I have been in the fine arts / graphic arts business for many years, working in watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, acrylic airbrush and computer art (with experience in Photoshop and Illustrator). I display in local galleries, and do illustration for a wide variety of venues.
I can also be found at:
http://belief-is-magic.com - Portfolio examples
http://1-maggie-huft.pixels.com - Fine Art America storefront - NEW!
http://www.zazzle.com/maggiehuft - Zazzle storefront
http://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiehuft - Professional network

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just a comment

I keep a digital file of all my past artwork and a printed file in a notebook.  I've been spending a lot of time, here at the end of January, reorganizing the files. Ugh! Looking back at artwork from eight or so years ago is very embarrassing.  I can't believe I was happy with some of this garbage at the time.  Obviously I was in transition from a more graphical style  - and I guess this is the mark of growth - but yuck!. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Year started

First thing to deal with for 2013:  My artist league has been asked to relocate from our present meeting location because that site is undergoing a major construction project.  I am the secretary again for this year - and the board members have been visiting different sites to find something appropriate.  We DO have a lead that will, hopefully, work out.  This is all suppose to be temporary until around June of this year. 
I also still have a still-life watercolor on the board; but got sidetracked by a graphic design project.  I use to do a lot of that when I was working a 9-to-5 but not recently.  A neighbor needed a logo for her church youth group, and what the heck, it was a paid job. 

So - I gave her several versions in several different file sizes.  And it did give me practice in the newest version of Adobe CS6 Illustrator and Photoshop that I picked up at the end of the year.  Graphic software upgrades always have a bunch of changes in the way they are set up - and there is usually at least a bit of a learning curve.