Thursday, 18 October 2007

These days

My parents are coming from the states in about a months time so I thought they wouldn't mind bringing some fabrics over for me. Gotta love online shopping and low US shipping rates! (thanks mom and reprodepot!)

A selfie I did mainly to teach myself some mad computer skillz. If anyone is interested, I did a little pencil sketch, scanned it in, then played around with photo masking. I also directly scanned in the fabric of the dress I was wearing that day. I drew this when I was trying to sort our finance for our new apartment and got to feeling a little helpless and glum. Imagine that the tea draining from the cup is actually money.

Some collages I did for an album cover that unfortunately won't be used (due to printing issues) ah well. I can share them with you anyway. I am now working on a third version but I can't show it off yet.

Lies and I are planning on a shop update and will do that as soon as we can. But this weekend is full of illustration deadlines (me) and relatives visiting from Belgium (Lies). I can't wait to get into it though:)



judi said...

Such talent....... I'm very jealous!

How exciting to see your parents ........ how long has it been since you've seen them and/or been to the states?

melissa said...

i love that self-portrait, k! i am so impressed. i know that fed-up sort of feeling and you've conveyed it exactly. the album covers are awesome too- shame they won't be used!

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Love the sketch... sorry that it was borne out of that depressing feeling that money (or lack of) brings on!

Beautiful fabric too... lucky you :)


paula said...


Your self-portrait is great - it looks really organic for something created on the computer! And the album art is fantastic...bummer that it won't be used.

[And because you asked..."Bean" (real name Sabina) is a Papillon, which looks a bit like a big long-haired chihuahua. She says hello from Idaho :).]

Victoria said...

Thankyou for sharing your work - I love it all.

Sally Anne said...

I love all your artwork Kimberlee, you are so clever! I am always in awe of others who have such skills in sketching and painting.
Lies , I hope you have a great time with your family from Belgium, and that you all have a wonderful weekend.

My Happy Turtle said...

LOVE the selfie! Great work. You've got skillz girl!

Fiona said...

your illustrations are always sweet treats to my eyes. (>.<)
and I'm going to see my parents in a month's time. ;)

Debra said...

Great artwork, that portrait is fab... just looks like how I'm feeling right now ha :-( !!
How nice to have your parents avec stash of new fabrics arriving too, have fun.