Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I received some bad news from the Boyfriend last night....all the hard work I put into creating a new design for my portfolio site was in vain. Yes, because I am a ding-bat and didn't pay attention to the specific size needed for a new header image. I just went along on my merry way and kept coloring in this cute little design I've been sitting on. Hmmm, seems I never follow the rules, doesn't it? Must be developing a pattern, LOL. So this is the image I had intended for my header but the specs are all wrong so now it's going to be used somewhere else...maybe the home page...not a total loss but now I'm back to square one to create a new image. Ay yay yay!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I have been working hard on a Card project for a friend as well as my quilt that never-seems-to-end, so they unfortunately have no color to them yet, but VERY SOON!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
And sooooooo...I am entering into the following contract with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to do the same on their blog. Just read below and if you feel up to the task copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment.
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
I read about it and I'm doin' it!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Stay tuned...I might even give the first one away for free, who knows? Depends on my giving spirit.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
So this is just a preview of something I started working on earlier this week. Actually it's part of a larger project I've been working on for a few weeks now.
Long story short: The Boyfriend and I cannot agree upon a bedspread/cover that we both like. The ones I like are either too plain or in colors he feels are too girly, example: teal. While his choices tend to be a bit to boyish or with scratchy fabric, example: forest green and burgundy, yuck!
So a few weeks back I decided to make us a quilt. That way I could pick the colors I like and include some sort of a pattern that would please him as he doesn't like the ol' plain stuff that I do. LOL!!
Anyway, being the art-eest girl that I am I started sewing together a bunch of scrap fabric that my Quilting Mama had in her stash. She does share sometimes :) I gathered up the fabrics and separated them into piles by color: creams, reds, browns, greens, and blacks. I then started piecing everything together willy-nilly, because as I've been told by both my mother and crafty younger sister, I can never follow the rules. This is of course followed by the ever present eye roll because apparently in their books being an artist is the same thing as a rule breaker.
So in addition to all the scrappy goodness going on, I decided I wanted to make a few special additions to our quilt. Personalize it a bit. So that's where this little guy comes in..he'll be sewn into the blanket surrounded by all those scrappy fabrics.
More pictures to come...followed by a finished quilt! Woot!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I've been a very bad blogger, it's been such a crazy time for me lately that I just realized I hadn't posted anything since JUNE!!! Holy MOLY!! How did that happen?
I'll tell you how it happened, I quit a job, got a new job, and moved all in the same month!! I'm surprised I'm still alive to be honest, LOL!! What with packing and then unpacking, all my supplies are still pretty much in a box, somewhere...I'm looking for them :)
Anyway...I am just now finding my bearings again and should have more to post soon. Sheesh, I still can't believe I've let it go this long...bad, bad blogger!!
Here's a little something to keep you entertained...the latest in the on going moly saga...for Ben:
Our Moly 68 Group has a Pin Up theme going overall, but Ben requested that when we draw in his book we follow a sub-theme of Fairy Tales....it's been quite interesting seeing how that's come out so far...okay so I was only the third person to draw in his book..but so far it's coming along wonderfully!!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This latest entry is for Esek's book, and has come all the way from Greece! It's stopped in Italy, Spain, Mexico and is now on it's way to it's third stop in California. When you really stop to think about it, the journey these books go on is so fascinating.
Anyway, here is my entry...with a similar looking octopus from my last entry, LOL, but you know, different. For instance this one is a different color...and look! he's wearing a sailor hat, LOL!!
Anyway, enjoy! And here are a few blurry pics of the progress this book has made so far:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
So what you are seeing below is the energetic blue brush strokes from Jose, then my line work, which I'm using as a cut-away sort of floor/ceiling. I used some patterned paper for the walls, to give it a more "home" feeling versus just any old bathroom, LOL, and even put a crack in the wall. I love these exchanges, they are so much fun to do...Now if only I could get paid to participate, that would truly be a dream job.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I owe you an apology. I know I haven't spent much time with you lately, it's not your fault really. It's just I've been so busy with other projects that I've had no other choice but to leave you neglected. And for that, I am sorry.
I promise to get back to regular visits very soon. The Exhumed game is underway and I have been creating new pieces for the level designer. I won't be able to share those, but I know you understand.
I also have three molies in my possession that I need to work on for the International Moleskine Exchange and those I can share with you in just a matter of days!! Woohoo!! They are for the pinup exchange, the monster group, and an opened theme one. All of that, plus my website is finally getting it's much needed face lift. I will finally be able to show it off in a matter of a week or two, YAY!!
I promise to get back to you soon, please be patient with me. Thank you for your understanding.
