Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Illustrtaion Friday!

Today's prompt for Illustration Friday is "identical." Below is my submission for the topic. (This piece was also an original for an art trade.)

"Sweet Jane"

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shennanigans at the Etsy Craft Party

 As I previously posted, I did a silhouette portrait demonstration at the Philadelphia Etsy Craft Party. For those of you who don’t know what the Craft Party is, Etsy holds an annual event in cities nationwide. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume everyone reading this blog knows what Etsy is. Philly’s chapter had a vintage postcard station, a silhouette cutting demonstration (held by me), a craft swap, a custom vinyl and rubber stamp making station, and potluck. This was my first time attending Philly’s Craft Party. Previously I have been to the Norfolk event in 2010. Both were a lot of fun. The Philadelphia 2012 party was held at Nextfab Studios. Nextfab is a prototyping studio located in the heart of the city a few blocks from 30th Street Station. Along with our various demonstrations and crafting, we were treated to a tour of Nextfab, which included a showing of one of the labs. The lab was a collision of creativity and technology. It featured examples of what their 3D printer and scanner could do, replete with prototypes of a tiger’s claw, a hand, and a previous employee’s head!
My silhouette cutting area.

     But back to the crafting. There were novices and pro’s alike in attendance. It was an intimate enough group that we were able to sit down and talk with one another. We were a varied bunch. There were purse-makers, fiber artists, dressmakers, general crafters, jewelry makers, and myself, a varied artist who leans closer to fine arts/outsider art and 2D work. Along with cutting silhouettes of a few attendees, I also had enjoyed working on the vintage postcard station, and viewing Etsy shops at the projector in the front of the room.
The warm up silhouette my boyfriend posed for.
Silhouette on mint colored doilie.

Patterned silhouette on avocado green doilie. 
   If you were at the Philly Etsy Craft Party post a comment with your shop link, please! Oh, and more photos of the craft party is up on my Flickr album HERE.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Philadelphia Etsy Craft Party! This Friday!

I'll be doing a silhouette cutting demonstration at the Philadelphia Etsy Craft Party this coming Friday, August 24th! RSVP and stop by to say hello and see me do my thing.

I have attended a previous Etsy Craft Party down in Norfolk, Virginia. It was a lot of fun, and I'm doubly thrilled to be a participant in this year's festivities in Philly. There will also be a potluck and craft swap!
If you haven't already, please RSVP by visiting the MEETUP GROUP.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

In Between

As some who are personally acquainted with me already know, I recently moved into a newer, nicer apartment. I held off on decorating the previous digs because of frustrations with flooding. Well, I now have a lovely new home for my darling little technicolor Mario Star hangers.
Mario Star kitschiness 

I hope you enjoy my break from sketching and more serious painting. I know my walls did.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sketching Catch Up

So I've greatly neglected my drawing muscle. I remedied this with a little diner sketching with a friend.
Here are a few just to get myself back in the swing of sketching more frequently. Enjoy.
Channeling diner waitress diva attitude.

My friend challenged me to step outside my sad-girl box and draw a guy. So I drew the least masculine man you'll ever meet.