Remember as a kid getting your first firework sparklers and your mom yelling “Don’t run with the sparklers”! You’d watch it burn down to the end of the silver stuff and think (Oh man, it’s over already)?
What about Glow worms? When lit they oozed out … I don’t know what. You were left with these long, charred, cheese puff things. You saw the flames and smelled the smoke. Cool man!
July 5, on the ground lie little pieces of paper and red sticks from the — cover your ears — bottle rockets.
One year we did not have more fireworks so my dad lit a road flair in the back yard. We sat around and watched the awesomeness.
May watching bright colored lights give us strength.
For some time I’ve wanted to experiment designing with Celtic knots. Choosing gemstone colors like purple, blue, red, dark green and metallic gold gave me a pallet that I could do many things with. I assumed the knot would be easy to colorize but it turns out it was trickier than I thought. The animation below shows the actual shapes used. Design available atThe Celtic Knot Collection.
I have designed many puzzles for children in my career and I always find it so fun. I try to have enough visual interest to hold attention and entice. The white space acts like a guide for the eye to start at the top and sift down around the puzzles to the bottom.
I love the boldness and colors used in comics. A lot of movies are comic themed and I manage to see most of them. I wanted to make my own comic blast design using classic colors. The bursts are sourced from the font “Altemus RoughCuts” that I bought on Myfonts.com.
Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper. Illustration created in Adobe Illustrator.