A photoshoot that was a year in the making, the Queen of the Hedgehogs. Yes, hedgehogs. I own several and my photographer friend at RRS Photography wanted to do a shoot with me and my eight hogs. Since the suggestion, two passed away, so we had six to work with. It was not easy! I…
Some new clothing designs. I didn’t make the bikinis or the shorts, just embellished with embroidery, etc. This has been my art form as of late. Check out http://www.pinsandneedlesboutique.com to see what my business partner and I create.
This painting was a new request for me. A family member passed away recently and was cremated. I mixed his ashes with most of the paint and came up with this for his mother. When asked what kind of painting she wanted, she replied “Modern art.” To me, this means a billion different things, but…
I worked in a shop for eight years that had a big industrial embroidery machine. I loved that thing so much. I even risked my job at times to sneak in my own projects with designs I found online. I made bibs, hoodies, shirts… I loved that machine so much I got myself a home…
Project Self-Sufficiency helped me accomplish many things throughout the years in regards to my education and empowering me to become a strong single parent. My son and I are even on their brochures! I’ve tried to give back to them whenever I can, including painting their new logo on the wall in each of two…
This is my childhood friend Cynthia. We lived next to each other for a time and I was friends with her and her sister. I remember doing a lot of things with Cyndi when we were kids. If not for Facebook, we’d never had come in contact with each other again, I’m sure of it….
Example of embroidered patches. The possibilities are endless. I also made this sign!
Here are examples of my embroidery pieces. These are pre-digitized designs that I’ve purchased online. I also make patches.
Along with a partner, I also am Pins and Needles Altered Clothing. We specialize in upcycling and refashioning clothes. Also included is embroidery and t-shirt weaving. Here is a custom piece I did for a client. Her t-shirt and I used weaving techniques to make it one-of-a-kind. You can follow Pins and Needles on Facebook…
New designs for cosmetologist, Tiffany Rubio. She wanted to change her branding, and came up with “Beauty Witch, let me work my magic”. It instantly reminded me of Bewitched, the 1970’s TV sitcom. I used pictures of Tiffany to shape her into a cartoon.
This was a volunteer job for someone on social media. I designed a business card, and then adapted it to Instagram photo and Facebook cover photo sizes.
A fun digital pet art commission ready for Christmas. To quote thy customer: “…They look like some sort of super hero team…” Revisions included. I worked with the client to make it more suitable for the recipient, including altering the overall color to purple, since it’s the recipient’s favorite color. This digital art prints really…
2013 Terra Cotta plant pots are strung together on hemp string. Design is hand painted and sealed.
Two different pieces are pictured. Ceramic clay press molded and glazed. They would make great candy bowls, bowl to throw keys in by the door, spare change, etc. Could definitely also eat spaghetti in them. $50 each
Handpainted with an artificial flower arrangement attached to the side featuring black roses, purple spiders and black and silver striped curly cues that remind me of Nightmare Before Christmas. I also added a wire spider web detail directly onto the mirror part. This was originally just a frame and I added the mirror. $40
A colleague and I started a clothing shop (online only thus far) with the idea of upcycling thrifted clothing and turning clothing rejects into new styles. I designed this logo for our shop. I used thin lines to represent thread and incorporated a needle and a pin. I am thinking about designing an alternate–this time…
This is a design I made for a friend who is in the beauty business. I tried to convey that beauty is colorful, and it also refers to tolerance and equality.
As of 11/2017, this is an active ad in Resident Rock Star Magazine. I did not design the main logo contained within the black box, but I did put together the actual ad. I used a map of the streets that surround the store’s location as the background.
High quality prints available on my etsy shop.
digital drawing with intuos pad. Various effects used.
Join us for a full day of local artists and music at the Denver Punk Rock Flea Market!Novotny Artistry will be there at the Resident Rock Star Magazine / Metal Maidens booth!
This is a digital version of an acrylic painting. Golden Open Acrylics are my go-to when canvas painting. This original was donated to a fundraising auction. Prints of digital version available. I love the way Illustrator translated my brush strokes, it makes for its very own version, leaving the original painting truly a one-of-a-kind.
Chalk Pastel on 24 x 36 drawing paper
Functional Crochet , 2011 Eyeglass holders Beaker holds the glasses in his mouth, while Bunsen wears them.
Rolling banner ad for event advertisement
Circa 2013 Illustration of nursery rhyme Framed prints available
Ceramic sculpture, 2015. Despite cracking in the kiln, it is still very functional and considered a successful piece. Also, a good example of what clay will do if too thin.
Ceramic vase using two different plaster molds I made. Various glazes used experimentally. Stands about 2.5′ tall.
Ceramic bowl sculpture from press mold, glazed 2016 inside glazed detail
Ceramic vase sculpture, roughly 2 feet in length, glazed 2016
Ceramic sculpture, black and red glaze 2016
Humorous 1980’s style portraiture. 2016
Pop Art 2016
Golden Open Acrylic paints, small canvases on 24″ x 36″ pressed board.
Eight different photos / poses, composited into one picture. 2015
Prince tribute posters and symbol recreation 2016
Mock-up, Tabloid-type magazine 2015
Small (3 x 4? ) canvas, handpainted mountain scene, acrylic. 2015
Handpainted, customized family name wall plaque. 2015
T-Shirt design for Four Horsemen Design. 2016
Ceramic pitcher with wood texture design and wrought iron looking handle. 2015
Very large (18 ” or more circumference) artwork. Glazed ceramic face surrounded by mosaic tiles and glass marbles. Mounted on round piece of wood. Designed to hang on outside of house, in the sunlight. 2015
Hand painted in layers, flat marble refrigerator magnets featuring Colorado flag and snowflakes. 2016
Redesign dustcover for Stephen King Book , Insomnia. 2014 Practice in print layout.
Mock-up Menu. 2014
Funny little brain slug drawing. Has much more potential. 2014
Gathering bits of different animals, Photoshop was used to create a new species. 2014
Photoshop techniques used on original photography 2015