Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Falling Water

This was taken at Minnehaha Falls in September when we had record rainfall. Earlier in the summer it was all dried up, if you can imagine that. Here it is gushing. I love it when it's like this, there's just something so mesmerizing about rushing water, especially over falls. It's so graceful and powerful at the same time.

Monster Drawing Postcard Swap

These are the postcards I made for the swap I hosted. You had to draw a monster for the postcard and color the postcard in whatever way you wanted. I drew with pens, then colored with markers and did the backgrounds in watercolors and the edges in ink. On the top, we have Nedley, the sort of spider-beast, and Dorcula, Dracula's dorky brother with clown hair and freckles. Next up is a beast, and I can't remember what I named him. It ended in Fred. Like Schmedleyfred or something. And then there's the Pumpkinhead Twins. And last are the Skellies. This was really fun to do, I like drawing like this, and coloring, I still love to sit and color.

Scary Halloween Postcard

This is a postcard I made for a Swap-Bot swap, and the recipient loved it. It's done with three of my stamps that I carved, paint, ink, and a white gel pen to color the skulls.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Photography Magic

Check out this really fun series of photos of kids called "Dreams of Flying." Photographer Jan von Holleben created these scenes by having lie on the ground and pose as if the ground were the up dimension. Look and you'll see what I mean. There are tiny arrows underneath the photo to go to the next photo in the series. My fave is #8, the two kids flying from one building to another. And Superman is cool.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Becoming a Snow Kitty

The final product: Meow! This was really fun. Cindy, the artist who did this, does parties as well. Find her at Cindy's Creative Celebrations.

I think for the first or maybe second time ever, I got my face painted. This woman did a great job, she's a real artist. So here's the first stage.

Stage 2: Ears have been added on my forehead.

Stage 3: Nearly done, got the fur.

And the fnal stage: snowflakes--all painted by hand, no stencils or stickers--and the glitter.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Halloween Approacheth

Aw, heck. This is my favorite holiday, almost more fun than Xmas. But I just know we're going to be too busy to decorate the house cuz of takin' care of the baby. Darn. But we can dress up the baby, that will be fun. Meanwhile, to get my Halloween jones, I'm doing a swap-bot swap (see link to right) on postcards with monsters drawn on them. Notice "What I'm Reading" consists of books about drawing monsters. And yes, they're all kids' books. Because they are more fun.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Altered Torso: The Glories of Breastfeeding

I made this for an art show we're having at Anodyne coffee shop throught the month of October. I call it "The Glories of Breastfeeding." Those are really bottle nipples on the front, painted bronze. It was very fun to make, although somewhat tricky to wire the nipples on.