Friday, December 30, 2011

A Scrapbook page-Grateful

This is a scrapbook page I did digitally in Photoshop CS4. It is about being Grateful. I really had a lot of fun with this one. I had to follow someone else's instructions on how to do all the images so I don't know if I could duplicate it.
It started out with an image of me. I took out all the color-desaturation- and then I think I inverted it, giving it the black face and whitish hair.
I added the words in different fonts and a few different verses: I am blessed, I am grateful, and,  Live in the moment.
I wish I could spend a little more time on learning Photoshop, it is an awesome tool for this kind of artwork.
Let me know what you think...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Sketchbook Project Cover

A path through the trees....

This is the cover to my sketchbook for the sketchbook project 2012 World Tour. (I think I said it was 2011 but it isn't, it is going to be on tour in 2012). 

I am basically drawing my images in pencil and going over them in black pen/markers. The theme I chose is "a path through the trees."

We have the freedom to interpret the theme any way we like. I have interpreted it my way of course, which is sort of realistic with a fantasy twist. You will see my pages as I finish them but not necessarily in order. In the right order they make up a sort of story. I say sort of because I haven't really put it all together yet. I am just drawing what I think I might come across if I take a path through the trees...
Let me know what you think, I would love to hear your comments.
If you go to the web site of the Sketchbook Project there are other books that have been done in previous years and there are so many awesome works of art! I have looked at only a handful and I am so impressed with the imagination and expressions of art from so many gifted artists.

 It is amazing!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Sketchbook Project

Hi all, I haven't had much time to post here but wanted to share with you soon, some of the pages from my "Sketchbook project." It will be cataloged and shelved on the shelves of the Brooklyn Art Library. It will also be digitized and you will be able to look at it on-line. I will give the link to that when it is all done in about February or March 2012.

There are many participants and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

 The books go on a tour of the US so many people have the chance to look at the books first hand.
 I'll also post the places where they will be going to so if you want to look at mine you we actually be able to go and handle it! Meanwhile, look for some posts next week of what I have already done in my sketchbook!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Other Talents

My Dino
Another one of my stuffed projects that I did years ago. I think he is cute. I would have liked to make more if I could only sell them. If anyone is interested let me know. I also made the quilt he is sitting on. It has glow in the dark celestial beings. The other side is many bright colors: red, yellow, green, and blue. I made it for my son. The penguin in the background is purchased.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Be Happy

I finally got it done! I always start too many projects! I have a hard time sticking with one thing from start to finish. I get bored with some things or I get stuck with no inspiration. I also enjoy working on several projects at the same time, so it goes....Here is my second page in the Life's Lessons project.

 Be Happy

The be happy words are actually grungeboard (from Tim Holtz) that was painted. I also painted the background and just listed those things that make me happy. I'm sure I will be adding more to this when I discover that there is more that makes me happy. I have plenty of room to add more "things."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Other projects


Years ago I would enjoy making stuffed dolls and animals. This is one of the dolls-Humpty Dumpty (in the nursery rhyme-Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, etc). In lue of not having much time right now to make more drawings I am posting this. These kind of crafts used to be popular but not any more. It's too bad because I really enjoy the challenge!