Thursday, December 5, 2013
I recently saw a short video of Rex Ray and got so inspired by his story about making these quick collages every night without thinking too much about the composition or judging it, a process that he calls "an exercise in turning off all those critical voices". It is actually quite liberating if you are not consciously trying to make art but just playing around with shapes and negative space. I did those four in less than an hour one night this week and then I took a picture of them with Instagram and applied the kelvin filter. Then I grouped them with Pic Stitch on my phone. That was surprisingly fun! Try it!
Monday, November 25, 2013
This is very exciting news, my new Keka snap-on cases are now live! I licensed 10 of my designs to a company in San Francisco that designs phone and ipad cases. I am ordering some for myself this week, I just don't know which design to pick! They have a promotion going on right now that's gives you a free Classic Snap-on Phone case if you order any two of their products. Just use FREESNAP at checkout. They also have free shipping to the US/UK/Canada (no promo code needed) how civilized! They make great Christmas presents too, hint, hint! Kekacase.com
Thursday, November 21, 2013
This latest Spoonflower contest is about designing wrapping paper with the theme of mittens. I like the mix of the geometric shapes with the hand drawn mittens, it really brings my graphic designer side together with my other whimsical artist side. See? I knew they could play nicely together if they just learned to share! See all the other entries and vote here.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
This week's Spoonflower contest theme is Fall Leaves and since Fall is my favorite season, I just had to enter something. This design kind of reminds me of chinese lanterns, because of the shape, color and luminosity. But it also reminds me of falling leaves because of the movement. To see all other entries and to vote, just go the spoonflower contest page. Happy Fall!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I have been spending way too much time on the computer and not enough time in my art studio, so I decided to just play around with my set of opaque watercolors. It's kind of in between watercolor and gouache. The colors feel a little flat to me, but maybe I am just using the wrong kind paper, or it's the brand (Pelican). Anyway, it's quick and easy to use for sketching. This drawing is only an inch and half tall in real life!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Here's my entry titled "Today's the day" for the Spoonflower Tea Towel Calendar contest. Go here to see all the entries and to vote between now and Wednesday November 6th. I am thinking of also doing a version of this as a desk calendar printed on card stock, you know the kind that fits in a jewel case like Snow & Graham makes? I've always loved those.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
We had a family reunion at our house last weekend. I loved having the house full of people, it was a blast! My nephew Will wanted to thank us so he made this fabulous drawing to put on our fridge (those were his instructions). I think the diagonal stripes on our outfits are a good choice as they are extremely flattering and slimming, don't you think? And don't we look so happy under our own personal rainbow? Will even added important details like the magenta highlights in my hair. Fridge Art Rules!