Thursday, July 2, 2015

Illustration Friday: Danger

Danger, danger!  Hurry, we must hide from the bomber mosquito!

I overheard a conversation between my kids the other day.  They were reminiscing and giggling over their younger days when it was time to go to sleep.  Trying to stay still, the younger one would say, "I'm a rock."  And the older one would say, "Then I'm a stick."  Then they burst out laughing.

Have a safe and incredibly fun Fourth of July!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Illustration Friday: Small

No no nooooo, it's almost Friday again.  I have nothing for this week's prompt, but maybe this will suffice.  I've been working on a personal piece at someone's request, and this is just a small portion of the bigger picture.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Illustration Friday: Vacation

Today is the last day of school and the official start of summer vacation.  Woohoo!

Ever since I saw that the word of the week was Vacation, that song by the Go Go's has been running through my head.  You know the one.  I can tell it's playing in your head right now, and you're welcome.  So instead of the Go Go's, ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you the Go Goats making their splashy debut.

I'm going to try to keep up with Illustration Friday over the summer since I've slacked off so much during the first half of the year.  But don't be surprised if I fall off the face of the earth.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Illustration Friday: Airborne

This is what I drew one day while waiting for inspiration to strike.  Ahh, creativity.  She is my white whale, which I sometimes try to lure with the promise of cake.  But let's be honest.  It's just my excuse to eat a lot of cake.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Illustration Friday: Monster

I'm big on recycling.  So here's a piece from long ago that I'm recycling for this week:

And happy birthday to my dearest and most wonderful sisterfriend!  I love her dearly.  And though we might not agree on everything, at the heart of it, we value the same things -- among them:  strong family, good friends, human decency, and compassion.  That, and her lively, sharp wit and wicked art skills make me admire and adore and respect her to the moon and back.   And look, Ces, I gave you some snails so you can do that thing that you love so much.  G'head.  I won't judge.  :)

Happy birthday, also, to Ces's beautiful sister, and my amazing and beautiful sister in law.  Whew, what a grand day!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Illustration Friday: Pet

Herbert enjoys a day at the groomer's.

Speaking of groomers, someone's not going to be happy with the little trip we're taking tomorrow.  He looks a little suspicious.  Quick, pretend I didn't say anything.

King Cachilo tries to make his pet happy with shiny new baubles.

Did you hear about the little girl who receives gifts from crows in her backyard?  She feeds them and they, in turn, gift her with little shiny things.  True story!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.  I shall have half a dozen squealing young girls here for a sleepover and a dog that spins endlessly in excitement.  But I'm prepared.  I have my headphones and hours of the Invisibilia podcast at the ready.  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Illustration Friday: Wiggle

It's been a while since we've checked in on our little winged butterbabies.  Oooh, look.  We're just in time to witness one wiggling out of her little chrysalis now.

I keep hearing David Attenborough's voice in my head.  Can anyone else hear him, too?  Or is it just me?

My apologies for being absent from visiting lately.  It's been quite busy at the home front, and I've been stuck in a creative funk.    But I hope that will change.

Hope everything is good where you are.