Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This is my brilliant couples' costume idea that I would use if I ever had a boyfriend. (Boo hoo.) Instead I must make a clever narrative still life and keep waiting to meet my own "elegant fowl". Still I think this will make cute valentines too. I was really proud of my reduction of the characters to merely the glasses, but the most delightful part of the process was researching and deriving the vintage glasses and lettering design. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family Day at Museum of Glass!

Museum of Glass in Tacoma, affectionately known as the MOG (mahg,) hired me to do a new illustration for their Family Day fliers. The previously used illustration was a grossly pixelated image in a neon CMYK color scheme showing two white kids doing a craft project. My goal was to make a modern-looking image with a more accurate depiction of a typical Family Day at MOG. I had plenty of first-hand observations, made during my many months as a gallery monitor, from which to compose an image of journalistic integrity. Thanks to Elisabeth Emerson, MOG's Education Program Coordinator, for this opportunity! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Old Soul

A little while ago I designed the CD packaging for my longtime friend and co-counselor David Robbecke's new album, Old Soul. The CD itself also features my illustration of the ol' soul'd musician as an ancient yet young-at-heart guru with a ukelele. David is a wonderful performer and gifted writer; Old Soul includes several original songs, including one of my favorites, "Our Wedding Song" which I was honored to hear performed at the very celebration for which it was written. It's a great listen! I recommend you check out songs from Old Soul on Dave's SoundCloud page, his YouTube channel, or purchase the CD or individual songs at CD Baby

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oktoberfest and Sketchbook

A couple weeks ago I ran my first race ever: the Fremont Oktoberfest 5k: "A Brew-Ha-Ha of a Run." I am most proud of myself! The following are my sketchy tasting notes from the beer festival that drew me (ha!) to train for and finish a running event. The Beer Coaster Book in which they are inscribed is handmade by yours truly and it has friends available for sale at my Etsy shop! 

Also some sketches: