Time to swing your tail! Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
For the word "Secret". The secret that this fairy exists right under our noses. Helping her sweet bird friends.
First for me on doing a fairy. Thought it tied into this word perfectly. I have to get back to posting and doing IF's again!
Trying to work on simplifying my line and let the feeling of the illustration work for me instead of trying to be so controlled by the way it should look. If that makes sense.
Have a great week everyone. Going to check out some other IF's this week see what others are up to.
If you have not seen a comment and think I should stop by say hi and I will check out your blog! :)
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Mother Goose Rides Again
Gliding so quietly in the air throughout the night and hidden from the clouds Mother Goose rides again. Children in this town all tucked in tight and settling in for the night. She sprinkles a bit of magic and spreads stories of all kinds to children of the next generation.
Well, have a great weekend. Do not forget to either read to your child each night or have them read as a down time before bed. Reading is so important.
For the older kid in your life age 8 and up ( maybe a bit older than 8 ) I recommend these great fairytale inspired books.
I loved them. They are full of adventure and have a lot of recognizable characters that you grew up with. It is packed with fairies, Mother Goose, Little Red Riding hood, Cinderella, trolls just to name a few.
The author is Chris Colfer and he is from the show glee.
Wonderful imaginative and very vivid characters.
The illustration done above was inspired by these stories. I do not know the author at all but recommend this as a must read. I love both but my favorite has to be the second book " The Enchantress Returns".
If you read them let me know what you think! :)
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hello all! I did not get a chance to post this last week so I am also adding to If for this week. The word was Power. I was not able to finish it so I will have 2!! this week. Yay! I think the hen needed to be rescued anyway from that mean ole giant! :)
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is for IF the word for this week is "Fresh". My favorite meal of the day is breakfast! Nothing is better than Fresh oranges! and here are some siblings showing orange mouth smiles :)
Experimenting with different color variations.
Hope ya like it enjoy your weekend all!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Okay almost did not make it. My internet connection was fighting with me today. Here is what I call
Nanny Bot. Couldn't we all use one around bedtime some nights for the really exhausted moms and dads out there.. :) Okay especially when the kids get to heavy to lift and put into bed. And not want them on the couch all night.
I never did a robot. I always wanted to but felt intimidated for some reason. Not sure. So I went into my memory bank and channeled the Jetsons. Love Love them. And so Retro it made me feel much better about taking on this challenge. It actually made me smile. I asked myself this question "Why don't you just try to make it look as friendly as possible?". I believe I did it.
I will have another comic up soon on Buttons and Stinky. So check back when you can. I actually have 2 still waiting for color. I was just able to get this IF in because I have a small break my new freelance book job.
Hope you like it. And I will check out to see what you have done with the word. Have a great weekend everyone.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Flying along the Beach. Are you ready for the summer! This is a new postcard that I will be sending out.
I have been out of commission for a few months due to pain,surgery, etc. Sorry I have missed on blogging and connecting with people and seeing what everyone is up to! Getting on the computer was a big chore and only once in a while I would be able to say "like"but not much else.... But, when I felt I could sit by this computer -little by little I was able to get a new website up (which I was building on for a year already! and with help from my husband ) and work on this postcard before I had this last surgery.
My recovery has been slow going and I am always thinking I can do more than I can. :D Each day is better. I kept busy by sketching a comic that I wanted to do for my kids. Maybe I will post it so you can check it out. It was an idea I had for a book. I just had to keep sketching to pass the time keep from going stir crazy after the surgery.
I just added color to them.
So I introduce to you: Buttons and Stinky
written and illustrated by me;)
But, I would like to say I am back and ready to show all I am still here and ready to start any new project that might come my way! :) and I look forward to seeing what everyone is up to or just if you stop by please say hi and let me know you visited. :D
Monday, March 18, 2013
Hi all I hope you are having a good week so far. I finally finished my website and hope you would take a peek at it. :)
Finally that is done and now I can try to move forward and get a postcard made! I am going to really try to get an agent! Anyone have any ideas on who might be interested in my work?
I guess it does not hurt to ask. :)
Anyway, thanks for checking in and looking at the blog post. If you just pop in do say I so I can see what you are up to. okay :)
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Talent! It takes alot to do what they do with a smile night after night. My husband, our two girls and I went to see Le Cirque in New York at the Radio City Music Hall last summer. I was amazed at how quirky and lovely they all seemed to be. Also held my breath off and on with all the acrobatics they performed so perfectly. We all really enjoyed the show.
I never really felt that going to a circus was a good thing to take my kids to see. Due to possible animal cruelty and all the reports of it going on just sickens me in my stomach. So this was an amazing alternative. Let the people carry the show and do not put animals through any abuse to make a dollar.
Also seeing the movie Water for Elephants recently with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (who are beautiful in the movie by the way) really made me want to draw something positive and show interest without animals.
Above is a black and white sketch that at some point in the future plan to color in a bit. Thought I might use it as a promotional piece. Maybe. But I hope it does see a glimpse of all the talent I tried to show they have.