Thursday, July 30, 2015

Final Creative Brief From MIID

Here it is--my solution for an eco-global pattern.  Though I feel like this design
could use more work--especially some color experimentation--I'm totally satisfied that  I signed up for this short, sweet e-course. It was a great way to work those design muscles.

The Make it In Design summer school course is at it's end now. It ran for the month of July. Just perfect for me, as next month my head will be wrapped around preparing for a new school year. Thank you MIID for the inspiration and challenge!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Make It in Design Summer School

Here are my two submissions for my first creative brief for Make it in Design Summer School e-course. I edited the first. Which do you prefer the first or second?

I signed up for Make It in Design Summer School e-course again this year, but this time I am actually participating. Last year it started at the end of the month and life became too hectic. August is the month to get ready for the upcoming school year. So, I am really excited to be doing this creative work!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer School

I started a new job three years ago. (Yes, that explains my blog slacking.) I am teaching elementary art to about 500 students a week in Bedford, New Hampshire. I am totally loving it. I do, however, miss creating my own work. 

Summer is a good chance to make time to create. Last summer I enrolled in Lilla Roger's Make Art That Sells. It was intense, extremely challenging, but amazing! 

This summer I enrolled in Make it in Design Summer School. Beth Kempton and Rachael Taylor of Make it in Design are offering this free on-line course.  I will get my first creative brief on July 28--my birthday! Time to create is a sweet gift to myself. I cannot wait to get started!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sweet Squares 3

Sweet Squares is getting me to blog again! If you want to know about it, click the image on the sidebar. Maybe this will help me start the Sketchbook Project 2013. The sketchbook has been sitting on my desk in it's blank state since summer. Putting it out there for some help from the universe. Thank you in advance, universe

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sweet Squares 2

Ok so I haven't been doing it on a daily basis, but I will confess that I have done a few and just didn't want to post them. So I decided that today, no matter what, I would post.
So here you go.
It was done in Sharpie.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sweet Squares Day One

Inspired by a 30-day challenge from Diandra Mae, I finally have posted something. Ok, so I don't love it and I'm feeling rusty, but it's a start.

The challenge is to create a 3"x 3" experiment each day for 30 days. Diandra calls them "Sweet Squares" after Melissa Sweet.

I pulled out my gouache paint and a lot of it was dried up--oh no! That means it's been just too long. Grateful to be painting again, though. Grateful for all the good things in life.

Friday, July 15, 2011

IF - Stay

The first thing I thought of when I saw the Illustration Friday prompt, "stay," was my son in pre-school. At one point, he was having a hard time coping with his Dad being in the hospital and he did not want to be at school. I will never forget the look that stopped me in my tracks and those heart wrenching words, "Mom, stay." I guess we were both having a difficult time.