Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday greetings and I hope you are all doing great!

I'd love to have you check out and enter my latest giveway which started on March 15th and ends TONIGHT. I'll announce the winner in a couple days! Clic the Pic below to see it. We moved into our current home 15 years ago one and of the things about it that we so loved was the full walk up attic with fabulous old beams and angles with lots of nooks and crannies. Our Prairie style home had her 100th birthday this year and you can see in the first pic that the attic is very vintage! Actually, I can now say its a true antique right :-)


We had grand plans of converting it into a wonderful creative space for me but as you can see nothing has happened and at this point nothing will HA! The photo shows about 1/4 of the space and we've just used it for storage and have lots of boxes and trunks full of stuff from when we moved in and accumulated over the years. I'm sure you all know how that goes . . . I love going up there and its not a bit scarey ~ even at night! I was rummaging around and found one of my portfolios of graphic arts projects from a class I took many, many . . . many moons ago ;-) and thought you may enjoy a couple of the pieces. This was back in 1979-80 and way before PC's so everything was done by hand. I had always thought I wanted to be a commercial artist but only stayed one year and gradually got so into designing cross stitch patterns and that turned out to be my passion and profession. More about that in another post soon!

This assignment was to design rough layout for an album cover (remember album covers :-)) ~ and I chose the soundtrack of the movie GREASE with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. This is the scene at the end of the movie when they were dancing and singing "You're the One that I Want" in that rocky box thing at the highschool graduation party. It was done all in colored markers and I don't know how it got the water damage!

The backside is a chalkboard - complete with smudges :-)


The start of a car ad - done in Gouache, which is like a watercolor tempera paint.


Pencil drawing ~ I don't remember the project but its a lady with her feet in the sand. Her fingers seem a bit long dont they HA!!


This lady seems to have lost her mind - hehe . . . start of a fashion ad worked in watercolors. I also found all my paints and markers and they are as fresh as the day they were stored which has me inspired to start painting again. Although NOTHING like these boring projects that's for sure! I am craving pink roses of course! Thanks so much for visiting and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs and Blessings, Lynn

10 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn..That attic is a fabulous space. It's much brighter and lighter than our attic, even though we have a LOT of space. It's jammed with boxes, etc. ---sooooo easy to just shove stuff up there.

    What I wanted to say is don't give up on converting the space into something wonderful. It still can happen! Why don't you make an inspiration board of how, exactly, you would like your attic space to look? Cut images from magazines and make a collage of how you'd like it. You'd be AMAZED at how "dreams" can come into "realty" when we SEE them in front of us. Just a thought. Susan

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  2. Hola Lynn!
    amo tus trabajos
    belleza
    delicadeza
    me encanta este post!!
    abrazo
    Lorena

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  3. HI LYNN~WHAT GREAT SPACE YOU HAVE IN YOUR ATTIC :) LOVE YOUR WORK SWEETIE :) BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT :)

    XO~MARI

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  4. Oh, Lynn, the artwork is phenomenal! Just gorgeous.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

    FUN GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

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  5. Hi Lynn,
    What a fabulous space you have in the attic! I have always wanted an attic. You are quite the artist! The lady with her feet in the sand has piano fingers! I'm craving pink roses too! It will be a couple more months before I see mine. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Very cool, Lynn! I love both the walk in attic (wish I had one) and the graphics that you shared. I loved Grease way back when! I bought it on DVD just for the memories.

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  7. Hi Lynne....so envy of your attic....our houses over here just don't have them...which is silly when you think about it as its a great storage space. My cottage was built in 1860 so I do live in an antique lol.
    I have to say you are an incredible artist...those piccy's are amazing.
    Happy Pink Saturday
    Michelle

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  8. Found your lovely blog today and wanted to say hi!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  9. HI LYNN~JUST DROPPING BY TO SAY HI AND CHECK UP ON YOU :) HOPE EVERYTHING IS WELL :)

    XO~MARI

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