Monday, February 20, 2012

Up Next,

I am so excited to be preparing for my very first Craft Weekend!!!
Ladies will be bringing crafts that they don't have time to work on during the busyness of life, and enjoying some good old fashioned girl time!!!  I have been SO excited for this weekend!  I'll be super busy getting everything ready for our weekend! ...I'll keep you posted on my progress :)

In other news, I was given an ipad this weekend to borrow to prepare for using it during the worship service.  I loved using the Brushes program!!!  I played with it on a very basic level because I didn't venture into layers and all of that other good stuff.  I did, however, manage to get this out of it!!!
The music minister had asked me to create something to draw on the screen during the Lord's Supper on Sunday, so Saturday night (when I got the iPad), I came up with this!  It was actually pretty exciting to use my talent during the service, and can't wait to continue to play as the sermon series goes on!

Happy President's Day!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Digital Art

Hi, friends!  Hope you've been well!  Things have been busy around here.  T Man is all over the place and so full of energy, that I've really only been working on custom orders lately!  I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I'm done!

In other news, our music minister at church is having me help prepare for a sermon series that's beginning this Sunday.  We will be creating part of the set design during the service by having church members paint during Praise and Worship! I think it's going to be really neat!!!

The week after that, he has asked me to use the iPad to create a painting during Skip's sermon.  I'm super excited about this, but there are a few problems...

1. I don't have an iPad, therefore, I've never used one.
2. I've never worked with the Brushes program.
3. I only have a week to figure it out :)

Small hurdles, right?!  Sooooo, does anyone have any tips?  I've watched a few YouTube videos of paintings coming together in fast forward, however, I'm struggling to find a good video tutorial on how to actually use the program. 

If you know of a good tutorial, please leave a link! Thanks!  Have a great long weekend!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happi Tree

A few weeks ago I got to paint a mural for Melissa's little girl, Winter!  Their nursery was almost all set, and after the tree was up, they were ready to welcome her into the room!
 They chose the Dena Happi Tree bedding, which is absolutely adorable!!! To top everything off, the crib and dresser/changing table was a gorgeous shade of pink!!!
 I instantly fell in love with their style the moment that I walked in!  I think it helps that I love all things baby, but doing murals and customized canvases for families is one of my favorite things!

 I just loved how the room turned out!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

You've Got Mail

I'm talking to you, Brooklyn Art Library!

Mom and I really pushed it to the last minute this year with our sketchbooks for The Sketchbook Project 2012!  We mailed them on the deadline day!!!! :/  And, in perfect "us" style, we documented the whole thing :)
Don't our covers look great?!  Here's a closer look at our books.

Let's start with Mom!  I'm SOOOOOOO proud of her book!!!  Since I was little, I remember her talking on the phone and doodling these beautiful little women all over her notes page. She recently began creating more expansive drawings of these woman, and I think she has really found her style!  Each page of her book screams her spirit, love of art, and attention to detail!  Here's her front cover:
 Mom chose the theme "Encyclopedia of..."  And her's is "Encyclopedia of Filet."  You'll have to read her sketchbook, but basically, "filet" is what our family calls the best of the best.  I believe a more common example would be "Cadilac."  Can you find her title in the books?! :)
 Wait, who's this fancy girl?! She seems so artsy, so cool, so...everything!  Oh, wait, that's me! ;)
 This is one of my favorite pages.  I can't believe she did all of that pen detail by hand on the left!
 This next picture is mom's fav.  This lady is so super cool!!!
 And, this is the Resort! If you look closely, there are so many details specific to The Resort!
 And, this is the back cover. 
 Great job, Mom!

Here is the inside cover of my sketchbook.  You can see the sewn collage through the leaves when the book is closed!  I chose the theme, "Folds and Stitches," but the full title of my book is "Holes and Folds and Stitches and Stuff." :)
 I feel like there's not a whole to explain about my pages.  There is just a wide variety of my mixed media and collaging. 

There are cut out leaves in the middle of these spreads with an orange netting in between them :)
 Ta-Da!  My book!

So, Tuesday morning, I met up with Mom to mail our packages.  She was super cute and did adorable drawings on her envelope!

 Mine was lame and super boring :/ :)
Anyways, we packaged them up,
 And headed to the post office!
 The guy ringing us up was extremely patient...especially when we struck up an extensive conversation with the sweet lady behind us, who was actually taking this picture!  She has 5 kids- 3 of which are triplets!  Anyways, back to the story :)
 We were SO excited to have sent our books in on time!  Truthfully, I was just thankful that I completed it in time!!!  (p.s. Zoom in on this picture.  My face is pretty hilarious!)
Thanks, Mom, for doing this project with me!  I love that we do this together, and I can't wait to go visit all of our books in years to come at the Brooklyn Art Library!!! :)