>> Sunday, January 13, 2008
"Raven makes the Sun, Moon and Stars" by Melissa Muir (Lagaz) December 2007. Mixed media ATC. Laser printer ink, prismacolour pencils and pearl-ex powders.
"Masai Warrior Bracelets" by Melissa Muir (Lagaz) December 2007. 6"x4" Mixed Media Artwork. Prismacolor Art pencils, ink, and Sakura Sparklie Gel Pen. Original image from Philonz @ istockphoto.com
"Lemon Quartz and Prehnite set for Annie" by Lagaz Designs (Melissa Muir) December 2007.
Well, I have participated in my first gift swap online and it went awesomely! It was at IllustratedATCs.com, and everyone who was involved got great gifts! I was partnered with two lovely ladies, Abi and Annie :) The above artwork and jewelry were the gifts that I had given to Annie. It was a challenge to make something for someone that you have never personally met. It was a good thing that we all included a list of likes/dislikes that helped our partners along. I was in such a hurry to get my pieces made and shipped that I forgot to take pictures! I am so glad that Annie and Abi took pictures of thier gifts, and were able to pass them along to me so that I can show them off! I don't have Abi's yet, but when I do I will post her stuff.
Part 2 with Abi's Gifts
These are the things that I gave Abi (except for one gift, her ring, which I don't have a picture of):
"African Giraffe" by Melissa Muir (Lagaz). December 2007. Giraffe image in Prismacolor pencils, layered upon a background coloured in Prismacolors. Size 4" x 6".
African themed Apron by Melissa Muir (Lagaz). December 2007. Apron made from this tutorial. Made from heavy linen canvas. Alexander Calder's Sun image painted with Jacquard Fabric paints.