Yeah, my sketchbook has arrived!! Now I have the daunting task of actually filling all the pages around my theme, “A day in the life” by Jan 15th. The possibilities are endless the only rule is that it needs to stay the same dimension when closed shut. It’s all a bit overwhelming. I think I’m going to start in the middle and work my way out that way I avoid the”first page” stage fright.
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Posted in design, HOW Design Conference, sketching, tagged design, design theory, design thinking, HOW, HOW Design Conference, how magazine, inspiration, problem solving, sketch, sketch book on June 12, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Life has been super busy in June, in between projects and family I had the pleasure of attending the HOW Design Conference in Denver. It was an amazing and super inspiring experience!! I would recommend anyone working in the creative field to attend. I’ll definitely be going back next year!
I’m sharing my sketchy notes, miss-spellings and all. Hey, I’m a professional artists not a writer and I remember best when I have a visual :-)
One of my favorite highlights has to be attending Stephan Mamaw’s workshop Caffeine for the Creative Team: Turning Brainstorming into Brainsqualling, where we rolled up our sleeves and had permission to have fun and be silly. He ran thru the 13 Commandments of Brainaqualling and paired it with a series of warm up exercise from his books.
Posted in illustration, sketching, Surtex, tagged art, art licensing, civic duty, draw, drawing, fox, foxy, illustration, jury duty, ladies, lady, sketch, sketch book, sketching, surtex, wolf on February 21, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Lunchin’ & Sketchin’
It’s been a mermaid lunch week. I see a collection starting to come together, only need a 1/2 a dozen more girlies.
Posted in art licensing, illustration, sketching, tagged art, art licensing, Creating A Strategic Planner, goal, goal setting, handmade, illustration, journal, Lisa Sonora Beam, living expenses, money, sketch book, small business, strategic planner on August 4, 2009| 1 Comment »
I’m taking an online class by Lisa Sonora Beam called The Art of Strategy: Creating A Strategic Planner.
The Class teaches you how to make a Strategic Planner Strategy to provide a framework for determining the results you want to achieve, a workable plan for kicking some major creative butt so you can get the results you know you want.
…AND Here are some pictures of my Strategic Planner.
I’ve pretty much had the same goal since before I graduated from college, 11 years ago. — To be a full-time self employed licensed artist and illustrator.
This sometime feel unreachable and at times unattainable. When I set a goal, I tend to go full force in the beginning and just when I start to feel like I’m making some traction I’ll hit a brick wall, and everything will come to a complete standstill.
When I get discouraged, I have a way of work myself into quite a ‘funk’. that is always very difficult to climb out of, and can sometimes last the good part of a year. When I’m finally able to emerge from the ‘funk’ and actually start working again, all the momentum I once had is gone and I have to start all over from the beginning.
I need to figure out a way to keep a steady pace and work thru roadblocks in order to keep my momentum going. I need to feel like I’m making progress and am not always taking 1 step forward them 2 steps back.
This weekends project. So much fun and I’m totally loving it along with my new waterbrush. My sketch book entries look so much nice in color!!
You will need:
1. Altoids Tin
2. Sculpey Clay
3. Pencil or chopstick (to make the holes)
4. Tube Watercolor
Sculpt clay into Tin
Make number of desired holes (to hold colors) with a eraser end of a pencil
Bake following Sculpey directions
Let cool and then fill holes with watercolor paint. Let dry and there you have it!