It was over 20 years ago that I began a series of paintings on paper, inspired by Irish myth and the early medieval manuscripts of Ireland, the first of which were reproduced into a line of blank greeting cards. As I continued to make paintings I looked into having fine art prints made and found… Read More Strange Jewels Found, Finally
The first post I wrote when I restarted the Ninth Wave Designs blog nine years ago included this quote from Carl Gustav Jung: “I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as you can — in some beautifully bound book. It will seem as if you were making the visions banal —… Read More For in That Book Is Your Soul
For Christmas my sister gave me a Hand*Book Journal Co. Travelogue sketchbook, and on New Year’s Day I decided to test the old superstition – that whatever you do on the first day of the year you will continue to do all year long – as a way to bring this creative part of my… Read More Of Sketchbooks and Runes
I have recently updated the Ninth Wave Designs Society6 art print store to include images taken from several pages from the Alchemy Notebook. Society6 offers gallery quality Giclée prints on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. These prints are available in multiple… Read More Alchemy Notebook Artwork Now Available as Archival Prints
It has only just now come to my attention that original images from the Alchemy Notebook were used, without my knowledge or consent, as part of the Torment online puzzle game that has been active since April of 2007. This is a screenshot of the ‘childsplay‘ page from the puzzle: And this is a… Read More The Alchemy Notebook Tormented
This is the most recent image in the Alchemy Notebook Project, created in my Moleskine pocket sketchbook. I used liquid acrylic inks, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, and metallic acrylic paints. The page measures 3.5 by 5.5 inches. It was created as a symbolic portrait of someone very close to my heart.