Valentines Day is fast approaching so it was fun to be able to make a C.T. card for the occasion!
The theme for this week's C.T. was Box of Chocolates. On the inside, this card says "Eres Tan Dulce" (that means "You are so sweet" in Spanish, keeping with my punny punni-ness). The girl is holding a box of chocolates, there's one cracked open on the floor, and there are floating chocolates framing the couple. Flowers and chocolates are a classic Valentine's Day theme, and I thought they would be fun to put into this "Creative Tuesdays"challenge.
Like my piece last C.T., I used ink and colored it in with my new Winsor and Newton pigment markers, which are great and work like Gouache. I had fun with the yellow and purple, too (I love using complementary colors and making things pop out whenever possible).
I am making a bunch of these little cards for a Fair I am doing on February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day. This week's C.T. was a huge help and inspiration, since sometimes I get stuck trying to think of new and fun ways to illustrate romantic and/or V-Day themed cards.
The fair I am doing is at a great local arts center close to where I live, called Self Help Graphics. And in 2008 it was the first place I ever sold work that I'd made/the first time I ever tried out selling my totally handmade little cards. It was a lot of fun and a wonderful first arts vending experience. Anyway, I was very happy, and am happy to be vending again with them and supporting an organization that is a huge boon to Los Angeles in terms of art, education, and culture.
Anyway, I have rambled too much as usual. Onto some links!
To submit to Creative Tuesdays, you must do so today by the end of the day! The theme is "Box of Chocolates," and you can submit at the link here:
To check out C.T. Overall, please go to:
To check out the work of our co-op creator and organizer, Mister Toast, please go to:
And lastly, for information on the art fair I spoke about, here it is:
Thanks for reading and hope everybody has a sweet day (yuk yuk, although I do really most sincerely mean that ^_^ )