Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Valentine's day is my favorite holiday because I love making the cards. This means hours of painting and paper cutting, using mainly my favorite color (pink)! Every year I send my mom a gouache painting of hearts and fun shapes, and she sends me some elaborately layered, paper cut heart she made. This year I decided to design a set of printed cards using some of my favorite Valentine's colors and patterns. The shape and size is reminiscent of the little cardboard cards we used to exchange in elementary school, but without the Looney Tunes or Rugrats (I'm guessing these days it's more like Justin Bieber and Miley).
The card set is for sale here.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I haven't made anything new in so long. I've spent the past few months plodding through my senior thesis, making and mailing dozens and dozens of Etsy orders, spending well-deserved time with Netflix, slowly assembling life in this apartment, sending frantic emails to the scarf manufacturers, stressing and crying and finally shipping off an important order to an important store. . . any anyway, I forgot to draw and make new nice things along the way. I drew these vintage dresses a while ago and colored them dresses last night with my new Bamboo Wacom tablet I got for Christmas. I didn't think I'd ever say this, but the tablet, like, *gets me*. I love it. Dylan and I are now staying up late working on concepts for our first real job together, so I'm drawing again and it's fun. Plus, the client's brand color is this amazing PINK, so I'm feelin it. xx