Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, October 4, 2012
First, I will start with these pins I made over the past weekend with the creative design assistance of the sweet Elisa.
|Collection of Spirited Fun Clips!|
These were pretty simple and clearly inspired by orange (the best color ever), black, googly eyes, and pumpkins. I found these clear orange pumpins in the "dollar section" of Target. They were $2.50, and called "Table Scatter". Interesting, right? I had the eyes on hand (haha) as well as the felt, pin backs, earring backs, and super old (and awesome) craft glue that I can smell just looking at this picture. The ribbons were from the "dollar section" of said Target and Michael's.
|Again, wonderful, spirited orange and black pins and clip!|
|Eye Love Halloween/Orange!|
With our new house (yayyyy!), I have been dreaming of making a front door wreath for each season or holiday, or whatever mood I'm in... must be a new homeowner thing or a crafty blog reader thing... But I started out at Michael's craft store and soon became overwhelmed at the glittery, feathery, spidery, batty overflow of crafty items to choose from. I was practically having a sweaty panic attack because I was envisioning so many wreath options. Does that ever happen to you? I ended up buying the wreath hook (around $3) and this amazing little dude at 20% off (somewhere less than $3):
Oh yeah, and I also made this little guy with scrappy pieces. It's a spidery-unibrowed-googly-mini-monster:
Next craft: costumes for the girls! We already have their costumes "picked out", just have to find/make the parts and put them together...
Are you excited for Halloween?
Monday, June 18, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
I started this pen sketch with no particular goal in mind. I started with some free flowing lines, mirroring small shapes. Eric was flipping through Netflix and we saw Rango. We had watched it before, but didn't get a great feel for the story line. What intrigued me most was the visual style. The way the scales move, feathers rustle, the dust swirls in the wind, and the liquid sloshes in glass bottles. There are some great nods to other desert/cowboy/western films as well, which I caught most of the first time, but even more so this time.
This second time around, I can appreciate the characters and dialogue much more as I sketch in my notebook. I am actually listening to the story line, the plot, the comedy of it. And that way, I can capture the visual in my mind's eye on paper more clearly.