Holiday Yummies

I know I, for one, have been eating far too many leaf cookies for my own good (from that lovely patisserie I mentioned a few posts down). They're just like I used to get as a kid from the bakeries in New Jersey. Yum.

Have you guys been enjoying the desserts over the holidays, too?

Photo credit to BizBash

Free Book: Truly, Madly by Heather Webber

So, a couple months ago I was surprised to win a free book from GoodReads. It arrived in the mail today, so I've put it in my to-read pile and will hopefully get a chance to check it out soon! It sounds like a really cute, fluffy read with a nice dash of supernatural thrown in.

Oh right, this is supposed to be an art blog, isn't it? Well, design-wise, I love the viney swirls... but other than that? It screams generic-chick-lit-romance and doesn't really convey anything regarding the plot-blurb on the back. (Plot blurb, by the way, is basically "psychic matchmaker loses powers, meets up with a private eye, solves mystery, finds love" ;)) I don't think it's something I'd pick up in the bookstore based on covers alone. ETA: The final cover design is a slight variation which I like much better. Just FYI.

Will update you guys once I've read it.

Found: Patisserie!

Found a lovely little patisserie! Though, maybe that's the wrong word since it's owned by a couple Italians from New York, but goodness, you should have seen how delicious looking the desserts were! They even had cookies like you can get in the bakeries in New Jersey. And Gelato. AWESOME Gelato. ♥ ♥ ♥

Creative Process: "Creativity/Collective Subconcious"

Here's a question for you guys: What's your favorite medium (either to use or to look at if you're not an artist)? And What's your opinion on Digital Painting?

I'll be perfectly honest and admit that digital painting is not my favorite medium. It's a very practical medium, though, when you really can't afford a new set of paints and/or you just ruined a piece that was supposed to be done in watercolor. This picture was created due to the latter fact. I had the whole thing planned out and had put down the colored pencil work... all that was left was to watercolor the background. Yea, that didn't work. :P

I will say I had a lot of fun painting this background though- it's my favorite part of the whole piece. I used a picture of a nebula from NASA for reference, but it's not an exact copy. There's still a couple things I'm not happy with, but I'll focus on fixing those after I finish some other projects- it's good enough for now.

Thoughts? Comments?