Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Catching up on my work

I've been spending a lot of time trying to get my computer upgraded for the past few weeks and I have neglected my blogging. I've been doing some painting and wanted to put it up here. It is my year for the Arts in Easton Banner Program and this year we are only doing one side. I did a painting of Baylee on a Black Chair for the program. I will put a photo up of the finished banner hanging in town, but for now here are the photos of the painting in progress.

Not long after finishing that I began working on a painting that I have been mulling over for a year. Alexis took some pictures of some local watermen tonging for oysters. I used her photo as source for my painting October Morning.

I have another painting that I worked on at the beach, but I can't post it until it is given to the person who is getting it as a gift. I'm not directly connected to that person, but I don't want to risk stealing anyone's thunder.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Latest Painting

For some reason, I have been thinking about painting a fox in the snow for a couple of months. About two  weeks ago, I started the painting and finished it this afternoon. I tried to create a sense of hot and cold extremes with the colors and I think I got what I wanted. As usual, I added the pictures of the work in progress.

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Painting—a Gift

It’s been a little while, but I actually finished this painting a month ago but couldn’t post about it because it was a gift. Well it has been delivered, so I can put it here. This is a painting of one of two little girls that my daughter sometimes cares for.  She is the daughter of a family that also sometimes cares for my daughter.

 We visited them last year when she graduated from film school and I had this wonderful photo that I knew would make a great painting. It sat drying for quite a while in my studio/family room and I was really sad to see it go. I guess that makes is a meaningful gift.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Boris is on Kickstarter—Give a Boar some LOVE (and money)

Some of you know that I have been working with a really great team on an online Game of You— And Boris has started a Kickstarter funding event to finance the next phase, a mobile app. Here's a note about the project. PLEASE take a look and consider backing our project.

Greetings from all of us at 500 BC. As you know, we have been working around the clock to test and refine “The Ancient Game of You,” the first technology platform that enables you to tap into wisdom of the ages and ancestral connections to unlock your hidden potential.

Now it is time to develop our mobile app and we are working with one of the world’s top mobile app engineering firms to create a real game changer. Here is where we need your help.

We have just launched our first Kickstarter to raise $75,000 to help fund our app!  Kickstarter is a global online community of 5.5 million people who help raise money to fund creative projects, from films to games (its largest category). Through 2013, $942 million has been pledged through this crowdsourcing leader to fund 54,000 projects, revolutionizing the world of how new ideas are brought to life. The people at Kickstarter HQ are very enthusiastic about our concept.

Will you join the party? Every pledge makes a difference; creating early momentum is really important and will prompt Kickstarter support in promoting our effort. First, please check out our new Kickstarter campaign video and information page. Next, help us spread the word to your network (post, tweet, pin, whisper, talk, shout, mime) and even tell strangers you meet on the street. Your ancestors will be so proud.
Go here:

What are we after?
A fun, stimulating quest to live better. Before you break out the granola, know that wellness and mindfulness is big business. What do Target, General Mills and Google have in common? Company-wide meditation. A landmark study by SRI International estimates that globally wellness products and services are now a $1.9 trillion market. 8 out of 10 consumers are “extremely interested” or “very interested” in improving their personal wellness.

With your help, soon there will an app just for you – unlike any other.
You deserve it. After all, the probability of your being born is one in 400 trillion. Your DNA was passed to you from generation to generation since the dawn of man. You are a living record of the lives and ways of your ancestors. 500 BC wants to help shed light on the stories of you that even you do not know.

History’s greatest thinkers and Boris the sassy wild spokes-boar await you. It’s time to live life full boar.

With thanks and regards,

Carol Phelan-Marsh
Founder, 500 BC

Monday, November 4, 2013

Drawing to Design

I recently had a project to design a logo for a product called PLATO. Here is the pencil drawing I used to create the illustrator file.
and then the finished graphic

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome Boris McBoar

For about a year and a half, I have been working with a college friend doing illustrations and designs for a new web experience— Today it is a reality as the beta site was launched. This has been lots of fun for me, working with a great friend and doing all sorts of fun designs. The store is still in the works and I designed several tee shirts that will be available there.

Boris McBoar is the warrior guide through the journey of a lifetime. Last year I actually made a stuffed Boris our lacrosse team mascot. Clicking on the little Boris on the site gives you lots of great insights and facts.

The content of this site is HUGH and interesting. The team of writers and artists that bring the vision of Carol Phelan to life are skilled and talented. So...please take a look. I think you will have a great time...And LIVE LIFE FULL BOAR!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Two drawings into posters

Here are two designs I recently created based on a Sherlock Holmes theme.