Friday, December 23, 2011

Studio. . .

One of the groups on Facebook that I belong to is showing their studios. . .so I thought I would share mine here on my blog too.  Notice the two dog beds under my drafting table. . .love my dog buddies. . .they are usually in there. . .they must be outside playing!!!

Christmas Card 2006

Christmas Card 2006 

Still one of my favorites!

Oh Come all Ye Faithful!

This was my Christmas card and Snowflake Ornament I painted for the 
Done in Acrylic paint.  I really enjoyed it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pulling Weeds, Trimming Trees, Wrapping Presents and Drawing

Here is another one of the toy sketches. . .as before there was no wind up on it, but I love them. . .so added it. I believe this is Heckle or Jeckle, which was a cartoon about two crows when I was a very young child. 

One of my favorite pass times in working in my yard and today I spent some much needed time in my yard.  I love being outside and today was just perfect for that.  We were fortunate to have a beautiful yard already in place when we moved in here a little over a year ago, although since that time we have taken our 6 redwood trees and replaced them with three fruit trees and added a raised planting bed.  I pulled a gazillion weeds and trimmed our fruit trees way back.  Net week my husband will put some dormant spray on them.  After our recent day of rain, there are many more weeds, so I will have to spend more time out there. . .love that!

That is the green barrel for my weed and branches. . .

Also on the agenda is wrapping presents.  I still haven't wrapped on present. . .and it's only four more days!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Finding it Harder and Harder. .

I am finding it harder and harder to color digitally. . .since I recently started to explore traditional medium I am finding digital so clunky and hard to love as much as I did.  I will still do most of my art digitally, but have a new love. . .I believe in the near future, like maybe tomorrow, I will explore doing traditional kids art!

Here is another sketch.  Most of these are done early morning either at home or Starbucks or at night watching tv.

Have a wonderfully creative day!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspiration Comes Again

I have taken the advice of Will Terry. . .so I am going to start blogging as if this were my journal.  Won't get to personal I promise, but he made a great point and I believe blogging is an important step and long been coming. I can't say that each post will be written perfectly and that each thing I post will be interesting to anyone but me. . .but I am gonna do it!!! The process of blogging always seemed so hard for me, but now that I know even if no one else reads it, it is a journal of me as an illustrations and my life.  As of today this blog is about change and progress is expected to happen.

To start the process off I am sharing a sketch done recently.  I have been sketching daily for sometime now and will post some of those sketches here. They are not perfect. . .but these are things I enjoy and I need to start being less afraid of sharing myself.  I often see others who are highly trained and or have huge talent and I find it makes me shy in showing my work sketches.  Here we go. . .I have been really loving wind up toys as of late. . .