Monday, November 15, 2010

Illustration Adventure

A great project came my way this summer and it has truly been an adventure. So many parts of it have been new... it's a totally digital illustration, it's for the food-beverage-vitamin industry and I got to design the packaging as well! Crazy cool, no?

The concept from the beginning was a strong, beautiful woman, a Goddess. She would be admiring a bounty of grapes on a rolling hill vineyard.

After a bit of loose sketching I did some funny photos, trying to capture how the Goddess might sit or kneel in a vineyard. I'd set the timer on the camera and then dash over to grab the grapes and pose. Many of the photos have my dog walking past me or sniffing the grapes! Let me just say how happy I am that we have digital photos and I did not have to send in film so some photo tech could look at all these ridiculous shots! To be cont'd....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Going Big

Breaking away from my original intention for this Blog, just for a bit. This Blog is for my personal art, my Three Moons Studio work...

But this project is just too cool and exciting not to share!

I've been creating icons and illustrations for Yahoo! for the past 10 years. Recently we wrapped a semi-truck with my front page iconography and it looks so fun! so cool and colorful! I love it!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mini Moos are here

For the longest time I've been meaning to get new business cards made... then I found Mini Moos!

Aren't they cute! I like that you are able to put multiple images within one order of cards, it becomes a miniature portfolio.

They make great bookmarks too and I'm sure I'll find some other uses for them. Check out their site:

Cutting boards! They make great gifts...

My favorite product from my artwork is the cutting board.

I use mine all the time but I always hear from people "ooh, it's too pretty to use!" Well, forget that... use it! It's dishwasher safe and because it is tempered glass it doesn't cross contaminate if you cut veggies and meat on the same surface.

Okay, it is also really pretty ;) and I leave mine out in the kitchen standing up so I can see it. It's like stained glass!

The holidays are around the bend and a cutting board with a bottle of wine and a wedge of good cheese would make a memorable gift.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Illustration Conference! ICON6

Spending 4-5 days with some of the most talented and hard working illustrators in the industry always leaves me inspired, awed and ready to paint!

This was the 4th ICON conference that I've attended and each has had it's own personality and focus. The industry changes; evolves with advancements in technology or reacts to politics and culture and this conference had a bent towards animation and the advent of the iPad ;)

Session speakers and workshops varied from Tim Biskup, Thomas Blackshear, Todd Oldham, Dreamworks and Disney, to the Clayton Brothers. Something for everyone and all were generous, informative and inspiring.

Pasadena was lovely beyond words. Anything in the Bungalow/Arts and Crafts movement/cottage realm and I'm in heaven! Plus a block of time to saturate myself in beautiful art with concepts and cleverness is a true gift.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fair Weather

Still putting paintings and products away, stepping over lights and step stools and wondering how I'll ever put the studio back together again. I'm craving order!

The Marin Art Festival was this past weekend; a beautiful venue with really good art and some stellar people watching! My first 2 day fair, this one is especially nice because the tents and the walls are set up for you. How amazing is that? All you do is show up, set up shop and hang out for 2 days of great live music, sunshine and ideally sell, sell, sell.

I enjoy listening to the different (or same) comments about nice color, strong women... all the different things people enjoy about my work. The cutting boards were once again a major hit but oddly not a great seller. At a past Festival, same price point but 2 years ago... I completely sold out of the cutting boards - so you just don't know!

Thank you to family and friends for making it to the Festival! We'll see if I do this again!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Just spent another wonderful weekend creating art! June 12-13 was the Youth in Arts, Italian Street Painting Festival and my 13th year as a Chalk Muralist.

It was HOT! and for once I was grateful to have been placed in the 'wind-chunnel' as we call A Street in San Rafael. There are tall buildings on each side of the street and each year around 2pm it becomes a flurry of trash, wind and a lot of chalk dust. But THIS year, it was just a nice, refreshing breeze!

I have 2 fabulous nieces who are each wonderful little artists. One began 'assisting' me when she was 6 months old. This year though, the younger of the two helped for the first time. Here she is with the proof on her hands. Both of them helped me on my mural, creating lovely mottled wild flower hills in the lower corners of the mural.

I heard a lot of "wow, look at the colors" and "oh, look, an owl!" over the weekend... I am pretty happy with the piece and look forward to painting it again, in oil, in my studio.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's Show Time!

Well, Showsssss Time!

Coming up soon, careening towards me is what it feels like, are 2 wonderful art events.

June 12-13: I'll be in San Rafael at the Youth in Arts Madonnari Festival. This is my favorite Chalk Festival and it is always a magical weekend.

The following weekend I'm up in San Rafael again!

June 19-20: I'll be at the Marin Lagoon Festival, selling paintings and goodies!!

Here is a picture of a past chalk mural I created in San Rafael, I'm currently finishing it up in Oil on Canvas and will have it at the Lagoon Festival!
So come check out my new work!