Where does a week go? I need for them to slow down a little. What the heck am I saying? I am in the middle of a major winter blues episode. No one around me wants time to slow down. I am cranky, depressed, edgy and any number of other bad adjectives. This happens every February and lingers until there is sufficient sunlight and warmth. I NEED FLOWERS! I NEED SPRING!!!
I will try to get through this post without unleashing any of the bad winter blues on you. Just be thankful you don’t live with me.
Here is the project I was working on this month. They decided to reveal the shows this week so I can show the illustrations now in all their glory. I work for a community theatre and do the show logos for them. These are for the upcoming 2016-2017 Season.
MASH was fairly cut and dry. It was somewhat boring until I added the texture.
Route 66 was my challenge. They wanted a 50’s feel with neon or a jukebox, but it still needed the sign incorporated and had to be readable. I had to go look for a tutorial to learn how to make neon in Photoshop. Who knows if I will ever need that skill again, but I pulled it off once! This has been the favorite of the four. Guess the time involved paid off.
Tarzan was the most fun. I haven’t played with watercolor paints in a long time. I am pleased with the way it turned out. I should spend more time with the watercolor paints I think.
And last, but not least was the Velveteen Rabbit. A watercolor illustration was requested for this. Originally I just had the rabbit, but they wanted the boy included. I will admit that I get intimidated painting people in watercolor. Well, any paint for that matter. I am much more comfortable drawing people than painting them.
So those are my most recent projects. They have been time consuming to say the least and have taken up most of my creative time this month.
As March rolls in I’m afraid my most creative project is going to be tiling floors. We just ordered 500 square feet of tile last night. D.H. is trying to finish the barn and since I am the detail person (and am not capable of lifting rafters on a roof) I will soon be up to my eyeballs in mortar, tile and grout.
As I promised last week, I am starting a little environmental project to add to the end of each weekly post. I need a name for this. Any suggestions? For now, here is a link to a blog post I found interesting this week. I have been recycling for almost 20 years now, but this made me more aware of little things we overlook. I am giving up plastic straws at restaurants now and am paying extra for paper plates over styrofoam plates for out wedding reception.
“Why I Don’t Recommend Recycling Plastic”
I am going to go buy myself some flowers and margarita mix at the store today and combat these winter demons. I hope you can find some sunshine and have a wonderful week!