walter White in the back yard.

Tim Kapler. Photo by Suzanne Skaar.

Tim Kapler. Photo by Suzanne Skaar.

Back to work!

No Mine! Studios crew

 

Progress

July 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

Well, despite our car being broken into AGAIN (twice in less than a year) on the day after Suzanne’s birthday, the installation is moving ahead. Here are some glimpses into the behind the scenes action.

 

Lotus. Suzanne Skaar. Birch, laser cut. Work in progress: Steampunk Installation/ 2014.

Lotus. Suzanne Skaar. Birch, laser cut. Work in progress: Steampunk Installation/ 2014.

Dragonfly. Suzanne Skaar. Birch, lasercut. Work in progress: Steampunk Installation. 2014.

Dragonfly. Suzanne Skaar. Birch, lasercut. Work in progress: Steampunk Installation. 2014.

Painted Dragonflies. Suzanne Skaar. Work in progress: Steampunk Installation. 2014.

Painted Dragonflies. Suzanne Skaar. Work in progress: Steampunk Installation. 2014.

A peek at FabLab's laser cutter in action. 2014.

A peek at FabLab’s laser cutter in action. 2014.

See you at the Anacortes Arts Festival!

–Suzanne

It’s Suzanne’s Birthday!

July 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

We’re all high on cake right now, and pretty useless. Have a cupcake! 

Birthday Cupcake. Tim Kapler. Animation. 2008.

Birthday Cupcake. Tim Kapler. Animation. 2008.

Originally made in 2008, but it’s still good!

Cheers!

No Mine! Studios

Saturday’s Progress

July 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

A few more photos from the painting frenzy in the studio, fueled by good food and too much coffee.

I am using a mix of acrylic and India ink in order to retain the birch's texture where possible.

I am using a mix of acrylic and India ink in order to retain the birch’s texture where possible.

Small Blue Octopus. Suzanne Skaar. Woodcut, paint. 2014.

Small Blue Octopus. Suzanne Skaar. Woodcut, paint. 2014.

Painted Swallow. Suzanne Skaar. Steampunk Installation detail. 2014.

Painted Swallow. Suzanne Skaar. Steampunk Installation detail. 2014.

Green Butterfly. Suzanne Skaar. Wood, acrylic, india ink. 2014.

Green Butterfly. Suzanne Skaar. Wood, acrylic, india ink. 2014.

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Peeks into Process

July 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

As the deadline for the Anacortes Arts Festival gets nearer, it’s exciting to see everything falling into place. On Monday, the acrylic bases for the underwater scape were ready for pick up, and a productive trip to a local hardware store netted casters, lights, pulleys, and more. The last of the specialized PVC joints arrived Thursday, so the frame went up that very day. And I have started painting the various smaller pieces, readying them to be hung in their appropriate places. A few of the bigger sections of the installation still need to be finalized, but it’s great to see an abstract concept becoming a concrete reality.

Here’s a few pictures of what’s going on. Please mark your calendars for August 2-3 to see the real thing in person!

The 10' x 10' x 5' frame upon which the installation will be built, fully utilizing my plot of land in the Jet Artist Collective.

The 10′ x 10′ x 5′ frame upon which the installation will be built, fully utilizing my plot of land in the Jet Artist Collective.

Prepping to paint pieces of installation.

Prepping to paint first wave of installation pieces.

Towards end of last night's painting session. Photos of individual painted pieces will be posted on Suzanne's gallery page once complete.

Towards end of last night’s painting session. Photos of individual painted pieces will be posted on Suzanne’s gallery page once complete.

For more, check out Suzanne’s gallery page.

Lotus Shoes

July 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

"Lotus Shoes." Suzanne Skaar. Submission to Bucketfeet. 2014.

“Lotus Shoes.” Suzanne Skaar. Submission to Bucketfeet. 2014.

Among the other projects and collaborations No Mine! is working on, Suzanne in particular has been exploring opportunities to infiltrate the fashion world. Here’s one sample of a shoe prototype sent in to Bucketfeet. If you would like to collaborate or see No Mine! Studios’ designs in other wearable formats, shoot us a line at nominestudios [at] hotmail [dot] com. 

Cheers!

The No Mine! Crew

 

 

Oh, My! Octopi!

July 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Steampunk Installation In Progress. Suzanne Skaar. Birch, laser cut. 2014.

Steampunk Installation In Progress. Suzanne Skaar. Birch, laser cut. 2014.

Earlier today, I said to someone that when designing this installation, I have been trying to make art that fits the theme while also making something that my daughter would like.

Considering my toughest critic just stole one of the “babies!” from my desk, I’d say the project is going swimmingly. (Wah wah.)  Less than 3 weeks to go, so

Full Steam Ahead!

Suzanne

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