Sunday, November 30, 2008

Frida Kahlo!


finito! your thoughts?!

work in progress....

this week's collage homework is a portrait of someone famous/from history...so i'm doing frida kahlo!
also, for the class i'm taking online there is a wooden toy assignment, so frida is actually made out of wood here- russian doll style!
here are some pics of the progress, i'll post the finished illustration when it's done!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

mayyyybe my cousin phil will comment on this...

since it's all pictures of his son.
HOW CUTE IS BABY CHARLIE?!?!?

and an interview!

special thanks to Cyndi Lavin at www.layersuponlayers.com for interviewing me about my work!
click here to read it!

i am thankful for....

a ton of things, but mostly today my VISION!
i have something called lattice degeneration (click here for the technical definition)
but it basically just translates to something really annoying that needs to be monitored AND in this case, have surgery....
here are photos of my eyes- i requested these printouts cause i thought they were so cool!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

memory...

soooo, even though i handed in a snowman last week as the homework for my "memory" assignment, i was REassigned it because let's be real- that wasn't a memory i just wanted to make a snowman.
BUSTED.

anyway, here is some art, NOTHING like what i usually do collage-wise. a lot like what i do in my journals.
this is an interpretation of my first memory....i was lingering at the base of these stairs, trying to stay as quiet as possible, listening to my parents in the kitchen talk about what to name my soon-to-be sister! (who is now 21)

the handwriting in this piece comes from my childhood notebooks that i found, the stairs and wall are all distorted photos from my dining room, the marble notebooks are from my 1st grade journal, and the lines with numbers are my growth charts ! also, i drew the flowers in kindergarten, my mom found them in a pile of art from when i was little!
so i didn't dodge the assignment this time!!!!!
click the image for a closer view...the splattes of colors are melted crayons!

why i love the upper west side...







floats for tomorrow's parade are being inflated 2 blocks from my apt!!! so cool!!!!
and no, i don't think this counts as using the computer lol.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

what does one do...

when they have to have eye surgery so can't use the computer, read, etc?!?!?!?!!?!
why,they decorate for the holidays!!!!
and do a blog post about it- SHHHH. i'm only on the comp for like 2 minutes here so it doesn't count!!!
here's a sneak peak...

and how cute is kelly ripa?!

pictures of my retina coming as soon as i can spend more time on the computer!!!

AND THIS JUST IN-
LIZ LOMAX HAS A BLOG!!!!!!! click here to see it!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

a blog-worthy tidbit...

i am working on a mobile for the crib of this little lady:
(6 weeks old this past monday!!)

and THIS little monster (my favorite monster ever) kidnapped the hearts that were sewn and complete to dangle and has claimed them as her own!!!


grrrrr/awwwww. lol

work in progress...


for an online class i'm taking and am really excited about! i haven't had much time yet do do any of the projects in full, but hopefully will have some time soon!
click here for more about the class!

Monday, November 17, 2008

hey diddle diddle, revised!

revisions as per my class' comments...

things that would be amazing to own...

from a designer's point of view :-)
this pillow is from urban outfitters and i'm obsessed with it- click here!

these hooks can be found at uncommongoods.com- click here!

oh! and i must read this book because of the blog posting i read about it- click here

some retro style crayons...

a pile of paper- click here!!

and more to come later...:-)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Winter is coming...

and in that spirit, here is my collage homework! the subject was "memories" so this is a take on playing in the snow...specifically that feeling of how cold you get when in the snow, that you actual feel as frozen as a snowman(woman)!
and for illustration friday, this is me "pretend"ing to be a snowman :-)

Monday, November 10, 2008

hey diddle diddle

my collage homework this week is to illustrate "hey diddle diddle"
so here it is!

click the image to enlarge it!
and for illustration friday,
children who read nursery rhymes grow up to be "wise".
lol

fall fall fall

some recent pics!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

barack-n-roll! and a photo update!

some photos from the "mamas for obama" rally i volunteered at this weekend. i wasn't going to ever go political on this blog, buuuuut i guess this gives who i'm voting for away!!!




and in the spirit of halloween...
PIGS IN A BLANKET COSTUME!!!!

and a few babysitting pics from this weekend!