Dec 31, 2009

Artwork: Tiger with Paint Splatters

Tiger Design

Tiger Calender

Tiger on White Shirt

Tiger on Black Shirt

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Happy 2010! Since it's the zodiac Year of the Tiger, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a tiger illustration.

You can download a free 2010 calender here and use it for your own personal (non-commercial) use.

Or you can wear the design here.

Photo: Corset and Butterflies

Corset and Butterflies

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Dec 30, 2009

Artwork: Grim Tidings as a Tattoo

Grim Tidings Tattoo

Grim Tidings

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

One of my loyal art customers, Stephen, recently etched one of my designs (Grim Tidings) onto his skin. I'm both humbled and excited about this as tattooing is a great flattery--permanent and for all to see. The tattooist was Erik of Tribe Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dec 29, 2009

Inspiration: Gerhard Richter, Painterly Portraits

Gerhard Richter

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Gerhard Richter is a multi-faceted artist, blurring the line between painting and photography. The National Portrait Gallery in London held an exhibition for him earlier this year. View more of Richter's work here.

Dec 22, 2009

Photos: Wedding, Documentary Style

Bride

Groom Dancing with his Mom

Candid Woman Thinking

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

While posed, living-statue photos are the norm for weddings, I enjoy the documentary/photojournalistic style more. The quiet moments are always more intriguing.

Dec 18, 2009

Artwork: Christmas, Gentle Friends

Christmas Friends: Deer and Bird

Gentle Friends Shirt

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Gentle Friends is a vector-based cartoon apparel design available at Zazzle. I also added Christmas elements for an e-card.

Dec 16, 2009

Artwork: Einoma Electronica Album

Einoma Album

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

The good folks at Lamadameaveclechien (IMALC), an indie record label in Brussels, Belgium used one of my sketches for the album art for Einoma, an atmospheric electronica group from Iceland. You could check out a few clips from Tvenna EP on the IMALC site here.

It's very exciting and fulfilling to have my artwork gain a new life with other artists and to discover something new along the way. In this case, it's opened up my mind to new, inspiring music.

Excerpt from the IMALC site:
After three years of silence and six years since the highly acclaimed "Milli Tonverka" LP, Reykjavik´s Einoma return with a highly beat-driven and epic two track EP for Lamadameaveclechien. Composing for the first time pieces based on live sets and improvisations, the EP shows a more organic nature of Einoma´s sound. Its complex sound flow still remains very rhythmic and almost dance floor like in it´s unfolding sound quality. Big emphasis on bass, icy textures, detailed sound design and an almost repetitive narrative is the main focus point of these two very original and dramatic pieces. The EP comes with a stunning artwork and a big poster from Sherrie Thai from Shaire productions who´s 'graphic alchemy' seems to fit the music perfectly on a fundamental level.

Written and produced by Bjarni Gunnarsson & Steindór Kristinsson
Mastering by Pascal Demez/Herrmutt Lobby
Artwork by Sherrie Thai / http://www.shaireproductions.com/
Layout by Patrice Lambenne

Free Photo Downloads: Fabrics & Urban Textures

Gray Checkerboard Pattern

Pink Crystals on Black Fabric

Brown Rusted Metal

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Here are new texture photos that could be used as backgrounds for both commercial and non-commercial/personal work. Simply click on the image and click on "All Sizes" to download various sizes. They are part of my Creative Commons library of free backgrounds. Enjoy!

Video: Claymation Skating Walruses



Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Clip from the Will Vinton 1987 Christmas Special. Nostalgia.

Dec 14, 2009

Artwork: I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

Gothic Christmas

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Book Arts: Secret Belgian Binding

Book Arts: Belgian Book Binding

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

I recently discovered the Secret Belgian Book-Binding technique. If you'd like to make your own journal, try it out!

Dec 12, 2009

Inspiration: Andrew Zuckerman Wildlife Photography

Andrew Zuckerman Bird

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Andrew Zuckerman is an amazing photographer, but I especially enjoy his wildlife series. His new book Bird has such fantastic images, I initially thought they were 3D renderings as the action, lighting, and clarity of the images were so intense.

Dec 11, 2009

Inspiration: Rwanda Path to Peace Basket Collection

Rwanda Woman Weaving a Basket

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

As Christmas is coming, why not shop for good? The Rwanda Path to Peace Collection is available at Macy's and several other small community centers.

After the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women found themselves with the task of rebuilding their lives and their country, as nearly 1 million of their countrymen were killed. The baskets offer nearly 4,000 female artisans the chance to attain a sustainable income through the project. The baskets run from $25 to $80. In its fifth year, the project is still growing. Check it out here

Dec 10, 2009

Photo: Bird of Prey, Feeding Frenzy

Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey, Feeding

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

I happened to be in the passenger's seat of a moving car when I spotted this wonderful creature. I urged my brother to stop as the sight just made my day. It was so exciting to see this amazing creature (Falcon/Hawk? outside of a National Geographic magazine) with his meal so close, on the ground, and feeding! It seemed to have gobbled up the head of his victim, which I assume was a female pigeon or seagull. After a few moments, the bird tried hopping about--meal in-tow--creating a great spectacle.

Artwork: More Jewelry and Wares on Etsy

Honeybee Victorian Necklace

Black Satin Flower Choker Necklace

Bird in a Cage Keychain

Key to Darkness

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Here are a few new items added to my Etsy store.

Artwork: Kings of Cali Ad

Kings of Cali

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Created this simple design for a hip-hop magazine. It promotes the Kings of Cali, a motorcycle club which sprang out of San Francisco with a strong sense of community and unity.

Free Photo Downloads: Christmas Tree

Green Christmas Tree with Ornaments

Christmas Tree Fake Snow

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Here are some Christmas tree photos that could be used as backgrounds for both commercial and non-commercial/personal work. Simply click on the image and click on "All Sizes" to download various sizes. They are part of my Creative Commons library of free backgrounds. Enjoy!

Dec 3, 2009

Nov 25, 2009

Nov 22, 2009

Artwork: Steampunk Lizard

Steampunk Lizard

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

This 2" polymer clay sculpture was a fun project I created while taking a class from the delightfully funny Christi Friesen.

Artwork: Tribal Flower Bud

Tribal Flower Bud

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Photo: Dead Rose

Dead Rose

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Photo: Frozen Cucumber

Frozen Cucumber

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Seemed to have forgotten about this cucumber in the freezer. T'was a blessing in disguise as the icicle patterns were quite lovely.

Nov 18, 2009

Photo: B-boy with Fisheye Lens

B-boy with Fisheye Lens

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Artwork: Journey of Charon

Journey of Charon

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Journey of Charon is a mixed media piece (graphite with digital coloring), based on Greek mythology's Ferryman of Hades. Charon travels in a canoe, giving his riders an intimate, uncomfortable experience into the underworld. The faceless figures add to the mystery of the piece.

Photo: Thermal Self-Portrait Image

Thermal Image

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.

Took this shot at the Tech Museum in San Jose.

Photo: Generations

Generations

Posted by Sherrie Thai of Shaire Productions.