Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Purses

Here are two new handmade bags that I just added to ArtGhost - a pretty black and white pattern:

And another variation on the ever-popular DJ purse, this one in green and blue polka dots:

These pictures are a bit deceptive: the green purse is actually larger than the black and white.

Indie Artist Fixx Interview

Jen of Indie Fixx has posted an interview with me on her site. I have worked with Jen on her illustrations for Tickle Fancy and have just recently completed some new illustrations for her. She is so much fun to work with, and she makes wonderful jewelry.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Purse mania!

I just finished sewing a whole boatload of handbags to send to ArtStar in Philadelphia. These are all fabric purses, some with blockprinted images.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tree Studies

I'm working on an illustration right now that involves trees - here are some studies for it.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Mermaid sketches

So, related to the previous post, sometimes something in that page of heads will spark an idea. This looked like a mermaid's head to me.

Then I went on a major mermaid kick:

I think I'm done drawing mermaids for a while.

Shortly thereafter, I went into my smoky-eyed waifs phase:

But, I'm tired of drawing these women now. Right now, shaggy-haired dudes seems to be emerging as a strong contender for the next wave of sketches.

Random sketches - getting out of creative slumps

It's been so long since I posted, I figured I should put something up. I have been busy with a few different illustration projects and making more purses. Since everything is in progress right now, instead I thought I would post some random sketches.

Sometimes I get in a creative slump, and will look at a blank piece of paper and have absolutely no idea what to draw. I feel like I can't possibly do another drawing; I can't come up with one single thing to put on paper. I usually just start drawing the same thing over and over again in order to snap myself out of it. Usually I just draw pages and pages filled with heads.

These particular heads came out of a realization that I almost always draw girls. I felt like I should probably know how to draw guys, too:

Oftentimes they will all be looking a certain direction:

Sometimes I even branch out a tiny bit:

After about three pages of heads, I am usually ready to draw something else.