Tuesday, April 28, 2015

a little instagram love!

Some instagram pictures from the past month:
This is happening outside my window right now!
 How is one to get any work done?
 I am so happy the sun has greeted us
 often this winter and spring 
 which has been wonderful.
 So there still is hibernating
 but spring has shown its lovely face
 and blessed us with small bits of wonder
 and large bits of glory too!
 And even Anthropologie
caught the beauty in their window displays.
 But this has to be my favorite glimpse of the season
taken by my son in Lancaster PA.
Just read the sign...
Oh happy spring cat flattening catnip
without a care in the world!

Friday, April 24, 2015

MATS Bootcamp Poster

 Here is my submission to Lilla Roger's class
Make Art that Sells Bootcamp.
I am adoring this class!
 This month's assignment was to design a poster
for an upcoming art event in Brighton England.
 First we played around with lettering.
I haven't really done any since the 70's.
So this era found its way into my iPad design.
 Then I tried some freehand drawing and actually liked the different styles.
 I kept envisioning a girl heading to the gathering with all her art supplies
(yep that would be me--always over prepared)
and of course my corgi had to come with me.
Then I cut her out and scanned her onto a grid background.
 It went onto the iPad and the fun continued!
I added the British flag, 
a small photo of the Wheel, 
the Brighton Dome where the event will be held,
a photo of my yardstick, 
my paint palette,
and a stamp with a young Queen Elizabeth.
I then changed the font for the final picture at top.
Phew I think I am done.
Now on to some messy prep for some wood wrapped pieces
that will be loose and fun--
always need to do loose stuff after tight work at the pixel level.