Sunday, July 25, 2010

Anniversary Present

Hellooo there!

This is what's been going on in my life. It was my anniversary with my boyfriend Daniel the other day (6 months) and we were exchanging gifts so I decided to make him some of his presents. 
The first thing I got him (not made) was a gift card for an aquarium store as he really likes frogs and whatnot and is always building his aquarium with plants and more fish and all sorts of fun stuff. His favourite pets are his African Dwarf Frogs 
See them here
Hahah, I love them, they're so funny to watch. Anyways, since he likes these frogs so much I made him this artwork (he moved in not too long ago and has no art on his walls) SO I made him this!

The frog was made with fabric we picked out at the Value Village a few days before and then I did the background kind of tie-dye looking with gouache. I mod-podged the whole thing and added a white acrylic paint outline to the froggie and there we go! 

Also Dan was mentioning he needed a new wallet so I went on etsy and searched up some wallets I thought he'd like and I came up with THIS!

 A leather wallet that is screen printed with woodgrain pattern! I love it. Unfortunately I didn't order it from the internet in time and it hasn't come yet.. so I had to improvise. This is what I ended up giving him.

I printed out a picture from the one online and packaging taped into into a wallet shape.. with the help of newspaper lol. He still liked it anyways but I did put an IOU note on it. 

And that's all I got for today, keep looking for new crafts and graphics I'm up to!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Logo!

I've been thinking about starting up my own business redoing furniture and whatnot so I decided I should make my own logo for it.
I'm calling it Fresh Start furniture because I take old furniture from flea markets/garage sales/thrift stores and redo them and give them a FRESH START :P
Here's the logo I came up with. I really like how it turned out.

I have two colour choices as well, not sure if I'm going to go with either of them but I was testing them out. If you have some comments on which one you like better, I'd love to hear them!!

Also, let me know what you think about the logo. I might make a few changes on it still!


First Ever Resin PENDANTS!

Hi everyone!
Here's the scoop. Lately I've been trying my luck at making some jewellery. My sister and I bought some resin recently (neither of us had used it before but wanted to try it out!).
My boyfriend and I collected seashells and cool stones and that from the beach and wanted to make some jewellery with those found objects.
Here's the ones we came up with. Again.. a bad quality picture but as I just moved recently I can't find a camera or anything better to take pictures with.
This is all the resin pendants we made, for now!

Unfortunately my boyfriend worked on this one while I was out of the room and he used the wrong colour background :P Looks good anyways I think though. It's still a bit tacky at the front.
This one was a cool rock we found at the beach. Hard to see the details in the picture but it is quite cool. I like this background a lot as well. We found all the backgrounds in pieces of artwork out of the art magazine Juxtapoz.
This one was my favourite at the beginning but unfortunately got an airbubble in it that we couldn't pop. :P It still looks alright to me, looks like the seashell is floating on top of water or something.
This one is my very favourite out of all of them. It was the one my boyfriend created so I can't take credit for it unfortunately but lucky for me I still get to keep it as jewellery. Hahaha :)

Let me know what you think!
There will probably be more jewellery coming up on my blog in the future as I am making a piece of jewellery out of a bone we found at the beach. I was thinking it was a fish bone, but now I'm not sure. If anyone can tell me what kind of animal this bone comes from I would love to know. 
Here's the bone all lacquered up!

Thats all for today, I've been really busy with working at 5 30 am everyday and I need some sleep! 
- Heather

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hermit Crab

SO! I read an article online (posted by one of my twitter friends!:) ) that gave some tips on how one should go about making a Promotional Postcard as an Illustrator. Reading about all these tips made me want to make a new promo postcard, as I didn't much like my last one, never mind use it.
Anyways, I like hermit crabs, I felt like drawing/painting one so that was the first piece of art to be created for my promo postcard. I drew it with pencil, filled in with watercolour paints and pencils, added shading with pencil crayons and inked the edges. I like how it turned out, here's the picture of what I have so far. (You really don't get the full effect with the cell phone pictures, but I promise I'll scan it in later on!)
Let me know what you think of it :)


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Twitter Background

So I was working on a Twitter background for myself, check it out here, and my sister mentioned she would like one for her blog as well. We didn't really speak about it at all yet but I made her one for now, just for the sake of it.

She's a writer and a crafter so I decided to do things that related to that. Here's the background I created for her.

Not sure if it would be tiled or what but I tested it out on my own Twitter account and it looked pretty neat. We shall see if she likes it or not ;) :). You can check out my sister's twitter here.

Thanks for reading, be back with some more graphics soon!