Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DOH!! I almost forgot...

If you've followed my blog for uhm....let's say more than a day, you'll know that I start a ton of new projects on any given day. Do I always finish those projects? Uh, sometimes...but not always. Seems, there is always something new just around the corner. I can't even help it, I just get completely sidetracked and sucked it to new ideas and concepts and they just take over my brain, lol.

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!

It's Molie Madness...

I rarely do this...say nothing...but so many pictures are so much more fun :)
All different shapes, all different sizes - each one so much fun!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Bling Bling Mermaid

So here is my latest ATC. I made an online trade with Glenda Tkalac of Canada...she sent me a vintage pinup girl, which was great. And in return, she asked me for either a vampire or a mermaid. So I picked a mermaid. Here she is:

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

The latest addition in my moly addiction...

Well, I've done it again. I joined another exchange...and to top it all of I officially joined an ATC swap on Tiny Art that is unrelated to the molies and have to make three trading cards. Luckily most of these things are on the small scale and don't take me too long, hee hee hee. Otherwise I would be in a world of pain right now.

But back to the issue at is my latest entry in the moly Portrait Party. This is for Danny...I had fun with it. Put us in some bandit gear and knocked over a few banks, ha ha...I'm a dork, we all know it. Tell me something I don't know ;)

Monday, January 5, 2009

To My Valentine

Yesterday afternoon I headed over to my mom and dad's to work on some Valentine cards. Why go to their house? Well that's where my Gocco was. I've been wanting to start an Etsy shop for awhile now. However, I tend to start about a billion different things and then get sidetracked and/or busy and put them off until I remember and/or get frustrated with myself.

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 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

My First Entry for the Portrait Exchange

So this is my first entry in someone else's moly for the Portrait Party. The Portrait Party is part of the International Moleskine Exchange. This is Glaucia's book, she's from Dublin, PA and has two adorable little boys. She also has one of those short, funky hair-do's that was way fun to draw :) is my entry in her book.

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 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.