Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ice Cream Is The Cure To A Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Poster

illustration of trees casting ice cream cone shadows

The healing power of ice cream. This is an original art journal drawing that I colored digitally.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Strange Days Have Found Us by The Doors Poster

vintage pagoda and moth illustrations with text

The lyric is from the Doors song Strange Days. The Death's-head Hawkmoth is flying over a garden pagoda, strange indeed.

The vintage illustrations were changed to vectors and recolored.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

To The World You May Be One Person But To One Person You May Be The World Poster

typographic poster with the planet earth

This square poster has a world of color. The colors on the text range from dark blue, to turquoise, to green, to golden brown. Our beautiful planet is the center of the word you.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Microwaved Concrete Tiki Head Sculpture

head sculpture in an oven

 head sculpture in an oven in the woods

In keeping with my driveway sculptures at the cabin I put a concrete Tiki head in a a microwave oven and put it in the woods.

Now I know what happened on Easter Island.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Alphabet Animal Silhouette Circle Poster

circle of a to z animal silhouettes

These a to z animals are hanging around. The circle of animal silhouettes includes an

alligator, bear, camel, donkey, elephant, frog, giraffe, hippo, impala,
jaguar, kangaroo, lizard, moose, narwhal, ostrich, pig, quail, rhino,
scorpion, turtle, umbrette, vulture, whale, x-ray tetra fish, yak, zebra

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

California Dreaming Song Lyrics Poster

typography poster of California dreaming song lyrics

California Dreaming by The Mamas and the Papas is one of my go to songs; it tends to come out in the shower and while shopping at Target.

The layout was inspired by vintage record covers and the colors were taken from 1960s era fabrics.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sail Away Explore Dream Discover Mark Twain Quote Poster

poster of a hand holding a ship image on the water's horizon

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. What a great quote by Mark Twain.

I had a photo class assignment to try to replicate a famous photo but I can't remember the photographer's name now. The cruise ship was one I saw down in the Caribbean and my mock ocean was actually Lake Mille Lacs. It's ironic the photo was taken with a nice SLR camera only to make it look like the cool, but grainy, Instagram effect Nashville.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

If You Like It You Should Have Put A Pin On It Poster

facebook and pinterest poster
I was on Facebook, went to Pinterest, the song Single Ladies from Beyonce came on; a poster was born.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Don't Wish Away Your Days Waiting For Better Ones Ahead Poster

poster with text in various geometric shapes
The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead. So true...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Scrap Metal Sculptures

road through woods

Our cabin has a very long driveway and the forest was filled with scattered junk metal. I bought a bunch of spray paint and started assembling strange creatures which now live in the woods. I have over a dozen sculptures and these are some of the oldest.

We have no visible neighbors so it was a bit of a surprise to see golf carts, ATVs and walkers wandering through the woods. Last weekend someone said they always bring their guests to look at it since "It's sorta like art." I guess that explains the occasional disappearance, pesky "sorta" art thieves.

scrap metal bird sculpture in the woods
scrap metal bug sculpture in the woods

land works sculpture of figure

scrap metal caterpillar sculpture in the woods

scrap metal figure sculpture in the woods

scrap metal lady bug sculpture in the woods

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wag More Bark Less Pug With Top Hat and Bow Tie Poster

pug with top hat illustration with text
I used to have a vintage figure of a small dog wearing a top hat and this illustration is based on a drawing I did of him. I enjoy objects that cast impossible shadows and the person yelling (barking) was inspired by someone I saw on a walking trail.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Winter Is Coming Game Of Thrones Poster

illustration of dragon on a helmet with text winter is coming

 I finally watched Game of Thrones; two years in two days. I can see what the fuss is about: it was riveting.

The red dragon is resting on a heavily ornamented helmet. The illustration is from a vintage French book. You can see the image through the text and it was harder to do than you might think.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Work Hard Play Harder Poster

poster with the text work hard play harder

I don't find many uses for the Rosewood Standard font but it has an interesting vintage appearance that reminds me of the old west.

How to tip. To make the entire image have a gradient, not just each letter, you have to convert the text to outlines and apply the gradient to the group.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Why Is Dryer Lint Always Blue Poster

illustration of a dryer door with text circling the window

One of life's great mysteries is why is dryer lint always blue no matter what color your clothes are? The poster is designed to look like a dryer door with text clothes spinning inside.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not Daisy Poster

playing he loves me he loves me not with daisies
daisy poster framed on wall
Some things are so well known they don't need text. The flowers were made in Illustrator but the grass was constructed in Photoshop.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful Poster

poster with many black circles and one red square plus text

The odd man out motif was very popular back in the 1960s. Square peg in a round hole is very symbolic with a strong graphic image. I like the circles forming a square with an inset square.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Paper Birch Trees By A Lake And Mountain Chalk Art

chalk drawing of fall forest with birch trees

The autumn landscape drawing was done in chalk on lightly textured paper. Paper Birch is one of my favorite trees and they are even more striking in the fall.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Winnie the Pooh Quote Mouse Lovers Full Moon Poster

poster 2 mice on a mushroom looking at the moon
framed poster 2 mice on a mushroom looking at the moon
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you — Winnie the Pooh.

The adorable mouse illustration was taken from a vintage illustration and turned into a vector in illustrator. I then painted the color using Illustrator. The rather whimsical font is Trinigan FG.

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