Wednesday, July 30, 2014

There is a season...

I don't remember when I actually drew AUTOMNE-I love doing allegorical figures and especially seasonal and celestial ladies ...

I was impressed by some amazing hair styles in a THAI stage show and that what led to this design.

HELEN SMITH a friend on face book had done this design in an autumnal palette and I mentioned I had never seen anyone do her blonde and springy-
here are the results:


I believe this is the original Autumn version. (above)

Winter, Spring and Summer below:




Aren't they all lovely?

This just goes to show once again how versatile digis can be and how clever colouring can carry one design through an entire year.

Thanks to talented Helen Smith for her wonderful colouring-you can find her on facebook  at Rick St. dennis digi fans and friends. or at her Facebook Page - HERE

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The one and only...

I am so happy to be working with Kit and Clowder and specifically with Alyce Keegan one of those people whose work makes your jaw drop and you find yourself emitting that, "I wish I could do that" squeak.

Several of my EDT ladies are taking classes over at K&B and loving it and I can see how even accomplished colourists improve.

Alyve was so kind as to colour up one of my images-the very popular Goddess of Moonlight on Evening Fog-one of 1,000 Chinese goddesses series I have been working on.

 
You can find this image HERE in my ZIBBET shoppe.

Look carefully at her technique on the folds and billowing cloth---beautiful.

I hope to be working with Alyce in the future so stay tuned.

Thanks to ALYCE KEEGAN for her glorious work!

Friday, July 4, 2014

My Red White and Blue Challenge

I asked my Facebook fans and friends to submit cards to a personal challenge-specifically a card or project done mostly in RED WHITE AND BLUE in honor of the 4th of July Holiday here in the states but specifically an out of the box card that needn't be Patriotic.

I did receive some entries and as promised I will post ALL of the projects I received here.

Damarys a new member of our EDT kindly did a couple of projects that certainly are winners but of course she cannot compete because she is on the EDT.


Bombshell is one of my newer hat ladies and of course is perfect for a patriotic challenge since she has the World War 2 chorus girl look.


MAE was an interesting choice but works quite nicely in an almost Statue of Liberty sort of way-Thanks DAMARYS for these two great projects.

 
 
Gran Margaret used a BITSY image for the sweet Christmas Card-did you know the during both World Wars Patriotic cards were quite popular?

 
 
Bonnie used one of my earliest digis - this is from the period when I was doing images for PROJECT WRITE HOME.

Linda Kupstas used on of my fashion digis I think its called Christmas gown-this project has a wonderful feeling and I love the way the embellishments compliment the image.

 
Deborah picked a very unusual image and made it work for the challenge, This is TWENTY WINKs-it also comes with a border design.
 
 
 

Tina-Mary also picked an unusual design The Goddess of Moonlight on Evening Fog-one of my 1,000 Chinese Goddesses Collection (by far the most popular). She did a great job on all those folds of red fabric. This card was a strong contender for the win.

I picked a project that used a holiday image, really used the colour palatte in an exciting way and captured the theme without diminishing my image it was also the only entry that used an image from my RANDI DANDI range now available on I BRAKE FOR STAMPS exclusively in both Digis and Rubber.

SO...without further ado the winner of my 2014 RED, White and Blue Challenge who will receive a gift certificate for my ZIBBET shop worth Seventeen Dollars and Seventy Six Cents (1776 get it? LOL)-----



Pauline Pollington's beautifully shaded salute to Celebrating is simple, clean and dynamic and puts the artwork in the starring role-Speaking of Stars I love how her embellies repeat the stars in the girls hair.

Perfect choice of papers, ribbon etc.

Congrads Pauline-please contact me at rickstdennis@yahoo.com to get your prize code

Next up will be my MERMAID challenge - use any of my mermaid images or make an image into a mermaid-get entry details on my FACEBOOK fan page. Prize will be announced in AUGUST 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Ladies T shirt

Wear it under a light madras summer blouse or a silk camp shirt with linen slacks.

This is my first T shirt-ladies style sizes Small, XL and XXL white only with a full colour image of Plummage Metalique as coloured by Aletha Jane.




