May 18, 2011


Finished up the piece for my graduation thank you cards.  Not sure why I decided to paint on black board (actually, it's because I have so damn much of it--I couldn't bear to toss it all out after cleaning out my studio!) but I think next time around when I try it on a lighter surface I'll be able to try some different effects.  Still can't get over the lovely matte finish of gouache!

May 17, 2011

Free Time?

It's bizarre to do projects that aren't school related.  I'm working on a little piece for my graduation thank yous, and I've been in the mood to work traditionally lately, so I thought I'd try out some of the gouache paints I bought a year or two ago but never had the time to dabble with.  I think I'll really like them when I get the hang of it--I'm loving the matte finish. 

Here's a quick preview/horrid photo before I scan it in and clean things up a bit:

May 16, 2011

Mike Lowery

I think I'm in love.  Mike Lowery is a professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design, and his work does nothing but inspire me.  Three of the seven art interns at Kohl's will be coming from SCAD--maybe some will know him!  Don't forget to check out more goodness at his website, here.

(And he does pattern work!  Le-swoon.)

May 14, 2011

Movin' On Up

I'm officially a college graduate!  Two weeks of freedom before I start my internship in the art department at Kohl's.  I'll be in the kid's department and I can't wait!  Here are some pictures from behind the scenes, including Marisa and mine's bright tights and my awesome cake featuring a taste of my thesis work (har har, see what I did there?).

 (Sorry, I couldn't find a source for the kitty cat picture, I've had it saved on my desktop for ages waiting for today!)

May 13, 2011

Movin' On Out

College graduation is tomorrow and I still can't wrap my head around it.  I suspect it'll hit me in August when I realize I'm not going back.  Anyway, I always find pictures of artist's studios interesting, so here are a few of my old space at school where I've been working this past year.

One of my exquisite corpse prints from last semester communicated our feelings quite well.

May 8, 2011

The Roaming Gnome

Here it is; my final MIAD assignment.  :(  We were to choose a mascot and backdate it (prior to its invention) into two calendar pages.  I chose the Travelocity gnome and created a sort of travel brochure calendar.  First is the gnome climbing Mount Everest circa the 1950's, taking you "to the ends of the earth", and second is the little guy leading a wagon train across the wild west in the late 1880's.  The phrase for that one was originally going to be "to the final frontier" but Star Trek kind of killed that one for me, haha.

(click to enlarge)

May 3, 2011

Nine 'o Hearts

Here's my other card for our final illo project.  It was originally going to be full of details but I liked the way the flat colors looked, so it stayed that way.  It's basically everything I like/enjoy.