Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another page in the book ;)

I finished my second page for the Rock and Roll chunky book. This one is for Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" :D

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First chunky page ever!

Soooo I'm in a Rock and Roll chunky book swap, which basically means you decorate the pages with embellishments that make it, well, chunky. I just did my first page ever today and I really like it. It's for "Dude Looks Like a Lady" by Aerosmith.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fat Girl Love

Here are my latest ATCs. These I did for a swap called Fat Girl Love, which is all about celebrating the body and all it's shapes and sizes. These are in colored pencil.

I call her a bashful beauty. This one is my favorite.

Ain't it the truth? Nothing to be ashamed of there.

I love this quote, and it's actually an original from Alan. The context was completely different, but I still liked the phrase and thought it was very applicable.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hand drawn goodies

I made these last night for a personal swap with one of my friends on Nevervousness. A couple themes she likes are Peter Pan and vintage pin up girls, hence the inspiration. I love them! They are marker and colored pencil.

This is the Pan inspired one. I drew from the show poster we had at the U of M.

This is my vintage pin up girl. She's sexy, I know. I love how it turned out.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Last one today, I promise :)

So here's the last of what I did today... three luggage tag ATCs in a plant and flowers theme. I decided to watercolor some herbs. The idea actually came to me from looking through the gnome book I used as inspiration earlier. Once again, yay gnomes!

Here is a card for St. John's Wart, used as a natural anti-depressant.

And here we have Shepherd's Purse, which can be used in cooking since it's a member of the mustard green family.

And finally, the Centaury Plant, which is apparently good for fever and tonic.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Roaming gnome!

Gnomey gnomey gnome! This is what I've accomplished today so far. I LOVE him... so cute! These pages were for a Gnome Deco from Nervousness. Yay gnomes!

My journal pages. I'm so excited about how they turned out.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is my workspace.... lol. It might look a little tragic, but I can't seem to function any other way!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Na na na na... Batman!

These are some more cards I just finished. These are for a hand drawn Batman swap. I was actually pleasently surprised with how these turned out. The last picture is actually in my sketchbook and much bigger than the others. That's what made these so challenging, I don't usually draw on such a small surface. I also did them in marker, which is something else I don't usually use for hand done work. Tell me what you think!

I really like this one. It's really interesting in that there's more negative space than colored space.

I like how this one turned out too. It's a little off center, but I still like it.

Poison Ivy. I kind of just made this one up. Turned out pretty well I think.

This I'm particularly proud of. I got the image off a google image search and thought it was pretty freaking cool. This was done in pencil in my sketchbook. Yay Joker! I love him.

Friday, August 15, 2008

I made it :)

Well ladies and gents, I did it. I'm actually in Las Vegas. I didn't think the day would ever get here quite honestly. I love my new apartment. It has some little quirks, but I'm really happy here. I'll be posting some pictures of my house in the next couple days, I'm going to try to finish completely unpacking before I take any pics to post. I just didn't feel like finishing up today, so maybe tomorrow. I did, however, do a set of ATCs today, which was so much fun. I haven't had space or time to spread out and craft in months and it was really sad. So here's a few photos just for some fun.

This is Sally Sue. She was sent to me by my good friend Adam, and she was my companion on the long drive down to Vegas. This is her at 7 a.m. strapped into the Uhaul. (The hat is one that I made for myself, I just didn't have anywhere to pack it, lol.)

Here's my first loaf of bread ever, it's Amish Friendship Bread and it is delicious. I did good yes?

Here is my set of ATCs for the Stick It! Swap on that I just recently joined. This swap was focused around using stickers, which I was so happy about!

My little fairy dream card

Old correspondences.... I really like this one, it's my favorite.

And some spring flowers just because they're pretty. :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ta DA!

Yay! I had the greatest day today! I'll have to elaborate more when I'm not exhausted, but look! I got a new camera! :)

I'm so happy I finally got another working camera!

Look! We're ladybug twins!

Monday, August 4, 2008

One week and counting...

Well, today is my 24th birthday (or was, it's now August 4th so the time for celebration has passed) and it was a good one. My sister and her family came down to visit, and we had a nice couple days of just hanging out and playing games.

This next week is the week of things to do. Tomorrow I'm making all my important phone calls - tune-ups for me and my car, getting the electricity and gas turned on in my new apartment so they'll give me the keys, and of course the cable company. I'm also calling the apartment complex to tell them I'll be there and that I've had my utilities turned on and all that jazz. I have to go through the mountain in the garage that is all of my worldly possessions and decide what I really need to take and what I should leave and store/sell. By the way, if anyone is really hurting for some Beanie Babies, I can heal you up pretty quick.

Anyway, I'm going to be awfully busy this next week, and I can't actually believe I'm finally going to be moving. I'm terrified quite honestly, but I'm so excited that the excitement makes the fear bearable. OH! And also in my adventures next week I'm going to replace my camera so hopefully the days of dreary word-only posts will coming to a close. I can't wait to have it back...I didn't realize it, but my camera had sort of become another appendage. Soon... soon...

I think that's about all I have for now, more exciting updates in the very near future!