Saturday, April 28, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Remember" Charles Schulz, 1922-2000

I am so busy with work right now, so I thought I would dig up something from the past since I probably won't have time to do new art for IF this week.. I actually did this illustration in an Illustration class at art school in 1989. We did not have computers to make art back then, so the lettering is hand drawn and painted on a vellum overlay.

Besides, it's good to remember the simpler times. I grew up on Snoopy and Peanuts cartoons, and I am pretty sure they inspired my art since I recall drawing a lot of Snoopies.. One of my cherished gifts from childhood was a Snoopy wrist watch, which I think I still own. It was the one with Snoopy holding a tennis racquet and the tennis ball travels around the face of the watch as the seconds tick by.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"American Dreams" Scrapbook Page

Here is a mock-up scrapbook page I created last night from my upcoming digital scrapbook kit "American Dreams". Each kit will include 8 virtual sheets of paper, ribbon or trim and an assortment of coordinating embellishments. I am thinking this is a great time to start thinking about starting a digital scrapbook of your own for yourself, kids, friends...or whomever. Time to plan your summer projects!
© Kathleen Rietz

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Coming Soon!!

This is a mock-up of a page I made from one of the digital scrapbook kits I have been designing. Watch for my kits to be sold on a website set to launch in a few weeks - The kits are totally digital, so all papers and elements can be used and reused. I have had tons of fun creating them. I hope my customers will have the same kind of fun creating their own pages and albums!

Also watch for my new digital scrapbooking blog coming soon.

Thanks to my brother Pat and his daughter Alice for the photos.
©Kathleen Rietz

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Just for fun..."Turtle"

This is a drawing of a turtle I made when I was 3, back in 1971. Thanks to my mom, for saving this drawing.
© Kathleen Rietz

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Fortune"

I wish life was still so simple..
© Kathleen Rietz

Friday, April 06, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Green"

This is a linoleum block print I made, and then applied color digitally. I am happy with how the greens and purples work together. I have always liked printmaking, and occasionally I create prints to give to friends as gifts or box them as greeting card sets. This is one of my favorites.
© Kathleen Rietz