Monday, February 18, 2013

New business cards!

I figured it was about time to update the look of my business card.  My old ones still had my maiden name on them, and I just wanted to give it a more updated feel and also include my blog on it.  

I designed these and printed them out myself.  They aren't the greatest quality, and I did consider getting them professionally printed via Vista Print, but in reality I rarely give anyone my card and I felt it would just be a waste of money getting them printed just so they could sit on my desk and eventually collect dust.  After making these cards I took a trip down memory lane to my very first business card I designed.  And my second.  My newest one is my third, and its cool to see the evolution of my business card through out the years.  The first and last cards are my original Illustrator files.  The middle one is just a scan because something when wrong with it's original file and I couldn't get it to open.  

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

I know I haven't had much luck in the stuffed animal department in the past, but I figured I'd give it one more try.  Instead of trying to make these intricate stuffed animals, I took a step back and tried something a little more simple.  Since Valentine's day was coming up I went with a basic heart shaped pillow.  I hand sewed this instead of using the machine.  Not that bad.  Not that good either.  It's a little crooked in parts, and the heart in the middle doesn't match up exactly with the bigger heart.  Over all, I am happy with this and hope to master this soon.  I know this pillow isn't in Valentine's Day colors, but that is only because I still had a bunch of these blue fabrics left over and I didn't feel like going out and buying new fabric.  Happy Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I've been slacking with my art the past month!  I was just so busy with the holidays that when January rolled around I just didn't want to do anything!  Well, I finally got around to making this little guy.  It's funny because it started off as a completely different illustration.  After a few days of working on it, and re-working on it, it kinda just became a panda.  More artwork to come soon!