Dear Diary: Rine Boyer
So get this. I used to nickname people when I was younger…I was actually pretty good at it too. One of my adolescent nickname victims was Katherine Boyer whom I geniusously renamed “Rine.” As you can see I like to make up words (and take credit for things) and “Rine” stuck! “Dith” was another and I’m sure there were more but the amazing point is that now 15+ years later “Rine” Boyer is a successful artist living and working in Chicago! We asked her to kick-off the Chicago edition of Dear Diary! Also, you can get some of her great weekly drawings inside our Art Nerd Chicago Launch Party swag bags.
Walking my dog Dolly to the Zhou B Art Center where I have my studio.
It was a long night last night, so easing into the day with some computer work.
Taking a break to visit Robin Rios and see how the installation for 3rd Friday is coming along. Every 3rd Friday of the month all the artists’ studios and galleries are open to the public. The September exhibit in her gallery, 4Art, is about artists breaking their creative barriers and this is her piece.
Now that I’m feeling more alive I work on next week’s Drawing of the Week. It’s a project I started in early 2012 where I make a drawing based on a cell phone photo each week. This one was hard because the lighting in the photo I was working off of was quite low, so there was a lot of procrastinating.
After finishing that another break is due. This time I take Dolly to visit Parker Harlowe, fellow artist and dog lover in the Zhou B.
Now time to get to work on one of my mixed media pieces. This is me pasting a glassine drawing on the surface of my new piece.
It was a risk, since the piece looked good without it, but I think it adds something. Feels ghostly and doesn’t mess up the composition. Phew!
Before I leave for the day I pour the final coat of resin on a piece for a wedding next weekend. I always pour resin right before I leave the studio so I don’t have to be around it.
After a day in the studio, I head over to the 2nd Friday art walk in Pilsen with old and new friends (Katherine Gean and Leah Mackin) to check out some art.
To cap off the night I checked out my husband’s band Skank Wolf playing up north in Logan Square. They’re hilariously inappropriate.