Monday, January 30, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I couldn't make up my mind how to approach one piece I wanted to do in Gretchen's book, so I decided not to decide and create the moon, three ways.
Title page - I wish I'd made the word "ways" a little more bold.
This astronaut was the first piece started, and the last one finished. I spray painted the background using vinyl I had left over from Mary's Round 2 book to create the purple pattern. Then I stalled on it until this weekend when I added the astronaut and finished painting it. I added the Finnish postage stamp at the bottom because I know Gretchen's family hails from Finland. By the way, Finland has THE COOLEST STAMPS. I enclosed the rest of the sheet in the book in case Andrea or anyone else wants to use one - or Gretchen can just have them. The art is so cute, and they're often die-cut in unusual shapes like these birds on branches. How cool would it be to get a letter with one of these on it?
I started this one with a copy of this vintage photo, then added all the engraved elements. The moon has a door, and if you look inside, you'll see the man in the moon. (It's Sherlock from the recent BBC TV series because that's what I've been watching recently - awesome, awesome show)
I created this pixellated moon from squares cut out of paint chips - it's kind of fun going to the hardware store and walking out with my craft supplies for free.
And continued the pixels onto the next page for Andrea to interact with.
Here's the collaboration I completed with Molly. She created the creature on the left, and I added the rest to tie it in with my theme.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I suddenly have a lot of respect for those IKEA engineers...
Anyway, those hours were mostly spend on Andrea's book and little pocket item. I'm going to pack it and Steve's book tomorrow and take it to the postoffice on Monday.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I have 3 books at home now. Steve's book, which is all done, Andrea's which is 95% done and one more...
I'm really sorry guys, we had 2 deaths in the family and I had some health issues, which I think are basically over now (hopefully) I'm hoping to finish Andrea's book today and send 2 books to Molly tomorrow.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
|Splotch Monster Collaboration with Steve Loya|
in my returned Moleskine from Round 2
Friday, January 6, 2012
1st half of a collaboration with Ammon
|Turning the Eggs|
Collaborations with Gretchen
markers and pens. Dedicated to Hennie Mavis.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
|Sequoia Park Zoo, Eureka, California|
This is a 6 x 9 watercolor on Canson paper for the Virtual Paintout from Eureka, California (last Month's Theme). I am including the original in the pocket.
I also included two small prints of earlier Virtual Paintout pictures from Eureka California :
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I had the whole book planned in my head, but then I had a different idea and decided to go with that. I'm calling it "The book of reoccurring nightmares"
|Under the rte 70 Bridge, Silverthorne, Colorado|
the walking trail
Two more pages completed in a two-page spread. This is another for the Virtual Paintout. Aspen, Colorado. I scanned the pages separately and didn't get the register quite right in the image. Sorry. It doesn't look like that in the book (in the center.)
Here is the google maps street view image I used to paint this from (for the Virtual Paintout).
|Screen capture of street view used for painting above|