Thanksgiving is the appointed time for focusing on the good in our lives. In each of our days, we can find small blessings, but too often we overlook them, choosing instead to spend our time paying attention to problems. We give our energy to those who cause us trouble instead of those who bring peace. Starting now, let’s be on the lookout for the bits of pleasure in each hour, and appreciate the people who bring love and light to… Read more »
IT’S INKTOBER! Inktober was started by Mr. Jake Parker. Every October artists from all over the world challenge themselves to create one ink drawing each day for the entire month of October. I love challenges that push you to do better and to grow in your craft. It’s not often I use ink as medium, so this will be a great challenge for me to develop in this area. Nina Stajne Xavier Collette LOUI JOVER Noami Foster caro_hei Siamés Escalante KERBY… Read more »
We made it to the half way point of the #100dayartchallenge! YEAH! Have you been challenged? This have been a challenging experience for me. The first day of the challenges was to be an art experience at the Botanical Gardens. It was a dramatic day, I had to lay my 11yr old cat “Ali” to rest…..2 weeks later I had to lay my 14yr old car to rest….YES, challenging. I did have the opportunity to visit Hammond’s Candy for some… Read more »
Dear Friends & Family, I wanted to tell you about some exciting news! I recently submitted a mask to show my support for The Denver Hospice and their MASK Project. You can view and bid on my mask by clicking HERE. My mask # is 355. Just enter that number or my name in the search bar to view my work! The online auction is now open and will be open through Sunday, October 9, 2016. The exhibit is also… Read more »
A few months ago I started using adult coloring books to de-stress during lunch breaks and to try out new colored pencils and Copic alternative markers. For a while I only had Prismacolor Pencils and Letraset markers. Well, Letraset is now Winsor Newton Pro Markers. I took the opportunity to explore other art supply possibilities. YouTube has been a big help in deciding which art supplies I am willing to invest in. Also, stumbled across a great animation and graphic… Read more »
Since starting my new position as a digital designer, my artistic skills has taken a backseat. UGH! Art is why I got into graphic design to begin with, so having a creative block is not OK. Since Spring I’ve wanted to give myself a creative reboot, by making an effort to do things outside my comfortable nesting place. Most of us have fantasies about shutting down our technology and taking a long trip to Italy to try something different……Well, maybe… Read more »
It’s art season and one of my favorite events to be a part of is the Denver Chalk Festival happening June 4 – 5 in LoDo on Larimer. Make a day of it, have lunch or dinner, take your time seeing beautiful art come together, then go shopping on 16th street mall. I’ll be recreating Red Boy 1 from the True Colors Collection and posting on Instagram and streaming live in real time on my Facebook page. I hope to… Read more »
I enjoy seeing beautiful type created by hand and those created digitally. Here are my 5 picks that I consider to be beautiful type. Alphabet type treatment by Anthony James. Visby by Connary Fagen Typography. Hand drawn quote by Rhymesayers. Hand drawn words by lee25. Gold lettering by Seb Lester. BONUS: Shake It Off by Marco van Luijin.
Earlier this week I browsing the isle of Target, when this plain black and white packaging caught my eye. It took me back to the original generic brand packaging you found at grocery stores. Clean and simple. Beautiful, Beautiful white space. I was so intrigued by the packaging, I picked up a carton and went to the website www.boxedwaterisbetter.com. Even their tagline is great: “Pure water with a purpose.” Before plastic there was cartons and glass bottles. I was impressed… Read more »
If you follow me on any of my social media platforms, you’ve seen a few of these promotional pieces leading up to #DesignDecember and Christmas. The graphics used can be found on freepik.com and creativemarket.com. Using social media is a powerful resource to help bring awareness, promote events and engage with your audience. Social Media Examiner has 16 ways to promote your event.