The Bad Bo-Belley Blogger
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This actually turned out to be a much longer process than I had anticipated...the character went through a few revisions and ultimately came out looking like an awesome zombie pin up girl. I'm rather happy with it :) And the work I'm doing for the Exhumed XBox Community game is REALLY pushing my artistic boundaries, which let's face it - that is ALWAYS a good thing. Please, take a look at the new site...there's not much to it yet, but keep coming back and checking in on updates...more concept art to come, that's for darn sure!!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
That's okay, fortunately for me these books tend to move very slowly. I'm in six exchanges now and I'm only getting a book about every other month..so it's not like I'm really that bogged down with them. I keep getting this horrible suspicion that I'm going to get four or five all at once, LOL.
Anyway, the latest group is old fashioned pin up girls. I really enjoy the genre...a lot of the old style artist tended to show a scantily clad woman without showing off her "stuff" they left it to the imagination, versus revealing too much. Plus, the models of that time had great expressions and a little meat on their bones...they weren't all angry looking and boney...they actually appeared to have eaten a sandwich in their lifetimes, LOL. Anyway, here is my entry...I went with a sort of galaxy girl.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Did you forget? I was holding a contest to get help for my banner.
Anyway....and the winner is...dun dun dun!
I will get your prize out to you right away. Thank you to everyone for all your helpful comments and suggestions. I think the consensus is that it needs to be a bit more playful so I'm back to the drawing board...stay tuned.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
And for my Mom, I made three little cartoon portraits with painted frames. Her whole house is basically country quilts, sewing garb or my Dad's baseball and vintage car knick-knacks. So it's safe to say RED is everywhere. Not to mention it's only like her most favorite color in the whole wide world, LOL. So here they are...me and my two younger sisters...as kids (you know when we were still cute and adorable).
Monday, February 2, 2009
I've seen a bunch of blogs do give-aways and hold contests so I thought...hey maybe I can do that too. Get a little feedback and also give away a little thank you at the same time. So I propose this...for the next few weeks I will keep this open and ask for feedback. At the end of that time, I will put all the names of those who have left comments into a bag and draw a name. The winner will get a freebie from me. It may be a Valentine or an an ATC, it might even be an original piece of art...who knows? It will definitely be a surprise. Thank you for your help and here's my banner design:
I'd love comments, feedback, suggestions, whatever you can give me in the way of constructive criticism. Should I keep it, should I redesign it from scratch with something cutesy...hey if you have a completely new suggestion for me I am all ears :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you in advance.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Anyway, this year I made the resolution to finish what I start. I had these adorable concept sketches for the new layout of my portfolio site. It was all circus/sideshow cuteness. Well, I got the concept sketches done...even some finished sketches. I went so far as to actually scan them into the computer, woo hoo. And that's where they have been sitting ever since.
So last night, after dinner, after my trip to the store for toilet paper and milk...I came home, sat down on my laptop and started plugging away on the new header for my site. And what do you suppose happened?? I dropped the circus designs I had for a completely new look. But, this one was simpler, more illustrative and I really like it. Pictures soon to come...I promise!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Made with ink, watercolor, and acrylic gold paint for the tail. There is also a stickie rhinestone for her necklace. You know...just a little bling bling for the mermaid :)
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Case in point...the adventures of my Molies, LOL. I wanted to start the Etsy shop months and MONTHS ago... then discovered the Molies and quickly joined four exchanges. Well, now that I'm in the midst of waiting on Molies to arrive...I figured I'd better take this opportunity to start up that shop while all my side-projects are moving at a snails pace.
Okay so here's a detail of the Gocco Valentine print I've created:
And here is the mess I made in my mom's craft room. The whole point of going over to my Parent's house was that my mom has a craft room and a giant dining room table. Both of which I do not have at my apartment. Sooooo, off I went to use my Gocco and covet her space. Well us, being the brilliant chicks that we are needed a place to store the prints while they were still wet. I'm still new to this so I don't have things like drying racks or ways to hold up my cards...so we used this:Yes, those are the mini blinds...and they worked great! I don't suggest this if you're printing anything that has much weight to it...but for the fifty plus cards I had printed it was just dandy!!
So those are the printed pieces. At work today, I'm gonna cut out everything, on my lunch break of course, and try to assemble a mock up of the finished card...stay tuned! And who knows maybe if he's really nice to me the Boyfriend will get one for free, LOL! Awww, I'm so sweet, LOL.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I looked though a bunch of Glaucia's photos to find something that would make for a cool composition. I finally found one of her painting a canvas up close and it reminded me of me...the way I get really close to the canvas or the paper I'm working on...so even though it was a profile view...I managed to get a reference shot of myself and have the left handed artist and the right handed artist meeting in the center, LOL.