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Bright & Cheery Tea Set

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Project Brief: Design a cheery tea set for a Sunny client. 1x tea cup, 1x saucer, 1x napkin The brief called for the design of a teacup, saucer, and napkin... but who could resist not designing the entire set?! Not I! I love tea! What should it have on each piece? I'm not a big fan of the lacy, teensy, frilly flower on my tea sets as many traditional ones do.  And lately, I've been really enjoying working with traditional printmaking methods especially linocut. I made a bunch of patterns and arrangements using stamps I made on my own, and...

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Summer & June Gloom

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My Summer Finch for the Finch & Foxglove site! Did you know about June Gloom in Southern California? I just learned about it at the end of last month. I actually really like it! So what is it? It's this weather phenomenon where clouds form over the ocean along the coast and the winds move these clouds onto land creating a foggy, cool atmosphere. I LOVE the cool mornings! All this talk of beach and clouds and such has me all in a tizzy making artwork about fish and water! Did you see my new summer finch up top? It's...

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Process: Advent Calendar Noel Image

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Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself in case you hadn't met me before.  I'm Adriana Hernandez-Bergstrom!  I go by Adriprints on my work, and  you can find me really easily with that moniker.  I'm the founder of the Finch & Foxglove art collective, and I did the first illustration on our digital Advent Calendar. I am a really process-oriented person and I love learning how others get to the images they do.  I hope you can learn a little bit from my process too! The "Noel Peppermint Bark" illustration started off as a doodle that I did in August...

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Chicken Picnic

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This is my final piece from the Make Art That Sells Course (Part B).  It was a revelation for me to just do what I do in response to a brief, and use my icons that were created on a whim earlier this year and then put it all together.  It's a revelation to just be in a flow and making work. I asked my teammates from Finch & Foxglove for feedback and adjusted accordingly.  It's been really nice to be able to get into a groove and feel like you had a place to turn for a dialogue about...

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Scrapbooking: Greetings from the Lido Deck!

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I am so happy with this one!  I couldn't believe I got it done on time to be considered for the Make Art That Sells weekly review either.  Our things finally arrived from Germany and it meant we were in super-unpack-cardboard-box-processing mode!  But, I was also in a "making mode" as well as "where the heck is my scanner mode"... and so I made and found my scanner at last. Here is my work resulting from the theme we were given: vintage cruise ship correspondence.  It's a bit of a mash-up but I think between the chosen color palette and...

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