Thursday, March 31, 2011

Update (kind of lengthy)

I feel so bad for completely neglecting my blog for the past week and a half or so.  Last week was our spring break, and I thought I was going to be on here every day and just crafting away. However, that obviously did not happen.  My youngest brother and his fiancée came up for a visit and for me to take their engagement pictures.  We had a blast.  I really love natural looking pictures so we went to the park and flew kites!  Of course there were some posie ones too, but it was really fun.  I did work a little bit in my craft room.  I may have mentioned before that for one of my major projects this semester I have to create and illustrate 10 books.  I have several written and I finally used my Bind It All to bind them together.  It was my first time using it, and after a little frustration I got it to work in my favor. I also finished illustrating one that I wrote about the state symbols of Arkansas. 

This is the main character, Susie... Isn't she a cutie? She was created with Everyday Paper Dolls, and her face is from non other but Peachy Keen.

She is joined by her teacher and the new kid named Matthew.

What I do for my books is make the illustrations then I scan them and attach them as pictures to the text in a PowerPoint format.  Scanning them really helps when you are wanting to laminate the book, and then you can use the actual paper illustrations as props while reading.  PowerPoint works really well if you want to create your own book because you can print out the whole pages.

Other than that I have been working on mostly research (yawn).  But I am going to show you the wedding/engagement gift I made for my brother.  You are going to have to excuse the photo quality because it was taken with a cell phone.  I took my favorite from th shoot and framed it with their (future) last name and "established" year under cut from vinyl.  It is hard to see but I also etched their names above and below the picture (between the photo and vinyl).

And lastly I will leave you with a couple of the pictures from the shoot.
Have a great night,

1 comment:

  1. olivia, for i can tell you are a teacher from the heart. great inspiration for the little ones.

    enjoyed all your projects on this page including the pics and the ring is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

    take care and keep up the good work.