Illustration Friday:Modify

August 6, 2009 at 7:18 am | Posted in dorothy, friends, IF, illustration friday, Momentum, princesstomato, steampunk, wizard of oz | 7 Comments

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Steampunk Dorothy is ready for a ride over the rainbow. With a little help from her friends, a little courage, and a lot of heart, she realizes that wisdom is still far greater than rubies…and that there is still no place like home.

You can see more photos of this here: LISTING

Illustration Friday: CRAVING

June 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Posted in Birds, follow your heart, friends, illustration friday, princesstomato | 19 Comments
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page 25

Birds are craving the crumbs. Bird Lady just wants the birds to be happy. As we all know, true joy is obtained by giving and sharing.

This illustration is done in a collage style that I am enjoying very much. It is for a book I am working on. More about that can be found here.

Also be sure to enter to win my blog giveaway. I am giving away a custom painted pair of jeans/denim valued at $100. Six ways to enter.

Big Giveaway! Happy Birthday to me!

June 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Posted in butterfly, follow your heart, friends, gemini, Momentum, princesstomato, Uncategorized | 23 Comments
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I just feel like today is special for some reason. With an abundance of gratitude, I realize it is time to get back to my usual outgoing self, and come out of “hiding.” In my little hiatus, I see that things have really taken off at etsy, and I would like to really start selling there. So, for the 100% shameless promotional part of this post, I want to offer a ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR giveaway!!!!!!! :

There are several ways to enter this giveaway: (you get one entry for each of these things…yes, you can have six entries each)

1. Post a comment here on this giveaway post
2. HEART ME on etsy!!! I am new and lonely over there!
3. Follow princesstomato on TWITTER
4. Remain or Add me as a friend on FACEBOOK
5. Join my FACEBOOK GROUP (this may end up replacing my regular mailing list in the future)
6. Promote this giveaway on any of your sites, blogs, etc!!! (you will have to let me know if you have done this so i can add your extra entry!!)

So, start posting!and adding me! I will use a random number sorter to give away this $100 PRINCESSTOMATO gift certificate good toward painted denim on June 30.

Today I am filled with so much gratitude. It has been a long and painful year and a half…filled with many, many ups and downs. I was just looking through some photos from the card in my camera,,,,and I nearly started crying. Just so many, many things I have to be grateful for. My life is really full of more blessings than I probably deserve, and I hope to make the most of it!

I would like to extend a note of thanks, mixed with a bit of apology out to my wonderful, wonderful customers over the years. You have been with me through it all, and I love you all! Your kids have “grown up” with me and my own kids. We have celebrated and prayed for each other, cried and rejoiced over many things. I know that I have not offered nearly as many items as I used to, and I have been a bit out of touch…not quite myself. Sorry about that, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your patience and patronage. I have used this time to complete some orders for you, but my “absence” was filled with time to work on a project that has been extremely fulfilling for me. (more on that later)…

I just feel like today is special for some reason. With an abundance of gratitude, I realize it is time to get back to my usual outgoing self, and come out of “hiding.” In my little hiatus, I see that things have really taken off at etsy, and I would like to really start selling there.

Happy Birthday, to me! And good luck on the drawing!!!
Here is a peek at my latest creation:

Center of Mia's World

Center of Mia's World


Mia with Chris Young on Music Row

Mia with Chris Young on Music Row

Update June 3 at 12noon: Looks like facebook is what most prefer! good to know! 138 members so far in the facebook group. Don’t forget to post a comment on this wordpress blog, and do the other items for more chances to win!!! 🙂

IF Illustration Friday: SIMILAR shadows

December 9, 2008 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Birds, friends, girl, IF, illustration friday, princesstomato | 21 Comments

Sketch of Girl and Bird

Sketch of Girl and Bird


Quick sketch of a girl who found an egg. She hopes it is similar to the ones mama bird has been sitting on in the nest above.

My favorite part of this is actually how the shadow of the girl’s hands ended up looking similar to a bird shadow–the kind we form with our hands to appear on a wall. How serendipitous!

The actual sketch has more design elements to it, such as the branches and leaves forming a heart-shaped border around the girl. I played around with the albeit-horrible-scan in Photoshop, and learned that I can move things parts of drawings around, resize them, adjust perspective, etc. Wow! So I was able to make the girl smaller and move her so that she is under the tree more. I may have distorted her a bit in the process. I am such a beginner at PS, and am amazed what can be done with it. I know I could have drawn it by hand five times over in the time I spent playing, but I am trying to learn new things. Eventually I will get to figuring out how to make and use customized brushes.

Anyway, we are covered in snow here and life is good. Have a great day!

Day 12 of 21 day challenge “Hellooooo”

May 8, 2008 at 7:15 am | Posted in friends, frogs | 13 Comments
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hello little froggie

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”    …..Anais Nin

 

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