Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Artists and Illustrators of whom I am extremely jealous-Antony Hare

Wow. I just found out about this guy today from Notcot.org.

Antony Hare. His black and white, or two tone illustrations are just breathtaking. I love the inky black color, and his hand-drawn typography.


Just fantastic stuff.

Property of Antony Hare

I completely understand the sentiment of the "bleeding pencils"

Property of Antony Hare
Mitch Hedberg portrait, oh how we miss you Mitch.

Property of Antony Hare
The Whopper, oh how it is aptly named.

Good job Antony.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Lullaby Book-Finished

Hi Guys,
I've been working on this Lullaby Book for quite some time. The better part of a year honestly. It started as a little project for my son so I could sing him the correct lyrics to lullaby's. Then it became much bigger, to me at least. I had thought of getting it professionally printed and bound through several online book printers, but alas, most of them only had templates you could use and didn't allow the size or dimension of my illustrations. After months of trying to get my artwork to fit into their templates I just gave up and printed them out myself, and pasted them in to a scrapbook.  Maybe when I get a bit more patience for all the enormous changes it would require to get it printed, I will. But in the meantime, it serves its original purpose. I now know all the words to the lullaby's I like to sing.

Here are some pictures.

The Lullaby Book cover

I had ten lullaby's in all but only pictured my favorites. I'm very pleased.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Nook Cover

Last year I and my brothers and sisters got our Mother a Nook. She is an avid reader. Many of us are bookworms as well. I had borrowed it for a trip and before I went (because I drop things a lot) I looked for a cover to protect it. I never found one I liked (I only went to Walmart) and they were all too expensive. So I did what every weirdo person does...I made my own with things I had already.

Here it is.

I had this fabric in my stash. They were curtains that I had turned into a slipcover for a love-seat and then abandoned when I had gotten bored with it.

Aren't you glad someone invented Velcro? It's just super.

The nook cover is stabilized with thick fusible interfacing. It's normally for crafts or for sturdy purses, so it fitted my project perfectly. It's just fabric, bias tape, some rick rack, 1/4" elastic, 3/4" velcro, and some thread and interfacing. The bias tape stretched, which isn't surprising since that's it's purpose, and the zig zag stitching didn't turn out beautifully in contrast on the rick rack, but all in all, I was pleased and it functions perfectly.


Friday, February 17, 2012

New quilt

I'm working on a new quilt. What do you all think? It's called a spiderweb quilt....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paint my walls

I was thinking that I needed to paint a wall in my house. Just one. And had some super ideas. Or at least  I thought they were until I drew some out.

This is the wall that I'm thinking about painting.

The starburst just sits there, looking all bland. And I wanted it to pop. So I did a little drawing in Illustrator and came up with some ideas. 

The ever present arabesque pattern. 

A plain wall, no fancy painting.



I'm not really in love with any of them. Or maybe I just don't like my couch. Who can ever know. What are your thoughts?

Here were my inspirations: