explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Friday, July 31, 2009

Artist Trading Cards



Artist trading cards are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" works of signed original art that are traded among mixed media artists. Our Artful Journaling class made some to trade with each other; and I liked the small format so much that I made quite a few more. Here are 4 of mine, entitled (clockwise from upper left): Sedona; Fly; The Gift II; and Love.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

And One More


Can't seem to stop playing with these letters. This time I tried a different letter shape. It turned out looking like animal print!

More Calligra-Fun


I just love this online class. I've watched all the videos and now I need to keep practicing and trying to put my own spin on it. Here's my name in "Martha Lever-style" letters.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Calligra-Fun



I'm taking an online class from Martha Lever through the Creative Workshops ning. It's a brush lettering class. I love it! It takes a lot of practice, but I'm loving that too. Here are a few little doodles based on one of the lessons.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Outer Banks Sketch


I sketched this on the beach, then added watercolor later.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy in the Outer Banks


Here's one of the photos taken of us on our vacation to the Outer Banks.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Sights of NYC







Guess which one was my favorite.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Still Dreaming About the Ocean


We're going to NYC tomorrow, but my mind is mostly on our Outer Banks trip of the following week. I'm trying not to take my entire art supply stash with me. Here's a "solarized" version of one of the views from our timeshare.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NYC!


We're heading to NYC again early next week to meet Ryan (!) and some other relatives for lunch at Mr. Broadway, a great kosher deli. Nelson and I will stay over for one night, and do some museum-hopping and other noshing too. Of course I'll keep an eye out for art supply stores...