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 […]