Friday, August 26, 2011

CD & CD Cover Design - 'Wedding Celebration!'

I was recently contacted by a couple who are getting ready to throw their wedding celebration party. They decided to give a compilation soundtrack to their guests as a thank you. They had their songs picked, typed out and ready to be set into the template that they had already received from their printer!!! They contacted me to whip together a fitting design and of course I was more than excited to take on this fun challenge.

They got married in NYC. They had one low resolution but killer photograph they had taken from The Top of The Rock. So I used some of my creative skills and transformed it into a colorful illustration... The color scheme was based on the colors of the brides bouquet in NYC.

View on to see the final product!

Original image by my clients.

Illustrated image I created with above photograph.

Brides beautiful bouquet!

Soundtrack Cover - Front & Back 
(Back is flipped 180° before sent to printer... making the transparent back image mirrored to the front)

CD Cover

Photograph made by my client after picking up the final printed product!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mesmerizing Garden Spider

Yesterday while I was out creating my most recent self portrait I came across this most incredible Mother Nature creation! This is a female Argiope aurantia, otherwise known as a Black & Yellow Garden Spider. We have a garlic chive that blossoms every year at this time and this is just where I found this intriguing spider... 

In my research last night I found out that the Argiope aurantia species is known for their web creations. This morning when I woke one of the first things I thought of was my new friend out in the garden. When I rounded the corner I found her circling and dipping her hind-end every couple of seconds. As I got closer and focused my eyes I saw her starting her new web of the day! I couldn't stop staring... and staring! I had to remind myself to breathe.

These photographs are taken when she appears to be finished with her web... I will keep an eye on her throughout the day to see what she does next. She looks hungry!!!

...Waiting patiently...

Can you see something in the background?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This is me, Sarah - August 2011

...This is me...
...invisible but still here...

Life brings the unexpected...
This is why we are trained to expect nothing!

...Live... Learn... Give... Observe... Explore... Love... Breathe... Be...

Self Portrait created by SACS.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Northern Idaho - Harvest Season

Golden Hour is an understatement when it comes to this time of year and this time of day in Northern Idaho. I was about 10 miles outside of Moscow on top of one of the many rolling hills. In the distance, to the back of me, I could see the whole span of Moscow from water tower to water tower to Kibbie Dome to yet another water tower. To the front of me, it was just jaw dropping. What are the odds of a vehicle laying out a line on the dirt road at this very moment! Perfect, enjoy!

From Blogger Pictures

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Adidas Originals + ad campaign = SICK

I'm in love with this Adidas campaign!!! I know, it's a few years old but hey, it's awesome in so many ways!!! Very well done. Check out one example below and or link onto the 'adidas Originals' Facebook page!

adidas original 2009 from txemy on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Working Solo Inspiration

This is one of the best Stop Animation video's I've seen. Such great advice. Thank you Studio Botes of South Africa for creating this awesome eye / mental candy!

Going Solo. from Studio Botes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

a.l.p.h.a. - Poster Design

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This is the poster design I came up with for the Grand Opening event that is this Thursday! I am proud to have had a small hand in helping a.l.p.h.a. promote for their great accomplishments. Please come on down to show your support. They have a new store where you can buy clothing, furniture and more!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sawtooth Music Festival - 1 take

One more very successful year of live music, Mother Natures most beautiful display, friends, families, parties and HULA HOOPING!!!! This is one of my favorite photographs of SMF 2011 - SACS Take on things:) More to come, still downloading!

'Even Grown Men Hula Hoop in the Sawtooths'