Thursday, July 30, 2009


It’s been a while since I had a contest on my blog, and I thought it was time to have some fun!

What will you win?

The necklace on the picture! It is from a new line of custom beaded necklaces that I have on my Etsy shop. It is made with polymer, stones, and Swarovski crystal beads. I realize the prize is very specific to little girls, but even if you don’t have kids, consider entering… your niece, or cousin or friend’s daughter may appreciate receiving a gift from you. No one has to know you won it!

What do I have to do?

This is a simple contest; All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (make sure I have a way to contact you in case you win). If you want more chances to win, you may 'follow my blog' or ‘heart’ my store on Etsy. The contest will end at midnight on Friday August 14th. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post on Monday August 17th. Good Luck!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dynamic Lines

I made a sketch for the Illustration Friday word 'Craving' (see before) and liked it a lot, but thought it needed to be more dynamic. I played with it a bit and added a slightly different point if view and curved most of the lines to make it more interesting. A curved line always carries more energy than a straight line (see after).
I also used a color palette that I normally don't work with, to give myself a challenge. I really think it's a great improvement don't you?


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Here's the finished image. I added more textures and contrast and got rid of the wind.
I feel like that lion right now!

Work in Progress....

It's so difficult to get going when you've been idled for a while.
I hope I'm a bit more productive next week!
I'll post the finished product when I'm done.

Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I had the most wonderful time in Northern Greece! It was such an energizing and invigorating trip! I am still adjusting from the time change.

Greece is one of those places that seems magical in terms of history and its effect on our culture today. I was very eager to visit as many archaeological sites as possible and as many museums, but our time was limited. We did go to the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki where they had items on display from the Neolithic Era to the Roman times about 400 A.D.

I wanted to share some of the pictures we took (without flash) while walking through the museum. I created a quicktime file with over 70 images so it is quite large (6.78MB) and it may take a while to download.

I'll add some pictures of the landscape and and other natural beauties later on this week.
I am glad to be back, and as soon as I get a chance I will start to catch up with everyone!

Just hit play!

Have a great week!