Monday, June 24, 2013

Ice Cream And Cake

So as most of you may know my food jewelry has actually been a big hit. I will start selling in a store in Wickford RI because I just don't have the time or experience to deal with shipping with etsy. Im hoping this will help me figure things out. I will keep my online store up for a few more months and see if its too stressful or worth the money. will see!

For this week I have a series of ice cream and two cakes. For the near future I will also try and not be last minute with my posts so I can get better photos. Maybe some non-elf ears.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

S'more Please

I feel like it has been forever since I last picked up a paint brush and just zoned out for a couple of hours. I have been working with design so much that its now unusual to be away from my computer for long periods of time. So I guess today's illustration is just a introduction or practice into things to come. My style is clear but im still working on how to make everything come together into a amazing portfolio.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Start Of A New

I know I have already shown this illustration of Gracie but now I feel confident enough to explain her story. She will be the main character for my next book and it has been an idea I have had for some time now. This story has been put off for years due to my own lack of confidence in my ability to tell it. I feel like my design and illustrative skills are at an all new high and ive never been so confident.

So...what is the story? Well, I think one of the many important things a teacher once told me was to write what I know. So this story is one of my own stories. When I was younger I was diagnosed with VanWillabrand Disease. Most people will live out there lives without ever knowing so it can be considered the most common form of hemophiliac. I played a lot of sports and always got bruised and bloody. So I had to get a medical bracelet. The problem was I didn't want anyone knowing. It made me feel even weirder then what I already was. To keep it a secret and stay with what was in style I decided to make it into a charm bracelet. It worked all the way till college. Thats all I can tell you for now. I promise it has an adorable ending that was inspired by a RI Critique group of illustrators.

Today you'll see the book cover and what my thinking process was with coming up with the layouts and story line. For someone who can write pretty terribly I write a lot. Next week i'll post a bunch of collages while I work on this further.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Polymer Clay Part 3

I'm posting a little early this week since tuesday will be a day of non-stop work. So I have been working much more with the polymer clay. I made a series of donuts and breakfast foods. I made everything into stud earrings because it was easier to make tiny series of food as a practice. I am planning on making a few specialty items (brownie sundae necklace) that i'll be posting later on. Oh and my etsy shop is up and running! You can ether click HERE or click my shop button on the right top corner of my blog.