I have a couple of big posts in the making, but a few things to share:
1. Today is my person's (Angelo) birthday!!! We had a wonderful day together (post to come!) And, he loved all of the gifts I got him! I made him this card. It is a papercut that I am somewhat happy about. Close-ups show how I still have a lot of practicing to do, but it was kind of an impulse project.
Here is the top layer with original sketch and yes, my blood!!
Here is a close-up of the top part, representing my head being in the clouds!
And here is Animal propping up the card while I played with lighting. (Definitely not my forte!)
2. And since he was already posing, I decided to shoot some pics of one of my favorite items ever! This doll was won 7 years ago at Seaside Heights. It took forever and bribery to get him!! He (and cheese steaks) were my missions, and I came out a winner!
This last one looks like a Calvin Klein ad!! Haha.
3. This photo shoot led to my taking some shots of other favorites. Here is another vintage find of mine from Ira's Curiosity Shoppe!! He was $2 and I love his little winky eye!
A glimpse at my WIP Inspiration Board!COPIC MARKERS
After an amazing trip to Peddler's Village in PA (again, to be blogged!), and stumbling upon the super treasure Creative Inkling, I was introduced to the wonder that is COPIC !! These markers do not bleed, they use a special alcohol ink that blend magically without the annoying marker lines. I cannot wait to share some work!! I have been desiring of markers like these for so long!! I bought three flesh-like colors and black and dabbled a bit on scraps! WOW! Wow. wow...
5. This awesomeness:
What can I say?! Good things! To finding unexpected joy everywhere and always!