Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Nephew's Soccer Room

Here is another recent project that I did not long after the Dentistry one. It's a mural for my Nephew who loves all things soccer. He and his mom chose SLR (Salt Lake Royals soccer team) as the main crest and then a soccer ball shooting out of the wall (that will be his bed wall).

Sorry about the quality of the photos. I kept forgetting to bring my camera and had to take the pics with my phone.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tatum Pediatric job

My first commercial job is complete!

I first had contact from Rachel Guymon (wife of dentist, James Guymon) a few months ago, asking me if I'd be interested in doing the Logo for their Pediatric Dentistry. The Guymons are friends of a daughter of a neighbor of mine. A neighbor (and friend) who I happened to do a mural for a couple of years ago. 

At first I think I was a little nervous doing something that would be seen by so many people and be so visible online. Only because I'd never done something like this before. It's one thing to do murals, or my own artwork, but it's different when someone is asking something as important as make a logo that would create a first impression for people of their business. 

But I took on the job because it was a great opportunity to keep learning my craft and I love helping out friends! And it was great! It's nice working for people who are so nice, who know what they want and yet allow me to be creative. 

You can see what their awesome web designers did with the final product on their website: 

I am so impressed! I love the way they manipulated my art and put the critters everywhere! Computer graphics aren't my thing, so it's amazing to see what can be done nowadays. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

2013 Christmas Calendar Project

As stated in the picture above, this was a project I decided to do in part as a present, but in part an exercise to stretch my creativity. I copied the styles of eleven of my favorite artists, came up with my own design, and tried to fit a sort of theme for each month. I've been on a 'journey' you could say, trying to find my own style, and I've found that I love vintage inspired art, simple color schemes (usually =)) and lots of contrast. All in all it was a fun project!

I think April ended up being my favorite month!

There you have it! Have a great rest of your year!

Please do not copy or use any art on this site without written permission from me. Thanks!

Scout Shadow Box Lid

Possibly the most nerve-wracking piece I've ever done, this is a shadow box lid I did for a gentleman who has a passion for scouts and wanted to showcase his collection of vintage scout manuals. The project took me several weeks as there were several layers and drying was somewhat difficult and had to be done in a very careful manner. Also because I opted to use a felt-tipped pen for some of the black detailing (it could NOT be done with a brush...too small), and when I went to seal it the ink loved to smear. So, lots of re-dos. But I think it turned out all right. Comments welcome =)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Project Cousin

Here's a picture I did for my cousin's dauhgter to put in her room. She picked the colors and I went to work. We did this on trade. My cousin has a shop called Sweet Shoppe Jewelry. She makes the cutest jewelry ever. It's pretty much the only jewelry I wear. Go check it out!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Random post...

I make a prediction: The Fox will take place of the Owl in fashion and art.

Don't know why I'm thinking about it, but there you go. =)

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Check out my previous post on the mural I did to see the added final photos of the Outer wall.

And thanks for stopping by. Comments and critiques are very much welcome!

Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 part 3

In case you are still interested and not simply scrolling down to the big mural I just did, here is what I've been working on in between times:

Sorry if the picture is a bit dim. Again, I forgot to take pictures, so this is at 10:40 at night =). Click to see bigger. Anyway, this was a picture I did for my son's 3rd birthday. I wanted to 'decorate' his room, too, and he has lots of wall space. So, I put in a lot of the things he loves, and as you can see that includes lots of vehicular transportation and some critters, too. His main 'thing' he wanted in this was a Yeti. Funny guy.

And I really wanted some more artwork in the rest of the house, so my hubby allowed me to paint over one of his class assignments from ages ago. This is in the style of another artist I love, Lulie Wallace who sells some of her work at Anthropologie. Hers, of course, is made from much finer quality paint, but I do what I gotta do. I still think I might go back and add a few touches of more vibrant color here and there.

Next up, a picture for my lovely Sister-in-law, and some illustrations for my Dad. And you thought I was done for the year! HA!

2012 Part 2

Here is the my biggest project of 2012. This is a mural I did for my neighbors, ironically enough AFTER I moved to a new town. Such a cute house! This was for their playroom which consisted of this outer wall and then three smaller rooms within.

The artwork is very obviously inspired by Kate Hindley. (Her Blog here). She was an artist whom I had just heard about and fell completely in love with at first sight. Her artwork is very cute, the colors wonderful, and the home owner loved the artwork as well. Obviously I had to change things up a bit, but it is very close to what we found on her blog and in her book. These are all beginning shots as well as some sketches I worked from...

And here is the final product...

Okay, so like an idiot, I forgot to take pictures of the final outer wall, the big burrito, so I will go back and do that post haste. But there you go, and since I always get asked I will say right now that it took me 51 hours to complete (not including prep time: sketching or planning). I loved working on this project. It's nice to do a piece that I love as much as the person I'm doing it for. Takes all the guess work out.


Here are the final pictures of the outer wall. My husband was nice enough to go back and take them for me while I had a cold.