Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A different creative side

I have many creative sides. Before I started taking drawing classes and to begin making illustrated journals I was a rubber stamper and card maker. I still love the work and when in need of cards I often turn to this medium. I made 10 of these calendars ( on the left) And a total for 13 of the greeting cards which I can add whatever greeting I need for any occasion. The verse on the calendar is found inside the greeting cards. These two cats on the card and calendar remind me of the two white cats that I had that were both deaf. What a joy they were and they are sorely missed now.

I have also finished over 30 Christmas cards since the first of the year also. I will scan one of them soon.
But my next multiple card project will be some paper embroidered pieces.
This has been a very creative year for me so far.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Year New Beginnings

I had such grand plans of beginning my new moleskine journal on January 1st and even had a list of things to enter. But New Year's eve I woke during the night really ill. (No not the product of too much celebrating) The first three days are a bit of a blur and probably nothing I want to remember vividly anyway,

So I ended up "One Sick Puppy" and that became my first journal entry. It is not complete because I still want to ink it in and to add some color.

I was surprised at how enjoyable it was a new entry in a new year. It doesn't exactly show the best side of my artistic talents but not everything has to be perfect.

I will rescan when I get the color in.

Hope your new year began better than mine, All's well that ends well.