I love how artists can take ugly, nasty, trash and create something beautiful. Something so cool, I would actually buy these and hang them on my wall. These were found via Something To Say. The artist is David Edgar and he sells these on Etsy and also on his website, Plasticquarium. Stop by and see what's on display!
So I haven't posted in 2 years?? What's up with that? I think Mayhem is responsible. Love these AllState commercials...I guess it's time I get back in the driver's seat.
Yummy collage cupcake for Inspiration Thursday. Used a torn-up Dr. Seuss page for the icing and old recipes for the rest with a Sharpie for line definition. And because the kids' glitter was out already, why not use some for the flame. Mmmm.
Found these cards on Design Mom and they truly speak to me. Maybe they will speak to you as well. This line of cards is "Edge of Motherhood" by Hallmark. These are hilarious as is..OR...on some of them you can edit the text on the front or inside. How cool is that? So when you're feeling "on edge", you now have a card that says what you feel.
This is melted crayon, like I have done before (search "crayon" on this blog to see other works) on recycled cardboard. When I thought of "seed", I thought of conception. This is my take on the prompt. :-)
The prompt at Illustration Friday is "Wrinkle". This is a continuous line drawing where I tried not to pick up my pen. Different from a blind contour in that I looked at it the entire time. When I heard the theme was "wrinkle" it made me think of the other day when my mother pointed out I was getting a frown line between my eyes, "just like hers". Wasn't that sweet? Now that's all I can look at when I look in the mirror.
These are collaged pieces of boxes that can't be recycled in our community. I've been wanting to use them in collages and now have an excuse in Inspire Me Thursday's prompt, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".
The prompt at Inspire Me Thursday is: Envelope. This also deals with the "Envelope" theme from last week. I've been using scraps of old paper or in this case old receipts and tags to form a base for the sketches I've been doing. Then I add paint to add to the texture but always allowing the base to show through. I really like the effect.
Found these awesome type drawers with found elements placed inside the compartments over at Sweet Nothings via 52 Projects. Love this idea. I've got two of these type drawers I picked up at flea markets because I knew I'd find something to do with them. Problem solved.
The theme at Inspire Me Thursday is "Two". I collaged vintage ephemera in male and female images on the front and back of a shipping tag. I thought using the front and back of the tag enforced the opposites of the man and woman, even if the imagery is archaic and outdated rather than contemporary.
Over at Inspire Me Thursday, the theme is "Inkblot". You were to use an inkblot and add to it to create your entry. My inkblot was all the black on the page except the whiskers and ears. I turned this thing every which way before the "Jacked Up Rabbit" came into view. I started out with my paper collage that I'm liking to use right now and then I blotted out the original inkblot to be more of a faint impression. I turned this thing every which way before the "Jacked Up Rabbit" came into view after the addition of eyes, nose, teeth and ears. Happy early Easter!
Remember that 70s commercial for a certain perfume, was it called "Enjolie"? Anyway, I remember singing it around the house when I was little: "I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never, ever let you forget you're a man! Cause I'm a woman!" This is my tribute. :-)
We finally get our snow...in March. I love it. It was the great "crunch" when you walk snow that makes GREAT snowballs. We had a great time. Is anyone else out there weird about messing up the perfect snow? A part of me hates to walk around in it and "mess it up". Hopefully the way it was falling it filled in the mess we made with clean snow.
1. my bottlecap collection, 2. 001 / Red Rice Beer*, 3. 002 / Blue Moon, 4. 003 / Killian's Red, 5. 004 / Mike's Hard Lemonade, 6. 005 / mystery cap, 7. 006 / Craftbrewed Quality, 8. 007 / the Switch*, 9. 008 / Fitz's, 10. 009 / RED POP*, 11. 010 / Lemon Soda*, 12. 011 / Grilli Lemon Soda*, 13. 012 / Bavaria, 14. 013 / Samuel Adams Brewmasters, 15. 014 / Woodpecker Hard Cider*, 16. 015 / Miller Chill
Wonderfully graphic bottle cap collection found on Flickr.com via Drawn!. These would look great framed together. I love all the different designs.
So I have A LOT of cardboard that can't be recycled in our community (cereal boxes, pop-tart boxes, basically any kind of box that isn't corrugated), I can't bear to throw it away so it sits in my supply closet. So recently I was inspired by K. Barteski at I Love Life and her paintings on used materials like coffee holders and I decided I would reuse my cardboard to paint on each day. My first day, what to paint? Why the girls on The View, of course. :-) Which box to use? I think a piece from a donut box fits the theme quite nicely.
My collage for "Leap". I used vintage catalogs and illustrations with bits and pieces of old papers. Then I sketched some modern day computer influences on top. It's amazing the "leap" in technology that we have gone through in society in a relatively short amount of time.
Over at Inspire Me Thursday the challenge is "action painting". Kind of like a Jackson Pollock inspired creation. Here's my Pollock inspired study that I did for fun. It's done with melted crayon. Very fun to do. I remembered doing this when I was young in art class and thought it would be perfect for this challenge. All you need is a lighted candle and some crayons. It's takes a little time to determine how long to hold the crayon over the flame for the amount of drips or crayon softness you desire.
After a long holiday break, Graphic Design Bar returns! It's a great read for graphic design professionals and anyone interested in design. Graphic Design Bar covers everything from funky fonts to cool Flickr sets to anything in between. If you've never read their blog, go check it out.
When you go out to vote on Super Tuesday, just remember...Yes, We Can! "The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders. It's not about rich vs. poor, young vs. old. And it is not about black vs. white. This election is about the past vs. the future. It's about whether we settle for the same divisions and distractions and drama that passes for politics today or whether we reach for a politics of common sense and innovation, a politics of shared sacrifice and shared prosperity." Yes, We Can.
I've noticed my site is getting hits from google on people trying to find a "Barack Obama Logo" in vector. I've found out a place where you can download it. There are legal stipulations in how it can be used so download with caution. You can find it here and another style layout here. I'm sure you could also find Hillary's logo in vector as well, but why would you want it? :-)