Thursday, February 19

A Long Awaited Update

Well I’ve done it again. I’ve let almost a year go by since I last updated. Although I’ve been completely silent here, there has been a lot going on in my life lately. Last summer I worked at a flower shop in Boulder, met a bunch of awesome new friends and built a small portfolio of chalkboard signs that I created for the store.

Then I went on to work as a technical artist at Real D, helping with the development of their TrueImage technology and brushing off my kick ass Nuke skills (basically a complete 180 from my summer job!) More recently as my time is needed less and less at Real D, I’m changing up my schedule to be part-time with them and I’m starting part-time back at the flower shop this spring. So I’ll be working two part-time jobs this summer.

I’m always active on Instagram where I post photos of everything I’m up to and I’m also on Ravelry and GoodReads for knitting and books.

Here are a few of my chalkboard creations.

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Monday, March 17

First Time Quilter

I got the sudden urge to sew a quilt a few weeks back, even though I’ve never made one in my life. I bought a few quilting magazines and picked out a simple project from Quilts and More that uses only triangles and plotted out my color scheme in Photoshop. Here are a few of the designs I came up with.QuiltsAll
I had a hard time deciding which one to go with, I had so much fun making all these designs! It was like coloring pages in a coloring book. I eventually decided on the top left design because it fits best with our living room decor, which is where the quilt is going to live.

I didn’t end up taking a lot of process photos, all I did was follow the directions on the pattern and look up YouTube videos for help when I couldn’t figure something out (this is pretty much the way that I learn every new craft). And while the results certainly are not perfect, I’m very satisfied with the way that it turned out.
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Monday, March 10

Denver Comic Con Fabric Design Contest

I randomly found out about the Denver Comic Con fabric design contest when I was looking at the DCC website to find out about purchasing tickets this year. I thought it might be a fun thing to try, so I worked on a design for a couple of weeks and then submitted it to the contest.FabricDesignSpread
My goal was to come up with a design that has something for everyone, so I drew loads of caricatures of popular characters from movies, TV, comics, anime and video games and arranged them into a repeatable grid.

I received an email last week that I won runner up in the contest! They are going to print my fabric and make it available for people to use to make outfits for the convention. I also won a free ticket to the con and a commemorative pint glass! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to go to the convention this year and see what people have created with my fabric!

Thursday, February 20

A Late Valentine

I designed and printed some little Valentine’s Day cards to send to friends and family this year. The cards feature an illustration of my dog Louis wearing a valentine sweater!IMG_6506

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Wednesday, February 12

Buckbeak

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I’ve been re-reading the Harry Potter books since early January and I forgot how much I love them! So I made some fan art.

Tuesday, February 4

Hamlet Poster

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I really enjoy doing pencil drawings like these. I think I’ll do more. :)

Tuesday, January 28

Middle Earth High Art Collab

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Here’s my submission for the Middle Earth High Art Collaboration hosted on Twitter by @allaloam. Boromir as a band geek, playing the horn of Gondor with the marching band! More characters at http://middleearthhighartcollab.tumblr.com/