Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Help! I need a new printer!!...and info about me!

My work holds a craft fair each year. I was hoping to be a part this year, but due to my right arm, it didn't come about. But, I did try to print some of my images, re-saving them as 300 dpi. What I found out, is the little scanner printer that I have, although it works great for printing off information, is not making the cut for my artwork. So, does anyone have a suggestion on a really good printer? I'm going to need to replace this one if I'm looking to open my etsy shop soon. So, thank you for your suggestions!!
I don't normally share information about myself, actually starting the blog as a way of inspiration and to get my digital artwork off the ground. But, I thought I might share a few tidbits today. I work full time and try to do my artwork in the evenings and on weekends. I don't have a lot of spare time, so that is why I chose to explore the digital end of creativity. My grandfather liked to draw pictures, so that is where I received my love of art. In fact, I wanted to be an artist when I grew up, but soon realized, in a high school creative art class, that you would be told what you had to draw and frankly, razors etc, were pretty boring to me. Who knew where art would be heading then! So, I did the reasonable thing, and studied accounting courses and took a job in the office of a retail store. I did that for a few years, until it was suggested I work at an Oil and Gas company. Now you have to understand, only men worked for these companies, sometimes even in the offices, but women were making their way, so I applied for the job, never thinking it would happen. Low and behold, I soon was the receptionist, and after two years I had moved on to be the only Geological Technician for the company. And, I'm the fourth generation to work in the business! My great-grandfather, grandfather and uncle all worked in some capacity in the oilfields. So, that is the reason I love to use fossils and rigs in my art work and the reason for the name "Art Legacy," as I have a legacy in art, coming from my grandfather and a legacy in my job.
I have two boys! The oldest, Samson, is 5 years old and weighs usually between 5-6 lbs. The youngest, Gideon, is 4 years old and weighs around 7 lbs. They are the love of my life and extremely spoiled. I have to say, I truly love my furry babies.
So, I hope I haven't shared more than anyone would like to know. I'm off to the doctor on Thursday, so I'm hoping to have a remedy for my arm soon. Here is more of my iPhone artwork and pictures of my boys!


"Fossil Fairy"
Digital iPhone Artwork by Andrea

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Header and more iPhone Digital Artwork to Share!

It was time for a change on my blog header. It's cold here in Oklahoma, so wanted to create a header that reflected the Holidays!
Also, I have some more iPhone Digital Artwork to share. The image is once again from Art-e-ology. Loved adding the tutu! Hope you enjoy!
"The TuTu Garden Fairy"
Digital iPhone Artwork by Andrea

Sunday, November 14, 2010

More iPhone Digital Artwork and........I'm a Winner!!

I'm saying again, something I seem to always be saying. It's been a while since I've posted to my blog. Not that I haven't had some things to post. First, thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers concerning my nephew and my mother. My nephew is now walking with a cane. He doesn't have full feeling back to the left side of his body, but he is on his way, we believe, to a full recovery. My mother is doing great! She has lost over 40 lbs since the heart attack and has received great reports from all her doctor visits.
On the other hand, I've been having some trouble, and the reason I haven't posted in a while. I use the computer every day for my regular job. I've recenly been having some trouble with my right hand getting numb and hurting from the wrist to the elbow. I've also come across about a lima bean sized knot on the bone for this arm. I have a doctor's appointment on December 2nd, and I'm hoping we can find the answer to this problem. Unfortunately, it's made me stop being on my computer and stopped me from creating artwork on my iPhone. To do either of these things just irrates the arm and I find myself in terrible pain. Yesterday, just to dust put me in great pain and I almost couldn't get my arm to my mouth to brush my teeth. Needless to say, I was in tears.
But, I'm glad to say, I had some artwork already created I could share with you. Again, I created it on my iPhone. The little angel came from Art-e-ology. I hope you enjoy!
"Snow Angel"
Digital iPhone Artwork by Andrea

Also, recently I was the winner of one of the prizes from Debrina Pratt's blog give-a-way. I was the winner of her altered tin. Thanks Debrina, I Love It!!!