Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Personal Crest

Since I have been an aide to the art teachers here in my old highschool for the last month or so, I have been trying to participate with the kids projects to get them inspired. A few weeks ago Ms. Thomas (Not me, the art teacher here... and YES we're related of course. lol ) suggested to the kids that they create a personal crest that represents themselves. I thought it was a great idea! It's personal, and when it comes to teenagers, they are very "into" themselves and their generation. So here is my crest! The owl represents my favourite animal, of course it holds a paintbrush and palette to represent my passion and career, the daisies are my fave flower and the first thing I learned how to draw, the waves represent my love of the ocean and my home, and the crest colours are my fave colours: aqua and green. Yay! If you are a teacher I would highly suggest doing this as a class project. It was fun, and even thought it was about me, it was surprisingly challenging. I even got Ms. Thomas and the sub. teacher, Gail to do one as well. Hehe!

Enjoy!
Lori
PS: This reminded me of doodling in class wayyyyy back when. LOVED THE FEELING! :D

Friday, April 26, 2013

Decorating with Paper!

I finally get to show you what I did with my little guys room. Here are a few of the things I've done, and were done for me to create his owl-inspired nursery.

First off, here is a small paper collage that I created to go inside as the face for a clock that was given to me for Clark at my baby shower. The original face of the clock had a badly drawn hippo, and it kinda clashed with the owl theme. SO... I took the paper face out, made a template on some scrapbooking paper, and did a little Daddy owl and baby flying a kite together! Cute right? You can totally do this with any old or cheap clock that needs a facelift. (*Snorts* Get it? Facelift! :-D)


Here are a few shadow boxes I had floating around that I picked up at the Dollar Store a few summers ago. So I made an "ABC" set of 3 paper collages to go above Clark's dresser.


Here is the artwork that I made to go over Clark's crib. I saw this idea on Martha Stewart and had to try it for myself. I used scrapbook paper and mod podge to plaster it to the pieces of plywood that I had my father cut for me. I would like to try making more of these in the future. :-)


Annnnd last but not least, here is the baby blanket that my Aunt Eva made for his crib. She used one of my paper collages as the pattern. Isn't it gorgeous? I really need to learn how to sew.


Enjoy!
Lori

Monday, April 15, 2013

Illustration Friday: Wild!

I have never posted this image on here but I found it today and thought it was perfect for this weeks Illustration Friday entry! (And a good way to get me back into posting on there as well.:D) So here is my wild mermaid.

Drawn on paper, coloured with colouring pencils and inked.

Enjoy!
Lori


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Doodles!

I have done these "doodles" for quite a while now. They are just a trend that comes and goes. It started off this time with me posting my bio "doodle" of myself on my facebook that I used for a new soon-to-be-published book. So oodles of doodles later, I'm up to my eyeballs in drawings, and they are so FUN to do! Here are a few of people that I have done lately. including the first one, of my husband, baby boy, and myself. :)

Enjoy!
Lori






Friday, April 5, 2013

That was a LONG break! :-)

Well I am back in my little hometown of roughly 400 inhabitants in the north-eastern part of Quebec, where... believe it or not, dial up is the only source of internet connection. ALAS, I have been offered  a temporary art teaching job here in my old highschool, and THANK THE LORD ALMIGHTY they have highspeed. So, I get to update here whenever I can! Yippee!

Lets celebrate with a little watercolor I created a few months ago. I look forward to getting back into regular posts and oodles of images VERY soon. :-)

Enjoy!
Lori