Sunday, October 30, 2011
It annoys me that I manage to make beautiful stuff on flimsy materials, and yet don't seem to do as well on expensive, better quality materials. I guess because I relax when working on Garb....recycled materials.
Here's the inside, yes it's empty......Don't worry, I'll fill it someday.
Making the book
I only have a few pictures of the process, maybe someday when I get better at bookmaking I'll make a video on how it was done. For now here are a few pictures.
I started off with a pizza box spread out flat, then drew my cover and marked my signature holes.
I made a second outer cover of another pizza box, but didn't give it holes since I wasn't sewing through the spine.
Here is one of the recycled pages. I took two pages with text on them and faced the text sides together, then glued the edges. This resulted in text that can still be slightly seen through the page, but isn't blatantly noticeable.
I left the bottom and top open, takes less glue. You can see how I used text pages and made them usable for drawing, if you don't like text directly in your work.
I went on to paint the covers, emboss, and add ribbons. And also sewing together the book, an enjoyable process.
Enjoy viewing, see you around. :)
Monday, October 24, 2011
Evil Cinderella, planned to steal a fella, that poor man being the prince. But bewitching looks aren't good enough, so she forced her animal servants to sew a gown of black and purple.
I guess you can see why she lives in the attic...and she likes it.
I've been strongly debating on whether to post this on or not, but since it's close to Halloween I mind as well.
This picture was done a long time ago ,and at the time, I had help from my brother and sister, which is why it came out so well.
I love the way it turned out, and snicker at it every time. Hope you enjoy viewing as much as I do. :D
Please click here for an improved version of this image http://pearllightstudio.blogspot.com/2012/10/wicked-cinder.html
Sunday, October 16, 2011
One thing that always irritates me is that when I go and make something and approach it with a carefree spirit, it ends up turning out better than I expected, making me almost fearful to use it for my original intentions.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
How to Use
- Place bowl beneath mixing frame
- Find yourself an elf
- Strap elf into harness
- Place elf on mixing bike
- Strap harness to mixing frame
- Tell elf how fast to pedal
- Remove elf and enjoy
Cooking tip- For an extra magical taste, leave off elf headband
WARNING: Watch out for elf hair
Hope you enjoyed the instructions on how to use this fairytale mixer of the past. I think it's a perfect contraption, and can see it being used by many people; not just for making whip cream, but also for punishing naughty elves.
Monday, October 10, 2011
A little picture for Halloween
In the attic Gretel goes
Skipping on her little toes
Suddenly she snags some web
A little spider lands on her head.
Gretel doesn't make a sound
Listen as her heart does pound
Her little hands begin to shake
Swat that spider for goodness sake.
I used watercolor, pastels, and colored pencil. I love the eyes in this picture, watercolor really seems to give them a life-like feel.
I'd also like to share the inked sketch version (left), and also one that I made grayer to give it a creepier feel (right). Why I decided to use the one that was more accurate to color... just liked it better. Although, I think that the grayer image would make a pretty good October greeting card. Maybe someday I'll try that. If you want to use the black and white sketch as a coloring sheet, please ask for my permission first. Thank you.
The poem was a last minute idea, and I'm very happy with it. Hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do. :)
Saturday, October 8, 2011
It's the strangest thing, I've been wanting to draw all sorts of cute Asian-like pictures. Even though it's not a common style for me, I really like the results.
All it took was some simple shapes, a little marker, some stamping with a touch of jell pen, and the results were adorable.
I noticed that if I don't think about my art so much while working on it, the results are far more rewarding feeling than if I were to moan over a tiny mistake.
I'll be posting again very soon, so feel free to drop by.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
It's time for the Summer fairies to hibernate and rest in their warm cocoons and chrysalis', while their Autumn sisters roam free.
I loved making this piece and couldn't believe how rich watercolor can be on brown craft paper. The only thing I wasn't able to do with paint was her hair and skin; those were done in colored pencil.
The inked drawing
In the process of making this picture, I applied sacred geometry to my layout, which resulted in beautiful symmetry. In fact ,the harvest moon was a last minute idea; I used my compass to do geometry, and then noticed the circle made a perfect background.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Here's a nice image to welcome Autumn and the first of October.
I believe I made this picture sometime around age 14, maybe a little younger, but it's still eye popping to me.
At least it's finally getting a little chilly out, but knowing Virginia, this chilliness will likely be an on- off thing till the end of October.
Anyway, since it's the first of October you know what that means; it's time to bring out the jewel tones and darker colors of the month and make some interesting, maybe slightly goth looking art. Now I'm not sure if I can manage, but I have a few projects in mind that will be fitting for the season. So don't be shy, drop by now and then to see what I'm doing. :)