$24.95 plus postage allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery

Find this item in the GIFT section of my ETSY shoppe-limited offer
http://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949/artwork?artworkId=2272484

Monday, March 31, 2014

NEW (sorta) thing for Spring

We have been trying to think of new ideas and new ways to attract business to the digi shoppes (etsy and Zibbet), participation on the facebook group and just ST DENNIS consciousness period-amazing how many people still haven't heard of or seen my digis despits being in business since 2009, sponsoring MANY challenges and blogs etc.

I had tried an email list but it wasn't as wonderful as I had hoped although I am happy to say my loyal customers and fans are pretty loyal.

The last newsletter went out yesterday and I don't want to go back to uncontrolled free image give aways SOOOOOOOO we have decided to go BACK to doing Challenges but Karen, Mo, Helen and Aletha all had ideas and we have sorta blended them into this:

We will have a progressive challenge in Sparkle and Glitter starting MAY 1-The first challenge will be Steampunk and you must use a Rick St dennis DIGI image in order to enter-this challenge is in honor of Volume 5 of Just Steampunk which will heavily feature my EDT ladies projects...

All those who enter the May challenge (with an RSD image) will receive a special 'FREE' image in order to do the June Challenge and the BIG WINNER of the June Challenge will get a free image and a discount code.

ALSO, watch FACEBOOK and my facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rickstdennisdigifansandfriends/

Aletha Jane is planning a special contest on the group page for group members-prize will be choice of 1 free image and chosen by RANDOM.ORG.

I am having a special on ZIBBET
http://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949

Anyone who orders from my Zibbet shoppe will receive a random code for either a percentage off their next order or a dollar amoumt gift card-totally random so each person will get a different code-codes must be used within 30 days from when they are generated.

Lots going on and hopefully-like the recent Earthquakes in California-it will shake things up a bit.

Thanks to all my friends and fans for their continued support!

Monday, March 17, 2014

2 shoppes full of images

I am amazed at how many people are still shopping on ETSY and haven't taken advantage of my ZIBBET shoppe found HERE.

I am still adding new images to ETSY because I know that many of you like the download feature which Zibbet doesn't have ----YET.

I hope you will browse Zibbet when you have time - there are almost 800 images on my Zibbet shoppe as opposed to 200 on ETSY.

I also LOVE the fact that I can arrange the images on ZIBBET in MANY sections making it easier to find exactly what you need.

On the right side of my main shoppe page you should find a long list of sections with names like Scenic, Fashion, steampunk and so on.

Just click any section and you will be shown the selection of images in that portion of my shoppe-also since Zibbet doesn't charge me by the listing, I am able to cross list images in more than one section making them easier to find.

All this aside you can still browse through the catalog of ALL the images on the site if you prefer.

All your Zibbet purchases from my shoppe are emailed to you by me personally within 24 hours of your order-be sure I receive your preferred email address when you order.

I'm sure that within the next few months Zibbet will also offer download services and when they do I will use them.

Lots of new images at Zibbet and many more coming in the next few weeks
so if you haven't shopped my ZIBBET store I hope you will and leave me a comment here if there are things you'd like to see added or changed.

Thanks for you support!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My friend KAT

I was privileged to meet and now work with a wonderful lady named Kat Petersen-an MFA in ART HISTORY from TUFTS University who is now finishing up her 2nd Masters degree and looking to a future career as a therapist.

I needed an assistant for the year long art program I am doing in Orange County and Kat was recruited for a few months of Tuesday afternoons while she finishes up "school".

Certainly wonderful for me to have someone so qualified help me with my classes and she's a great person to get to know and chat with as well.

I found out that KAT is also an ETSY seller and I know her wonderfully crafted and researched
Mother Goddesses and fertility symbols will be of interest to some of you as well>

You can find KAT'S shoppe at https://www.etsy.com/shop/gislebertus .
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I love that she sells "Pocket Goddesses" and also how detailed and carefully researched and presented her work is.

Some of her pieces are quite explicit but do remember these are copies of antiquities and true to the intent of the original historic artwork.

Enjoy Kat's work and I hope that some of you ill include her powerful women in your personal art collections.