Sunday, March 29, 2009

Here she is...

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I know I did. I visited with some friends and today I worked all day on the first Alice in Wonderland photo illustration piece entitled Hookah. This is the first time I've used this particular technique. I drew the characters on mat board, colored them, added embellishments, and cut them out. I then assembled an entire miniature set from scratch and placed them in it. I took some photos and then manipulated the one I liked in the computer and added vector illustration embellishments on top of that. Whew, I'm tired just typing that, and there are 3 more to come! Here is the first:


Those little figures are so cute and detailed in person, I may just do a series of giveaways of them possibly framed, so keep an eye on the blog!

Also, I received the sweetest package from my dear friend Chrisy whose blog Sophism Press I follow religiously. She sent me this package to celebrate her 3 month blog anniversary as part of her "Pay it Forward" idea. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and inside was an original illustration of a stapelia flower! It's beautiful and will be hung in my office very soon:

        

And lastly, an artist I'm loving this week, have any of you heard of Thomas Allen? Well, if you like pulp art like I do, you'll love his work. Here are a couple of pieces I love (in truth I love them all).

   

Until next time: unpleasant dreams.

3 comments:

TheClayMuse said...

Oh man that Alice photo is freakin awesome! Wow.. just wow!
I want to see it all set up in miniature setting! :P
Too cool! Can't wait to see more!

The Stapelia Company said...

Hmmm, hadn't thought of taking a photo of that Clay Muse! I'll post one next time for you. I'm glad you like it, thank you.

HeartOnSleeveArt said...

love the piece and cant wait to see the rest of the alice art! let me know when its for sale!