Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cannon Ball Diving Broccoli Vegetable Dip Illustration

illustration of broccoli diving into a pool of dip
The brocolli is diving into a bowl of dip. I think it's similar to inviting an M & M to watch you make cookies at a party.close up illustration of broccoli diving into a pool of dip

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Vintage Airplane Trinkets Photograph

various airline memorabilia My husband likes airline collectables are here a few items that I grouped for a photo in an I Spy fashion.
money with an airplane motif
pilot wings
postage stamps
air mail stickers
rubber stamp
bridge tally

Friday, July 15, 2011

Eerie Pink Lily Scanner Photograph

pink lily on a black background
I placed this day lily on a scanner and covered it with black. Lilies were a tricky choice since the stamens made a mess on the glass.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hello I Am A Muggle Magical Mixer Badge Free Download

hello name badge with muggle written on it

My daughter is going to see Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows tonight and she wanted to wear something Harry Potter related.

We made a Hello badge that you might find at a magical party using Illustrator and we printed it on adhesive paper.

You can download a PDF of it here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cairn Stacked Stone Sculpture

stacked stones in a garden

 When we drove along Lake Superior last summer there were stacked rocks in abstract figures all along the Canadian side of the lake.
The gift shops sell replicas of stacked stones and the practice seems to be embraced by the locals (Hawaii posts signs telling you not to stack the rocks). We were so enamored with the cairns that we brought back some smooth lake rocks.
It was a challenge to find a spot that the dogs couldn't tip the stones over and hurt themselves but the raised beds solve that problem.
Cairns are used to mark trails or as navigation aids. In North America the group is called a duck and the top rock indicates direction. I guess this one is telling me it's time to pick the rhubarb.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Art Journal Food Drawing Page

artist journal page with ink drawings of foodThe ink drawing on the upper left is a dragon boat from the dragon boat festival. I'm a fan of any excuse to draw dragons and we had a fun storm; it was a good day.

The menu items include Panda Express take out, sweet potato fries, potato salad, ice cream cone, and scrambled eggs with asparagus.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Art Journal Food Drawing Page

artist journal page with ink drawings of foodToday's food drawings include: donuts, sugar free fudgesicles, chex mix, tortilla soup, smores, french bread, salad, strawberries and fish sticks.
I sacrificed an external hardrive to a volcano and our dog ran down freshly painted stairs. She sure was easy to track through the house.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fireworks During Heat Lightning

fireworks over a lake

lightning lighting the sky so much you can't see the fireworksYou can see all the clouds behind the fireworks. The next photograph was taken a few seconds later when an impressive lightning storm arrived.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Earthworks Sculpture Dead Zone

earthworks sculpture of a body outline

\Several years ago we had a new driveway put in our cabin in northern Minnesota. A contractor's bulldozer created a landing zone wide swath through the woods and then he sprinkled on a narrow path of gravel.
Most of the bulldozed area has regrown (minus the gorgeous trees) but there is one spot that hasn't been encroached upon by even the hardiest weeds.
I was watching a NCIS DVD and became inspired to dig a body outline into the clay. The sculpture is about 20 feet from a no hunting sign.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I Have A New Favorite, My Noodler Fountain Pen

ink drawing of a fountain pen and some sketches using it It's been a long time since I used a fountain pen. The nib cleans easily and it fits comfortably in my hand.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Art Journal Food Drawing Page

ink drawing of food in my artist journal The food drawings were done with a micron pen. The pyramidal tea bag makes tea extra special.