Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ink on paper

scribble n scratch

Artist, Renee combines digital technology with her own love of drawing with ink on paper. I really like her style.

You can find out more about her process on her blog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

TRADE - July 16th at WORK
theme: "tutti fruiti"

For this month's trade at work I decided on something summery... fruit!

I had these cool puffy stickers I received form a Flickr swap. So I made little stick fruit people in little scenes. I can't draw one lick so this was my attempt to stop being a graphic designer and be an artist. These are my FAVs.

Cards from the trade:

Card Anne Riekenberg.

Card by Brandon Porras. Scan of his mouth and fruiti song lyrics.

Card by Cathy Kouris.

Cards by Dayle Bennett with fruiti gum.

Card by Em Wolinsky.

Card illustration by Gayle Baddeley.

Card with smoothie recipe by Hattie McWhirt.

Crochet pineapple card by Jennifer Snuggs.

Rotten fruit illustration cards by intern Marcos Roman.

Felt & stitch lime card by Ruth Donikowski.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TRADE - JULY 10th at

I finally had a Thursday free to go trade at Urban Arts + Crafts. It's been almost year since the last time I visited for an ATC event.

Thursday's theme was skinny dipping. I went with a little bright flower look to tie in with summer.

I took some paint chips and punched out the center and rounded the corners. I found some cool lazer print papers at Jo-Ann's (they have them at Archivers too). So I just placed the lazer flower paper in the center. Quick and easy!

Cards from the trade.

Card by Dayle Bennett. "Skinny Dippin."

Card by Marg A. "Laughter."

Card by Andi. "Retro Summer."

Card by D. Lamking. "Gardens."

Card by Peggy Longstaff. "Skinny Dippin."

Card by Jeanni. "By the Sea."

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

HOW magazine

HOW August 2008
Special Focus: Handmade Design

HOW explores the booming trend toward handmade elements in design. On newsstands until August, 25, 2008.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

sleep on it

Claire Eglizeaud and Paul Moreau, a designer and a graphic artist from Bordeaux developped "Bonjour mon coussin" in 2007.

They have created a wide range of designs and offer them as pillow covers. Each cover is numbered and the number of copies limited. The lettering and collage are super cool!