Saturday, June 23, 2007

IF - camouflage

Woo-hoo! I'm actually posting 2 days in a row! I finished my illo for IF and had some time to post - so here it is. I started out thinking of a girl sitting on a couch with the same fabric in her clothing as the couch and wall, to go with the theme word - camouflage. I originally thought I would leave her faceless, as if she was blending in so much, you could barely even see her. Then, I thought about adding some text to the piece and telling more of a story. After I added the text, it didn't seem right that she didn't have a face, because she had a name!
So, the finished piece is different than my original idea, but I think it's a more finished this way, so I'm happy with it.
I won't be able to enter next weeek's challenge...going on a little holiday on Thurs. I hope I don't miss a good one!

Friday, June 22, 2007

new greeting card images

I've added four new designs to my greeting card line and just got them uploaded to my website, n7designs. For those of you who don't know, my card line is all about coffee (so Seattle, I know!) Well, this time, it's about tea, as well! I did 2 new images for coffee lovers and 2 new ones for those who can't get enough tea! I'm excited to see how these new ones do. Have a wonderful weekend, it's finally summer here in the NW.

Monday, June 18, 2007

IF - rejection

I was able to work on my entry for this week's IF challenge yesterday, while my daughter spent some quality time with my husband for Father's Day. They went to see Ocean's Thirteen and both liked it. It's nice that she is able to go see more adults movies now (we've moved out of the kiddie shows!)
The theme of the week - rejection - was a good chance to try something more conceptual. I wanted the characters to have empty faces and do the piece in a nuetral color palette to evoke the feeling of rejection. I also had them facing apart for the same reason. I used a section of the Help Wanted pages for the background and I added the squiggle lines at the bottom to ground the piece and also to give the essence of blah, blah, blah.

Friday, June 15, 2007

new website

Well, I did it! I got my new website up and running. I still am uploading some images and tweeking it a bit, but it's pretty well finished. Check it out

I also signed up for a portfolio on to get some more exposure for my work. Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

IF - suit

A quick illo for this week's IF theme - suit. I think I am addicted to doing these challenges! I can't seem to not do it each week! I love it thought, it's so much fun to see the theme each Friday, think about all the possibilites, then create it, hopefully, exactly how you envisioned it. I'm really grateful to Penelope for starting this site...what a great community of people with the same passion.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

new website banner

I'm super busy right now -lots of card orders for my greeting card line, stamp designs to draw and ink and of course the usual stuff of life, but I am trying (in my spare time) to start a website for my illustration work. I'd thought I would share this banner I designed for it. I won't be sure if it's a go until I get it on the site, but I like it so far!

Monday, June 04, 2007

IF - your paradise

My paradise is made up of the simple things in life that make me happy. I couldn't fit all of my favorite things on an illo, so I chose just a few to illustrate IF's theme of the week. I decided to use beachy tropical colors to give it a more traditional paradise feel. Sometimes it's easy to forget about the great little things that make up our everyday lives. When I saw the challenge for this week, I sat down and made a list and it was a good exercise for me, so I appreciate life's simple pleasures. What simple things make you happy? Make a list, choose to be happy!
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