Saturday, November 18, 2006

Tiny Shiny Art

Hello blog friends! I'm so excited to give you a peek at one of the Christmas projects I've been lucky enough to work on this year. I have some very talented entrepreneur friends who invited me to create original illustrations for their latest endeavour called - drum roll please....

I met Kay and Jeff through work - we are all artists working under the same big corporate roof. They always have some creative project on the go and this time I'm so thrilled to be a part of it! A couple months ago, they ordered and recieved a button maker which magically presses cute little one inch buttons - and since it arrived, they have been unstoppable! This creative duo have made fabric buttons, limited edition illustration buttons and even some originals that they've painstakingly painted/drawn/collaged at the teeny weeny 1" scale.

I've contributed some illos for Christmas and here they are as a finished product - their packaging is so slick and professional! Unfortunately my camera is rubbish, so it does nothing to display what it looks like in person; but, fortunately, they will be updating a website and since Kay has a background in photography, there will be no lame photos!

Here are the scans of what the illustrations actually look like. The buttons are so cute and I'm totally pleased with how they turned out. The big debut of all the buttons will be at a local craft show here in Coquitlam, BC on Dec. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Check out tiny shiny art for the details if you are in the area - you do not want to miss out! They also have big plans to build up a website so everyone can shop for these gems - and they even plan to expand with other shiny product lines. I'll be sure to keep you posted.

So, there you have it folks. My big excuse as to why I have been so inconsistent with Illustration Friday and creative posts in general. I'm knitting away for some xmas gifts and I'm even sewing some ornaments for family stocking stuffers. I just really hope I can finish everything in time - the countdown has officially begun. Tick tock!


cruststation said...

How exciting Sally, it seems since you came back from your holiday things are looking up. Can't wait to see the pictures from the big debut at the craft show, your buttons (badges) look fantastic!

Love Squalor said...

these are beautiful!!! i have always had a crush on little buttons of this sort (in fact i dream of my own little button maker) and these are certainly some of the best i've ever seen - will you let us know if they get them up on a website for sale? i'd love to buy!! best wishes for the christmas crafting season - don't you just love this time of year!

flossy-p said...

How fun! What a great thing to be a part of, you must be sooo excited! You did a great job with the button illos. So cute. Congratulations!

Diane Duda said...

Thanks for the congrats on my blog! How lucky am I!

I just love your "smoke" painting for IF and your
photos are gorgeous! I'll be back to visit often.


Kirsty said...

Hi just found you from Sweet nellie, Love your illustrations and embroidery. I'm feeling a bit like you this year with christmas, like lets just get it over with !!!!
I'll be back.

Yuka said...

I came from Kay's blog. Your illustration makes me happy. It's so peaceful!