Friday, June 30, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday: BODY PARTS

"Hand" Digital collage.

Illustration Friday: STICKY

"Sticky Fly Traps" Watercolor on paper.

I've always been fascinated by carnivorous plants...

Bugs: Watch out!!! It's a sticky situation!!!

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday: OPEN STUDIO

This week at Inspire Me Thursday we were invited to create a piece of art and share photos of where we created it:

Friday, June 23, 2006

Illustration Friday: RAIN

Psalm 145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him.
Watercolor on paper...made fresh for today :o)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

My latest adventures in craftiness...

I've been bit by a craftiness bug lately and here are some of the things I've made:

I made myself an iPod cozy with some old corduroy pants, and embroidered a little flower on the front. The inside is denim.

I made this little bunny girl for myself recycling an old corduroy skirt and t-shirt, and embroidered by hand.

This is a handy dandy pencil/paintbrush case I made using recycled materials too, the flowers were also embroidered by hand.

You can see more pics on my Flickr Account


Friday, June 16, 2006

Illustration Friday: DANCE

Watercolor on paper.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday: SHOW AND TELL ART

This week's challenge at Inspire Me Thursday was to create a piece of art in any medium and tell you guys all about it…how I made it, how I was feeling when I made it, if I'm happy with it, what will I do with it…details, details, details! So here goes:

I've been having a crafty fever lately... so I decided to make myself something to hang by my bedside to contemplate when I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning...something pretty and inspiring. I'd never done a mobile before so I surfed the web to get some ideas on how to make one. After much investigating I got my supplies: Wire, pliers and my usual watercolors, paper and glue. I first created the wire skeleton of the mobile. I really enjoyed this process a lot because it was very intuitive and a big challenge to get everything balanced! Then I cut up all the leaves in different shapes and sizes and colored them with my trusty watercolors. After that it was planning and deciding where to put what...a lot of thinking was involved in this project :-)

I'm so happy with this piece! I really liked how all the colors work together and the movement of the whole thing is hypnotizing and very soothing. Here's a detail where you can see the leaves up close. (You can click on it to see it bigger)

These other photos are of the finished piece hanging next to my bed, above my night table. The mobile looks specially cool against the dark moss color of the wall. My kids loved it so much they want to have one of their own I might be posting some more mobiles soon...

I really loved doing this. Thanks again Melanie & Misty for your wonderful ideas and inspiration to get creative!

I also want to thank everyone that comments on this guys are awesome! And thanks for visiting :-)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mr. Little Chick

Another softie I made for Daniel this week using a towel and an old t-shirt.


Friday, June 09, 2006

Illustration Friday: JUNGLE

Watercolor on paper.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday: FUNCTIONAL ART II

The girls at Inspire Me Thursday got my creative juices goin' and I made these two cute stuffed critters for my boys and they were a huge hit! They're made by hand & with lotsa love with recycled old clothes and socks.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday: FUNCTIONAL ART

I bought a small unfinished wooden shutter, covered it with some latex paint I had leftover from my bathroom and then decorated it with some acrylic paints.

Illustration Friday: PORTRAIT

Linocut print, watercolor & micron pen on paper.