Saturday, April 13, 2013

Something New


I thought I would try something different.  I love this print wrap I brought back from Hawaii a few years ago.  I tried to salvage this old apple painting by adding the pattern in the background.  I think it looks pretty, although apples are not typically found in Hawaii the way they are on the mainland.  What do you think?  It's available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Evolution of a Snow Globe Design

In 2012, I signed a contract as a designer with Things Remembered in Cleveland, OH.  I thought it might be fun to show you how a concept changes and evolves until it becomes a finished product that you see in stores, on their website and in their catalogue.

In this case, the concept I drew was for a peacock snow globe painted in beautiful, shiny metallic colors. 


But we felt the peacock was lonely and lacked something endearing.  So we added a peachick.  :)


And we applied color.


And here is the final product.  The image is not very good, but if you click HERE, you can go to the website and watch the video where you will see a close-up, hear the music and watch the movement as the image rotates inside a snow filled globe.  It is quite beautiful.