27 June 2011

Final Trachouse Logo

This is the final version of the Trachouse logo. 
Some of the preliminary ideas were shown in an earlier post here.
But this idea was the look that the client wanted.
In addition to the logo, the client also needed designs for four of the guitar pedals. 
The design needed to be edgy and a little funky, so a graffiti look was selected. 
Below are the four pedal names.

These were fully created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. 
It was a great change of pace to play outside the box and create something with a different medium and a different look.

And here are three of the four pedals at their final stage.

If you are a guitar player or know a guitar player, check out the Trachouse website
David Aucoin makes a great product. 

17 June 2011

Dinky Dips Holders Available Now

A few weeks ago I shared a picture of my personal dinky dip holder. You can see it here. I had mentioned that if anyone was interested in one of their own just let me know. I had a couple responses. So I have been  busy in the shop making a few different holders. These are now listed on my etsy shop.

Each holder is unique and is made of driftwood found in and around Lake Maurepas in southeast Louisiana. The wood is beautiful! Each piece has a low luster wax finished that has been hand rubbed to feel as smooth as glass. They are very light weight and small, so they travel well. This way, for all of you who will be attending the 2011 IAMPETH conference, you will be sure to have a dinky dip holder like no one else.

Please check out the shop and let me know what you think. I will be adding more as I have them completed.

12 June 2011

If you're near Ponchatoula, LA . . .

One of my pieces in the reception

This 8"x10" piece is framed to 12"x16"
 and is watercolor on Arches Textwove paper.

You are cordially invited
To a Reception
Honoring the Artists
Currently Exhibiting
In The Art Station Gallery
Thursday, June 16, 2011
5:00-7:00 PM
146 West Oak Street
Ponchatoula, LA
Wine & Light Refreshments
Sponsored by Friends of the Art Station
Exhibiting Artists:
Art Station Alumni:
Cricket Ayala
Jennifer Davis
Nancy Lowentritt
Jo Miller
Donna Mollere
Brandi Newman
Gina Reviere
Art Station Instructors:
Denise Austin
Trent Hebert
Kim Zabbia
Hope to see you there.
Kim Howes Zabbia
The Art Station
146 West Oak Street
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

06 June 2011

Handmade Design: Silent Auction

TypeCon and Loyola University New Orleans Presents:

Handmade Design: Silent Auction Fundraiser 
for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Handmade Design is a silent auction fundraiser presented by TypeCon in conjunction with Loyola University New Orleans. Works donated to Handmade Design will be sold via a three month long silent auction with all proceeds supporting the Greater New Orleans Foundation Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund.
Silent Auction
June 2011 – August 2011
Opening Reception
Tuesday, July 5th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Loyola University New Orleans, Collins C. Diboll Gallery

'Chaos to Harmony'
My contribution to the cause.