Thursday, August 30, 2007

IMT Featured Artist

IMT's Featured Artist Article

I just found out through a comment on my latest post that I'm the featured artist this week at Inspire Me Thursday. Click here to see the entire article.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Illustration Friday: Visitor(s)

If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake

Another Day of the Dead, skeleton inspired image after the song by Georgia Gibb. It's paper and digital collage.

Lyrics for
"If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake"
SPOKEN: Come in! Well, well, well. Look who's here. I haven't seen you in many a year.

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band, grandest band in the land
Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band
And spread the welcome mat for you

Now, I don't know where you came from
'cause I don't know where you've been
But it really doesn't matter
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, hired a band, goodness sake!
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a hall, great big hall, band and all
Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a hall
And spread the welcome mat for you

Now, I don't know where you came from
'cause I don't know where you've been
But it really doesn't matter
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, hired a band, goodness sake!
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday: Watercolor
Studio Friday: Favorite Item

Inspire Me Thursdays challenge: "This week let’s have some fun with watercolors. Experiment with watercolor paper, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils. Or, for the computer savvy, how about digital watercolor painting?"

Watercolor with Digital Effects

For IMT's challenge I painted a monochromatic watercolor and scanned it. Once digital I opened the image in Photoshop and added the watercolor filter to see the effects. I like the textures the filter created!

Studio Friday challenge: "Favorite item in your studio/craft space - why do you love it and how does it inspire you (art or journal and photo)?"

Watercolor Original

I decided to dedicate Studio Friday's challenge to my corner punch. Since I'm in the mood for fall, I created this Halloween card to show the corner punch in action.

The corner punch has been my best friend as of late since I've been in production mode with baby announcements. I rounded all the corners on 80 announcements and their components to give them a softer finished look. The baby announcement will be posted at a later date.

My only gripe I have for my Corner Punch Marvy is the button! I wish it had a soft grip instead of hard ridges...it's murder on your thumb if you cut too many corners at one time.