Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Old Chair

We are thrilled to have with us Deidre Mosher Designs, formerly Shirley's 2 Girls. Deidre is offering a $10 gift certificate to our grand prize winner at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. So be sure and play along.

Allow me to introduce you to Deidre, and here's a little bit about her:
"I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such.
I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.
As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint. 
Any day in the studio is a great day! 

I usually get an idea when I least expect when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.

When I saw this image from Deidre I knew I must do that one. It reminded me of my dad's farm and the old house. I remember seeing an old chair just like that at the farm. The chair was not as shinny and brand new as this one is. There would have been some rust on it and it had been well used. I asked Judi and she seemed to think it was a chair that my mom and dad had. Oh those precious memories of going to the farm and my dad being there.  He is truly loved and missed.

I added crystal effects to my chair but it didnt really show up in the picture. Had fun picking out my papers, ribbon and embellishments.

Well it's late here. Just got back for doing a Miche Party. The hostess did really well. She is way excited because she will get free products. Don't forget I am giving a prize away for my Sweet Sketch Wednesday party. All the details are on this week post at Sweet Sketch Wednesday on ways to earn raffle tickets. The orginal post is May 2.  So be sure and join in the fun. Have a sweet day!!! Hugs


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  1. Super sketch and just love hearing about the memories of your farm. Great card and such happy colors. The watering can embellishment is just perfect. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Heide

  2. The moment I saw your card, I thought the same thing about the chair. I love it. I love how you added the water can. It really adds a nice finishing touch.
    Hugs, Nancy

  3. Such fabulous bright summery colors Arlana! Love the idea of using crystal effects on the chair. So perfect.


  4. Memories, memories, memories! I guess between the three of us we are encapsulating them in our cards! Great job, Arlana! Can't wait to see it in person and to see the glossy effects! Love your cheerful colors!
    Hugs, Judi

  5. I remember these chairs from my childhood as well and you colored in this image beautifully! So fresh and perfect for Summer!

    Peace & Luv,

  6. My aunt and uncle also had chairs like this is it rocked slightly when you sat down. I really like your colors. The twine and the watering can are how you positioned it.

  7. Hi Arlana this is so cute I just adore this chair I remember we had one in our beach house just like it but we don't have it now. Love your bright colours and your cute wateringcan embellishment. Take care and have a great week.

  8. I love reading the memories that this image brought back to you Arlana! Love this card with those wonderful papers and colors and I think the crystal lacquer on the chair is a fabulous touch - really makes it stand out. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Sharon :)


Have a Sweet day!!!