Here's the illustration I made and sent to geeyouknit (she got it today):
**edit - i figure it'd be good to explain why i did what i did, and what the song was called -- i went with the butterfly because her song is from an album called "misery is a butterfly", which also explains the dripping. the song was called "pink love" and the lyrics were beautiful. i wanted to express the sadness/isolation of the song while keeping with pink colors and then adding the hearts so it all tied together.**
Here's a photo I took up in Albany last Saturday. The rays spread throughout the entire sky. It was great! The second photo is of a guy's hat at the African American Pride Festival in White Plains in early June. Let me know what you think!
so my boyfriend's birthday is Aug. 24th, and he's turning the big 3-0! i want something cool to do for him but i tapped out my greatest idea 2 years ago when he moved to WI from NY with me for me to finish college (i'm much younger than him - i'll be turning 23 in July). 2 years ago i threw a HUGE party and made this awesome pinata of his head with a mullet (he had one WAY back in high school) and even gave it his nose. i posted old, embarassing pix of him all over and everything. so that idea was so great that i just don't know what to do this year. i'd like to GO somewhere (we're 30 miles from NYC) to have a party - preferably with some entertainment that i don't have to arrange. something like medieval times but not that (we've done that before).
i still have a lot of time to think about this, but does anyone have any suggestions?
Details of swap: This swap is designed to give artists an outlet to swap and to give crafters an opportunity to receive original, custom art. Specify your ability (artist or crafter), your skills/style, and what you hope to receive. (If more artists than crafters sign up, or vice versa, I may have to limit sign-ups.) Once you are assigned a partner, please work out details on how many/what kind of items to swap.
I also want to make sure that there is enough time for artists to be artsy and crafters to be crafty, so if the send by date needs to be extended, I can do that (but yeah, my birthday is July 30, so I kinda want to have my item by them *grin*) If anyone has questions/suggestions, be sure to post them so we can try to work this out to be a FANTASTIC swap!
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ARTISTS: Describe your art skills (favorite media, style, favorite subject matter, etc.). What type of crafts do you hope to trade for? If we have more artists than crafters sign up, would you be interested in trading art for art?
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this is a flyer i designed for an upcoming event in Ellenville, NY (thrown by my boyfriend and his uncle). the event is called "The Second Annual Freedom on the Fourth Music and Art Festival". I wanted to get across some sense of freedom but still make it look cool. It's kind of like a mini Woodstock (what Woodstock was SUPPOSED to be, before corporate America ruined it). I'm posting here so people can see my design, but also to promote it in case anyone lives around there and wants to go:
i'm an artist, and i do digital illustrations, and i was wondering what people thought about doing an art swap? i'm WAY more artsy than i am crafty, and i always shy away from certain swaps because i'm afraid i wouldn't be able to do anything appropriate. so i'm thinking of an art swap - meaning YOUR art, not a reprint of a famous person's art. we could do a theme within art, but let's see if anyone is up for it first.
hi everyone, i thought i'd share the Valentine's Day illustration/card that i made for my boyfriend (it's called Or Else):
i wasn't sure if i should put it here or in the art section, so if i need to move it, just let me know. it was done in adobe illustrator with a wacom tablet (yes, i drew it, it's NOT a photoshop filter) a bigger version is on my website in case anyone is interested in seeing it not so squished.