Monday, December 20, 2010
hello everyone! i havnt posted anything in a long time so i thought id post the christmas cards i made this year. i was going for a harriet goode style, because i absolutely adore her. but also they have a madeline twist. the cards are 4inx6in. they were made from ink and old texture/patterned papers. i had tons of fun making them! :)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Hello all! I am visiting a friend soon and we are exchanging cds. The inspiration for making the entire case from scratch came from my lack of case yet abundance of bristol board. I designed the album art all by hand, wrote all the names of the songs on the inside by hand, and created the cd sleeves too. You can see how I created enough space to allow myself to attach a sleeve. It took a lot of thinking but I finally got the design down pat. The full demesions are 5.5 inchx 5.75 inch (when closed) and colored with pen and prismacolor. It's entitled "The Album" to be boringly humorous.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
This is the first piece ive done since school let out. i needed to paint or create it was crazy how much i missed it. but the canvas i used was an old one that i had painted about 7 years ago. I used basic acrylic paint and i loaded it up on the canvas and propped it up overnight so it would drip and do its own thing. then the next day i had filled in places where i wanted more color like the blue parts and white parts. then i cut squares (3 of them) and painted them in the same style as the background. i load a circular sponge up with paint and dabbed it in the wet paint of the canvas and on the dry parts. i painted on posterboard the same way as the canvas then cut it into strips and pasted it on the board. the LIQUITEX the whole thing to give it a finished shiny look.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
This is a piece inspired by my barbie calender. I did not trace the Barbie, as a lot of people thought. I looked at many retro Barbie designs and incorporated those into what I believed she should look like. I used gold and silver leaf as well as spray paint. it's "high fashion".
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This is my last official concentration piece. which i am more than extatic about. It was inspired by the levi jean tag i found in my car. yet another one for my concentration! It was created from card stock, card board, twine, tissue paper, string, miscellaneous paper objects and imagination! :)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This is an image i took myself AND photoshopped. i know, i know, im ingenious. I needed to add some more images toward my breadths because i dont quite have enough. I thought that editing this photo would show all my abilities as an artist. I do not photograph much but I loved how my camera (not a very good one might I add) caught the grains of sand wiping through the air. The little piece of dried seaweed looks deserted and dead and my cousin's face in the background makes me feel like there is no hope, as if everything is decaying and becoming destroyed, or desolated.
This is one of my favorite pieces. I found the bicycle image on the cover of a Gourmet magazine 6 months ago and couldnt let it go in hopes that i would one day use it. This piece is also part of my concentration. To create it I used found images, string, buttons, and tissue paper.
This piece was inspired by my little sister Emma and one of my favorite cities ever; Paris. I dont usually use pink in my work so this was a big leap of faith for me. Overall, i think the usage of the oversized button really worked. I used found images, string, tissue paper, card stock, and buttons in creating this piece.
Monday, February 15, 2010
This was the piece that won for the short story "The Scream." I am super proud of it and i think it is quite adorable, not to toot my own horn. I used magazine clippings, lace, and string to create it. She is running from the beast btw. The demesions are 10 by 10.
This piece is one of my favorites. This is a continueation of my concentration that was demonstrated in my woman's suffrage peice. This piece focuses on westword expansion, the rise of the "cowboy", and settlement the rise of manufacturers in rural areas. I used liquitexed images, newprint/images, thread, and tissue paper.