Monday, January 30, 2012

13. Drinking Straw Wrapper

This ant was created during a buffet lunch using the paper wrapper that came on my drinking straw.

Monday, August 29, 2011

12. Potato Stamp

Letter A print
Close-up on ant print
Carved potato ant stamp

Today I decided to carve out an ant potato stamp. Yes, a stamp made out of a real potato. I then used a blue ink pad to place some ink on the stamp and formed a letter A print using the ant-shaped stamp multiple times.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

For Fun: College Ant Project

Final piece re-created at a larger scale.
35 Ants
I've decided to share with you (and may regret this...) the original ant project from my early college days. We were able to choose a subject from a list the professor provided and were given the task to come up with 35 creative ways to represent that subject. I, of course, chose ants.

Here are the descriptions of each ant box:

Row 1 (left to right):  Fine tip Sharpe with pink highlighter background, Globe ant in marker, Circus ant in marker, Stipple ant in marker,  Queen ant in marker.

Row 2 (left to right): Air brush markers ant, Ant head made using make-up, Dismembered ant in marker, Ant made by drawing parallel lines only in marker.

Row 3 (left to right): Ant made with type character stickers, Worker ant in marker, Photo of an Escher piece that includes ants, Ant made with glitter, Lines inside of lines ant in fine tip Sharpe.

Row 4 (left to right): Ant in Crayon, Psychadelic ant in marker, "ANT" written with tiny ants,  Grid ant, Ant made with yarn.

Row 5 (left to right): Ant drawing in pencil, Ant made with wrapping paper and shiny, metallic string, Ant collage, Inverted black and white ant, Farmer ant (with too many legs..ha!).

Row 6 (left to right): Ants around the world, Squished ant, Ant head in acrylic, Ant maze, Sad ant in watercolor.

Row 7 (left to right): Ant in nail polish, Regular ant, Ant larva, Red flying ant, Ant close-up in embossing powder.

11. Drop Cap

As a Graphic Designer by trade, I decided to use my skills to create a drop cap A for Ant. I also have recently found a new interest in typography and wanted an excuse to experiment.

Monday, August 22, 2011

10. Perler Beads Ant

This ant made of Perler Beads (aka - Melty Beads) was a special contribution to this collection by my good friend Meghan. It made the journey, unharmed, all the way from Columbus, OH to Hudson, MA!

Thanks so much Meghan, I love this ant!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

9. Yellow Wax Ant

This ant was shaped using the wax coating that came on my Mini Babybel Cheese snack and is stuck on the side of my glass.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

8. York Peppermint Patties Ant

Tonight, my husband and I attended a lovely, anual event that our church puts on called The Sweetheart Banquet. Knowing I hadn't done an ant yet, I searched for what I could use. Then, my husband suggested I use the York Peppermint Patties that were scattered around the tables. What a great idea!

Above is the picture of my York Peppermint Patties Ant and one of the chocolate mice that were made for the event favors. The mouse was cute and my friend suggested I add it in the photo :)

Speaking of my friend, Christine Crowell wanted in on the ant action... Look what she came up with!
Fabulous ant created by my best and very creative friend, Christine Crowell.

After I was satisfied with the photographs for York Ant for day #8, my husband and I... ate it..... yuuum!