Monday, March 29, 2010

Trying out some new ideas..

I've always been fascinated with folk art primitives and Tim Burton type artwork, so I thought I'd give it a try. I would really like to see my clay go in that direction and incorporate it into my graphics. So, instead of talking about it, I created some "creatures" yesterday that I'm going to put on ebay and etsy. This is just the beginning of some of the ideas I have. Some of my inspiration also came from some old Halloween postcard graphics.

Although it's stepping out of my comfort zone, I really enjoyed making these. There were a little more time consuming. I baked them in different stages and added embellishments like wool, tissue paper and wings. But the process was inspiring for me and I like the end result. As I experiment with these, I'm sure the door to my imagination will swing right open. I just want to push myself to make a line of collectibles that are outstanding. Obviously, I have a ways to go, but it's a start.

Let me know what you think. I've just begun this process, so I'm a real novice. You won't hurt my feelings!..

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Busy Creating and claying

Sometimes I go through stages where I can't seem to get into my little studio and work. But lately I've rediscovered the joy of creating. I'm happy to say that I've been making a lot of clay characters, art prints and posters. When I'm not in my room designing, I'm thinking about what I want to do. This feels great. I wanted to share some of my newest designs. Also, I've attached a link of my ebay listings. If you bid on something and win, you will receive a free clay baby bunny photo holder. So, check out my auctions and maybe you'll see something you just Have to have!!Just let me know through the ebay email or this blog if you've bid and won and when I ship the item to you, I will include this little cutie.

Here's a link to my poster website. I do special orders and give discounts on quantities. Just email me if you are interested.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Along with my clay I've been working on a website that features my motivational and inspirational posters. I would love some critiques. I have a lot to do on this site, for instance, I need to make categories of motivational, art work, photographs, whimsical..etc.

Please let me know if you think that the pricing is fair. I am charging $10.00 per 11 by 17 poster with free shipping. However, I'm going to have a sale starting next week to kick off the site.

I also am very interested in doing special orders for birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and professions. I will be posting more information in the future.

Please take a look and leave a comment!

Garrity Graphics

Monday, March 1, 2010

What I've been up to lately.

Hello Friends, I've been super busy with school. This semester has been the most difficult for me since I've been at Madonna. I'm even debating on whether or not to drop a class, something I seriously would hate to do. But, if my grade doesn't improve, I will.

I was the chairperson of a fundraiser at Madonna recently. I made over 50 different posters using my photography, my art and some public domain images. The posters are motivational and inspirational. I sold 45 of them and that will go towards two scholarships, somethings I'm very proud of. A lot of people showed up to help me and we had a great time. I can't wait to do one in the fall, as I have lots of ideas for Halloween, sweetest day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I've been taking better care of myself and as of today have lost 45 pounds since last year. I exercise daily and have been eating well. I am working hard to get this weight off and I feel so much better already.

Finally, I have been working on clay. I accomplished a lot yesterday, putting 15 auctions on ebay. Here's a link if you'd like to see. I've made several birthday toppers which are adorable and a few cake toppers (generic).. I plan on doing more clay and posters. I'm also thinking of a giveaway, maybe a cute Easter pin. Stay tuned!

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