Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Procreate - Not just a word to Giggle at

When I first heard of the app I won’t lie, I just giggled at the name of it.  That put aside, so far I’m really enjoying this drawing app. I’m also new to drawing on an iPad. Mind. Blown.   I have not created much with it yet. My experience so far has been trying all of the brushes and movements with the Apple Pencil. I’ve gotten lost for hours with this. The smoothness of writing on glass gives a whole new experience with hand lettering.  Although I miss the aroma of markers and ink, practicing on the iPad is very convinient. I can save my materials for hand made items and not waste them on practicing new shapes, letters and doodles.

The things I’m most excited about with this app so far are-
1. The vvariety of brushes and how you can alter your brush so it’s just how you want it to be.
2. That you can organize your projects in the gallery. For example, I have one project labeled “Instagram” and I have been placing everything I’ve made for Instagram in it. 
3. I can easily switch and alter layers.
4. I can zoom in and rotate the canvas!

Although this is probably the most expensive app I’ve ever bought, I think it with be insanely useful and I’m very excited to be able to create with Procreate.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We did it!

In case any of you were curious, the wedding was perfect. Now to focus again on other art work!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Wedding Signs

I'm so excited about how these signs are coming out! My parents had their barn redone on the outside so there are so many scrap pieces left over! I will definitely post more pictures of these signs once we have the wedding!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Wine Label Progress

Another post about the adventures of my parents starting a winery in Carlisle,  PA. During this time of year they are focused on the blackberries and grapes and making wine! Something they really need to start producing soon is a label for the wine bottles. Here is what I have created so far. It still needs work and each wine type will have the same basic boarder with the fruits around that made the wine. I'm liking it so far, digital illustration can be so cool!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ballyhoo Baby Label

My friend Alyssa is starting her own small business helping future or new parents enter the world of parenthood! I created a few different designs. I went with a pun in the owl design, also making it more modern. Alyssa fell in love with the more vintage looking design showing off the two babies.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wedding Favors

 I'm proud of these little favors! They are altoids that I wrapped with wrapping paper found at Michaels Craft Store. The ribbon I found on amazon and it is actually a stretchy lace so it made tying bows super easy. And the hearts  I found on Amazon as well! They took about 10 days to get here but they were only $20 for 100 engraved hearts! I don't need that many of course, but it will be nice for photo albums or picture frames to have a few extra.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Holy Cow, how awesome did these turn out! I'm super proud of myself and my giant "yardzee" game I made. I took a 4x4 and had them cut into square pieces, thanks to my brother Lars for helping. Then I sanded each block to make sure they did not have any sharp edges. The wood burner I had actually came with a round tip! I was probably most excited about that part. With some staining and polyurethane, they look professional! The card itself is 11x17 and laminated for reuse with a dry erase marker.