I did a little step-by-step, do-it-yourself, instructional on how to make crepe paper Hellebore flowers for the winter issue of Daughter’s of Promise magazine!
It was a bit of a challenge finding the proper shape/proportions for the flower’s center and petals etc.The developement process requires some trial and error, but by the 3rd flower I had the look I wanted – then it was time to make one from beginning to end, taking notes and pictures!
It was such a fun project! I hope it inspires some creativity and beauty during these long winter days! Have you taken on any new projects or are you learning a new skill this season?!
This illustration is for a devotional about vessels. The theme of this fall issue for Daughters of Promise magazine is ENOUGH and how we can know/have/are what is enough – as vessels to be filled and poured out. Are we enough? Do we believe God is? Are we filled by His love, peace, joy, hope, and truth? The style of illustration is folk art inspired and the magazine editor added the background color they wanted – I love the look of the dark background! Can’t wait to sit and have a read through!
I illustrated this girl and boy jointed paper dolls for inserts in the Daughters of Promise magazine Homespun – the summer issue featured articles about the simple joys of home, family, and creative play. I took an hour yesterday and got Henry cut out and his outfit. The pictures show how to fit his clothes and hat on:
This is some of the illustration work I did for the Spring issue of Daughters of Promise magazine! I had so much fun working on each of the illustrations! It was great to have a spring palette on my desk in the middle of January and to be painting songbirds and butterflies on the coldest days of winter ; ) The cover art with spring flowers and a tiger swallowtail got the project started. The spring issue was STORY – so the renewal, rebirth, and transformation of nature in spring tied in beautifully with the narative of our life stories. Those thoughts prompted a late night session that produced a girl reading *her story* and the way the birds and flowers coming out of the story are also who she is at the same time…my kind of art/poetry I guess ; ) It’s so exciting to see an idea and painting become printed and part of a publication! I did the opening and closing page illustrations, 6 title page illustrations for the catagories, and a coloring page of a garden/landscape that covers two pages. Such a great collaboration of writers, editors, illustrators, and artists – so much fun to be a part of!