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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Painted pages

In my spare time, which has been sorely lacking lately, I've started on yet another new project.

I nabbed this book off the free shelf at our local library, read it then decided to alter it. I first went about ripping pages out randomly. Then started painting...

These are just a few examples of the stuff I've done on the pages.

When I began I was thinking this would be an Art Journal very similar in fashion to Ingrid Dijkers style. I'm not entirely clear anymore what this book will become...if anything more than an experiment, but that's ok too.

Friday, June 22, 2007

More postage people

These are really getting addictive!

I do wish I had saved the George Washington in bed for the cover. It would have wrapped very nicely around the book. Oh well...with any luck, I'll dig something else up that I like just as much.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Handmade paper book and more

I decided to make my papers into a small book that will likely hold pictures of my kids or maybe those funny things they say or both.

I've also started a new altered board book. This one is featuring postage stamp people. These are so much fun to do. I have an odd sense of humor.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Illustration Friday: Rejection

This young man just can't seem to figure out why he was rejected once again...could it be the way he dresses?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I made paper

I had intended this to be a fun project for the kids and I to do together. They liked ripping up the junk mail but as soon as I started blending the bits into pulp they both got grossed out. They wouldn't hardly come near the dish pan that held the pulp. So it ended up being entirely my project while they played.

When the paper was nearly dry when I decided I didn't really care for the color of them. I sprayed them with a little more water then got out some walnut ink...still not satisfied I got out my kids watercolor paints and made squiggles, dots, splatters and lines all over them.

I still don't know if I'm excited about the end result mainly because I had an idea of what I was going to use them for but the wild colors won't really go with the vintage appearance of the box I painted.

I'll likely make some more paper with different colors that will match the painted box better and use these for something entirely different.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Exciting news!!

I heard back from a publisher that the bracelet I submitted will be published!! I'm thrilled! Ecstatic! Overjoyed! I could go on and on... I wish I was given a time frame on a publishing date but unfortunately was not. I sent the actual bracelet off to be photographed by the publishing house yesterday.

OK..back to my reality...housework, hubby, kids...and always a little time for art!! :)

I found out that the book will be published May 2008...seems like a long time from now but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

2nd watercolor for IF

Other thought on my paradise. Peace and quiet, kickin' back with cocktail in hand.

Illustration Friday: Your Paradise

This is my first post for Illustration Friday. Being near the mountains makes me so happy...can't wait for my next visit. Medium is watercolor painting on cardstock adhered to a CD.
I've always admired Marci Senders ability to come up with an image for the theme each week finally decided to give it a shot myself.

Second thought on my paradise.

TenTwo Studios Fathers Day countdown

Free printables from Ten Two Studios for Fathers Day.


Saturday, June 2, 2007

More digital art

I've been working on some different digital designs for a project. The pink one made really nice copies so I'm definitely using that one. The dark one copied ok but didn't like it once it was on the cardstock. I've been putting other embellishments on it trying to get the look I want but am still not satisfied. I REALLY wanted the white set to copy but the subtle background texture didn't show.
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