Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day card

Here is the card I made my Dad this year... now that I have given him his gift, I can post pics!

I used Basic Grey two sided paper for the base, added some Bazzil cardstock with embossing, vintage stickers and ribbon. So easy to do! The lines on the inside card made it easy to add our own love and wishes for a very special man... the one who taught me patience and how to draw and paint ... my father.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Inspired by Mika

If you're a reader of my other blog Stale Coffee, you'll see a post about a new artist I have come to love by the name of Mika. His first CD is great, and it actually inspired me to do the layout about my vintage Spirograph toy:

Ah, the good old days of 60's psychedelia....

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Trapped in the past

Let's continue on this journey back in time, shall we? Yet more artwork from years ago (I guess I'd better get to drawing NEW stuff soon...)

In the eighties and early nineties I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors at our local zoo. Well, I was quite honored and worked there in my spare time for a few years, until I had my daughter. I got behind-the-scenes tours, special up close "meet and greets" and developed a whole new appreciation for the facility.

My most prized contribution was the running of the Animal Adoption program. We brought in thousands of dollars to the Zoo, and I had the pleasure of doing promotional artwork for it too. The item above was a decal we handed out. I also did drawings of many of the adopted animals, but so far I can't find any left... Oh well, but it sure was a great feeling to be in charge of such a successful program to help the Zoo and its inhabitants.
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