Wednesday, September 2, 2009
OK, this was something different. I was hired by little company called The Greeting Farm to design "teen themed" rubber stamps. Crafters use the stamps to make lovely greeting cards and such. Well, it was a departure for me, but it was fun! They are a delightful company to work with, and I enjoyed the assignment. I have two sons and several nieces around this age, so I'm surrounded by teens and "tweens," but oddly enough, I never draw them. I tried to capture two things that I've noticed about this amazing, confusing time of life:
1. When you catch them in a certain light, or a certain pose, they show glimmers of the little kids they were not so very long ago.
2. They're starting to really play with style, picking up pieces here and there and trying them on for size.
It's a wild ride, but I wouldn't miss a minute of it.