Museum of Art guild here in Deland Florida. For their silent auction I donated the table I painted and these wine glasses. I was trying to figure out what to put the glasses in and then I looked through my pantry and found this wine bag from Publix, the price was right, FREE.
The advantage of being an artist with the studio, is that I have many things I could use to decorate the bag. Beads paint and a glue gun were all I needed.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
VeroBeach.com is in downtown Vero Beach Florida. The merchants downtown are asked to participate in Enchanted Doors. Each business will make a door based on their businesses, since my sister and her husband own VeroBeach.com, she asked me to create a fairy door. I am looking forward to see what the other businesses create.
|This is the front of the fairy door.|
|The side, I used sculpey clay|
|Heres the back, the toadstools were fun.|
|A better view|
Friday, January 20, 2017
For Christmas I got my iPad Pro, and pencil, I love it!!
I also purchased the app called Procreate, which is like Photoshop, which I finally know how to use.
But the best part is the pencil, it really is like painting and drawing with a pencil. Very direct.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Highlights High Five magazine, the spanish version. The kids find the differences between the two illustrations, its called look and look again. Gracias, maestro was one of the first pieces colored digitally.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
A couple of years ago I saw some wine glasses in St.Augstine that had boobs on them. I thought the idea was pretty funny. So, I gave it a go. I made a set for my sister in law and her friend ended up ordering some. This is her set. My favorite is the navy blue one because the white really pops.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
I had the chance to work on my first coloring book for VeroBeach.com. This was the first time in a long time that I worked in colored pencils and I really enjoyed it. I loved the control and the layering, I plan to do a lot more work this way. This was a great chance to start.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
I have been working on a coloring book of designs based on my JingleBulb business.
I thought i would sit down with my colored pencils, I really enjoyed the process and gave me a better idea of creating my coloring book.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
We finally moved into our new house and I have the studio almost done. I still have to hang up the ornaments that I make, but aside from that everything has a place.
Let me show you around. Its small but efficient.
Let me show you around. Its small but efficient.
We bought 2 ikea tables and put them together to give me a place to draw and also a place to craft.
When my daughter came over she could be on one side and I could be on the other, it works out really well.
I am lucky that the closet is large, it holds a lot of my art supplies and when I don't want to look at it I can close the doors. The cubes are from Michaels , they hold a lot and they are easy to put together.
I found this table at a consignment store, I painted the bottom black with chalk paint and added some nice knobs from Hobby Lobby. This set up works well for me, I have my printers and scanners near by.
We bought this book shelf years ago, it managed to survive the move. Once again those cubes really work out so great. I was going to put up cabinets but it really closed in the room, so I need something else to hold even more things that I can't get rid of.
On the side are 2 pieces of art created by an artist I admire, Judith Moffatt.
I did the pony above as a present for my father who loved horses, I created that at the age of 4.
The first piece of art my friend Katie Atkinson gave me when we left Ct. This painting was used in a greeting card for the company Good Cause. My friend Jeannine Audette had the studio wall art made for me by an artist that I love, Normas Francini, and the the squares were done for me by my coworkers at Weekly Reader, it was a tradition to make one of these when an illustrator would leave, I treasure mine.
I am very happy to have the studio all set up and am grateful that everything has its place. The two windows look outside to a pretty country road, where there are plenty of birds chirping.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
I play Bunco, we do a secret Santa yearly and this year I picked my friend Liz to buy for. I wasn't sure what to get, and then viola, I had a good idea.
I saw this at Joanns
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Look what I got in the mail today. I did several hidden pictures for Highlights Magazine, I really enjoy creating these drawings and appreciate the fact that they send the illustrators the printed copies.
Its always a challenge, the best advice that I was given was to create the illustration first and then find the hidden picture opportunities.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
I was asked to do a coloring book page with my other PictureBookArtists friends. The theme was outdoors, I love lakes so I did this.
When it was all done I decided to finally play around with the digital brushes that I bought from Kyle Webster. It was very fun and I loved playing with all the textures, my next challenge will be creating the art without the line.
Friday, June 26, 2015
In June I attended the SCBWI conference here in Orlando Florida.
The project was to come up with a wordless, or limited word picture book, I had this idea for a while,
the challenge was to pull this together in 30 days. I got some worthwhile feedback from the editor Martha Rago, which I appreciated.
Monday, April 6, 2015
I bought punches from Fiskars, I have to say my favorite card making supply is my Fiskars rotary cutter that folds up. I would love to eventually design my own papers to use in my card making.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Here is my first cover for Highlights Lets Play Series. Also, one of the first times I sent the art in digitally. I was nervous and very happily surprised when it came out.
This is the digital copy I can see the colors changed a bit, but I am very happy with the cover.
Also very relieved to see what was printed was close to what I saw on my screen, thanks John Nez for the calibration advice. This is the thing I love the most about this digital age, being able to send my art via my computer, just amazing.
Friday, January 2, 2015
In this picture it is dressed up for Christmas. I imagine some German grandfather working on it for his grandchild.
Still a work in progress but this is how far I have gotten. I painted some furniture, decided to not put in a kitchen and a bathroom so I could add the studio and another bedroom. Two more interesting rooms.