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Thursday, September 29, 2005

fall haiku


fall haiku, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I did this for a sample of a challenge in my Additional Alphabets lettering class. This is one of the alphabets students learn how to do. I thought a haiku lent itself very well to this type of layout.

Friday, September 23, 2005

FRESH


fresh, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday....
When I saw the word "fresh" I thought of a fresh, crisp apple, just picked from the tree. Sorry, I got hungry!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Delightful Doodles


Delightful Doodles, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Introducing... Delightful Doodles!!!

For those of you who have been asking for more...

Would you like to create those whimsical drawings on your cards, in your journals, and on your scrapbook pages?

Would you like to create eye-catching borders on your pages?

Introducing Class Number 3 .... DELIGHTFUL DOODLES.

This class includes colour theory, some of MY colouring tricks, and lots of, you guessed it, delightful doodles. 21 pages in all....

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Escape


escape, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

My interpretation of this week's Illustration Friday theme: Escape....Some of the books that I have read lately.

Please visit IllustrationFriday.com - you will be glad that you did. Really.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Free Lettering Lesson!

September is a time for those harvest apples, brand new notebooks, and a fresh new start for those in the school age years. I don't know about you, but I also get in the mood for the classroom when fall rolls around...

Many of you may have been wondering what my lettering classes are all about.
I am offering a free lesson, for those of you who would like to try some of my creative lettering.

If you would like one of my free lessons, please e-mail me directly, and I will send you a file a.s.a.p.!!!

Be Strong


Be Strong, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is another card I am sending to the Kards for Katrina fundraiser raffle. They are collecting original 5" x 7" cards (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) from calligraphers, greeting card artists, collage artists, and other artists around the world during the month of September. You can purchase raffle tickets online for $5.00 (usd) each for a chance to win a packet of 5 original cards. Visit www.acornarts.org for more information, and to see some of wonderful art that has been donated...

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Eeyore Quote


eeyore, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A personal favourite quote of mine....
This is a sample project for my Additional Alphabets class...by I thought I would share it. The illustration is a sticker.

Faerie


faerie, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Inspired by some illustrations from a children's book that a young friend named Selina lent our family, I thought I would draw my version of a faerie....hope you like it, Selina!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Depth


Depth, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday. Just a silly little drawing with markers. Visit www.illustrationfriday.com for more great drawings interpreting this theme.

Card for Katrina Relief


Card for Katrina Relief, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is another card I made for the raffle. Many artists have contributed....please visit
http://www.acornarts.org for more information!

Card for Katrina Relief


Card for Katrina Relief, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a card I made for a raffle, to aid the survivors of Hurrican Katrina. For more information, visit
http://www.acornarts.org

Bear


bear, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Isn't he sweet?

Marilyn


Marilyn, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This was another attemp at collage on a 4x6 postcard. I loved how the colours turned out on this card!

Audrey


Audrey, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is a 4x6 postcard that I made for a swap. One of my first attempts at collage - not as easy as it looks! I was happy with the end result, I wanted it to have a soft, gentle feel.