Well this is all crazy

Lots of downtime at work, so I just sit and hone my skills. These aren’t meant to make light of the serious situation we are all in right now (although some of the meme’s I’ve been seeing are absolutely hilarious), I just used the situation as inspiration and to help sort through my own confusion and worry. I’ve seen tons of people that are sensitive to the gravity of what is happening, so please don’t be offended by my art.

In all of these, I am following online tutorials and inserting my own words, etc. Several of the tutorials were from Spoon Graphics (please message me if you’d like me to find the links).

Lunar Blue Music and Art Fundraiser

A friend in town puts together a small art show a few times a year that features local artists and musicians. The door fee is a canned food donation or money that goes to the Food Bank of Larimer County. I’ve been an artist at this show two times, here is my set-up from the last show, in 2019. I tend to haul almost everything I’ve ever made with me; since my art isn’t constrained to one type, I bring fiber art, painting and ceramics.

The Queen

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 designed this cape and collar along with the headdress with spiky inspiration. (dba Pins and Needles Boutique). Queen_Collar-and-Headress

Using beads, wire, kabob sticks and lots of innovation, I came up with this collar. Queen_Collar

This headdress is gorgeous. I created a wire frame and then everything else fell into place. I don’t tend to plan or draw out a lot of designs because they just come to me on the fly. Queen_Headdress

Detail:

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80’s Doggos

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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 well as a glossy “photo” at any photo center as an 8×10.