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Another banner! [Apr. 13th, 2005|07:48 pm]
I won second place for base icon in the aesthetic_icons "Trees" contest. carus_erus made the beautiful banner.

Trees banner

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Trees [Apr. 8th, 2005|09:10 pm]
Icons I made for the "Trees" contest at aesthetic_icons.

My base is a ceramic tile by Laura Reutter, of Ravenstone Tiles.

tile tree

My still is from one of my favorite artists, Andy Goldsworthy. The text is the title of the work, which he made by freezing icicles into a spiral around the tree trunk.

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Both adoptable after the contest; please credit the artist.
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Contest Entries [Mar. 10th, 2005|08:06 pm]
Contest entries for aesthetic_icons. The theme is Death and the Afterlife.


My base shows the three heads of Cerberus, guardian of Hades in Greek mythology, from "Psyche and Cerberus," a painting in watercolor and gouache by Edmund Dulac.


The still is from "Orpheus and Euridike," painted by Friedrich Rehberg in 1810. In this Greek tale, Orpheus is allowed to bring his love, Euridice, back from the world of the dead, only if he does not turn and look back during the journey.

These are both available for use after the contest; please comment if taking. Credit for iconista is appreciated but not necessary, but please do credit the artists.
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Modern Art contest entry [Feb. 1st, 2005|10:41 pm]
Contest entries for aesthetic_icons. The theme is Modern Art (created in the last 50 years).


My base is from an oil painting called "Escaping the Carnival," by David S. Borden.


One of my favorite artists of the twentieth century is Leonard Baskin. My still icon is made from his gouache painting titled "Of Making Many Books There is No End And Much Study is a Weariness of the Flesh."
The phrase is from Ecclesiastes.
Baskin was a fanatic bibliophile. He said, “People like me who care about printing – the architecture of the page – constitute the tiniest lunatic fringe group in the nation.”
This painting is atypically bright for his work.


This animated icon is from Chet Phillips's painting "Thought Process."

These are all available for use after the contest; please comment if taking, and credit is deeply appreciated.
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The paintings of Pery Burge [Jan. 20th, 2005|12:01 am]
Many months ago, I fell in love with the abstract ink paintings of Pery Burge. I finally made some icons in tribute to her luminous creations. Titles of the paintings and text sources are listed below the icons. For those who would like to add their own text or other modifications, the bases are at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

- Please comment! I love feedback. ;-)
- Please credit Pery Burge for her paintings on both the icons and the bases.
- Credit me for the icons if you wish. Crediting me for the bases is not necessary.

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Stone texture bases [Dec. 29th, 2004|04:46 pm]
I made these all of these bases from this photograph. It's a collection of tiny stones from the beach at Fort Cronkhite, California. They're in a translucent plastic film canister; I just stuck the camera lens into the opening and took the picture. I love how each stone has its own texture, almost like a personality.

The orange ones are carnelians. The rest are variations on jade, quartz, chert, and jasper.

- Please comment if taking (or even if not!)
- No credit is necessary, but I'd love to see how you use them. :-)


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Christmas icons [Dec. 21st, 2004|04:58 pm]
A few candles for the season.

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Source photos from:
     1. dtack
     2. cazador
     3. ctechs

- Icons are available to all; if you like 'em, take 'em! :-)
- Credit is appreciated, but not mandatory
- Bases may be freely modified
- I adore comments!
- Please do not hotlink
- Enjoy!
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I won a banner! [Nov. 28th, 2004|11:14 pm]
The kind folks at aesthetic_icons liked a couple of my icons. So I received one of emmalynne's beautiful banners.

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Art Nouveau [Nov. 21st, 2004|07:50 pm]
Submissions to the latest icon contest at aesthetic_icons. The theme is "Art Nouveau."

My base and animated icons are both from the work of Peter Behrens (German, 1868-1940).

From a color woodblock print called "The Kiss," c. 1900.

From a poster he designed for an exposition in 1901.

My still icon is from a 1895 painting by Georges Joseph Van Sluyters (Dutch, 1868-1943; known mostly by his pseudonym, Georges de Feure).


An image of the original painting, "The Voice of Evil," is here.

These are all available for use after the contest; please comment if taking, and credit is deeply appreciated.
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Award! [Oct. 17th, 2004|11:12 pm]
Here's the banner I won in the Halloween icons contest at aesthetic_icons. :-)

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