This new piece ended up being another 8x10 and the materials I used were paper (mostly Basic Grey), dye ink (chocolate chip color), and matte medium (Golden brand). I haven't decided if I am going to sell the original so for now I scanned it and added the text.
I don't know why but this just doesn't seem like the kind of thing people would want to buy as an original or print. What are your thoughts?
Need a dose of cuteness? Well, head over to Gingerbred for free ipod/iphone wallpaper. What a great little freebie! Check in on her blog often because she has some very creative artwork inspired from the topics on Illustration Friday. Oh, she also has a new Etsy shop.
My butterfly garden is coming back from a nasty winter freeze and I am so happy! We live on a busy street and so many times last Summer people walking would stop and comment about all the butterflies. My garden is small but packs a powerful punch!
This is how I feel in my garden...I am always trying to find the goodies.
paper and dye ink
Here is a close up... I will be sure to post a picture when I get finished. I plan to have it on a wood canvas to sell at the next artist market in June.
I made my way to the Renegade Craft Fair with Adri Whitney this past weekend in Austin, TX and we had a lovely time! Austin is such a wonderful place...so I was thinking "oh, darn I guess I will have to drive to Austin to attend this", woe is me!
I felt like a goober taking this picture because people were looking at me strange. I told Adri, "I have to take a picture to put on my blog", then I noticed she was using her flip camera and taking video and we started laughing out loud.
I can't really tell you what this was but it had a hole for a picture so we took it.
Shotgun Party was playing while we were at the fair and they sounded great...extremely talented trio!
Adri and I stood and enjoyed the music for awhile but we had to get back to checking things out.
This is The Wonder Craft a super cute Airstream Trailer with a boutique inside. How totally awesome is that? They travel around doing fairs and private parties. Below is what it looks like from the inside.
We stayed as long as we could but had to head back to Houston. I am already looking forward to going again next year and I'm sure I can talk Adri into coming with me.
My husband returned today from working in New Jersey and I'm all happy inside so I thought I would do a quick giveaway. If you like this 8x10 Giclee print then leave a comment and Mr. Random.org will pick the winner on Sunday at 9:00 pm EDT.
(please, US residents only)
The 23rd annual Art Car Parade rolled into Houston this past weekend and it was a fun time. From what I understand it's the world’s oldest and largest art car parade with crowds estimated at 250,000! I was so happy because we found easy (but expensive) parking and it wasn't hot...that's a big deal here.
Here is my Ryan as the parade started
Amber Eagle's "Lady Transportation" is queen of the road
Houston Grand Opera's art car 'Bromhilda'
This was one of my favorites...Art Car "Oojah"
from San Francisco "Radio Flyer."
Art Car "Stumper"
This car was spreading global peace...check out her awesome hair!
There were so many people dancing, singing, rollerskating, biking and just having a great time. You really couldn't help enjoying yourself because the atmosphere was too good.