Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Back to Work!

I've had some friends in from out of town recently and it had been such a whirlwind, trying to get stuff done while spending as much quality time as I possibly could with them. It's great having people visit...I got to do all this touristy stuff that I hadn't done in years, sight-seeing and spending time in the city, staying out till all hours of the morning, and most importantly, taking time off work and having some fun in the sun! I haven't had a chance to upload all the photos yet but here's just one from the past Saturday night out..

But I do have to get back into it this week. My studio is a mess as usual with massive piles of clutter. It may appear to an outsider that I live in only one room of my house; I have developed the skill of hiding junk and papers everywhere. The madness really has to stop. I have hoarded so much over the years that I have to start donating and giving things away in order to make room for uh....dare I say, more junk???!! I wanted to snap a few pics of the insanity that is my home, but I think I will leave the embarrassing fire hazard photos for another day.

So I've been playing around with Photoshop lately. I've had this Wacom Tablet for ages but for some reason am extremely intimidated by it. There are soo many amazing artists out there that are wizards on the computer and I can safely say that I am not one of them. It's really challenging for me but I am slowly learning and attempting a few new techniques daily. Am loving the girlie-hot-jessica-rabbit-looking-over-the-shoulder doodle right now. Will post more pics of some of the decent results as I create them!...XOXO with love

4 Charming Replies:

tascha said...

I love all your art! Fantastic!

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Thanks for your email Charmaine. I love finding new artists and your art is so great! Kaili xx

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey There Charmaine! I'm like what is she talking about my work???? YOUR WORK! OMG!!! and again OMG!!! HOW Deliciously marvelous are your illustration. You make me so proud and happy to be a girl! MORE POWER TO YOU SISTER GIRL! You are amazing and awesome and I don't say it to everyone. Your work is yummy and should be on everything from plates to fabric. You have a fantastic eye for color and pattern and fashion. I have an agent named Lori Norwicki of I just signed on with Lori after a long decision to get an agent. I think you could benefit greatly by getting an agent on your side. I will email you in just a bit! Your work again is jaw dropping!!!

expresschic said...

I love your charmed life piece, Vanessa Brantley Newton was sooooo right on,, when she said she can see your work on plates fabric... Everything... I could see your work at target!!!! totally amazing!!! i looove love love it!!!! You have yourself a fan for life!!!! You have an amazing road ahead of you and I can't wait to see what life has to bring you!!! And I cant wait to see more of your work!!!!