Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm a Winner!

Check it out here. I can't wait to spend my prize money on art supplies! Yippee!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fair Suck of the Sav

This is probably my favorite Aussie slang expression that I've illustrated in a postcard so far. I thought the colorful expression deserved a colorful design and it's just one of my favorites all the way around.

In this postcard I invented my own Aussie slang. I came up with "Assie slang" when it was brought to my attention that I mispelled the word Aussie on one of the cards. I haven't posted the typo card because I lost a few scans when we experienced a hard drive crash a few weeks ago. I'll post those cards if and when I retrieve the files.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Envelope Art

When my daughter decided to apply for a scholarship for her upcoming semester in Australia, I suggested that maybe a little envelope art was in order. As a lover of mail and mail art, a plain white envelope seems to me like a waste of an artistic opportunity. So I got out my markers and water color pencils and decorated the envelope during our recent Artfits get-together. I don't know if it will help with the scholarship, but I hope it will brighten someone's day along the way.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Utrecht Sketchbook Project

Yesterday, I went with Cathy and Casey to Utrecht Art Supply to check out the sketchbook project that we participated in. There were 17 sketchbooks submitted and displayed. Viewers can vote for their favorite and the artist who receives the most votes will receive a store gift card. After April 26th, each project participant will receive another artist's sketchbook in the mail. There are several that I would LOVE to get! Cathy brought her camera, so you can check out the display here. Of course, while we were there we just HAD to buy a few new art supplies. I felt just like a kid in a candy store and wanted one of everything. I treated myself to a new Moleskine sketchbook and a bunch of pens.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Paper Sushi Scan

I've been working my fingers to the bone making little paper sushi rolls out of magazine pages. I have an idea for using them in conjunction with the Big Ball of Happiness which I blogged about previously. I really like the way the circles look, so I thought I would try scanning them before I actually use them. Maybe it's just me, but I think circles are beautiful!!!