Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Snowdrops at Twilight & Shelter From the Raindrops


This is an ACEO or artist trading card of snowdrops I did for an entry into an exhibit on EBSQ for "Flower of the Month" (FLOTM) for February. These ACEO's or ATC's are the size of a regular playing card 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and are fun to collect or trade with others. You can frame them or put them in a photo album. It is a fun way to collect art from other artists and see all the creative talent out there.


This is another one of the pictures I submitted for the "Flower of the Month" FLOTM, which was SNOWDROPS for an exhibit for February at EBSQ, where my art portfolio can be seen at I have been reading up on gnomes and found out they are really helpful little woodland folk. They will take care of ailing or injured forest animals and plants. I like that, as I am an animal lover and love to garden as well. So I think I will have to get one of those little garden gnome figures for in my garden this summer. This piece is a small format artpiece measuring 5" x 6".

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2008 Christmas Card
These are pictures I did for a 2008 Christmas card I sent to my clients for my gardening business. It features a collage of all their pets in a fun, whimsical grouping. The cover was all the dogs and the inside were the cats. I did the artwork with prismacolor markers. Kind of a fun project to do.


Alien Gothic

What can I say, I love to depict aliens in human "earthling" settings. Of course this is recognizable as the iconic American Gothic with my version called Alien Gothic. I did this piece with prismacolor markers and colored pencil highlights. This was displayed at the Rahr West art museum in Manitowoc, WI along with many other works of art from some very talented artists from our art group "Art and About". I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.  This design was used on the 2009 t-shirt for Spuntnikfest held in Manitowoc.

Its early morning on September 6th, 1962 and the skies over Manitowoc are illuminated with an eerie green light. A bright object, burning like the sun creates an arc and plunges toward earth crashing smack dab in the middle of 8th Street! 49 years later…it’s wacky! It’s tacky! It’s time to celebrate with Sputnikfest 2011! Be hokey, fun, and ridiculous! Join us in September at the Rahr West Art Museum  for dancing in the streets, extraterrestrial snacks, an Artta this World Art Fair and a galaxy full of fun and frolic as we celebrate Manitowoc’s link to the space age!
My design on the 2009 Sputnikfest t-shirt