Thursday, January 22, 2015

Illustration Friday: Toy



I don't know.  I don't have a very mechanical brain, but do you think this would work?  Just one push, and one toy would wind up the other toy which would wind up the first toy and so forth and so forth.  Why, it could go on forever!  Makes sense to me.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Illustration Friday: Nefarious

Nefarious Ned attempts to nip things in the bud.

Hello, and happy 2015!

This is me trying to keep my new year's resolution of making more art.  A slow start, but as a friend of mine used to always say, persistence beats resistance.  The first thing I have to do is beat all the rust from my creative joints.  They squeak somethin' awful.

Hope you have a peaceful and wonderful weekend.

:)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gone Pear Shaped


What to do when your best laid plans go pear shaped, when they blow up or take a hard left turn?  You own it, handle it, deal with it.  And then you move on.  Next!  Quite a few events have gone the way of the pear here lately.  But that's life, right?  Not everything can take the shape of a Slim Jim.

Today's illustration might have been inspired by all the things-gone-wrong lately.  Or it might have been inspired by my bing-watching madness of The West Wing and seven seasons of President Bartlet.  But in truth, it was inspired by the bowl of pears I saw in a furniture catalog.  Vapid, yes.  But I like pears.

Right now, I'm obsessed with the Podcast Serial, which tries to unravel the true murder of a high school student and the perhaps wrongful conviction of her ex-boyfriend.  Riveting, I tell you!

A big salute and heartfelt gratitude go out to our Veterans, today and always.  Thank you.




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Illustration Friday: Puppet


A little trick, a little treat.  Boo!  Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Neighbor Japsang




Once upon a long ago, I traveled to Seoul, Korea, and visited Changdeokgung Palace.  What a marvel, a historical site rich in history and culture nestled within a bustling and modern city.  I was enchanted by the architecture and blossoming gardens and the beautiful, hungry koi.  But I also spied with my little eye something that would capture my imagination most of all.  On the corners of the rooftop of the main palace building stood little figures, all lined up as if scanning the horizon.  These, I later learned, are called Japsang.  Each figure has its own name.  Delightful!  They are meant to be decorative but also serve to chase away evil spirits.  

I snapped a picture, blew it up, and it has hung on my living room wall ever since.  

Below is a picture inspired by the Japsang and Totoro.  Maybe sitting on the roof while thunderous-looking clouds loom overhead is not the best idea, but I'd like to think the squishy blue guys will keep the kids safe.


Friday, June 27, 2014

The Scoop



I have not been art-ing much lately.
Spent a long time in my cone waiting for someone with a giant ice cream scooper to come along.




Mender of Broken Hearts

It's summertime!  And bunnies gotta do what bunnies do best.  Alas, summer flings lead to broken heartstrings.  Lucky for them, there's someone who will help them mend their broken hearts.

Ouch, that looks painful.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Illustration Friday: Temptation



Go ahead.
Take the flower
and see what else comes up.
Don't be afraid to
look
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June 2nd is the most amazing day!  Happy birthday to my dearest sisterfriend Ces.  These pen and ink critters are pitiful, I know.  I simply cannot hold a candle to her and her amazing microns.  Nevertheless, they insisted on coming out to celebrate the human wonder that is Ces, she with the diligence and artistic skills of legends and a most frustratingly vast vocabulary.  She keeps me challenged and inspired, and my whole journey into art would have been painfully dull without her.  I am so blessed to know her.

But wait, there's more!  June 2nd is also the birthday of Ces's beloved sister.  And, coincidentally, my beautiful sister-in-law's birthday as well.  Whew!   So much grace and awesomeness to be thankful for on this day.  Happy birthdays all around!

Tsup Tsup and Tsup!!!