Feb 11, 2015
For one of my field classes we are doing some projects that we can save as teacher examples, so for this project we watched a video on the illustrator Eric Carle and then proceeded to create our own handmade papers. We then had to use those papers to make a collage of anything we wanted. I immediately knew I wanted to create an animal and, of course, I chose a horse. In the past, I've had illustration projects in which we had to create an illustration based on a set of words, so I chose another word to join my "horse" prompt and "star" came to mind. This made me think of the Horsehead Nebula, so that was my inspiration for this whimsical piece - all made with hand painted papers.
I have a lot more projects to post from last semester - including fun things from my metalworking class! Cast pewter, enameled copper, and welded steel, OH MY! I'll be posting pics very soon!
Dec 8, 2013
Aug 7, 2013
Ohhhhhmygoodness it's been way too long since I've updated!! For my fiance's birthday back in April, I painted a portrait of his beautiful shepherd/rottweiler mix, Roxxy :) Watercolor with colored pencil.
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Derby Shiva will very soon be having an epic clash against the Battle Hipsters of Milwaukee!!!
Stay tuned for more info!
The fantastic battle poster was designed by the amazing Jackie at Lovesick Robot Studios.
So, Derby Shiva was inspired by an actual conversation after deciding we were too poor to attend the roller derby bout:Jackie "If only there was a way to sneak in... Perhaps dressed as derby girls... HRMMMM"
Tara "Weeee couuuld tooootally pull that off!! I gots skates!!!"
Jackie "I don't have skates, but I do have a helmet... I can ride on your shoulders, and we could be DerbyShiva!!!"
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Sorry, Pietro, I couldn't draw you winning that first game because I was just so excited to get a win in before you drop the hammer. To everyone else: I did not actually dance on the chair. Though I probably should have...