Monday, July 30, 2007

Buttons, buttons, buttons!

Title: TV Dinner Monsters
Software: Illustrator
My wonderful husband gave me a button making machine for my birthday. I plan on incorporating a lot of my graphic design work into the buttons I make. I'll post them as I make them! These buttons are available from my Etsy shop Barrel of Monkeys.

Title: Holga, I Love Pirates and Pug Power buttons
Software: Illustrator

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Combining Graphic Design with Jewelry Design

Among all the art that I do, fiber art - paper art - graphic art, jewelry design is one of my favorites. Recently I decided to take elements of my graphic design work to create pendants using shrink plastic (yes, shrinky dinks from the good old days). These little pieces of art are now available from my Etsy shop Barrel of Monkeys.

Title: Little Shrink Plastic Pendants
Software: Illustrator

Title: TtV Shrink Plastic Pendants
Software: Photoshop & Illustrator
For these pendants I used a few of my TtV (Through the Viewfinder) photographs.

Title: Colorful Bird Shrink Plastic Pendant
Software: Illustrator

Theatre of the Absurd Business Cards

A friend of mine asked me to create a business card for her brother. Craig is a DJ... well he's more than that... he is a performance artist, musician, downtempo producer who composes awesome mood music. His work has been described as lounge music, background music, minimalist music that doesn't like minimalist music. Craig's music is so different that I knew the card I designed for him needed to be different too. The card measures 3x3 and has his logo on one side and his info on the other.

Title: Theatre of the Absurd
Software: Illustrator

Monday, July 9, 2007


This is the logo I designed for the doggie bandannas I have created. They are now available for sale along with my other hand-made art. You can check them out on my Etsy site Barrel of Monkeys.

Title: DOG GEAR Logo
Software: Illustrator

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Photo Safari

Recently my husband and I went on a short photo safari to Belle Isle in Detroit. I'm pretty happy with the shots I got and thought I'd share a couple here.

Title: Solitary
Medium: Photograph

Title: Infused
Medium: Photograph

Donna's Business Cards

Title: Donna Hamilton Business Card Design - version 1 (two-sided)
Software: Illustrator
Donna asked me to create a card design that was simple and included a lot of white space. I came up with a couple different designs. She liked them both and wants both designs printed.

Title: Donna Hamilton Business Card Design - version 2
Software: Illustrator