Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shoulder Pad Art Doll

Recently our mixed media group met and made art dolls from shoulder pad cut out of old dresses, shirts and jackets.  What a great way to recycle parts  of clothing we no longer wear.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Marina Girl

My daughter is publishing a book it will hopefully be released in May or June. It is a fiction book based on the three years she lived in San Francisco. I have the privilege of doing the illustrations in the book and the book cover. 

You can follow her progress on facebook -

Here are some of the illustrations-

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Squares on a Page

Strathmore Papers is doing an online journal class. I kind of slept through the first series (they are still online). I decided that I would do rather than watch the second series. 

I did not spring for a journal, maybe later. I am still trying to finish up one I already started. Here is my page using the techniques that were demonstrated at:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cityscape in Colored Pencil

I have been playing with colored pencils. The only time I ever used colored pencils was in the fifth grade to color in maps. The medium has always eluded me. The pictures below are drawn on newsprint with kid markers, and colored pencils.