Friday, October 31, 2014

Teal Pumpkin Project

I have one last Halloween project to finish up by this evening.

Are you aware of the teal pumpkin project? Our family has always been big in making sure there were options for kids with food allergies, but this is our first year with a teal pumpkin to advertise.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Atlas Moth

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is silence, which was particularly appropriate as I had reason to work on doing an atlas moth piece.

moths, silence - it is a thing
Medium: colored pencil on white card stock

I have not really done all that much with color, and I really felt that inexperience working on this piece. Colored pencil is super accessible though. I love how you can build up the color and dimensionality as you work.

In other news, I recently joined Ello and am carefully experimenting with posting there still. If you are interested in friending me there drop me a line, so that I will have context for who you are.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Glass Jewlery

I am going to be spending the next few weeks mixing in some catch up posts among the more recent things I have been working on. One of the crafty adventures that my household went on a while back was making glass jewelry at Luke Adams Glass Blowing Studio. Salvbard and I had actually done one of their glass blowing classes previously, and Majes and Lisaster were up for joining us at this one.

There may have been some loving making-fun of me for how fussy I was about color.

But there were lots of really beautiful pieces to dig through.

And clearly this process could only be made better with wine. As Salvbard would say, "What could possibly go wrong?" Seriously though, the staff were fantastic and happy to give you as little or as much assistance as you would like.

We did the glass selection, cutting, and (light) glueing down of pieces. Then the staff would later take them to be fired all at once.

I love the final result, and I have been rotating it into my wardrobe since we got them back. I would really recommend that studio both for the finished product as well as the experience. It was lots of fun!