Monday, January 30, 2012

54. New Cards and Sketches

This will be a somewhat big post. First are quick images for the new birthday cards I did. I am planning by noon tomorrow to have much better pictures and to have two of the cards in my shop. I am planning to sell a 4 x 6 inch with one candle and a 5 x 7 inch with 3 candles, both will come with handmade white envelops as well. The other three are for up coming birthdays.

The next are sketches for blank note cards / thank you cards. These are all fairly rough sketches right now. My plan is to have each card be either 4 x 5 inches or 3 x 5 inches. I am planning to make and sell these in my shop in sets of five with handmade envelops as well. The empire and republic ones are still iffy, but if i do make some of those I am thinking of also screen printing the symbols on the envelops that come with them. I am also thinking of making the card in two versions, one that will be a die-cut version, and the second being screen printed.

The last thing is the new image of all my existing Etsy shop items. These are much better than the old ones and show off the items more.  I have a few society6 prints planned so I am hoping there will be another post by the end of the week, including at least one of the prints and the first progress on the quilled woodstock from my last post.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

53. Sketches For New Projects

These are sketches for a few new things I will be working on. These will all be presents for up coming birthdays...Shhhh! The first is for the birthday cards. This will be made like my Christmas cards from my  post around October ( Set 1, Set 2).  I will be making three of these for people and then depending on how they turn out make a few more for my Etsy Shop.

The next three sketches are for the actual presents which will be quilled art pieces. These are very rough sketches mainly just trying to figure out the layout. I am also going to use these as test runs for few new things I want to try with my quilling work.  The first birthday that comes around I plan to give them the Woodstock piece, so that will be the first one I am working on. I plan to post in progress pictures as I work on these, so the first ones might be sometime next week, possibly earlier.

The last image is my latest piece I put in my Society6 shop called "Putting Your Foot Down."

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

52. Gift Tags and an Umbrella

Here are the pictures of the quilled gift tags I finished. These will be available  in my Etsy Shop. I have been working on sketches for new quilled and card designs. I am working on narrowing it down to ones that would work so tomorrow there should be another post with those.

Here is also my latest Society6 print "Umbrella." I will be working on another print today, it may get done today. But it is more likely that it will be done tomorrow so I will post that with the sketches.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

51. News

This post is just going to be news and some self promotion. I received a few E-mails from Society6 that 6 of my prints were selected to be in the Society 6 shop.  These prints will be added to "Zombie Acorn" that was including a while back. This is a link to my Society6 shop and this is a link to all of my prints in the Society6 shop as a group. I will post links to each print that was recently added to it below.

I have also been working on Quilled gift tags for my Etsy Shop. Because I can't do a Blog post without at least one picture, after the links is quick photograph of one of the gift tags I did. I am planning to sell these in groups of five so they will either be in my Etsy shop tomorrow or Monday depending on what I have to do today.

"Flower" -

 "Type Face" -

"May Robot" -

"April Robot" -

"Tophat Bandit" -

"2012 Calendar - Night Sky" -

Thursday, January 19, 2012

50. A Layered Town and a Flower

Here are two recent pieces I did. The first is "Layered Town" which is already available in my Society6 shop. The second is "Flower" this will be made available later tonight. I am currently working on a few more quilled projects for my Etsy Shop. I will most likely have an update on these tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

49. Necklace and Colored Pencils

This first piece is called "Necklace." I had this posted in my Society 6 shop earlier but took it down because I realized I posted a low res version of the file. I will be posting it for sale again soon. The second is the progress on the colored pencil piece from a few post back. I am working on this as a second thought in between working on other projects.

I have also posted the finished quilled Love heart and arrow in my Etsy Shop.

Monday, January 16, 2012

48. Love Heart and Arrow Quilled Project

This is the quilled project I just finished. I've included the sketch and a few mid progress pictures. The other sketch on the page is for another project idea I have. I am going to hold off putting it in my Etsy shop until tomorrow. I want to get some better pictures of it in daylight, none of the ones I was taking now with my lamp were coming out well.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

47. Next Quilled Project

This is just an update on current projects. The first is a rough sketch laying out my next quilled project, for valentines. The piece will be done on a 5x7 piece of card stock. My plan is to have everything cut today and maybe start putting it together today, I hope to have it finished and up in my Etsy shop by tomorrow evening. I may end up making two of these depending on how long the first one takes to make.

The second picture is an update on the colored pencil piece form my last post. The next update for this will most likely be tomorrow with finished quilled piece.

The last thing I want to mention is that I posted a couple of my photography prints in my Society6 shop.

Friday, January 13, 2012

46. Raindrops and colored pencils

Just a couple more finished pieces and an in progress project. The first piece is "Rain Drops." This one will be made available in my society6 shop in a few days. I may end up changing it a little to take out the clouds, but I am not sure yet.

The next piece is "Diamonds in the Sky." I am not sure yet if this will be put in my society6 shop or not. I may end up working up another version.

The last piece is an in progress / test piece. I wanted to play with colored pencils a bit. But since I haven't used them in a while this piece is more of a test or practice project. I will either post it in colored stages or just post it when the piece is done. I am also going to post a couple photographs in my society6 shop today and tomorrow, to see how they do. If they do okay I may end up posting a few more.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

45. Aliens and Mountains

Here are two new finished pieces. The first is another pencil drawing called "Alien Friends." I am thinking about working each character up in more detail and create a separate piece for each one of them in illustrator.  But for now this pencil drawing will be made available in my Society6 shop tomorrow.

The second piece is "Mountains." This one I will make available on Saturday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

44. A joke and a Mystery

This is another quick post with two new pieces that will be made available in my Society6 shop. The first is "Uh..." that will be made available later today. The second one is "Mystery" I will make this one available tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

43. Circus

Just a quick post today with a couple of finished pieces. The first is the finished circus piece "Childhood Dreams" from my last post.  Here is also another piece I did in Photoshop "The Scarf." Both of these are available in my Society6 Shop.

Friday, January 6, 2012

42. Robo Bird and the Circus

The first image is a project I am working on now.  The idea is somewhat about childhood dreams.  The text might end up changing from "run away to the" to "run away and join."  Once I start working on it in Illustrator I will see which seems better. There might be a couple more of these I am not completely sure yet.

The next image branches off from that project. I am thinking about taking the lettering for the word circus and expanding it into full font. This is more of an experiment and the sketch is just a really rough version of the letters, and mainly just trying to figure somethings out with them. I will most likely work on more sketching for those over the next week.

The last image is another pencil drawing called "Robo Bird Catches the Worm." This will be up in my society6 shop later today.

I am also in the process I creating a few more quilled designs for my Etsy shop. Right now its mostly testing things and once I get something finished I will post it here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

41. Photoshop Creations

I have been stuck on September Robot still so instead of working in Illustrator I have been playing around in Photoshop. I also have another pencil drawing I did. The Seuss hat and the Ghost Pencil drawing are already available in my Society6 shop and the Window image will be made available later today.