Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas ATC Swap...

Sent out my ATC for the Christmas Swap with Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff. So happy with it:

I think I've got the hang of this swapping business. Would love to do another swap or two or more....any theme really...just leave me a comment. :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Little Raveness

I finished this up over the weekend...started it at my book club a couple weeks ago (they wanted to do something artsy while we discussed our current selection):

Meet Little Raveness. The story goes that she gets her powers from ravens, without which she would be decimated by other mystical creatures. So she keeps the ravens around her at all times by enticing them with her shiny wings. Okay, I just made that up. I had no intention when I started creating it. I just liked that little girl's pouty face. :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Duh, Winning!

When I got home on Monday, I had this in the mail:

OMG, I love it. It's the first piece of art I've won and I am tickled rainbow! The creator is Laura Carson from Artfully Musing. She had Trick or Treat Giveaways all month long in October and I was one of the lucky ones. Yay!!! I must tell you I have oggled it every night since before turning out my light (is this the cause for my very weird dreams lately.....neeeeh! Probably the full moon approaching.).

Thank you, Laura!!!

Also, I am doing a Christmas ATC Swap with Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff. My first swap! I've already got my idea planned out and I'm ready to execute it when I get home today. Right on. :D


Friday, November 4, 2011

I know why the caged bird sings...

I am watching entirely too much tv these days. And the show that has really caught my artist's eye is American Horror Story. I always fast forward through the intros, but this one has me fixated...yes, the babies in jars are horrific, but those cabinet cards and the music and the start and stop and flickering to different photos...wow. It kinda makes me want to create a spooky short film...almost. :)  Here's what I'm talking about:

I have been getting a few moments of creating in before I go to bed (could this be why my mind is running 100 mph as I'm trying to fall asleep?). Here's what I finished last night:

Here's the story: The Birdcatcher catches birds with her music. As she plays, the music lifts out and catches the birds in flight. She is why the caged bird sings...they sing along with her violin playing, they can't help themselves...heh. I think she releases them when she moves on...maybe she helps them with their migration??? :D  The cool thing is that I drew that birdcage....it's simplistic, but I love it.