Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Terrestrial


©Copyright 2007 Jason Loya
Ink and Pencil on Paper

Monday, October 15, 2007

be

I meditate on
The silent, silent sound;
The sexual spiritual
Semblance of a man--

The sound that echoes reason,
Treason,
Disease, and all that feeds
On emptiness and endlessness
And ceaseless busyness--

And somewhere in the din
Behind the howling wind,
A gentle warming breeze
Whispers quietly
The simple secret:

be

And it's clouded by the noise
Once again...

©Copyright 2007 Jason J. Loya
Note: This is my 100th post. I have had this blog since January 2, 2005.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Just Built a Website...

I recently completed my first website gig for someone other than myself or my company. It is a site for actor, Matt Ritchey and I think it turned out rather well. You can see my handiwork at mattritchey.net

I find it interesting that I can add "web builder" to my resume because I have for so long shunned digital art in favor of fine art (painting, sculpture, drawing, etc). While I am still not a huge fan of straight "digital art" - as in "paintings" done on computers, web building is a bit different. It started because I needed a site and didn't have the money to build one - but did have all of the top notch web building programs.

So over the course of the last couple years, it became sort of a challenge to myself to figure out how to use the tools to create something not just functional but unique. So far, I have been pleased - though I'm sure I've lost a lot of sleep and A LOT of hair in the process.

So while I do not see myself becoming a career web designer, it is not a bad way for an otherwise starving artist to make a living being creative and I'm proud of my work to boot. So if you want, check out jasonloya.com (parent to this blog), mutinyuniverse.com, and the latest: mattritchey.com I know I'm no ├╝bergeek with all the young web gurus out there - but I'm trying! :-)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I have had some of my work available through a site called imagekind.com for a while but being that I am an artist and not a marketer, I haven't spread the word much. Below is a banner that links to my imagekind.com galleries. I chose this site because they not only offer prints but also the option for custom framing in many different styles and a wide selection of paper weights and textures. I have some prints available through my cafepress.com store but they do not offer the wide variety of services found at imagekind.com.

So if you are one of the 4 people who look at this site and have an interest in a quality art print, take a look!