Hello friends. I hope everyone has thoroughly enjoyed this jam-packed summer that seems to have gone by waayy too fast!
I did not paint as much as I had hoped, but I did soak in lots of time with friends and family. In fact, this week my project was inspired by those who are either pregnant or expecting new grand-babies! So much fun to anticipate and celebrate these new little lives. After drawing and painting this cuddly cutie, I put him into the new card design below.
I often have people asking me how I digitize my art and get it printed. Well, my secret is that my background is actually in graphic design (I have a visual communication degree from The Ohio State University.) I love to marry the two disciplines of art and design in my work where applicable. Having a graphic design background has given me the know-how to scan the watercolors, clean them up and put my art in all kinds of printable formats. It has also made it so much easier for me to market my art as well. Since this is something that I've been asked so much about, I've decided that in these upcoming open studio classes, I will share my best tips and tricks for digitizing my art. Each Thursday, I will demonstrate a short painting technique as well as a practical bit of teaching and advice about getting your work printed.
If you are interested in making and creating art and designs, then come to A Create Place in Oviedo on Thursday evenings! August 17th we'll be starting back up and sharing some hot tea, tips, techniques and of course just the joy of creating in community! Sign up or simply learn more about the cost and details here.
Psst ... I'll have this design ready in local shops soon and for sale in my studio.
Call or e-mail with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org 407-421-3198
Whether I am painting custom artwork, creating a water colored logo for a client, or teaching art students, I hope to refresh and inspire others with my work. Read more ...