Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Good, The Bad And The Junk Food

drawing of food eaten

I can't seem to escape drawing what I eat and we do love meatballs. Why is it that meatballs taste so much better than hamburgers? My secret plan is to focus on the meatballs and ignore the ice cream, mini donuts and the crazy shadows.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Where's The Lox

drawing of a seagull catching food tossed in the air

We love to feed the seagulls and they enjoy handfuls of bagel bits tossed in the air. The goofiest thing we ever fed them was cold pasta salad and it was the biggest hit.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nice Crop of Rocks

artist journal drawing of rocks in a field

Minnesota fields are famous for the fresh crop of rocks that appear every spring. This journal painting shows an abandoned field that has been reclaimed by the prairie.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Too Much Water

artist journal drawing showing how much water was drank in a day

I've started drinking 6-12 glasses of water a day, the catch is the glasses hold 2 cups and I'm starting to slosh when I walk.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Turkey Trot

wild turkeys

We like to take the long way home to go past a wooded area full of wild turkeys.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Dog is Making Me Crazy

artist journal page about my dog barking

Top 10 reasons for Marilyn to bark while sitting under my chair.

1. Car door shutting a quarter mile away.
2. Mailman opening mailbox.
3. Zombies.
4. Wind.
5. Darkness.
6. Bird song.
7, Dryer turns off and chimes.
8. Washer turns off and chimes.
9. Dog barking.
10. Whatever...

Reasons not to bark.

1. Garage door is opening and someone is entering the house.
2. A mouse is carrying off her dog food.
3. Any odd or scary noise – she needs to assess the situation from a safe distance.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Waiting to Golf

Ink drawing of the golfer ahead of us We finally found a golfer slower than us.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Leaf Man Drawing

ink drawing of a leaf man and doodles

I was going to draw Maple leaves from a deck chair, I don't know where this came from.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift DVD Cover

Live trace of a drawing combining topography and rope

This is the other DVD my daughter bought without the art work from a used DVD store. I didn't want to do something new for the insert so I recycled another old drawing.

The sketch is from a photo of the topography along the Yangtze River and a piece of rope. I did a live trace in Illustrator and colored it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Sixth Sense DVD Cover

spirograph style illustrator art for DVD case

My daughter bought a couple of used DVD's but they didn't have the art insert, only the case. I recycled an old image that I had done in Illustrator. The rotate tool is even more fun than a Spirograph.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pretty But Lots of Work

I love the cork printed seat, wicker basket, balloon white wall tires, and all the decorative painting but dang it's a lot of work to ride. Next time function wins over retro cool.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Driftwood and Shell Pond Sculpture

The shells move in the breeze and the branches are used as a resting place for bathing birds and butterflies.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Paper Crane Installation Piece at MCTC

The origami paper cranes are over 24" in diameter and were folded from very large sheets of card stock.

The cranes signify peace and prosperity. MCTC is the most diverse school in the Twin Cities and the installation celebrated all the upcoming graduates.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Barbies on the Barbie

barbies on sticks found in a yard

These Barbie Dolls were in a neighbor's yard. He was such a quiet child...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Purrfect Pets Logo and Business Card

Purrfect Pets Logo and Business Card

This is a design for a nonexistent company. I was inspired by the dreadful photographs from our local Humane Society. Professional portraits help these sweet creatures find a new home quicker. Our current dogs didn't come from a shelter but most of our other pets have.

Purrfect Pets Logo and Business Card

A vertical version of the front of the business card.

The back of the card works horizontally or vertically.

The stationary.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Business Card and Logo For 4 Square Produce

I'm not a big fan of square business cards but I liked it for this imaginary company.
Business Card and Logo For 4 Square Produce

Front of the card.
Business Card and Logo For 4 Square Produce

Back of the card.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Business Card and Logo For Inkling Design

Business Card and Logo For Inkling Design

Inkling definition: a vague idea or notion.

My new logo shows a blue ball (an inkling of an idea) coming out of a box and the logo also has an abstract face. The back of the card, the ideas are flowing freely, one idea leads to another.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Business Card and Logo For Designed By Alethea

Business Card and Logo For Designed By Alethea

This is her new Etsy shop banner which ties in with her business card.

Alethea makes jewelry from semi precious stones and beads. The logo is a bead with a pattern made from her initials.

Business Card and Logo For Designed By Alethea