Thursday, December 10, 2009

sewn Max

I always find this interesting. The one in the previous post is sort of my sketch, but it isn't until I go look at thread that I make my final decision on layout. Steve and I have talked about that I need to work sooner on the computer to make those decisions..but maybe there actually needs to be more to the process than that. Maybe what I need to look at is sketching the rough ideas, playing in the computer with the images and then make a rough version that is sewn THEN go back to the computer to see what changes I could make with color..or if areas had fabric under them..then go to the sewing machine again for the final piece.

I do however like to make final corrections in Photoshop where I just missed or the thread messed up. What I like about this piece is that the crown really does look more like a tree..which makes me think the face needs more definition and how fun would it be to make the face look more like roots so you didn't know if you were looking at a face with glowing eyes or the ground..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are illustration

I sort of like this..but there is a reason you don't work on your assignments and take cough medicine

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

textiles final

Its unquilted at the moment but I already like the feel of it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

so simple and cool

i love those vector shape simple and clean

Friday, November 20, 2009

messing around in photoshop

I reversed how i usually work and did my sketching in fun to spend the afternoon coloring..I just wish I had photoshop on my MacBook

the first one using scanned images

like this one a little better

Thursday, November 5, 2009

now its finished

its never quite finished..through the magic of photoshop I replaced the lettering at the bottom..

words you never thought I would utter in my entire life...

I freaking love Photoshop!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Here is my final Jimmy Buffet poster for critique

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jimmy Buffett event poster

probably the final sketch that i will start sewing with today
but how fun is this one..the flaw is that when i washed the stabilizer out the wire started rusting onto the fabric

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bettie Page final

So through the magic of photoshop I was able to merge two versions I had created of this. Between the two I have about 18 hours of sewing and countless bobbins..but I love it

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bettie Page sewn

-- Posted from my iPhone


It's gorgeous hand painted silk before I put it in the steamer.

Sadly when I took it out of the bag to let it dry all the darks transfered to the light part.

It's in the washer now with synthrapol... The wait is
killing me

-- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Drawn! Illustration and cartoon

What a fun blog

-- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The results

I love some of them but others would probably work better in silk

Back to the drawing board

-- Posted from my iPhone

Shibori samples

Part 1

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Why is it

That the simplest idea has alluded me for over a week?

I love the finished design but I'm not sure if it qualifies as a line drawing or how I would change the values in Photoshop but here it is

-- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Shibori samples

The large white piece in the background along with the two on the left are silk dyed with acid dye.

Love it.. Now I need 13 more samples for Monday. I'm going to try a plaid and an argyle.

-- Posted from my iPhone

Drawing hands

I love charcoal.. It's almost like finger painting. The very black square in the back is actually my chamois loaded with charcoal. Unfortunately I picked up my phone to take the picture and it us now also got charcoal all over it.

-- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bettie Page illustration sketches

So I've been working on this for a few weeks and the ideas just aren't gel'ing for me.

I know that it's because I don't have a solid image in my head...

So here is what I have
I'm liking the first one the best because it reminds me of a pin- up torn out of a magazine.

-- Posted from my iPhone

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Working off this collage, I'm going to try and work out a quilt for my portfolio.

Size will be an issue because of the weird flying geese...

-- Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monet on Acid

I enrolled in textiles 3000 becuase I love fabric. Our first assignment was to take an inspiration piece, dye the fabrcis to match 6 of the colors in our piece and create something.

My inspiration was the Monet painting on the left that I recently saw at the High Museum here in Atlanta. The hand dyed fabrics are not in my piece as solid colors but instead I dyed the background and free motion stitched on the resulting fabric. The finished piece was turned in with the fabrics I dyed as the binding but I am going to remove them and just use a black binding.

all that being said, I love my piece. Which sends me to ponder, do I submit a portfolio for review to the textile department? Its what I love, its what I know

decisions, decisions

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Poem Poster

From intro to type--fall semester

Sunday, April 19, 2009

banner for website

So here is an option for the banner section of the website I am doing for my final project. I like this one the best of all the ones I have played with.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

style ad

Just can't ever leave it alone

Mint julip ads

I have finally finished the ads. I really like the flip flop one.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Collabrative book page

Ok this one is really it. I needed to add the pink to it because that was the color the class was using.

Collabrative Book Page

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

postcard insert

This shows the front and the pattern on the back

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Final logo

This is the one I'll be using for the logo. A few  more tweaks with the small lettering and it will be finished

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Merging ideas

I had originally liked the logo in the circle but it felt blank. So I was just playing on the computer today and came up with this one....
This is needs some tweaking but it feels like a logo that can be used for many applications.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Thanks goes to my ex-husband for fixing my problem with loading illustrator files. (and no i am not crazy others have had the problem. ) After exporting the file using .png as the extension the image below loads perfectly.

So this is the type configuration I am considering at the moment.

Now on to the illustrative part....


Once again I tried to upload an Illustrator file (exported as a .jpg) with absolutely no luck. Jessican also had the same problem over the weekend. The work around seems to be you find another image that will load and cut and paste your image over the top of the original resave without changing the name and Ta-Da it works.

But why is that? So I called upon my computer genuis and asked him. When he looked at the files he noticed that the file that will load has a JFIF added to the name. When I was looking up how to make all my files say that I came across the following site

Graphics Formats Explained

How cool..nice neat explanation but no real solution yet for the other problem.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A new package for Kraft

We go through a lot of cheese at my house. My son's favorite brand is Kraft--he swears it melts better on his quesadillas. so today at the grocery store I go to grab the bag of cheese and find side by side two different packages of the same cheese.

This is the original package of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese that I have used for what seems like years.

This is the new and improved look.
which I actually like better. I mean who wouldn't it is not just "sharp cheddar cheese" but "aged Wisconsin sharp cheddar". the price is exactly the same even though this one would appear to be the designer edition.

But then I got to thinking of something I saw on the "Today Show" this week. The discussion has been going around about the similarities of the new Pepsi logo to the campaign logo for our new president. A quick search on google showed me that there are striking similarities between them. have a look for yourself.

the new Pepsi logo
and this is the logo for the presidential campaign
So do they look similar to anyone else?

And is the simplification of the design going to be a new trend to watch, like the new design of cheddar cheese I found today?


Jessica and I finally in some round about convoluted way got my image to finally load.