Some black and white ATCs done over the holidays. The ‘Many Tears’ card was done after my dog Luna passed away on Christmas Eve. The rest are mostly doodles I did to keep my mind off of it. Art Saves. 😉 I’m working on painting the color onto these. Will post the color ones soon.
These are some of the pages from my book I made for Arthouse Co-op’s Sketchbook Project. Thousands of people across the globe signed up for the project. Over 28,000 people! The sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will […]
I just got this photo from the person I did the illustrated story for. This is the piece framed. Her husband loved it. It’s pretty trippy to think something I made is hanging in a person’s house. Sounds weird, I know … but even after I’ve done this for so many years I still get […]
This weekend I was in the Holiday for the Arts show at the Olive Hyde Gallery in Fremont. You can see my bottle toppers, some painted ornaments and a platter on the last photo on the top shelf. It was a nice show!
Here’s the final scan of the artwork with color for my client. I think it turned out nice. There’s alot of gold leaf added on the stars … tiny dots of gold all over.
Well, all finished inking the lines. What do you think? Now to color it all in like a speed demon so I can be done by tomorrow. Colored version soon. (I hope!) I am enjoying this project, just wish I didn’t have to rush it. The words are beautiful. I hope they like it.
This is what I am working on today. It’s a love story a client wrote for their husband for their 30th Wedding Anniversary. She wants me to make it look like an illuminated manuscript page. I don’t really *do* calligraphy, but she is ok with just my handwriting. The pencil sketch is ready to be […]
A few more ATCs / ACEOs I finished. All of these were done on reclaimed / recycled card stock. Some of them have words from the advertising still on them. One is painted on a piece of heavy cereal box paper. The black and blue cards, I used a white sharpie poster paint pen for […]
Here are a set of 9 ATC journal cards colorized and scanned. Some are done on 140lb. watercolor paper and some are done on recycled card stock I cut up.
My display at Art in Clay 2010. You know, it never fails to surprise me what items sell at any show. Last year I sold a ton of bottle stoppers, and this year … not one so far. On the other hand, things that didn’t sell LAST YEAR, are selling. *scratching head* Oh well, shoppers […]
Some pics of the Holiday Show at Higher Fire. They did a really nice job of setting people’s work up I think. The space is open and bright.
My finished clay boxes. I was *SO* excited when these came out of the kiln. The colors on the moon box really intensified more than I expected. I finished the lids with ornamental pulls.
Some new arty magnets just finished and fired and ready to package. I promise, they aren’t as yellow as the picture. My iphone makes everything look jaundiced! lol. These go for $9 a piece. If anyone wants one before they go to a show – lemme know! 😉
Here’s a new clay box I am working on. It’s pretty big at approx 8″ wide and 12″ tall. I am working on a day to night theme. I still need to finish the mountains, and then do some words on the hair of each character. This piece still needs to be glazed and then […]
I went crazy and doodled a whole pile of ATCs this week. Some are done on old postcards I chopped up. Next I’ll work on coloring them with watercolors. I’ll post the finals when they are done.
This is a new covered, extruded ceramic box I am working on. The top comes off, so I am using the top as a ‘landscape’. (So, the line of the lid is the mountain ridge.) One side is going to be daytime, and the other side will be nighttime. Just getting started on this. Usually […]
On my art table: Working on underglazing my ceramic bottle toppers. I tend to do a bunch at a time to save paint. I have a bunch of Day of the Dead toppers I need to get ready for my show at Higher Fire in October.
This is one of about 6 bisqued extruded boxes Bob and I made. We weren’t sure they’d even make it through the first firing without blowing, but they did! The size is about 8X8, which is pretty large. They weigh a TON. This is the first underglaze layer I painted on with Duncan Underglazes. The […]