Well it’s been EONS since I’ve posted an update, but I’m posting to say that I’ve finally updated my website after many long hours. Whew! What an undertaking that is! I’ve created a stack of work in the last few months and just haven’t had a chance to post about it! The Durango Wine Experience, The Cortez Cultural Center Birding Festival, The Durango Film Festival…lots of ads (will try to remember to post those soon), new logos, LPEA Annual Report, new menus at The Irish Embassy Pub, new Honeyville catalogs (should be out any day!), the labels for the newly introduced Colorado Honey (whiskey – if you haven’t tried it, visit the factory store for a sample!!!) So thanks for sticking around duck fans, and if you get a second or two, peruse the site and tell me what ya think. www.duckgirlart.com
After years of listening to you all struggle, spending your days quacking, I figured it was time to give you an easy card to guess. Seriously folks, I don’t think it gets any easier than this one. So easy that I didn’t even feel the need to quack! There should be record entries this year! Rules are: You may only guess once. Correct guesses will be entered into a drawing and one lucky winner will win an original Duck Girl Art painting!! Guesses must be posted to this blog to be entered. Drawing has been extended to Dec. 26, due to unreliable postal employees… Good luck!
Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting John Rubano – actor, musician, comedian, and historian. One of the many items in Rubano’s repertoire is being one of the writers (and stars) of the beloved play “The Bicycle Men”. The play came to Durango this summer as part of the Pro Cycling Challenge, and played nightly to a sold out crowd. I worked with John in creating the poster design, ads, and postcards, and have since worked with him and fellow performer Joe Liss on designing their print material for the performances in other parts of the country. If you get a chance to see “The Bicycle Men“, you MUST check it out. You won’t regret it. (and John – I still want a copy of the soundtrack!!)
One of my best friends recently got married, and being a designer (and maid of honor), I was also tasked with creating all of the print items for the wedding! She lives in London so we skyped for the last year, finding designs she liked and finalizing the pieces. I worked with a local printer, but unfortunately they didn’t order the paper we so painstakingly selected, so I was told (five days before the ceremony) that we weren’t able to use the paper we’d requested. The printed pieces turned out nice, but I was still pretty bummed that they weren’t what we’d wanted. Maybe this is why I don’t do weddings?? Either way, the last minute scramble for paper turned out ok. Here are a few samples…
I went to the Denver Zoo in the spring and took some fabulous pictures of some crazy fish. I’ve just now gotten around to painting them on little pieces of wood (about 4 inches x 3.5 inches). They’re really fun!
I recently redesigned the Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours brochure. It was a doozy!
First, pick a cover – one side is rafting, the other is jeeping.
And unfold again…
And lift up…
And pull down…
I love this grizzly! He was happily scratching his back with the slightest smile on his face! I went through lots of ideas as to what to add to this one. I finally stumbled on a stamp I have of “Where the Wild Things Are”. I kept wanting to poke humor at my “scary” bear, so I thought that image was rather suitable. Then I added a wine bottle cap because I’m sure my grizzly was saying “Rrrrr!” (again, in his ever ferocious tone). Those who know me know that I’m a big Winnie the Pooh fan, so naming the painting “Silly Old Bear” was a no brainer. Although for some reason I wanted to name him “Francis”. Wasn’t there another children’s book about a bear named Francis? Or was he a badger??