Playing with shape

I'm in the process of redesigning the logo for my dance troupe, Karavans Dance Troupe, and I've been given almost free reign. The troupe performs folkloric dances of North Africa, the Middle East and Persia in a very traditional manner with very traditional costumes. I wanted the logo to reflect that and have a retro vibe. I've already updated the facebook images and feel I'm on the track to capturing the feel I want the logo to have. So I let myself try something a little more modern to see where it would take me:

I'm very happy with the result. Instead of focusing on the images I chose to have them support the letters in the negative space creating one shape. The font still gives the retro vibe to me while the shape is more minimalist and modern. I'm going to keep experimenting and see what else I can come up with because I'm really enjoying this project and can't wait to see what direction it goes to next.

Summer Shows

This Summer I have work in two locations, Cafe Lourve in Edmonds WA for the month of June and at Isenhower Cellars in Woodinville, WA for June and July with my art group Artistic Genus. I also designed the flyers for the events and am quite happy with how they turned out.

We will be having receptions at each location:

At Isenhower Cellars 

Saturday June 21st 2-4pm

Saturday July 12th 2-4 pm

At Cafe Lourve

Thursday June 19, from 5-7pm

Ball Point Pens

Lately I've been enjoying one of the simpler tools available, a blue ball point pen.  During school I would reach for my trusty ball point before a gel pen or other fancy pen for my notes. Ball point pens may have less colors available than other types of pens but they have the ability to produce textures and tones by varying your pressure. I am hoping to have a collection of 6 blue drawing for an upcoming show in June. I have one more to go but until then please enjoy the finished ones in the land and botanical galleries.

A blue flower I saw while on a trip to Colorado

Edmonds Art Walk


I'm busy today gathering all of my supplies for the April Edmonds Art walk taking place tomorrow night. I have work on display with my art group, Artistic Genus, at the Edmonds Windermere office. Along with my framed art on the walls I will also have some cards and prints for sale. This is our groups biggest show to date and it should be a fun and exciting night.

The Art Walk is from 5-8pm and you can find my groups work at:

Windermere Real Estate/GH LLC
210 5th Ave. S.,
Suite 102
Edmonds, WA 98020

Society 6 Sale

Society 6, a print on demand site I use, is having an artist sale. If you follow this link you will get FREE Shipping and $5 Off Each Item when they order from my Society6 Store. The offer lasts through April 13, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. So if you have ever wanted a Tudor Kitty shirt in your life now is the time.