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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Drought

Well, I haven't done any art in awhile, but I have decorated my cube at work. Unfortunately I can't take any pictures of my cube since our building does not allow cameras in it (security risk). So, no picts of my cube, sorry everyone. But I have been playing in Photoshop at work and my coworkers and I have created some crazy photos of coworkers and family. Here are just a few of our creations:



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Creatures

I found this cool site to add pets to your Blog. As you can see on the right I have turtles and a hamster that need fed. Here is a Koi Pond you can also add to your Blog. They are so fun and will keep you occupied at work. Click below to feed my fish. Love it!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas Time!


Finally, our house is done!!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Red Hat, Purple Dress, Funny Cat, time to Impress

A friend of mine saw the note cards I made for Emilie and wanted me to make some for her mom. Her mom is part of the Red Hat Purple Dress society. So she wanted me to take their cat and make some note cards for her as a gift. Here are a couple of ideas I created for her. I first took the cat in Photoshop and a picture of her mom. I cropped out her mom's fancy hat and stuck it on the cat's head. Then I brought the new image in Illustrator and just started playing. Here is what I came up with. The basic concept for the card is on the left, and different ideas for the front are on the right. It was kind of fun, something creative that wasn't too difficult and didn't take too much time (since I hardly have any creative time these days with Cali). Oh yes, and also, we lit up our house for Christmas last night...its nuts! Don't worry, new xmas photo to come soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Photoshop World!


I am entering a Photoshop World contest, so I thought I'd share my thoughts with all of you. One of my Top Ten reasons to go to Photopshop World Expo is that I would love to get my Portfolio reviewed. Being that its been awhile since I've had a Portfolio Review, it would nice to get some insight and thoughts on how to improve it, what is wrong, what is right, what is awesome, and what is plain boring, etc. At Photoshop World, I feel, can help me answer my questions and improve my portfolio. PHOTOSHOP WORLD will also have Help Desk LIVE!, which is where you can have all your Photoshop questions answered, one-on-one. I know we all have a million Photoshop Questions that need answered, since the program can do SOOOO MUCH!
The Photoshop World Conference & Expo will be held:
March 25-27, 2009
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA
Here is the link for more info: http://www.photoshopworld.com/


Monday, October 20, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILIE!



My friend Emilie's birthday was on Friday last week, so I made her something small for her birthday. I figured there wasn't much "hanging" space to hang a drawing for her, so I decided to make her notecards as a gift of her doggy. Since she is a teacher, I figured she probably would write on notecards. So I made two different ones for her to use. Just something small. Hope you liked them Em!! Happy Birthday...again! We had a blast Saturday night!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pearls of Promise

A friend and coworker of mine is going to be designing dishes for breast cancer awareness. She came to me and asked me if I could do some designs for her. She scribbled out on paper what she wanted, and here is what I came up with for her. She is going to get them made and start selling them, and a percentage of sales will go to me, if it ever takes off. Pretty cool huh? She swears we'll be on OPRAH one day...haha. But seriously, she is a sweet lady. Her mother died of breast cancer, and she is a survivor of it TWICE! She also had a tumor removed in her brain not long ago after collapsing at work, so she's been through a lot. She said that God came to her in her dreams, telling her to get these designs done and start to sell them and an angel would help (being me). She is very religious and spiritual. So when I designed these for her, she cried. She cried and cried. She asked me how I got into her head and created exactly what was in her head...lol. So we'll see if this business venture of hers takes off. I can't wait to see these things actually made!! I will also be designing the cover of a book she is going to write on her life. But I told her lets focus on one thing at a time. I don't want her crying every day now! Below are some logo ideas I had for her, some plate designs she wanted, and a cup she wanted me to create. Click on each image for a larger view. Enjoy!




Monday, September 15, 2008

Petey!!

One of my very good friends, Stacey, I've known for a very long time, has a Boston Terrier named Sampras....after Pete Sampras of course. My husband love, love, loves to call him Petey. Anyways, her birthday was last week. She is always thinking of others all the time, and always remembers me on my birthday. So I wanted to get her something special, but wasn't sure what. So I got thinking, maybe she'd like a portrait of her dog. I wasn't sure what I was going to draw, what medium I was going to use, etc. So I decided to go with Illustrator and hand-drew her dog in Adobe Illustrator. This is what I came up with. I hadn't posted this yet, since I wanted to wait until she received it first. So again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACEY!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Finally!


So I finally drew a picture....well, a quick sketch. When I was working in Fairfax for a week, I had a lot of time to kill at my desk at work. Sooo, while i waited for some actual design work to do, I brought up some animal photographs on my screen, and decided to sketch from there. This is just on typical printer paper and a regular old ballpoint pen, so no real art supplies. So this is what I made. The tiger was super cute. It came out alright for something quick. I wish I had my Micron pens and real art paper, but, since it was doodling at work, I guess I can accept it with all its issues...lol. Artists are always picky about their work, can't you tell? Hopefully I'll actually sit down and really draw, but for now, you will have to settle for quicky-art with desk supplies. More to come soon....i hope.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I am a Badger


Well, I was sent off to work in Fairfax, VA for a week to work on a major project for my company. It was a last minute assignment that I was requested to drive up in less than 24 hours. I got a phone call at work saying, we need you ASAP in Fairfax....so, I got home, packed, kissed my baby and hubby goodbye and headed up North. I am here now, and am workin diligently (sp?). As I sit between graphics, I created a silly sign real quick. You see, back home they call the graphic artists, graphic rats....and well, the last time I worked on a project with my friend and fellow coworker, Kevin, we decided we didn't want to be rats....so instead, we called ourselves Badgers, since folks Badger us to do graphics. So, that's where badger came from, and well, since I was sitting here at work, between graphics, I made this "graphic badger" sign for myself to put on my wall as I wait to get "badgered". Sigh...life as a badger isn't always what its cracked up to be, i will be home soon!


Monday, April 21, 2008

Party Ponies


So I'm designing a website for a friend of mine. Her family owns a Pony Riding business. They do the pony rides at The Farmers Market, Pungo Strawberry Festival, for birthday parties, etc. So I am not sure exactly what I'm going to go with yet. A more professional approach or child-like approach. I'm giving her options. Anywhoo, I drew this Pony for a possible child-like approach to the site. We'll see what I end up coming up with in the end. The site will most likely be www.beachpartyponies.com once its up and running. Here is the pony I drew. Hope you all enjoy. I am trying to squeeze in art when I can. Having a little one sure does make things more difficult.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Drunken Polack


So I haven't done any art in awhile, obviously, but now I have something I can post. I designed a logo for a very good friend of mine for his beer site. So this will be a plug for his site as well. Be sure to visit The Drunken Polack to find out all the information you wanted to know about different types of beer. You've heard of it, but haven't tried it? Then check out the site and see what its ratings are, where it can be found, etc. Anywhoo, enough advertising, this is the logo I came up with. I'm sure it may change, but for now, this is what I've got. Here is the site too so go visit! http://www.drunkenpolack.com/

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Easter


Again, I still haven't had a chance to do much art, but I did photoshop a picture of my little girl. So I'll add this darling photo my hubby took of Cali. Happy Easter everyone! I'll post artwork soon!

Friday, January 18, 2008

My baby girl


My first child was born Jan. 10 at 5:35 am, she weighed 6 lbs, 15oz and was 19.5 inches long. Here is a pict of her. Sorry, no art yet, got a little one now that will keep me pretty occupied for a good while.