Design Inspiration October 2016 Inktober

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 »

Denver Hospice Mask Project 2016

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 »

The 100 day art challenge

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 »

Denver Chalk Festival Flyer

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 »

A Measure of Happiness Card Front

Monday Makeover: Menu to Greeting Card Design Wish: A new concept Client: Myself Challenge: Make this concept relevant for today. This month’s makeover, I wanted to redesign a project I had from college. The original assignment was to design a menu by hand.I used calligraphy for the hand lettering, as you can tell, calligraphy was not my favorite class. The art I used dry pastels. I mounted the images on red poster board.  I like the words for the menu,… Read more »

Go Green For Me After Note Card from the True Colors Collection

Monday Makeover: Photo makeover Design Wish: make photos for ETSY shop more appealing Client: Myself Challenge: Update photos for ETSY shop Maintaining an beautiful ETSY shop is critical for sales. Today, images are brighter and cleaner. I challenged myself this year, to redo the images for my shop that is appropriate for today. I changed the card stock and image size to cover the entire card. The original card was printed on a cream card stock, which changed the color… Read more »