Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cranberry Cloud

I have made a very dear artist friend through the world of blogging. 

Her name is Laurel Martin and she owns Cranberry Cloud

I highly recommend checking out her ArtFire & Etsy site and purchasing a piece. You won't be disappointed!

I had asked for one of her mixed media pieces for Christmas and I was just thrilled today when it came in the mail!

It's even better in person and even the envelope is stinkin' adorable! 

(the names have been blurred to protect the innocent)

I am so excited to find a frame and hang it right above my desk where I sit and make art. 

Such wonderful inspiration and something beautiful to look at every day!

Thank you Laurel! I absolute love it!

(and thanks to my wonderful husband for the great gift too!)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Plastic Bottles

We've been working in class using colored pencils on toned paper to draw clear plastic bottles. 

Here are my examples. 
Can you guess what the bottle is on the left?

I didn't have time to finish it because the bell rang and the student wanted to take her drink. 
Really? Didn't she know I was in the middle of a masterpiece?!

The water bottle is complete though. They are on a 9x12 piece of brown paper.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Illustration Friday - Mail

I was so excited to see that the topic for Illustration Friday was "Mail".

Very appropriate considering today is my birthday and I've gotten 
such sweets notes and messages. Thanks everyone!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Made a New Friend!

I made a new friend a couple weeks ago.  

Christie Cone

We both volunteered at a craft show and ended up welcoming people at the door together. 

We had coffee today and she helped teach me the ways of the craft/arts business. 

She sells handmade ceramics. Both functional and decorative. 

Her nativity sets are super adorable!

I encourage you to check out Christie Cone's work. You won't be disappointed!

Saturday, December 4, 2010