February 18, 2010

Grey then Bees

First: Grey

It is like torture having beautiful fog every morning on my way to work. I am never on time and stopping to take photographs is usually out of the question! But, today is a lovely day. Jacinda and I got up at the crack of dawn, had a wonderful breakfast...together (not in the car), and even stopped for some pictures on our way into town. Do you see the sleepiness in her eyes! (She wasn't ready for that one)

ok...now BEES!

This morning I got a new email from the Art House Co-op about a new project, The Pattern Project. I am not sure if I will do it but there was a link to a great little tutorial on how to make patterns in Photoshop. I have read them before but they never seemed this simple.

So here I share with you my first Tiffany Pattern...Feel free to use my little repeating bees on what you want...(for personal use only)! Have a BEE-utiful day!

Ok, that last line might have been unnecessary. ♥

February 16, 2010


I had to stop myself from drifting off to sea for this weeks Illustration Friday theme. I do very much love the ocean, followed by the sky...but today I chose daydreams. I get lost in my head constantly. It is one of my biggest battles....I bought some new fancy paper and am experimenting with mixed medias. This piece is done with acrylic paint, (black, sparkly gold, white and silver) ink, walnut ink, pencil, colored pencil, and water color pencils. I think I enjoy working on paper. I am sad my sparkles don't show up very well in the photo.

Have a beautiful day! ♥

February 10, 2010


Illustration Friday
theme: muddySpring is coming, I can feel it! ♥ ♥ ♥

February 08, 2010

My artsy fun weekend in photos...

This weekend was the Visual Arts tour. Raw Space was packed to the brim with artist new and old (even sold 2 of my 3 paintings). I bought a pen and ink illustration by my friend Nore at the Rage Tattoo Artists show over at the Rocket on Main. Dara Harvey had marvelous new works at the Kolva Sullivan Gallery after which we ended up in Jim Kolva's loft for the after party (his immense art collection is simply astounding). I was shocked at how many people I knew there....I know a ton of artists! It is strange that I hadn't realized this until now.

Our new arts collective Riverspeak had our outrageously successful launch party, NEST. We sold out of the handmade zines in a couple of hours. I had spent all last week doing the layout and illustrations which was followed by a huge craft party to put them together. Here is a peek at what you missed....
And the photos I promised:The night closed drinking with Mariko and Becky, and Jacinda and I didn't get home until almost 4am!

February 03, 2010


I finished my painting last night in the wee hours of the morn. Jacinda was sleeping away with her pillow over her head to my left. Standing on a chair I snapped this photo...the wooden box actually took up my entire card table.

This is my temporary makeshift workspace in my temporary bedroom at Jacinda's parents house (permanent parents). Nest. That is the theme of the Riverspeak Launch Party this Friday for the Visual Arts Tour (everything I do is last minute). Nest also seems to fit our temporary housing situation.

The theme this week for Illustration Friday is 'Focused'. I really wanted my nest painting to fit in with the weekly theme as well. I think I accomplished that pretty successfully. I am calling this piece 'Mobil Home'. You can't really see it here, but I am starting to incorporate some strategically placed metallic paints. Jacinda made me a bunch of these amazing boxes from scrap wood (via house remodel) as a Christmas gift. They are wonderful to paint on, and each one is unique. Now that I have finally figured out how to properly hang these beasts on the wall (sitting on L's) I am sold. I have three more of them in Raw Space on Friday as well....if you happen to be out and about.