Sunday, July 18, 2010


Finally bought myself some canvases, this is my first attempt at painting on one. Done in Acrylic. Still very much in progress.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Homemade cards

Two cards i made recently, one for a friend who was graduating and the other for an advisor of a program i had attended.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summertime Sparkles

Two photos i took in my garden, then manipulated on photoshop.


This was a card i made for my grandpas funeral

A frame i made for my aunt as a housewarming gift.

A school project. Each letter represents someone in our group.

Just a couple of the scrapbook/ traditional art things I'v done recently.


Horses were the first animals i fell in love with. I've been drawing them for a long time but I'm still not very good at it. I probably just need to take some art classes so i can figure out how to do things properly instead of just fudging through them. So this is a picture i drew originally on watercolour paper, but it turned out better than i expected so i scanned and copied it and finished it on normal paper. I'm still too scared to do the watercolour version because I really DON'T know what I'm doing with watercolours. So this is as far as this one is going to go for now.

INK :)

So I was at the art gallery yesterday and saw these really awesome stylized flower drawings/paintings. I didn't really get much of a chance to look at them but I decided to try my hand at it.

I tried digitally painting them but i really didn't like the result so i think ill try them in watercolour or acrylic. These two are the second version just done in ink on printer paper, I still need to add in some shading.


The Typographic version

The original picture

So i just learned about typography lately and i thought i would give it a try. so i took a picture I took myself, and some Photoshop brushes from "" and this was my result. Tell me what you think.

Botany Adventure

So, looks like i have to backtrack a bit. Approximately three days ago i went to a botanic park that was by my house to get some pictures. One of my huge hobbies is photography. I have a Canon Rebel SXI and it is my baby, I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures. (I took all of these so please do NOT steal)

First post!

So since I'm new here i might want to describe a couple of things. My name is Christina (aka Hodge) and I love art. Well mostly visual art. I'm not very good at the whole drama "experience". I basically want to try every art form i can possibly fit into my life. So far my main interests are: Photography, Scrapbooking, and Drawing. I've never taken an art class but i plan to this summer. So basically the purpose of this blog will be whatever art things i do or things i find funny. for example, if i went to take some pictures at a botanic park, i would post the best pictures here, or if i built a mini terrarium (which i actually did today) i would post pictures here as well.