Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Celebrating Women

Hello and welcome to Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Not only do we have another fabulous sketch for you to try, but we also have a theme...Celebrating Women. It isn't an absolute must that you follow the theme too, but it's nice to show our love and support to women just like ourselves. We all have strength to move mountains, wide open arms that could wrap around the world, and enough love in our hearts to fill oceans. It's time to celebrate everything there is about being a wonderful women!!!

A fellow woman and designer, Deidre Mosher Designs, is our sponsor this week. Deidre is offering our winner a $10 gift certificate to her Etsy store. Here's a little bit about Deidre from Deidre:

 I have been in the business of art for over 25+ years. Starting out as a fashion illustrator, moving into Art Direction, where I did everything from print to TV...and eventually I found my way back to illustration. My art is just plain fun and my love of color is clearly evident in the designs I create. I'm currently licensed with a variety of companies...my designs are used on craft products, greeting cards/paper products, kitchenware, business products and such.

I am first and foremost an...Illustrator and Designer. I am inspired by seriously sassy & bold colors, but also love the 'wow factor' of classic black and white designs. I'm crazy for stripes and dots, and they are a repeated theme in my work.

As an Illustrator, I work in many mediums and styles, ranging from the line art to pastels...having fun adapting them to the latest project. I am inspired by some my favorite artists ...Matisse's use of bold color, Klimt's knowledge of figures and lavish attention to detail, and Gauguin's wild approach to his subjects. They are all so 'awe inspiring'! I'm happiest when I am in my studio and starting a new project...making a mess, experimenting...and even throwing paint.

Any day in the studio is a great day!

I usually get an idea when I least expect it...so when the 'light bulb' goes off...I sketch and sketch and sketch...(hence the reason I buy tracing paper in bulk). I always begin with a pencil and paper, and it evolves from there. My favorite part of the process?? EVERYTHING...from beginning to end.
 
And here's my card using a wonderful image called One Tiny Hand. I love the sentiment as well, "You're gonna Mommy so good!" As always, we look forward to seeing your creations so please join us at we Celebrate Women this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  

9 comments:

Kathie said...

Oh Linda your card brings back so many memories, I would love another baby but I'm far too old LOL couldn't handle sleepless nights and changing nappies again. Love your choice of colours and cute embellishments. Take care and have a wonderful week.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

mulberry station said...

Oh Linda, I love the thoughts your wrote about women. So very true. Your card is adorable. I lve the bright colors and papers. I lvoe the card for Fresh Brewed too. Super cute. Fall is a wonderful time of year. I will have to think about making an apple pie. Sounds sooo good. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Nancy

Joanna said...

Love your card this week (REALLY loved your Freshly Brewed card) And, just to set the record straight, there are TWO of us at SSW who like pumpkin pie!

Sally said...

Hi Linda - just love that image!! What a special time waiting for baby is and I love a card that celebrates just that!! Really fun papers you used and I love that sentiment!! (it's on the inside of my card... =).
Have a Blessed week - Sally

Heide said...

What a cute baby card. Such great papers and cute colors. Have a fun week.
Hugs, Heide

melody said...

i love that image! awesome card chickie...such yummy colors!

Jeannie said...

Such a fun little new mommy card and the paper and twine are adorable!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Pat (mspfd) said...

This i so stinkin' cute! Wonderful mix of colors and a perfect take on the sketch. Beautifully done and colored.

Arlana said...

Oh love those sweet bright colored papers, ribbons. Such a fun card. Have a sweet day!!! Hugs Arlana