Have a LOVE-ly day to all my online friends and family. This image was a book jacket illustration I did for a comic novel about a young London woman with a crush on her flat mate. He was online ALL the time making it almost impossible to get his attention.
Are you looking for ways to spread cheer for the holidays? Check out my new portfolio of published seasonal cards on this web site…
When you click on a thumbnail to enlarge the image, you’ll see the caption written inside that card. Some sentiments are heartfelt, some whimsical with others written by poet Gary Wood.
The designs here are published as 5” x 7” cards with deluxe envelopes by Emery Burton Fine Cards.
I was asked by Elizabeth Myhr, product development and program manager for Amanda DuBois, to develop the icon portion of a logo for their new product. The program consist of a series of cloud-based, expert videos that help women negotiate divorce through an empowering life transition as they move into the next stages of their lives. I worked with my friend and designer Mitch Albala, who chose the lettering and colors. Of the many ideas we explored, this was my favorite choice, because it lent a sense of hope and renewal to what is otherwise a difficult and sad situation. I tried symbols of open arms, birds in flight, spirals and stylized letters from the word Divorganize. The circle-spiral symbolizes a wedding band, broken, but also open ended.
Here’s a sample of a DVD case design showing the logo in use and a great picture of Amanda.
Dara McKinley describes our serendipitous collaboration on her web site. Dara always makes me feel like a goddess and is a joy to work with. We saw this image grow from a t-shirt idea, coming soon, to her realization that this image embodied her identity and now appears on her newly designed web site, VOLVER-Returning to Our Feminine Essense.
Sandy Haight is a fine artist who designed the sumi logo for this site. I first saw her art in a local gallery and immediately contacted her about creating a t-shirt. My logo above was the first image she sent me. I opened the file and to my pleasant surprise discovered that she drew my ass:) I had no need to look any further. “She” was the one. Sandy is a dream to work/create with and has a beautiful gift for the sensuality of nature and art.
This sumi-e figure was created for a show at ArtEast Gallery in Issaquah, WA where artists were invited to draw the figure on 1/2 sheets of tan Rives BFK paper to create a unified figure show titled Drawing on Observation. I went to a life drawing session with my biggest sumi brushes and a stack of the sturdy paper and had some fun results, seen here.
Sandy, The wonderful logo helps people feel assured that I am a legitimate business! The Arthritis Foundation is letting me sponsor myself for some truly wonderful training – which is pretty rare for them. Yesterday, I handed my card to a Physical Therapist and she immediately saw me as a colleague!
Thank you, thank you!