Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Love One Another: A 365 Project

Hi there! I'm very excited to announce my new project.  It's called "Love One Another" and it is a 365 day project.  Well, 2012 being a leap year and all, makes it a 366 day project.  Every day I will be making something new based on John 13: 34-35 in which Jesus instructed His disciples to love one another as He has loved them.  This project is inspired by other 365 projects including Noah Scalin's famous Skull-a-Day project and his book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal.  It is also a response to all the negative messages we are bombarded with daily and all the cruelty constantly reported in the news.  Some of my goals include spreading the Good News, encouraging people to be kind to each other, possibly generating funds for a worthy cause, and practicing photography, drawing, painting, and other media.

I hope to post my creations and/or photos daily. I have a long list of ideas some of which are based on the book I mentioned and many of my own. I'm hoping you'll want to participate in some of them!

You can follow through this site or my Facebook page.  There is also a link from my website www.ravenmaidcreative.com.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I've Gone International!

Hi there. It's been a while. I just wanted to show you the updates on my maps. These are coloring pages I printed from the interwebs. One shows all the U.S. states I've shipped my signature claddagh tie-on bracelets to and the other shows all the countries. As you can see, I still have some states to go. I'm looking at you, Alaska.



















Saturday, February 19, 2011

Print Project: Claddagh Print

Hi there... been a while. So what I've been working on lately is a block printing project. Some time ago, I picked up the Speedball block printing kit I've had my eye on. Now, I've finally gotten around to working with it. To fit the theme of my etsy shop, I've been working on a claddagh print.

Here is the original design on paper. First drawn in pencil and then in pen, the design originally had three Irish words within the heart. According to the translators I've used, they mean love, loyalty, and friendship.

Then, the image was transfered onto the block. I left out the words because I tried to do them on the first block but 1) I wasn't able to carve the letters clearly at that size and 2) I forgot to reverse them so when I made the print, the words were backwards. Whoops.


Next, I carved the image with my little red carving doohicky. I didn't stab myself in the thumb this time.


Finally, I loaded the brayer and here's what happened. It still needs some work, but I think I'm finally getting somewhere.





Monday, January 24, 2011

One Liners

I made this drawing using only one line. The first image is altered a little in Photoshop. The second is altered a little more with a black background added. What do you think?


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Napkin Art




     Hi there. I haven't been doing to well keeping up this blog, but it's a new year and another chance to become more disciplined. Well, already I've screwed that up. This post was meant for yesterday.
Art is everywhere. You can make art anywhere and with pretty much anything. Next time you're out a restaurant or cafe, make some napkin art. Draw with whatever you can find. I myself just happen to carry Micron pens with me most places. My friends and I were out watching a hockey game at our favorite hockey game watching place. I drew this on a napkin for your viewing pleasure.