I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Day. Today I was making a couple of Valentine’s and I thought I would post the one I made for my little girl. It’s a sweet Valentine heart with a little colorful bird. For my daughter’s version I added her name on the bird’s wing.
For the last year, I have mainly been taking care of our sweet baby, Minka. I have only been able to do a few pieces of design work over the last year. I love taking care of my little Minka, but I have so missed designing and illustrating. I have gained so much inspiration from my little girl. With every sketch, drawing and illustration that I work on, she giggles, sounds the animal sounds and loves everything I draw.
She is madly obsessed with owls, so I have so many owl sketches and illos made just for her. I hope to start posting some of my work progress. My goal is to make an owl book for her, hopefully turn it into a digital book/ipad app. She loves using the ipad, so an ipad app would be fun to make. I hope you enjoy seeing my progress. The last couple of years have been an amazing, blessed journey. I have more updates to share, so stay tuned.
Here is a quick shot of an owl illo sketch that I did this eve.
Today, I am making promotional photocards for a show I’m having tonight. I made these for my last show and I think it’s a great way to promote your art. On the front of the photocard is a photo of the art and on the backside I put my logo and contact information. They are easy to make, I place 2 images on 4×6 paper and cut them in half.
The show tonight is at an open house in one of the downtown Knoxville lofts, the Commerce Lofts. We installed a few paintings and photography in one of the lofts. Every first Friday of the month our downtown galleries, shops, and restaurants stay open late to the public. There is plenty of art in all medias, restaurant and drink specials, and live entertainment. It’s also a great chance to meet local artists and for new and upcoming artists to display their artwork.