Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fun for everyone!

My continued fascination with my graphics program... not to mention my LOVE of graphics, has forced me (haha!) to design new note cards for my Zazzle store.
I am having a really great time and chances are, it may get a bit weird. I say that because I may start out with one idea (as I did last night) and it may morph into something else entirely. An example would be the "Bumble Bot" I drew... you'll see him below. He started out as a moon and became what he is now - a moon faced bumble bee mixed with a robot. 
I even have an octopus who is squeezing the life out of a balloon, while another balloon looks on (still tweaking the colour variations on that one.)
And speaking of balloons, perhaps you will find some humour in another of my designs called "Balloon Bullies", pictured below too.
Well, that's about all for now... so... it's back to the drawing board for me! ~ Lori
Zazzle note cards

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I just made it into "Today's Best on Zazzle!"

I have been having a LOT of fun designing some new graphics for note cards on Zazzle for the past week or so (off and on) and today my newest design "Monkey with Fez" (no. 3) made it into Zazzle's "Todays Best on Zazzle" showcase. 

Here's a preview of what the card looks like. It has a "word bubble" so you can customize the note card to say anything you'd like it to :)

 Here's the link to my new note card section, in case you'd like to take a peek. ~ Lori
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New digs (so to speak)

You may have been wondering what I have been up to lately (maybe not), but for those of you who are interested... in between being ill off and on for the past few months, I have been swapping rooms, rearranging furniture and revamping my work space with new cabinetry. The end result (although not quite finished yet) is a space I feel I can comfortably work in. New space, new dreams = new art for 2012.

I can now hide the bane of my existence (craft clutter/craft supply hoard) by shutting it out when I get sick and tired of looking at it. 

This space will never be magazine beautiful... so not the point!
My goal is not to fool myself (or you for that matter) by using smoke and mirrors to show you an unrealistic "dream" studio.

I did it because clutter and not being able to find your supplies when you need them is a real pain in the arse (excuse my foul language) but there it is! MESS drives me CRAZY these days!

Because of this revamp I can now find my supplies, I can also sit comfortably and work at the dining room table and when the day is done I can simply shut the doors on the cabinets and french door to the room and then no one else in this house is bothered by my soon to be messy work space :)

Posted below are a few pics of half of this 10' x 12' space... and no, I can't show you the other half because it's still a work in progress (messy), I'm good... but not that good, sheesh!

Cheers for now!! ~ Lori