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!
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.
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.
It’s amazing how using the same technique and colours on various papers yields a different effect and result each time.
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!
All 5×7’s & 5×5’s are reduced to $9 in the Art Shop.
Beautiful Florals #3
Mushrooms (Pastel Edition)
Mushrooms (Earth Edition)
Limited Edition Dark Hearts
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
- Ledger paper for it’s numerical use in business. Numbers are a universal language.
- Moleskine insert paper for their illustrations of books and it’s universal acceptance from artists as a premium surface to draw upon.
- Yellow acid free Manilla paper for peace
- Grey acid and lignon free Canson paper for it’s superior cotton quality and calming effect
- Mushroom prints for their ancient pathway to gather and understand the world around us.
- Original Tree ink drawings for growth. These little drawings began as ACEO‘s. I cut them out 😉
- Micron Pens and Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens
- Archival glue for assembly
- 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.
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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.
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!
As an ACEO creator and collector it was quickly becoming apparent that there needed to be a standard sized box that people could begin placing there ACEO Collections into.