Wednesday, February 25, 2015

little bit of tweaking

surface pattern design by lisa m griffin
Still working on this design and building toward a collection.... curious to see what develops. :)
Have a lovely, creative week!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

new pattern

illustrated pattern art by Lisa M. Griffin
This will be a collection, just not sure of the name. :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

More stuffed animal love

illustration by lisa m. griffin, 2015
Something about jammies and stuffed animal - just brings back lovely memories of my little ones.
Happy creating!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pattern #6

surface pattern design by Lisa M. Griffin, 2015
pattern #6 / 52 patterns in 2015.
Have a great holiday weekend!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hello Monday

illustration by lisa m. griffin 2015
Happy Monday!
Nothing to be afraid of, a brand new week beckons filled with lots of creative possibilities.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New addiction

16x16 tote bag featuring pattern design by Lisa M. Griffin
It has been such a productive start to the year... building more time for sketching, working on a steady stream of projects and playing in patterns.  I created so many new surface pattern designs,  that it was time to try out a Society 6 shop and WOW do I love their product mock up feature! It presents a remarkable visual and is so helpful to both the artist and the buyer. Are you on Society 6? If you are share your shop below.
Thanks for your visit today and happy creating!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A few of my favorite things...

I love when fellow artists share their creative process, tools or books, so I thought that I would start the week with a few of my favorite things that I am using in the studio now. Some are recent discoveries and others are tried and true "must-haves".

OHTO Graphic Liner Needle Point Drawing Pen
This is a recent discovery and I love 'em! Great tip, smooth line, a quality pen especially if you do a lot of inking/linework.

Koh-I-Noor Mephisto Mechanical Pencil
My absolute, hands-down, favorite mechanical pencil. Smooth, comfy rubber grip, excellent craftsmanship... it is my big splurge and the best mechanical pencil I have
EVER used.

Uni Boxy Eraser - Black
Erases like no other... I still love my kneaded erasers and have several on my desk, but they don't compare to this little guy. Fun new find!

Yogi Tea, Egyptian Licorice
One word, YUMMY! Perfect as my winter studio, tasty, treat. Plus I love those little inspirations on the tag, warms the heart and keeps me happy and energized in the studio.

myPantone app
I totally dig this, so many great functions for the artist with access to color libraries and palettes on the go. PLUS You can capture and extract colors from photos and snap to the closest PANTONE Color. E-mail color palettes that can be used in the Adobe (.ase files).

Digital Painting
Caryln Beccia is a wonderful digital artist who has written several books on digital painting, she is an amazing teacher and rather technology savy to boot. "Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner" is a wonderful resource for all things painting digital and goes through the basics+. With tutorials and tips for both Photoshop and Corel Painter for the digital artist, what I would consider a must have for the studio library.

Would love to hear if you have used/tried any of these items... or share a favorite creative tool, tea or book in the comments below.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 30, 2015

pattern #4 / 52 patterns in 2015

I think this little burst of spring might just turn into my latest cell phone cover. Just need to decide between the two palettes... decisions, decisions. :)
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

a little art to share

c. lisa m. griffin
just a little piece of art to share today...
have a great week!

Monday, January 26, 2015

January has arrived!

illustration by Lisa M. Griffin
As we prepare for what sounds like an epic snowstorm... I had our winged friends on my mind. All our bird feeders are filled to the brim. Going to be hard for them to dig for food under 2' of snow.
Enjoy your day-