Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wedding Bells...

Even though my blog banner and website say "Brooke Boynton Hughes", the "Hughes" part won't be official until May 8th. Here's the design I did for our save-the-date card. Its sort of strange to take on a new name after having been just Brooke Boynton for the last 30 years. But I can't wait to be Mrs. Hughes. :)

To find some inspiration for the save-the-date design I decided to take a cue from my ancestors. I googled photos of traditional Norwegian wedding clothes. I love the exciting head dress veils that the brides wear, and their lovely corsages, and of course their always stoic expressions.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Illustration Friday: Stir

Feeling the stir of spring...

Art for Japan

Meg Hunt has a great idea to help raise money for Japan. Please check out her blog, Show and Tell, to see what you can do.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Illustration Friday: Warning

She did not heed her mother's warning. Oh dear.

Monday, March 7, 2011


Hello! Or should I say, Hola! I've started Spanish lessons with a very nice lady named Kim, and while my Spanish is still mucho rusty, I am very much enjoying dusting off my old high school Espanol. And I'm sure it will come in handy when my fiance and I head to Peru for our honeymoon in a couple of months!

Between wedding planning, internet troubles, and the expiration of my photoshop trial, things have been a bit nutty 'round here as well as artistically unproductive. But a real live, full version of photoshop is now up and running, the internet troubles seem to be resolved (if only temporarily), and wedding planning is... well... its on the back burner for today. One can only make so many flower, decoration, hair accessories, seating arrangement decisions in one week.

So, here's a quick color sketch I did for a portfolio piece I'm working on. Once the illustration is complete I'll post the process from thumbnail to finished product.

I hope that you enjoy your Monday as much as it is humanly possible to enjoy a Monday. I find that a nice hot cup of chai tea helps.