Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What's so funny?

I don't know about you, but if I see someone laughing it tends to make me laugh ( yea big surprise- me being the giggle queen!). Anywho, these are some outtakes ( from a portrait series I'm working on) of my fun & playful friend, Nancy. When I look at these laughing photos, I can hear her hearty laugh and it takes me back to the  blast we had that day in the park. Thanks Nancy for the cheap laughs!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mask [mɑːsk]


 A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment.  Or if you're in my art group, W.I.P , and you're the hostess that month, you pick a fun project/theme and say show up with a mask you've made.
Our group meets once a month to talk art, sometimes we make art projects, go over any ideas and/or issues we're having with our creative process. For me the group has supported me, inspired me and become like family to me.

I have no idea really why my mask is so crazy weird, but it makes me laugh looking at it and made others chuckle as well. I had an idea when I started, well, then that happened. Another reason why art/play is so wonderful.

I love how each one is so different. They are all so talented, wise and wonderful friends as well as artists!

Sarah is a fine art metal-smith and also the artist I collaborate with on our PIXessories.
http://www.mannstudio.com/welcome.html. Also makes a lot of her daughter's clothing and some of her own.

Lee is an interior designer and works in mixed-media, painting, and sculpture.

Suzell's a hip minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield. Hats and mixed media are her thing.

Nancy is newly retired and is a gal on the go! She plays with paint, also loves interior design.

Nan is also newly retired and another gal on the town! Graphic designer, painter, and  likes to draw.

Stef is a busy gal juggling photo shoots and scouting for TV commercials. Loves to play with mixed media and photography(duh).

Monday, October 14, 2013

Man Vs George

A collaboration piece

               A few samples of their joyful greeting cards
                  photo credit:Stephanie Bartz Photography
Meet the highly talented duo,Tilney & Ryan of Man Vs George, also friends of mine.
I met these two a few years back(?) at a Buy Local event, which made the event even that more fun and wonderful.

The first image(s) above are a collaboration of my photography + Ryan's creativity = a fun, one of a kind art piece. Need a creative invitation, thank-you, getting hitched, baby on the way, new puppy, my new digs, etc. kind of card or photo? Hire us! Seriously. We'd love to work with you. 

Back to MVG.
"I am a full service graphic designer and I do all things design oriented, including websites, illustrations, ads, posters, invitations, etc. Til consults on the designs, does coding for websites, helps me with shows, promotes us online, and is my muse."
What I know is they work hard and create fun, witty,and sweet greeting cards and posters. They are in local shops as well as in 65 stores internationally. There cards will soon be in a Colectivo coffee shop.



Monday, October 7, 2013

Beware of falling NUTS!

 Goofing off in Madison with my friend Nancy, when we came across this sign. Nancy made me pose!
      The beauty of the all the fog we had over the weekend.