Friday, May 29, 2009

nest lady

just a loose progression from my last post/promotion idea
I sketched several different styles for the tree hair but I just wasn't happy with the results howeverrrr I'm liking this one a little more!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just one of the few sketches I've been toying around with for a new self promotion piece.
This one is... a tree/bird lady!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

owl always...

love you!
just another print, a little bit bigger than I've been doing. Still trying to get the hang of small line work- practice practice practice!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I totally love carving my own stamps!! After having a linoleum block and carving tools in my possession for oh about 2.5 years, I finally started to make something of them. I had been looking at this book Lotta Prints for a while now and picked it up back in February. It's such a wonderful tool- there are many ideas and pictures of inspiration that will make your brain think in ways of stamping.

I first started out too complicated... small design with more small details.. very hard to do especially when I haven't touched this stuff in 6 years. I quickly learned simple shapes are easier and still just as fun. I have some other designs (leaves, flowers, hearts) but these birds are my favorite so far. I carved the body shape and then used an ink pen to do fine line details. I have a gagillion post-it notes and thought this was an excellent use of them. enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

It seems like weeks pass before I ever get around to updating here!
I've been thinking about it for some time now... that I might start a goal for myself. I was just reading in HOW Design Magazine about 5 artists that put time aside each day to create art just for themselves & to get them going on their "regular, have-to-do work". My favorite artist that was shared in the article creates a Daily Monster! it's truly amazing how huge it is now.

so maybe I'll doodle out a bird a day for a year? I'm sure I have enough already (haha!)

Here is my most recent source if inspiration... new gray flats! that have an awesome detail on the inside

I think I could die happy if I wore a pair of shoes that I had designed the inside detail- no joke I would love it

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

sneak peak

just a sneak peak of my soon to be new website buttons! It's time for a much needed re-do since my work keeps evolving (this site is maybe 8 months old!)
I have a few other pages of scrap paper filled with the same words over and over. I like to add different elements and choose my favorites from the ever growing list.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

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