Saturday, August 18, 2007

Green Postcard Swap on SwapBot

Here are two of the three postcards I did for a green postcard swap on Swap-Bot. Swap-Bot, I could get into a lot of trouble over there. Right now I'm sticking to a few things at a time. I just sent out my first two swaps. A doodle page (which is SUPER easy for me since I doodle all the time) and these postcards.

I had a blast doing them. Trying to come up with ideas that kept pretty much to the greens. I of course had to throw in a little pink and blue to highlight the greens.:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Playing with the pad and stylus

The guy I work with let me borrow his tablet to try. I've been thinking of getting one for awhile. This is the results of just a few hours of familiarizing myself with the thing. I'm sure there's tons more to learn, but I was pretty happy with the results.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Been away too long

Things around here have been NUTS. I started a new job, which basically took over my life. It's good in a way, but I am just now starting to get the hang of the whole balance thing again. Finding time to do things I used to have all the time in the world to do has been a little dicey.

I'm getting pretty excited with some of the new projects I have coming up in the next few months. I'll be participating in a gigantic chunky book project run by Chrysti at the Altered Abbey This should be fun, but incredibly challenging for me. I've been finding it so hard to find time to fit in home life, let alone art life as well, that I might be setting myself up for a giant downfall. However I LOOOOOVE chunky books and this is just my kind! All original! I highly recommend the Altered Abbey for great supplies.I've ordered a few things in the past and they're always wonderful in quality and speed of delivery!

I'm also getting ready for another great chunky book through the
Absolutely Everything Swap Central Group. I can't wait, this is truly an amazing group of ladies and we've been having a great time together for awhile now. It's going to be a Halloween/Dia de los Muertos book. I just loved the last Halloween book I did. It'll be fun to see what everyone comes up with. I hope we have a lot of participants. It'll be hard getting things put together, but well worth it in the end I'm sure. The Alice Book we did a few months ago turned out really super awesome.

On the art front I really haven't been doing a whole lot of anything. A few random pen scratchings in the ancient sketch book (holy crap I've almost filled it finally!) or random scribbles here and there on any scraps of paper I can find. Typical me, stick a pen in my hand and I'll doodle on almost anything.

My poor sharpies have been trapped in their box for far too long. They're just SCREAMING to get out. Thankfully I'll be doing some atcs soon. I've fallen out of that for the time being as well. Hopefully not for long though! I like my atcs and sharpies far too much to let myself be separated much longer. Gosh that makes me sound like an addict!

Well I'm off to do some cleaning so that I don't feel so guilty when I sit down to do some art! Cheery creative messes everyone!