Dec 20, 2009
As a mother of 4 and all teenagers, I can easily imagine the word "undone" for this week's topic. What's funny is that I illustrated a mom with a baby and all the housework to do and becoming 'undone'. I'd say that it is much harder as a mother of teens than when I had my 4 under 6. I'll take the latter any day!
Dec 11, 2009
Good news-At least for me. The challenge has always been learning enough Dreamweaver to be able to have my very own website. And I did it all by myself! It is a great sense of accomplishments because about 5 years ago, I knew NOTHING about any adobe product, web design or even how to do digital artwork. I've come a long way. So the launching of my website is more than just getting a website out there, it is a major goal finally accomplished! Yea!
We've been in a deep freeze this past week so I can't imagine anything 'hatching' that's for sure. But this week's topic for Illustration Friday is just that. I have been working on greeting cards and this Easter one seems perfect for the subject. We also have been getting eggs now from this year's Americauna hens. Now, that wouldn't be such a big deal but Americaunas are known for their colored eggs. We've gotten beautiful brown ones but this year one of them is laying GREEN eggs. Yes, Green Eggs and Ham was instantly my thought too. But they're beautiful! I will be anxious to get some jeweled eggs done using these spectacular colored eggs. The other color is brownish pink. Now we need to aim for the blue ones next year!
Nov 23, 2009
This week's topic is music. Here are some annoying animal friends carroling at Owl's house. I think Moose tags along but realizes the motley crew is headed for trouble. This is one holiday card of a series that I illustrated that feature the activities of these animal characters.
Nov 3, 2009
Since 1999 Rebuilding Together Metro Denver has been working in partnership with the community to revitalize homes and lives in ways that improve the health and safety for low income homeowners who are elderly or disabled.
For their 10th anniversary, they wanted a map depicting their growth and path they've taken. I illustrated a map that used their iconic logo people and included relevant events to Rebuilding Together's history.
To be part of this super organization see them at http://www.rebuildingdenver.org/
Oct 30, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
Merry Christmas!!?? What already?? Here is one of my holiday card designs. Christmas has come early when you illustrate for greeting cards. I do have a tiny secret though. I started listening to holiday music about a month ago. Not the CD but the good ol fashioned album on my scratchy 1940's record player. I need new cathode ray tubes for it though since I think I used it too much already. I find comfort in the sound of the player and the feeling of safety perhaps in the holiday music. So, yes, I jam to music while creating! This is a digital piece. I usually work in traditional media but am trying to work faster with the computer.