Friday, February 27, 2015

Cat Tale

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Currently, I'm teaching my Digital Arts class how to use Adobe Illustrator.
Their assignment is to design a postage stamp. Along with an image, the stamp's value and the mythical country from which it's been issued must be present. This is the art I developed as I demonstrated Illustrator's various tools and techniques.
A special shout-out to Laurel Burch for the inspiration for this design.
Hmmmm … I just may order custom stamps.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

©2015 Mardi Speth • All Rights Reserved • Vector heart with Photoshop manipulation

For all you lovers out there ~
it's what makes the world go 'round and 'round.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IF … Jagged

A Tweet's shell is jagged.

My tutu is too!

And here's what happens
when I take an antihistamine with an espresso chaser.

Friday, January 30, 2015

IF … Passion

©2015 Mardi Speth • All Rights Reserved • Mixed Media

It's a two-fer! I had fun creating the vector-drawn heart and playing with color variations, although it took a lot more hours than one would suspect. During computer breaks, I drew Peet & Buttercup dancing. Later, I decided to blend them together to make a story. Why not?

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Monday, January 19, 2015

IF … Toy

©2015 Mardi Speth • All rights reserved • Pencil sketch
Buttercup's close encounter

Thursday, December 25, 2014

T'was …

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         The critters were nestled all snug in their beds ... 


          Technically, these are not their beds, but the accommodations will
          do for tonight. (Buttercup appears to be quite snug anyway.)

         Merry Christmas to All, and to All, A Good Night!

Friday, December 13, 2013

IF … Spirit

The true story of The Night Before Christmas …

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