Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Preparing for Easter

I have signed up for an Easter Chick ATC swap and it got me on a roll. I have created this for the ATC's and on a larger scale for Easter Cards and Postcards.
I can't tell which I like better, the more natural or the vibrant colors. Either way I am please with how they turned out.
Leave comments and suggestions PLEASE!

Friday, March 27, 2009

IF ~ Poise

Ahhh The poise of an ethnic dancer!

I was working on a print for a lady that I am doing a swap with, she mentioned liking ethnic art and what great timing... this weeks theme for Illustration Friday (IF) is poise. This is the first of it's kind for me but I like the way it turned out.
Watercolor and ink!! (inspired by Karen Bates Ethnic painter)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Color test

I am creating a line of note cards for a Tea Themed swap and here is what I have come up with. I also tried a color test to see just what I wanted to do. A dear friend suggested Spot coloring and so that is what I tried....

I think I like it. I will post the final product when they are all complete.
Any comments or suggestions are greatly welcome.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

For the love of postcards

I just love creating postcards thus sign up for many postcard swaps on Swap-bot. Here is my latest creation for a "Flower seed package postcard" swap. I had so much fun with this one.

I did this in watercolor and micronpen!
I am going to plant Elephant Ears on my property this year to take up some dead space. I can't wait to see how big they really get.
I hope my partner likes this one.
I need to work on background colors, blending, mingling, etc. Maybe I will find a watercolor class this summer to help more with that!! Hint Hint LAF...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cartoon ATC's

I had two partners for this swap and thus I was able to create my two favorite cartoon characters.

Tom and Jerry with Jerry being my FAV of course.
and then there is Winnie the Pooh., don't ya just love that bear!
I hope my partners will be pleased with these.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Liberty ATC

Here is my Liberty ATC for the swap I joined. I am pleased with how it came out.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Intricate ~ Illustration Friday

This weeks topic for Illustration Friday is Intricate. I thought since we were starting our Science Nature Notebooks this week I could use this for my entry.

I am teaching the children the pro's and con's of a bee's life and the parts of a bee's anatomy in intricate detail.

Mexican wall art

I went to a Mexican restaurant with some friends and this was on the wall over the table where we were seated. I love to keep my hands busy while we chat (they are used to this by now) and this is what I drew!

My colors came out a little bold but I am still trying to find a medium I am good at. It was a fun piece though.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mini Postcard #2

Here is the second of the mini postcards I had to make for a swap. This partner likes the beach and cats and dogs. Since cats don't hang out at the beach much I added a doggie for her pleasure.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mail Art #2

Here is the other Decorative Envi I had to do. This partner likes cats and wild flowers so here is what I did...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mini Postcard Swap

Yup another swap.. this stuff is addicting.!

Anyway. This one is for Mini Postcards (3.5X5") and one of my partners likes Teddy Bears and Gardening so I hope she will enjoy this postcard. We were able to hand make them or store buy them. Of course I choose to make it handmade.
Here is the first sketches and then the final product.

Let me know whatcha think.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mail Art

I signed up for a Mail Art swap and for this we have to design/decorate two envelopes and note cards. I was so excited about the warm weather we had been having so I started doodling spring time sketches. Here is the first envi I completed... I am happy with it., (of course I blocked out my address.)

This is the front and the back.

The next one is a little more detailed but I will not be using such bright colors. I am trying two different techniques. Of course learning as I go...

So whatcha think?