Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I LOVE to Crochet!

My love of crochet has led me to embellish these t-shirts with creations made from organic cotton yarn. I will be making more flowers, ruffles, collars etc. and adding them to the shop as the week goes on. I am also perfecting the art of screen printing and will have a few of my original designs up soon as well. It's been a busy but fun Summer!

For more gorgeous crochet creations check out virtueknits on Etsy. Look at the adorable Summer purses she has for sale! virtueknits Blog

Enjoy! :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

T Shirts Have Just Been Listed!

I'm so excited to announce that I have just listed a couple of hand painted t-shirts to my Etsy shop!

I will be working on new designs in the upcoming weeks and listing them. I will be both hand painting and screen printing my original artwork
onto t-shirts.

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Bigger Picture

Sometimes when you're working on a piece of art you become so enmeshed in the small details that you often forget that you need to just step back and look at the entire picture to see how its overall shape and feel are coming along. I've recently taken a step back to look at my Etsy shop, "Stormie and Mel" with new eyes.

I started to question and see what I could do to improve the shop. I then came to the conclusion that I shouldn't limit myself to just art printed on paper. Thus the idea for transforming my shop into one that sells my original designs on t-shirts was born. Wearable art!

I'm so excited about this and I'm eagerly awaiting my screen printing supplies to arrive.

The shop will be undergoing some major changes in the upcoming week. Thanks to all those who have admired my art thus far and stay tuned for a brand new and improved "Stormie and Mel."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Doodling All Those Years in School Led to This

I used to doodle constantly during class. The edges of my notebook pages were filled with curls, swirls, vines, leaves, flowers and the occasional human character. I'm still a kid at heart so the doodles of the past have turned into the illustrations of the present.

Stormie and Mel on Etsy

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's So Fluffy!!!

Anyone who's seen the movie "Despicable Me" knows this line. I saw it the other day and found it to be one of the best and cutest movies I had seen in a long time.

Well, ever inspired by cute and fluffy things I decided to draw and paint a bunch of cats.

The ones I just listed in my shop can be customized to feature whatever background color you'd like. I have black cats, white ones, ginger ones and brown ones.

Stormie and Mel on Etsy

Enjoy! :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inspired by Love and Life

Well, today is my four year anniversary with my boyfriend. That's what inspired to draw this. It was done with ink and then digitally colored. Inspiration is all around us. :)

The Evolution of Art

I've decided to take my artwork into the modern age and try my hand at digital color. I'm very pleased with the results. Here's a couple of pictures that I worked on yesterday. Their prints are on sale in my Etsy shop. I hope you enjoy them!