Monday, July 27, 2009

Like Lyrics to my Melody...

I swear this is the first time I've seen these pillows, but the art I finished (last Sunday) for my portfolio looks like it was meant for these pillows right down to the color palette (and I had an entire series planned in my head for this) oh well, there's not much to be done that hasn't been done before. Check it here if you'd like to buy some Laidback pillows.

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Gotta have it...

This is a must have before my move...only $11.21 from Amazon.

Friday, July 24, 2009

You've got to be kidding...

Another treat courtsey of Just Cool two artist have taken trash piles and hit them with just the right spotlight to create amazing shadows, check the original article for more info.

My week without words...Blackberry files

In an attempt to at least blog on a weekly basis I'd like to introduce a new post titled "My week without words" which will feature photos uploaded straight from my blackberry (that thing hardly ever leaves my side)...if there's ever a photo you see that needs an explanation--just ask

Friday, July 17, 2009

Some Afternoon Inspiration

OMG!!!! I LOVE this dress...I found it on one of my new favorite sites "Just Cool Design"! Sheer inspiration...

Click here to read their post about this.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blogging and Blabbing--Sneak Peek

I figured I should say something since I've been missing in action for over a week now. I've been busy as can be working on my artwork to submit for school and it seems that things just get busier as the days go by. This is a synopsis of what's been going on with me...

Since I decided that I'd change my major to textile designs I thought it would be fitting to work on some patterns, this is one of the felt patterns I began.

I started construction of a needlepoint project from a self portrait that may be familiar to some of my long time readers...this is a sneak peek from weeks ago but it's almost complete now.

I experimented with oil paint for the first time but because I thought I could do things my way I didn't have linseed oil nor turpentine on hand so from now on I'll follow directions! I still like the outcome...the only thing I think I'll change is the brown in the picture (I don't fancy it too much).

I bought some fabric (100 % cotton), some dye (in primary colors), and I mixed them so that I could hand dye some fabrics at home then paint patterns on them later. It wasn't nearly as messy as I thought it be and I enjoyed doing it.

This is one of my favorite hand painted patterns I worked on, of course I've finished it now but since this is just a peek I posted the the incomplete picture.

I also have two other projects in the works and as soon as I get my camera fixed I'll take some better pictures of the completed projects above to share. (I have to use my blackberry camera so I apologize for the poor quality)

As always thanks for reading!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fashion Friday...Tasha Zimmerman

When I started my new job it meant meeting new people, and the great thing about these people were that we share common interests...such as all things pretty! One of the people I met was Miss Tasha Zimmerman, a fashion design graduate of Louisiana State University. When Tasha pulled out her bag and matching wallet that she handcrafted I knew I had to feature her on hue...I'm sure one day you'll flip your tag and see her name! Until then check out some of her fab designs--with Tasha beginning school this fall at one of the best, FIDM, you're sure to hear from her again!

Tasha Zimmerman (above)

One of Tasha's sketches...haute