23 September 2013

It's invitation and artwork season!

Hello all! It's that time of year again....Invitation season! Everyone wants to get some kind of invitation, which is a ok with me! I am also busy working on paintings for an up and coming solo exhibit at The Stone House Gallery in Fredonia, KS. I will keep you guys updated on that.
Here are the newest invitations:

Ashton & Brandon's Wedding Package

Surprise Birthday
Curtis is 25

Dillyn 1st Birthday!

Megan's Bridal Shower
Wedding Poster - original 20x18

Mariah's 20th!
Kiley  Tyler Wedding Program

01 August 2013

Staying Busy

I'm working on new artwork and in the meantime we mini-vacationed to Branson! (bwahahaha and it was beyond crazy traffic, needless to say we will choose a less stressful destination next time!) And I just finished some baby shower invitations for a friend of mine!

24 July 2013

A new series...

I've been working on creating a series of portraits based off of family photos that I have put together. Working with colors and trying to incorporate a little bit of symbolism into the work at times. The portraits will vary and will all be family members. Hopefully the series comes together well. I'm also mixing mediums (gouache & graphite on Arches) to see what happens.

Here is the newest one I've done. I also previously posted the image of my dad and grandmother let me know what you guys think!

Mom, Gouache & Graphite on Arches, 2013

20 July 2013

The Hustle & Bustle

I'm in the process of creating a bunch of new artwork for a show in November. I had to take a few days to create a piece for my amazing sister though. Little Osh is an amazing addition to the family and I couldn't be happier for her and her hubby.

So I hope she likes this piece when she gets it today, as well as all you out there! I've also posted a few invitations and things that I've created this summer for some people. Enjoy~

Shelli & Liam, Graphite on Arches, 2013 - Copyright Tera Reed Painting and Design 2013



25 June 2013

A Double Duo

So I've now become obsessed with my nephews! I put their birth announcements together for everyone to see the joys that we have in the family now! I'm also currently working on new artwork for a show that I will be having in November! I'll be keeping you posted on it!

24 June 2013

Liam Glynn Sheerer

We have a new addition to the family! My sister and the hubby have brought a little gentleman into the world, and early at that. Liam was early, 4 weeks, but is healthy and doing good! I just finished his birth announcements! Hope you guys enjoy!

09 May 2013

More Babies!

My sisters having a little boy! They currently aren't sharing their name that they've chosen so I've taken to calling him Osh. She is due in July and we're having a baby shower for her soon! Here are the invites that I created for the big day! I'm in love with these. We used a grey #10 open end envelope and I printed the address' onto them with orange ink. They are amaze!

22 April 2013

Photography Exhibit


As most of you know it is that time of year again....GRADUATION! Oh yes and I have a ton of students who are in the process of creating their graduation announcements right now. I have also been working on a few things of my own! A graduation party invitation,

I also just finished some post cards for a friends exhibit. She is graduating as well. Her invitations can be seen on an older post. Her work is amazing and she told me she is working on a website so I will keep you all posted as I hear more!

21 April 2013

Family Miracles

We have a new addition to the family! Logan is here!
Logan Michael

11 April 2013

05 April 2013

Spring is HERE!

So we've made it over hump day and it's finally FRIDAY! I don't think this week could have been any longer, but to no avale I've made it through! haha

I have been working on a few designs and wanted to keep everyone in the loop. I also entered into a show recently, unfortunately my work wasn't accepted. But that's the life of an artist, you win some ya loose some. I also entered the INPHA2 created by the Manifest Gallery. They are a rising gallery and I was selected for the INPA1 the year before last. So fingers crossed that they like my photography!

Here's the link to their website:

I will also be sending my work as well as student work to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center this month. It's 6x6 time!


Here is the work that I created. My most amazing cousin is graduating with her nursing degree and I am beyond proud of her! This is us together at my sisters bridal shower!
Rachel Graduation
Rachel & I - February 2013

I also re-worked an Invitation for a client and it's more modern than the ones I previously posted. I was also asked to do a design for the Chanute High School After Prom shirts. I don't know if they will go with the design, but I posted it below. Please let me know what you guys think! I would love to hear about it!

High School Graduation

27 March 2013

Underwater Ink

The newest experiment that my students in photography completed. Water + Food Coloring = Amazing!

13 March 2013

Cows & the Harris Shutter

Today was as per usual a long drug out hump day. As I sat in my office grading with Sara, my work study, we began to get antsy and wanted to go outside and take some photos. She is a total photography junkie and was just introduced to actions on Photoshop. Which I am in love with and at times just love the over edited photos that you can create! haha...

So we set out to find inspiration around the large metropolis of Iola.....and found nothing! Everything is still dead and I wasn't inspired by much. Until Sara said, "why don't we just go by the dairy farm, there might be some cows by the road." And onward through the fog we traveled. As we were looking at the cows we saw the babies and I just wanted to take one home. We asked one of the employees if they would mind if we took some images. Nope they didn't care at all, actually they took us all over the farm and let us help feed the babies!

So what started as grading portfolios and no good scenery turned into an amazing photo shoot! Here are some of the images that I got. I was working towards acquiring images for a Harris Shutter and ended up with so much more.

Here is the information on the Harris Shutter and the images that I composed as examples for my photography students. I think their really fun to create and hope that they get some good ones also.

What is the Harris Shutter:
The Harris shutter is a strip device with three color filters, invented by Robert S. "Bob" Harris of Kodak, for making color photographs with the different primary color layers exposed in separate time intervals in succession.
The term Harris shutter is also applied to the technique or effect. The effect is produced by re-exposing the same frame of film through red, green and blue filters in turn, while keeping the camera steady. This will generate a rainbow of color around any object that moves within the frame. This is created in Photoshop.

Here is what I got! Not to shabby if you ask me!
Harris Shutter #1- This cow is 1 week old!

Harris Shutter #2

Harris Shutter #3

Harris Shutter #4

Harris Shutter #5

10 March 2013

Purchasing Artwork

SOOOOO excited about the prints that I am getting. I saw his artwork in KC last November on 1st Friday in the art district and I was instantly sucked in!


His work is fabulous and I've added his link on here for everyone to check out! His prints are reasonably priced and when you view them in person you won't be let down.

Check it out!

Here are the two prints that I will be getting in the mail really soon!!!!

Desert Flower

Ghost Ranch