Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Impending NAME CHANGE -- please note

Finally have decided to do a line of photo greeting cards (see pix below).  Planning to do some shop re-arranging for this, and will be getting rid of my "Paint Spatter" shop, so will be changing the name of this blog as well.

I'm thinking the new name for this blog will be "JoyceAlice", but I'll put up another post before I actually make the change.

I call my new venture "The Seeing Eye" --- when I look at the world around me I see the handiwork of God.  Blind chance could not have created this wonderful, complex universe.

I also ran off this card today:

This is a pic I took at Busch Gardens.  I like the richness of color and pattern.  I wanted to see how my Epson printer would handle all the colors, and I think it did a good job on it.  I had a caption underneath the pic "WHUTZ COOKIN' ?" but for some obscure reason that I haven't figured out yet, it got cut off.  

And here is my latest piece of abstract art:

Ha ha.  Actually, I did this by mistake.  This is a part of the above image --- I forgot to close out the original photo in Photoshop and accidentally printed it out instead of the card.  It was such a large resolution it only printed a small part of the image.  By the time I realized what had happened the printer was chugging merrily along and almost done.  Well, another mark for experience.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Greeting Cards

Well, I have had fun today.  I've been thinking about doing some greeting cards and today I worked out a few ideas and got them printed up.  Just some simple pen and ink line drawings, but I had to figure out how to arrange things on the paper and in the printer.  Here are the fronts of the 3 cards I did today: Can you guess what is on the insides of the cards?  Hopefully I'll get them photographed and listed tomorrow in my Home Sweet Teapot shop and you can find out there   :)

This is the logo I have printed on the back of each card.  I like how it turned out:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy Bees sketches

Some doodles of happy bees.  Am thinking of doing some greeting cards.  Which one do you like best?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy Bees & Avocado Trees

Found some really cute glass beads last week, and made them up into old-fashioned ribbon necklaces.  The bails are sterling silver, of course, and the ribbon closure is a vintage button from my button jar and a simple loop --- it works charmingly!  And looks charmingly, too, I think...

Here is my HAPPY BEE

And here are some others ---    I'll be putting them in the shop in a few weeks.

And the avocado tree in the back yard is going to town --- the avocados are really big now.

And the lemons on our fruit cocktail tree are still green but getting bigger.  Our fruit cocktail tree is a multi-graft citrus and is supposed to bear other fruit besides lemons --- I think maybe oranges and grapefruit and limes --- but it doesn't know that.  All it has ever produced is lemons.

One lonely little lemon flower --- it's a little late in the season for the flowers!  This little guy missed his cue.

N taking a look at the lemons.