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30 April 2009

My Artwork

I don't make cards very often any more, but i used to quite a lot. Also, in 96-98 i was doing artwork and selling it to companies that made rubber stamps. Two companies actually. Both went out of business. Honestly i don't know if i even own these pics any more. They probably still retain the copyright even tho they are not doing business any more. A couple of the pics that might not be true of, because there was a class action against the company (i didn't add to the filing. I think i only sold 2 or three pics for about $75). Quite a few of the pics i know i did sell the copyright.

So here are some of the things i used to draw.
Before you go crazy and tell me how good they are, let me inform you that they were quick tracings. I'd find pics i like in magazines and trace the outlines and put dots where the eyes were, then draw in the rest how i wanted them to be. Since i only made $10-25 a pic, i had to do them fast. But they are "mine" in that i decided how to draw in the eyes and where to put the folds and shadows, etc. I can draw freehand, but i have to spend much more time on it.

The beach scene and the angel i still own, i know. The beach scene was to be used at a local resturant as their children's menu. One of several i did. I was friends with the wife of the owner. They asked me to do them. I don't remember if i was paid, but i retained the copyright. It was mostly trying to get some business, but it never really went anywhere.

So here it is: My big art career!

(P.S. this was long before i met 
and married Duane, so my name isn't "ford" any more.)



Jana said...

I love your work. Especially the kids on the beach and the angel. Of course the child mounting the horse is really cute too. And the girl with the apples. Okay, I love them all. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Kim H. said...

WOW - those are AWESOME! I love the beach one, and the little girl... oh who am I kidding - I love them all. :-)

Lynnette Kraft said...

What beautiful art! I love it! That little girl with the barrel of apples is absolutely precious.

Thank you for your heads up on the dental procedure. I did some reserach ahead of time and know how important it is to get a dentist who is very careful. He's the only dentist listed as removing amalgam fillings in my area, so I called ahead and asked them if they remove them for cosmetic reasons or health reasons. They said, both but that they have a procedure that allows them to come out safely. The dentist is actually allergic to mercury and had all of his removed for health reasons. They assured me that they have filters in the room to remove the vapors and that they chunk them out instead of grind them out. So, I think I'll be okay.

I appreciate you mentioning that though, just in case I didn't know that.

Blessings to you - and keep drawing!!!

Lynnette :)

Stacey said...

Kathryn, I can't draw worth a flip so I always appreciate those who can! Very nice. The apple one is my favorite. Adorable!

Rosemary said...

Okay, I know you said you traced these and then added your own special touches. Well, I think they are grand! I think what you did makes them unique and great.

Anonymous said...

So wanna draw me one like that last with the little girl and the horse for my baby's bedroom? :) I just love it!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?