Thursday, February 9, 2012

studio....

A teammie of mine on Etsy wanted some studio pics to share on her Facebook page....it was a great excuse for me to clean up my act. It is always changing and evolving....but this is what it looks like right at this moment.




Loving it....

I am so in love with mixed media...and I have experimenting with so many different things....and also getting over my fear of messing up! It has been such a wonderful adventure and I am quite certain I will never be able to go back to the very flat portraits I used to create. Every time I enter the studio now...I get a tiny thrill for the upcoming treasure hunt through all of the items I have collected over the years....that are finally getting put to use!

Here is my latest piece. I found an awesome piece of cardboard in the recycle bin one day...perfectly square and quite sturdy. This was the beginning of this illustration. From there I added card stock for the background...then put my pencil to paper and added the princess. Gave it a border using some decorative paper tape printed with script. Once that part was complete I embellished the piece with paper flowers, butterflies and bees. Afterwards I added my own flair with pen and ink...threw in a few teeny copper stars and then finished with a tiny bit of faerie dust. Here she is....

"The Dark Princess"






Tuesday, February 7, 2012

more to share....

Another couple of photos I forgot to share :)
A picture of some of the many brooches I made over the holidays....and also a photo of some very lovely, vegan ladies who have taken a liking to my work. This photo will forever make me smile!