Monthly Archives: March 2009

Recycled Magnetic Sea Life LOCKET SET – A Collaboration with Artist Polarity

A couple of weeks ago Cat AKA Polarity a fantastic jewelry artist on Etsy contacted me to collaborate on a new line of recycled artist lockets she was introducing into her shop. This is the result of that collaboration!
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Pussy Willows – 7 New Drawings

I love Spring. Life in general seems easier. No more snow to shovel. It’s finally melting by the way. Trees begin to blossom and flourish giving birth to new ideas, adventures and it all just makes me happy.

Pussy Willow ACEO original art by artist Jessica Doyle

Each original Pussy Willow drawing was created with india ink, sepia hued ink and opaque white ink on various cardstock that I house in the studio.

Pussy Willow ACEO original art by artist Jessica Doyle

It’s amazing how using the same technique and colours on various papers yields a different effect and result each time.

Pussy Willows 5x7 inch original fine art by artist Jessica Doyle

Each can be found and purchased in print format and also a few of the original drawings are still available for purchase in my Art Shop. Simply do a search for “Pussy Willow” once there to bring up the both the originals and prints.

Happy Spring Everyone!

4 NEW SETS of miniature greeting cards added to the line including one limited edition set

Beautiful Florals #3

Beautiful Florals no.3 - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

Mushrooms (Pastel Edition)

Mushrooms (Pastel Edition) - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

Mushrooms (Earth Edition)

Mushrooms (Earth Edition) - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

Limited Edition Dark Hearts

Darkl Hearts - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

The above Dark Hearts set is limited to an edition of three sets ONLY due to an odd printing error I experienced! I kept a set of four for myself and the other three sets of eight are available in the shop. MAN they are sweet!

Each Greeting card set includes:
•8 cards (2 of each flower card)
•8 white envelopes
•8 seals (colours may vary)

And the itsy bitsy sizes
Greeting card size – 1 3/8″ x 7/8″ (35mm by 22mm)
Envelope size – 1 1/2″ x 1″ (38mm by 25mm)
Seals size – 5/16″ (8mm)

With these additions this brings the total in the line of miniature greetings to nine. Each set is for sale in the shop

And for size reference and how they are packaged… look at these pics:

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Cheers!
xo

Knowledge no.1 & no.2 – Exploring the Traditional and Digital Mediums

Last year I was fortunate enough to acquire two printers. Since then, the task of scanning and digitizing my original artwork has consumed much of my waking hours. Each original needs to be scanned at a minimum of 300dpi. I scan at 800 to 1200dpi to achieve maximum quality. If you scan at a higher resolution you can also enlarge the final output of the piece without losing detail. But if you only scan at 300dpi you can’t enlarge it without losing quality. ‘Tis the way with raster based art.

close-up of Knowledge no.1 - original collage illustration by artist Jessica Doyle

Continuing from the last post

This brings me to the prints being produced using this new technology; new to me anyways. In the past I scanned in artwork and coloured that artwork in Adobe Photoshop or redrew it in Adobe Illustrator if it was perhaps a black ink drawing on white paper for producing a final print. Or, I scanned in the artwork and printed it so that it appeared identical to the original watercolour or acrylic painting.

close-up of Knowledge no.1 - original collage illustration by artist Jessica Doyle

I’ve got these stacks of prints you know. And I’d never actually done anything with them except print, trim, title, sign, date, number if it was a limited edition, package and ship off.

Knowledge no.2 - original collage illustration by artist Jessica Doyle

I do plan on producing Limited Edition hand embellished and coloured prints that are on watercolour paper using a few of the many black ink drawings I’ve rendered over the years.

But I’d never actually drawn on a print to make it an original illustration or collage. NEVER. These are the first two. There are more to come… I’ve been busy! Woot! :)

close-up of Knowledge no.2 - original collage illustration by artist Jessica Doyle

Knowledge no.1 and Knowledge no.2 explore both traditional and ancient ways of acquiring knowledge. Part of the process to create these two collages was to use two prints as the basis from the Mushrooms (Pastel Edition) series.

close-up of Knowledge no.2 - original collage illustration by artist Jessica Doyle

Materials

  1. Ledger paper for it’s numerical use in business. Numbers are a universal language.
  2. Moleskine insert paper for their illustrations of books and it’s universal acceptance from artists as a premium surface to draw upon.
  3. Yellow acid free Manilla paper for peace
  4. Grey acid and lignon free Canson paper for it’s superior cotton quality and calming effect
  5. Mushroom prints for their ancient pathway to gather and understand the world around us.
  6. Original Tree ink drawings for growth. These little drawings began as ACEO‘s. I cut them out ;)
  7. Micron Pens and Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens
  8. Archival glue for assembly
  9. And a few very sharp knives to cut it all out with.

Final Size of each collage is 8×8 inches / 20,3cm by 20,3cm.

Both original collages are available in the original art section of the shop.

If you notice a link within my blog or post that displays weird text in place of where an image/picture should be please let me know. During my move to a new host some of my image links were broken. Thanks so much. xoxo

Rolling Roses (down the highway of life)

For a while there… nothing was coming together; ink lines, paper cuts, pens with caps off, all were left wandering aimlessly in the studio with unfinished lines, scraps of paper and ideas yet to bear fruit. That kind of sums up the last few months of my life.

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A friend said these flowers look like breasts

He did.
I laughed, and the name kind of stuck.

Size – 4×6 inches / 10,2cm by 15,3cm
Medium – India ink, Prismacolor colored pencil and Windsor & Newton watercolor on Arches watercolor paper.

The original A friend said these flowers look like breasts is for sale in the shop ;)

And just a note on March 6th, 2009 I celebrated three years of Blogging!
Happy Blogiversary to me!