Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Day Of Love, One Year In The Making

Well, the wedding was an absolute success! It could not have gone any better, been any happier, or felt any more full of love. It was magical and romantic and fun and PERFECT.

And, more than anything, I couldn't have been more excited to see our hard work come together to create an environment that was so...US. Every detail had been planned and carried out just the way we wanted. It truly was Our Wedding. Our Story. Our Love being shared with all our friends and family. And it was AMAZING.

And now it is such a pleasant relief to be done with it. To free up my mind and creative energy, and focus again on art, illustration, and doing whatever I like.

And not only that, but now is the time that I need to really look at the direction my life and career are heading in. I sat down and made myself a game plan as to how I plan to get back into the groove and transition from full time day job as a web designer back into full time illustrator. It's a scary thought to really put it on paper, but I know in my heart that I need to take the reins of my art career and put it back on a path where I can nurture my abilities and grow as an artist before I lose touch completely.

So, in a word...April.

By April I plan to renovate my artistic life, redirect my portfolio, and really make a go at being a true, dedicated, full-time illustrator.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wedding of Whimsical Wonderment

Woooo! I have been a busy bee creating things for the upcoming wedding...October 2nd is coming up sooo fast. We've just about completed our invitations and should get them out in the mail tomorrow morning! Yippee!

Here's a preview of the package our guests will receive. They are hand made, illustrated & printed by me-- assembled with the help of my mom & sister, and hand addressed by Adam.

I also created a poster (digital painting & photo collage) to go along with the event. It will be framed and placed on an easel somewhere on the grounds.

And I also created a sign for our candy bar. This will get printed and nailed to a cool wooden sign and displayed on the table next to the tasty treats.

And last but not least, the place cards! To tie everything together--these will be printed on torn watercolor paper once I have the official attendance list!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sentimental Heart

I don't normally use my doodle paintings as a means of emotional expression, but this one seemed to have to happen. It's been an interesting week.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Watercolor, ink & digital texture. 2009.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Sketchfest

I was determined to be creative, and so far it's going well. Thursday I sketched Aslan, last night I sketched a deer, and today I finished up an old sketch of Pan and an old doodle. Ahhh....nice to turn discarded things into something worthwhile. Maybe more to come tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Behold: The Power of Irony

The image shown here is of a three-dimensional book I made as a gift for Adam for our first Valentine's Day together. Even though it is now over three years old, it's recently dawned on me just how eerily foretelling it was.

The setting is almost a comprehensive parallel to the day he proposed: There were stone walls, sheep grazing in fields, hot air balloons (though Colonial style & made of paper), and I was even wearing the same sheep embellished hoodie (which I hadn't worn in a very long time).

The coincidence is, in my opinion, quite magical and entirely befitting.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Frog Crowns & Fairy Tales

Here is the final art of the fairy tale cover I just completed. It's for one of those novelty children's will have embedded LED lights in the fireflies and frog crowns. I'm rather curious to see how that turns out...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On My Day off

Finally finished with the pioneer project, I found myself with a day off from work and some time to myself. So I made this doodle portrait of Adam, to accompany the one I made of myself years ago...