Friday, November 24, 2006

Illustration Friday: Invention

My submissions for Illustration Friday's "Invention" are my Building Clocks. Clocks are a great invention because they are useful, functional and can be beautiful too. My personal invention the "Building Clocks" will be featured in summer 2007 on the HGTV show " That's Clever". We filmed my sequence November 7th 2006, it took 8 hours to shoot because my project is complicated. It was quite a unique experience! We worked in my airbrush and resin studio and it was difficult for the crew because it is a solarium, it's all windows, great for ventilation, bad for tv because it creates hotspots on camera. I had to make 5 versions of the clock in different stages of completion and of course a finished version. It took almost a month to prepare my clocks for the show and ready my space. The director and field producer came a couple days before the shoot and checked out me and my scene. The crew was great, it consisted of 2 camera people, director , and a sound guy. It is a very small low-budget production company but they are tight and professional. I love making something from nothing or creating something from unexpected materials. The clocks shown here range from 2ft. to 5ft. tall. They have an attic room with a little door that houses the clock parts and you can change the time and battery. I always add a message to the recipient that is a quote about home. I typically get several custom orders a year and sandwich them between my "Houscapes" and paintings. I add elements from peoples lives, their cats and dogs and things they love. I am making one for a client to give to her husband for Christmas and it is a small version of their Montana cabin. It has a balcony deck that wraps around the building and I will post it when it's done. I used this quote a couple weeks ago but it's so perfect for today: "Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved" ~Ann Douglas~
My building clocks are made from foamboard and coated with a 2-part polymer resin.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Illustration Friday: Thanksgiving

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Thanksgiving" is from my 2004 HomeMade calendar and the title is "Field House". It is for the month of November and the quote is: "Ten little Indians standing in a line, one went home and then there were nine." ~Anonymous Nursery Rhyme~

I hope everyone has a peaceful and abundant Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: Clear

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Clear" is from Marisol's everyday card line and the message is clear! Looks like this ducky is gonna have a date...
copyright 1995 Marisol

Friday, November 03, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smoke

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Smoke" is from my 2003 calendar and the title is "House Warming. This is for the month of August and the quote is: "Burned biscuits will not make a warm house. ~proverb~
copyright 2002