They draw & they cook recipe submission

So I submitted one of tried and true recipes to the lovely folks over at theydrawandcook and I'm super excited to see it up this morning. If you are an artist, designer or illustrator who loves to cook, this is an awesome opportunity to show of your mad skills. In fact they just made How Magazine's top 10 sites for designers list so it could be great exposure :)

I started working on another super fun submission but have been to tied up with my other freelance projects this week- gotta make the cheddar- if you know what I mean:) ugh maybe next week I will be able to ship it on over.


digital vs. handmade :)

I just wanted to highlight a couple of pieces I did when I participated in a couple of group gallery shows. The first piece was from a show that we used a blank skate deck as a substrate . There was not an overall subject matter so it was up to the artist to um wreck the deck. I'm a big fan of using mixed medias. So in this piece I started with a hand drawn sketch of my clock shape onto some wood veneer I bought from the craft store. Next I hand cut the wood veneer with an exacto blade (yeah i had blisters from this- oh yes i did). Then I proceeded to paint it with acrylic paint. To prep the deck I used some iridescent medium and put just a few coats so the wood finish would still show. I also purchased a clock kit , some sheet metal grating, some chain, old wallpaper and some super grandma doilys to use. I priced this guy kinda high since I really just wanted to keep it.
so here is the final product- I call it cuckoo for you :) :and here is my digital interpretation- obviously it is not exactly the same but I think it would make swell poster:Next project was from yet another group show that called record breakers. In this show we used a old vinyl records as a substrate. In all honesty I'm not much of a painter- but I attempted a bit more on this piece then the first. I also used some of the leftover wood veneer from cuckoo for you on the balloon basket and lil'guy. I thought I had priced this one a little high and assumed it would not sell- but surprisingly, it did & the buyer is hanging it in his little girls room- which made me super happy to know:). I'm thinking of using some 45s and doing a small series of additional ones with different elements & charecters/animals.
Here is outcome:

Ok on to the digital translation- still different but once again I would love to print these on some nice French paper- hmmm maybe the Kraft from the Muscletone assortment- ohh yes please :I have a few more pieces that fit into this post but I think I will save them a later date. We are off to dinner with some friends. A good day to you all!!


custom wedding paper goods...

I'm helping out my nephew and his fiancée with a couple of printed pieces for their late August wedding. The wedding colors are poole blue and purple and their main flower is the purple daisy so i just took that info and ran with it :) I'm in charge of the escort cards, thank you cards and the ceremony program. The escort cards will either hang on a clothesline with cute little mini clothespins or we might just decorate a cork board and use some little embellished stick pins. The paddle fan will be double sided either with the detailed ceremony step-by-step or just more happy funtime design and illustrated goodness.

Speaking of designing custom wedding paper goods - here is a collection I did for a friend for her wedding last summer. I designed her invite (which was double sided), an r.s.v.p card and her program- which is not shown here. She pretty much let me do whatever I wanted as long as I used her wedding colors which were kind of a magenta and spartan green. She and her husband are also bird aficionados so a bird illustration was definitely a must as well.

Well I'm off to finish watching a movie with my super-swell husband and our little stinkerpie puppyface. Till later friends :)