2/24/15

Alicia Gbur Photography

Alicia Gbur Photography logo
Another recent logo with image and lettering for Alicia Gbur Photography.

2/13/15

Yellow

yellow
daffodil
A few little warm up drawings from the last few weeks.

2/9/15

These Paper Hearts

TPH Header
I recently designed this blog header for the YA Book Blog These Paper Hearts. The proprietor of the blog re-designed her site around it and I think it looks lovely!

2/5/15

ETA In Frames

ETA piece framed

ETA piece framed
I framed my pieces for ETA this time in some lovely hand made frames I found on Etsy, from this seller.

2/2/15

ETA 17

Piece for ETA 17
Here are all my pieces for the upcoming Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta Gallery. You can buy them online here, or visit the gallery for the opening Friday February 6th in Portsmouth, NH!
The image area of each is about 3 inches and each has touches of gold leaf. I gave them all the most ridiculous names, but never mind!

Piece for ETA 17

Piece for ETA 17

Piece for ETA 17

Piece for ETA 17

Piece for ETA 17

1/29/15

Crafty Animals

Art Star Spring Poster

Art-Star-Bazaar-Poster

I was about to post about the Spring poster I made for Art Star when I realized I never posted the Fall one! Here are both!

1/27/15

Fern Wedding Suite

Fern wedding invite
I've added a new customizable wedding invite set to my store. This one is inspired by the lush ferny forests here in the Pacific Northwest.
More info & buy them here

Fern Invites Suite

Fern rsvp & save the date

1/5/15

Website

Website update
Gave my portfolio site a bit of a refresh over the holidays. Take a look see juliannaswaney.com

12/24/14

Christmas Postcard This Year

xmas postcard this year
Designed exclusively for my mom!

12/19/14

Friday Bits

phone-photos1

phone-photos2
Just some photos of recent things (which you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram @ohmycavalier).


This film looks amazing. Or at least every interesting.

12/15/14

Flower Crown

Flower Crown

12/12/14

Friday Bits

Festive raccoon
A little festive raccoon.


Just a few Friday Bits:

♥I've got a little ways to go before 40 but definitely agreed with some things from this list "What You Learn in Your 40s", and was comforted by others.

Some good sense about cleansing.

Theory Of Everything podcast is doing a great series about the internet called "the dislike club". I'm feeling pretty burnt out by the web lately so this podcast is really speaking to me right now...


12/8/14

Apple thieves

Apple thieves
Drawing more little raccoon scamps but trying to challenge myself to draw them in some different positions.

Hey! Today is the last day my store will be open until January, so if you need anything for the holidays make sure you get over there! (Printable gift tags & things will still be available though!)

12/5/14

Friday Bits

Winter Friend

persimons

♥ Um, I'm gonna need this.

A most delicious sandwich

Cooking with Dog you guys! Cuuuute!

♥ Working out can be rough this time of year. Sometimes I watch this when I need some inspiration.

♥ This person used my calendar from last year in a Youtube video tutorial/show & tell. Very cute! I like seeing them in action.

12/1/14

Little Archer

little archer
little archer pattern
A little digital drawing I made into a pattern.

Today is the last day to get 20% off your order of $10 or more in my store!

11/28/14

Friday Bits

poms1
Inspired by this I decided to try and make my own pompom garland. The results are...not all I could have hopped. Partially at least because I didn't get enough colors. Well it's still a work in progress, I need to fill up that string more I think, it looks a little sad. And I finally learned that making your own pompoms is indeed pretty easy and fun.
poms2
poms3


Friday Bits:

Beautiful and amazing.

♥ I've been making my way though the two seasons of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries that are on Netflix. At first I felt pretty ho-hum about it "oh another lady detective. And she's a flapper Yawn." But no! Phryne Fisher is a truly independent modern woman, and a glamorous bad-ass, and I love her.

♥ Also Bee & Puppycat. I loooove it!

♥ I can't wait to make this cake.

This makes total sense.

Current song I'm listening to over and over.

Have a nice weekend! And if you're doing some shopping this weekend, remember to use the code NOVEMBERFEELS in my shop for 20% off your order though Monday!

11/24/14

Calendar For Art Star!

2015 Calendar for Art Star
The 2015 wall calendar I designed in collaboration with my friends at Art Star is finally here! It's got 12 of my illustrations and is printed on 100lb smooth cover paper with a small hole for hanging, and measures 8-1/2″ square when closed.
It's exclusive to Art Star so stop by their brick and mortar shop or website to get one!

Also, Don't forget about the 20% sale in my shop right now!

11/21/14

Sale!

sale!
I'm having a sale! Starting today, though Black Friday and all that, until December 1st just use the code NOVEMBERFEELS at check out to get 20% off your entire order!

This would be a great time to buy xmas gifts because, well it's a sale, but also because I'll be closing my store for holiday break pretty early this year, on December 8th.

It would also be a good time to stock up on postcard sets because I'm going to start cycling them out of my store for a while.


11/17/14

Tablet

I recently decided to get myself one of the more introductory priced drawing tablets from Wacom, just to kinda play with and do some experimenting (I got the Intous pen & touch, incase you're wondering. Used to be called the Bamboo). It definitely takes some practice to get used to drawing with it, and it will never take the place of my main drawing practice with pencil and watercolor on paper, but I think it will work out perfectly along side it. You can download great brushes that have beautiful hand drawn looks and textures, which has been a lot of fun to play around with! It's also so nice to be able to just erase things or change a color in a few seconds. Anyway, these are some of my early experiments
Tablet experiments
Tablet drawing #2
Flower pattern

Also just a heads up, I'm going to start a sale in my store starting on Friday though December 1st, so check back in Friday for the details on that!

11/14/14

Friday Bits: Books Read in October

books-read-oct
I only read 4 books in October, which is probably my my average. Of course I had to read another David Mitchell book, or two actually, Number 9 Dream and Cloud Atlas (probably is most famous?). Anyway I loved them both, of course. One thing I really appreciate about David Mitchell's writing is how he can switch from being deeply moving to being pretty funny so seamlessly, without losing any depth. Eleanor & Park was something I picked up without knowing anything about it, only that a lot of people seemed to be reading it. I enjoyed it but by the middle the constant teenage over reacting to everything got a bit tiresome. I didn't find the end as devastating as some people seemed to, I actually thought it was a perfect way to end it. The Picture of Dorian Gray was what we read in my book club. The writing is witty and snappy, it was completely enjoyable to read, but the story left me feeling a sense of despair and emptiness, which I think was completely the point! I wasn't totally in the mood for it though, which I think made reading it slightly more of a chore than it normally would have been.

Did you read anything good in October?