dammit beth art and design works

Dammit Beth! art & design works

Getting into the Christmas Season

I am actually mailing out Christmas cards this year. In previous years, the intention was always there, but time always caught up with me to say, “Oopsie, you forgot. Again. Better luck next year!”

This year really is different and I would like to pat myself on the back and celebrate with some homemade Chex mix and a glass of red. It's the little victories, I tell ya!

In the beginning planning stages, I initially created an illustration so I could print and create the cards on my own. I ordered the ink for my printer and the paper for printing. Lo and behold, the printing looks like doo doo, so it is time to purchase a decent printer. But, since I don't have the time to do all that now, I utilized one of the templates on Snapfish to feature my art and a couple photos of little G girl and ordered the prints. Now, to mail them out!

I love a lot of the Snapfish template designs and they do great prints.

I love a lot of the Snapfish template designs and they do great prints.

Bink is my assistant Christmas tree decorator. He is my assistant everything, really. So helpful.

Bink is my assistant Christmas tree decorator. He is my assistant everything, really. So helpful.

Blog Entry #1

I'm building something, because I am an artist and this is what I should be doing for a living, whether it be graphic design, illustration, or painting.

One of the factors in my plan – my aunt's funeral, an old school mate, and the old school mate's question,"So, are you doing art? Are you working in art?" Me: "Uhhhhh, I've been showing some, doing a bit here and there..." While I hold my 4 month old baby. "I just remember you did a lot of art in school." Then, she walks off. I look down at my baby. Ouch.

That's one of the factors that brings me to today and into the future.

 

Honest Wine Label for a Mommy's Valentine's Day bottle. Inspired by Suzanne Fleet's blog Talouse and Tonic.

Honest Wine Label for a Mommy's Valentine's Day bottle. Inspired by Suzanne Fleet's blog Talouse and Tonic.

My Instagram photo blog from last year. I had maybe a handful of Instagram friends then. Now I have close to a bushel of lovely Instagram friends.

My Instagram photo blog from last year. I had maybe a handful of Instagram friends then. Now I have close to a bushel of lovely Instagram friends.

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