Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday WIP: An Assortment

Works in Progress

devil girl

a rework of an older piece... any guesses?

and now for something completely different. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Mix: A few inspiring things

♥ Absolutely stunning sculptures by Fernando Mastrangelo, made from sugar, salt, and other edibles.

♥ The "Geode" Street Art Project. I'd love to come across one of these in person. Magical.

And! My friend Chris MadMan McAlister designs displays for our local Anthropologie - his most recent display features beautiful illuminated jellyfish: 

Friday, May 18, 2012

100th Post: Tote Bags!


Totes are ready! 

These are so much fun to make. Still working on the other designs, but for now here are these cuties. Cute animals. Forever. This also marks the 100th post on my new blog - a fitting celebration, I think!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Mix: Camping Arty Sketches

This past Arty was so much fun. We went camping - it's hard to get much done when there are kayaks to boat around and dogs to play with and springs to swim in - but I did manage to use some time to sketch and paint. 

These are a few character sketches for a project. I'm obviously not as comfortable drawing boys, especially young ones, without references. But it helped to get something of a feel for the character. 

This is more like what my sketchbook contains as a whole. Girls everywhere. (And some Sailor Moon thrown in here and there for good measure.)

This is hopefully going to become a regular thing for the summer, and I plan on using these opportunities wisely; next time I want to draw and paint some landscapes from life, and maybe some wildlife as well, if I can. Looking at the stars and the Milky Way, and Saturn through the telescope, have got me thinking of celestial painting projects as well. Inspiring in many ways.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday WIP: Tote Bags

Fun stuff - lately I've been working on tote bags! I've been converted, so much easier than a purse, and fun to put super cute things on. I've got plenty more in the works... you'll see them on Etsy soon!