Friday, October 23, 2009
Finally! I have time to work on another Illustration Friday Prompt! (as well as 10 other things going on right now!)
Today I wanted to do a piece about sending love through the mail--Fast. Sure an email will send the words I LOVE YOU fast, and a text will send it even faster. You could Facebook it or even twitter it. But is Fast always the best way? What about the time when Carrier Pigeons were the FAST way to send mail.
But what if we used good old fashioned air mail to send our hopes, dreams and desires to those we loved. Is that the fastest way to send something so fragile? I live with the person my heart has always longed for so there is no need to send him a letter but I need to make sure he always knows his Place in My Heart.
Place in My Heart
Gelatin Print, Found Objects, Pen and Golden Threads.
If you're here from IF, welcome! If you're a regular reader, thanks for coming back. If you're lost and just happened upon here, Have a great Friday and I hope you get back safely.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Here you can see that they already have an idea of the cover layout before we even get a real shot. There were two "advance team" trips out to take photos before we had the hired guns show up.
So here are a few shots of the actual studio which sits just off this main room in the photo. It makes it easy to stay in touch with the kids while they do their homework and to work on dinner and a project at the same time. I hope it's helpful to hear that I struggle with all the same things that you do. Finding time to make art, keeping the studio cleaned up enough so that I can find things, storage, etc.
Friday, October 02, 2009
I think I am now working on no less than four blogs right now! I hope I can keep them all straight.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Don't forget, you can read my daily blog at www.EverydayArtistStudio.com where my mission is to encourage you to live more creatively--Every Day.
Monday, July 20, 2009
So, as of noon yesterday, I was free. Why? because these beauties left on a bus to NH for a week at two different Girl Scout camps. They look happy enough eh? So why am I posting this on my work blog? Because their leaving means I have to WORK, WORK and work a little more.
I’m using the beginning of the week to crank through my class kits for the classes I’ll be teaching in Arizona at I-scrap and Crafty Papers as well as Art Unraveled. I’ve never felt less free. Oh, and I’m missing the girls. I’m glad to know that when I pick them up this weekend we all get to go on a well deserved vacation (and work for me) to Disneyworld. I could use a little glutinous joy. I hope the girls are having a good time. I hope they love camp just as much as I did. I hope I don’t get any more paper cuts and still have time to go for a bike ride.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Abby's Brownie troop makes "Art to Wear!"
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
So bad! I can't stand it...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Wow, how cool is this? Here is the video of Becky throwing in the first pitch. Both girls attended the game with their Big Sisters but Becky and her Big, Emily were nominated by Big Sister and got the opportunity to throw in the first pitch.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I felt the need to write you a short note after I purchased your book The Cardmakers workbook. I have been making cards-mostly with rubber stamps--for about 15 years. I have every book imaginable on the subject and thought I did not need to buy another one. UNTIL i saw this book. It is wonderful--the best of all that I have purchased over the years. I am sure my copy will be dogeared and highlighted before long. I am already looking forward to applying several of your ideas on my upcoming projects.
Thank you for a wonderful tool.
Best wishes----Gail W.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I'd love to see what you come up with if you hit this site. You can even easily post it to your facebook page from the site.
Politics and Creativity? Who Knew!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
CHA is just days away and I'm all packed and ready to go. I shipped off this demo with Fedex today. I needed to devise an interesting demo for the Creative Imaginations booth and this is one of the three demos I'll be doing. This project is so easy I can't wait to share it with the people who stop by while I'm working the demo table. I really have enjoyed the response I've been getting for the Parts and Parcel line.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I would probably practice lettering as much as I would drawing. In college we had to "render" type. Not a very useful skill since computers were all the rage at the time but we weren't allowed to use them. Not a great time to be studying Graphic Design. Anyway, rendering type essentially means to draw your letters. You would do this to sketch a layout. I do still like to sketch layouts but for the most part I do it on the computer. The problem with this is that when you show it to someone they assume you're done--looking at something printed on a printer is so deceiving. But I'm getting side-tracked.
I would probably start sketching Hannah, the girl from the children's book I'm supposed to be illustrating but haven't looked at for about two months. That would make me feel better. It would also make me want to invite Libby (the author of said children's book) now that she is living 3 streets away and not 3 time zones.
I would be very content to color--now I just have to find that room.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
So, I know this doesn't even ship until after March, but I just had to share this page that I completed for CHA. This is made with my new paper line licensed to Creative Imaginations. The main line is called Brushstrokes and this sub-line is called Piece of Cake. I'm supposed to wait to show you until the paper is released so that you don't get all upset that you can't run right out and get it. But, I am a rebel.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I have a feeling that when we get this up on the wall it will still look teeny--we shall see. It was fun to engineer. Not only did I have some good math exercises doubling all the measurements, but also some physical exercises trying to put together an album over 4 ft wide when open.
Oh, sure, it was fun but I'm also glad it's done, packed and shipped off. I missed the Fed Ex guy when he picked it up. Would have loved to see his face. The box was 36" x 36"! So if you happen to be going to CHA, make sure you stop by the Creative Imaginations booth and have your picture taken with the 8th wonder of the world!
When was the last time you found yourself in a creative conundrum? Did you try "thinking big"?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Well, we managed to get our Holiday Card/Video out early this year. I know, I know, Christmas was weeks ago. But last year we didn't post the card until St. Patricks day! This video is created on Sony Vegas Software which I'm also using for my new website. This made multitasking sense because Matt could show me how easy the software is AND we could finish the card/video. These days its all about being creative with time!
Have you tried creating digital home movies?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
"The Ox year is a conservative year, one of traditions and values. This is not a year to be outrageous. A slow but steady year. This OX year will bring stability and growth where patience and diligence pays off. Take care of business this year, do not let things slide. Famous OX people - Barack Obama, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher. "
I think in these financial times this is just the right year for us. I think its a year to finish what we've started and learn new things. Dream big dreams so that we can be ready when our year of stability is over.
I intend on being more creative than I ever have been this year--not letting things slide.
What are you going to do this year that's both creative and patient?