A card I made for my dear friend Hal for his birthday. I got a bit loopy on this, utilizing monsters, fingerprint characters and general grossness…
If you can’t read my hieroglyphics, the flavors are:
Slime with Sprinkles
My friend Lynn has a rather bad kitty named Mike. 🙂
Well, with all the animal rescue stress I am dealing with, I announced a few weeks ago that I wasn’t doing cards this year. People understood, but I felt bad. I LOVE making cards and I get ecstatic over receiving cards, especially handmade ones. I like to imagine people getting my individually made cards catered to their pets or hobbies or my pets or characters that they like, and feeling special. So, I did it.
I forgot to scan all of them as I made them, so I have been being a heel and asking people to please photograph them for me as they receive them so I can document them. Here are a few–click to see descriptions!
My pal Melanie is a librarian, and loves dragons!
Stephanie is a friend from high school and loves her German Shorthaired Pointer(although I don’t have the color quite correct–it would look like just a dark blob if I had used the right color marker.)
Heidi is a puppeteer friend who makes amazing little sandwich puppets at InJest Puppets.
My buddy I call Dunny thinks Tiny Clude is hilarious so I put him on a card. 🙂
Charles is another puppeteer friend who belongs to the sinister “Death by Puppets” group! 😉
Puppeteer pal Brett does magic tricks with a little rabbit puppet he commissioned from me.
Jill lost her beloved kitty Poppy to illness this year.
I made a card for a dear friend who costumes as Jason.
I mailed it, but he doesn’t have computer access right now. I can show you guys and I won’t spoil the surprise.
Yep, that’s a fingerprint for his head/mask. I had such fun on this tiny drawing.
Happy Halloween Eve, everyone!
Cuz’n Karyn is one of my best friends in this world. And because she has to deal with a lot of…shall we say,”life crap” , that I know weighs her down from time to time, any opportunity I have to make Karyn laugh I will grab by the horns. I had that opportunity this past weekend, at a movie night party we were having at Cuz’n Joanne’s place.
Incidentally, if you see me mention “The Tomato Gang”, that is this group. We eat dinner frequently at a restaurant called “The Green Tomato”.
See, Karyn is one of my friends in our Star Wars costuming groups, in particular, the Rebel Legion. She costumes as a Twi’lek Jedi.
And she is blue. I want to post a photo of her amazing costume but I won’t without her permission. Anyway, to get that amazing blue look, it takes an airbrush, a lot of time, patience and practice, and experimenting with different paints. And the constant upkeep and learning and trial and error with the airbrush produces, let’s say…some funny moments. Most of these occur at what are called “Armor Parties”, in which we gather at a friend’s house to eat,work on costumes or other projects, eat, work, and eat some more. And make a mess.
Birthday Dragon,© 2015 Liz Vitale
I drew this for a dear friend for his birthday, and it still remains one of my favorite dragon designs…I love the spindly legs and toes!
I’m pretty sure this was a card I gave to my hairdresser, as I usually do feel like a yak when I go in I have so much hair.