Retro Boom

Continuing my current dive back into digital illustration, I made some new art in illustrator (while listening to Sammy).

Still on furlough feeling like it will never end, I’m staying positive and spending time on get to some fun creative things. This past week I added new things to both my zazzle and society6 shops.

I’ve been looking at a lot of mid-century artwork on Pinterest. The colors, geometric shapes, and futuristic style has always appealed to me. I even have boomerang counter tops in my kitchen!

I love Pizza too!

Those counter tops were a true labor of love. I could write a novel about how difficult they were to get, but anyway– I really wanted to find a way to incorporate boomerangs in my newest design. I’m happy with how it turned out and made 4 different color options.

Boomerangs and color blocks! I hope to order something for myself as soon as this furlough is over and I can end my spending freeze.

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Stamped Canvas Art with Buttons

It has been a while since I’ve made one of these portraits. Probably at least a year or so.  All of the others sold last year so I felt that was a good enough excuse to make some more. 

It took forever to remember how to use Adobe Premiere to edit this. I condensed this down from several hours of work. Hope you enjoy the vid.

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Button Art

Trying out some new things and for the first time, I actually purchased black buttons! *gasp*

I have been wanting to do some girly hair portraits for a while so I found the right combination of supplies and felt encouraged to do it again on canvas as I had originally envisioned.I pretty much realized right away I had purchased my canvas a bit too big. And you know I’m… let’s call it frugal. I bought the 10 pack with a 50% off coupon and really got myself worked up over what to do about my mistake.

Of course, it meant another trip to the craft store! I thought maybe some watercolors could fix my situation. 

I layered the background with several layers pinks and purples and embellished the bottom with lace,  sequins, beads, and a fabric scrap stamped with the phrase ‘BeYou’. I purchased the stamp with this project in mind. I thought it was perfect. 

So as Bob Ross said, “there are no mistakes, just happy accidents” or something like that?!

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