Monday, January 30, 2012

Art Deco Fabric Design

I'm experimenting with fabric patterns again. I think I am getting a little better at them but I'm still not fully satisfied. One that is more up close is just an experiment that shows the process I went through. When I repeated it, I changed the colors but it still has the same basic pattern.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


 Friends of mine got married and had posted wedding pictures online. I asked if I could draw some of the photos because some of them really captured them as a couple. Maybe I was being a romantic today but when I saw a photo of their kiss, I just had to draw it. There are two different versions of the digital drawing I did. It is just a quick drawing I spent no more than one hour on. I was getting frustrated with getting the right colors when I decided that maybe I will just do it in gray-scale. I think It came out a lot better since I changed it. It makes the piece more dramatic and personally I think it makes it more look more romantic.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Totally 80's

I helped out at the local swing dance club decorate because they were having a themed dance. The theme was 80's and it was a lot of fun picking out music and trying to be creative with decorations. I researched things that were invented or became popular in the 80's. Things like post-it notes, pac-man, rubix cubes and more. It is a little difficult to see but I painted a mirror with a pac-man game, and on the other mirror used post-its as a writing tool. When it came time for the dance, you better believe I dressed up! It was a lot of work to find/make my outfit. That is one thing that I am glad about the 80's is over. I don't think I could handle taking an hour and a half to get ready every day. (my hair is usually in a normal pony tail, and usually straight, not curly at all)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Quaker style Wedding Certificate Sktetch

So my brother is getting married in may and has decided to have a Quaker style wedding where everyone who witnesses the wedding has to sign a certificate. This is my first sketch of some things that might be on the certificate. I'm going to design a border with blossoms, birds and maybe berries. (Not sure if the deer will stay). After I sketch it out how I want on the tablet, I will hand draw and paint it on textured paper where everyone will sign. It's pretty cool that everyone will sign my artwork. I will also have to typeset his and her names and all of the information that they want on it.

Monday, January 16, 2012

First Attempt at a Fabric Design

I know this is a very simple design but I am just playing around with a new website I found where they have weekly fabric contests. This weeks theme is "Outdated Technology". Not exactly an easy theme to start with. I based mine off of typewriter keys. I guess in a few days I will get to see what ideas others have come up with. I think I did ok for doing it the night before the contest deadline. Now I can start on next weeks!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Farm Show

While visiting the PA Farm Show this year, Tina, Lars and I decided to go on the Carousel. It was difficult to take a photo while we were moving so I decided to take a video. Not taking in account that we were all moving at different rates so it came out very comical. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Farm Show 2012

While walking through the animals I couldn't help take a picture of this little boy taking a nap with his enormous cow. Many may be frightened of these animals (Sometimes I am myself) you can see in this photo that sometimes they just like to cuddle :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


That's right! I have a pet cow. My brother works for a milking company and while visiting a farm, a farmer offered him a baby calf that had been born only hours before on December 13, 2011. He texted me and asked me if I wanted a cow and my response was... "Who doesn't?"  Needless to say, later that night my brother came home with a beautiful baby Jersey cow. I named him Sparkles, not sure why but when someone asked what his name was that was the first thing that came out of my mouth.

 Luckily I have an amazing boyfriend who knows all about calves like my father. So he had the supplies needed to raise one. Like a bottle, milk replacer and all of the right shots to give him to prevent illness. He is still doing great and I am actually currently working on a wood burn drawing of the calf. Hopefully it turns out good!