Sunday, May 29, 2011

Star Spangled and A Painting

Hi Y'all,
I hope you're having a fantastic Holiday weekend. My girls and I spent last night painting. We had a blast. They are my favorite up and coming artists! I wanted to share what I did and show you the newest item in my shop.
So here is the painting I did. I have to tell you my secret to painting and all my art... prayer ;) Now back to the painting it's self. I painted my savior, Jesus. I used a crimson red to represent the sacrifice he made and the gold to show his purity.

Friday night I designed this patriotic printable party set called Celebrate America. It can be customized with Welcome Home instead of Happy 4th. This set would look amazing with a large glass urn of Red punch and some star shaped cookies. I hope to design a paper doll that can be purchase separately. It will be kind of like the Marie Antoinette paper dolls with a touch of Liberty.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{Party} Big Foot

A sweet lady in California is having a Big Foot Party for her little boy. So I put together a quick list of what I think would be great treats to dress the table up with as well as pleasing her little guys tummy!
So the Big Foot Accessories are:
Cookie Cutter I think this would be super cute. Iced in green royal icing and some with chocolate royal icing. They would be great on a plate or topping a cupcake!
Chocolate mold for feet This works great. you just melt chocolate... pour into mold along with lolly pop sticks you can get in the cake/craft /Wilton Section of walmart. You could even do some of them with white chocolate with a little green food color and then have chocolate ones too... it would totally tie the party colors together.
Hard Candy Feet could be in a candy jar on the table or topping a cupcake.
Sour Apple Stinky Feet Gummy candies these would be good on cupcakes... but they are pricey in my opinion.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

{Handmade} Cards

I hope you all are having a great start to your summer. We are enjoying the hot Georgia sun and lots of community craft fairs. My girls fell in love with the Cotton Pickin' Fair. They got their hair done and mommy got to see lots of inspiring artist, as well as good old southern barns and tractors!You can see a sketch of their hair as well as a photo of them in all their Fair Fabulousness.

I don't know about your side of the world, but here it seems every weekend there's a birthday. Lots of cake and fun for all. When I have time I like to make the birthday star's card. Not only is it frugal, it's a way to tell them they are special.
In this case I designed a card for a sweet friend who is a part of my bible study group and an inspiration to me as a mom. She has it all together and is the Organization Queen!
For Pam's card I purchased black pastel paper and Metallic Derwent Water-soluble Pencils from Michaels. I designed the card to match the gift bag, which is actually a tote. To top the look off I grabbed a super sized clothes pin.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

{Sharing Art} Coca-Cola Art

Hi Friends,

Not everyone knows this, but I'm a designer and illustrator at Coca-Cola by day. And my job at Coca-Cola spoils me, I get to see original Coca-Cola Santa paintings during the holidays and even occasionally run into a celebrity in the hall. Let me just say that Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Theo from the Cosby Show) was super nice! He was all grown up when I ran into him a year or so ago. So I want to share some of the amazing stuff I get to see with you, my blogbuddies!
Here's a great example of the Fabulous Collection of Coke Folk Art here in the Corporate office. They're created by artist from around the world. This one seems to be sculpted of leather. It's much more impressive in person.

The sculpture is easily 6 to 7 feet tall.

Notice the super creative use of the can as the train engine.

I hope you enjoyed the art :)