Pristine Outcome

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in The Artist

Another portfolio piece. I’m sure some bakers can relate. I can relate with the messy part. The end result is much more lopsided, and floppy, and either falling apart or can be used as a blunt weapon.

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Portfolio Piece – BigBang

December 28th, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

I’m slowly working up my portfolio to hopefully start to grab myself some freelance work. I’m focusing my illustrations on a few areas, one of them being musicians. A few of you may remember the Tori Amos art I did a while back. This time I went more rock and did a fun illo featuring a rock band I adore, the Norwegian band BigBang.

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I posted it on twitter yesterday and the band themselves have already acknowledged it and linked to it from their facebook page! How cool is that? My inspiration for the illo came from their gig that I saw last month, and I couldn’t wait to get it drawn! I think it’s definitely portfolio worthy :)

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Odd

November 5th, 2011 | Posted in Random

Juno’s Journey

August 7th, 2011 | Posted in Random

This week NASA succenssfully launched Juno a probe headed to Jupiter. The journey will take before it arrives, and we are sure to get an in depth look at Jupiter once it’s there. In Roman mythology, Juno was one of Jupiter’s lovers. Oh, and also, possibly his sister. (wait… what?)

I remember when Cassini launched on it’s way to Saturn. I have a relative who was working on the project at the time, and when he told me it would take 7 years to get there I thought the day would never come. That was 14 years ago. Scary how time flies. I suspect Juno will be arriving at Jupiter before we realize it!

Final Launch

July 8th, 2011 | Posted in Random

Anyone who knows me knows of my love of the stars and anything related to space. It was always a passion of my dad’s and he passed that on to me. If he were alive today I’m certain he would feel sadness with the end of the shuttle program. I wish I could ask him about how he felt when they started it and when they tested Enterprise and then launched Columbia into space for the first time. With all the stories he told me over the years I, sadly, don’t remember the ones about the shuttles.

I think the first time I consciously paid attention to a shuttle mission was the reparation of the Hubble telescope in 1993. I remember watching the astronauts floating out there in space and I remember having a hard time wrapping my head around it.

In recent years the internet has made it possible to be able to watch what we’re doing up there in space at all times. Watching the shuttle launches has been a thrill for me. Of course, I would have given anything to have gone to a shuttle launch and seen it live. But I never had that chance.

Today was the last shuttle launch starting the 135th and final mission of the shuttle program. I can’t help but be sad about it. I know that the American astronauts will continue to visit the ISS via Russia, and I know that there is a possibility NASA will turn to private companies for a new spacecraft. I can only hope that the future (and by that I mean IN MY LIFE TIME) holds great things for the space program. We owe a lot that we use in our day-to-day lives to it.

Beautiful, flawless launch, Atlantis. Have fun up there and have a safe trip home.

“Slice of Life” Artist Cards – Pt. 2

June 3rd, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

I posted my first set of these about a month ago. Since then I’ve completed two more. To refresh, these are just tiny scenes from my life drawn on on artist cards (3.5? x 2.5? or 6.35 x 8.89 cm).

I started drawing this one in the winter some time but never got to finish it until a couple of weeks ago. It was hard to work on something full of snow when it’s like summer outside. :)

And to contrast it, here’s a summery one of me walking though the city enjoying a warm, sunny day. I started and finished this one this afternoon while at a friend’s apartment creating art with her and her sweet little girl. :luv_sb:

I’ll continue to make these as I have time for them. I really do enjoy doing them!

Soapy Commission

June 1st, 2011 | Posted in The Artist

A friend of mine has gotten into making soaps and will be selling them for the first time very soon. She asked me to come up with the label design for her. She had her own ideas. She named her company “LillaSyster Soap Co.,” and since “lillasyster” is the swedish word for “little sister,” she wanted a sweet little girl in a bathtub with a rubber duck. Thus…

I decided I wanted to make the little girl resemble my friend a bit. It was simple enough but fun to do. I can’t wait to see it on her packaging! She just started a facebook page for her products, and she’s preparing for her first show. Lots of luck, Leslie!