Tuesday, July 20, 2010

it's a jungle out there....

This is a mixed media illustration I have been working on for a couple of weeks now. One of my clients is throwing a baby shower for her niece so she wanted me to create something special using baby photos of the mom and dad to be and creating an illustration, for a boy or a girl, with a jungle theme. She is giving the original as a gift and we are printing 4 x 6 cards to send out as shower invitations. I sure hope they love it :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

are we there yet?

That is the name of this self-titled, mixed-media illustration that I did today. I decided to paint this for a few reasons. One, I have wanted to do some paintings of a little Shasta or teardrop trailer for a while now. I have a special affinity for those old campers...my family and I camped out one time for over 6 months in a trailer like this when I was a little girl, and though it may sound weird, it was one of the best times of my childhood. Two, I wanted to experiment with a technique that I saw on Suzi Blu's blog and I needed to make sure the that same process would work on art board. Three, I am going through a time in my life right now that makes me wonder if I will ever 'get there'...so, "are we there yet" seems very appropriate! I hope you like it and I hope you will share your comments.
x's & o's

Monday, July 5, 2010

two blogs? really?

Yeah seriously I have two blogs. Both of which are utterly neglected. I have the best of intentions and when I started this blog, it was supposed to be completely different. This was going to be my paper art and craft blog and the other was supposed to be my art and muse blog. Oh yeah, that worked. Not.
Ah well, if at first you don't succeed.....I refuse to give up and truly believe in my heart that I will, one day, be a faithful, true blue, blogger. In the meantime, I will continue to limp along, trying my best to post and not feeling too terribly guilty when I don't!
And to anyone who still checks in...thank you from the bottom of my art :)

I will leave you with a hand carved stamp I just did of yours truly...
x's & o's