Sunday, October 10, 2010

Love This One :)

Even thought these invites were never printed due to time constraints, the design is still one of my absolute favorites :) I'm hoping to put together a few Christmas designs in the next month or two so I can offer custom XMas cards on my site. Either way, birthday invites are always fun!

I can always switch the 1 for a 2 and use these for Mia next year!!!

What Better Day

For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, you already know that I have decided to write a book. I have not disclosed what this book is going to be about but this is going to be a pretty extensive project. So my big announcement, I will begin writing today! That will be my big 10/10/10 celebration! I won't have much time to write during the week because I have a few new clients on the horizon and one that I'm finishing up pretty soon. I'll be sure to post pics of all of my new projects soon! Be sure to follow me on Twitter for book updates @misskirs :) I'm excited!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Latest Creation!

I've been working on a project for Dan Sperry (best magician on the're welcome) and I've always loved working with gothy images so when Dan announced a call for images to be used on his new site, I was super psyched. I'm working on my own website project for him so I get to use all my gothy stuff for that BUT I threw together this image to submit to his little image contest. Hereeee she is!

Now, this is a story behind this one. It is a well known fact that I LOATHE spiders. Even tiny ones are out to kill me and last summer I had to go to the ER for a spider bite that made my whole arm swell up HUGE. So, you might be wondering why in the world I would pick a spider to use for this project. Well, several months ago I had a very vivid, crazy, creepy dream that really stuck with me. The most memorable part of the dream that I could always picture in my head JUST as I saw it in the dream was this spider with an eyeball on its body. Despite my hatred for spiders, I thought this eye-spider was totally awesome and I knew I was eventually going to have to make it on photoshop. So the Dan Sperry thing gave me motivation to finally put it together. I found the perfect image of the spider and then I set up my camera on the tripod with my super duper macro lens. The eye in the picture is none other than Chance's eye. The same eye that I have used in two other images that I love. One of which was actually picked to be in a gallery:

And this one I just made for fun (this was even before I watched Pans Labyrinth):

He makes a great eye and hand model :) and he even complains when our "photo shoots" are over. He's loves loves loves anything to do with photography....I'm so proud :)