Monday, September 27, 2010

Illustration Friday - Old Fashioned

Theirs was an old fashioned love story.
Newlyweds in Central Park

This is a drawing created for a very special friend earlier this year. It was a gift for a sweet young couple who recently got married.

Wow, you guys really know how to make a girl feel good. Last week's drawing was a simple one, but I'm thrilled to the core that you were able to feel the joy that I felt while drawing it. Thank you!

Speaking of old fashioned, I've been listening to a lot of Pink Martini lately. This one's called:

Let's Never Stop Falling in Love


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Illustration Friday - Acrobat

Every time she saw him,
her heart did flips
like a little acrobat in her chest.

Just a quickie. Thank you so much for all your wonderful and encouraging comments on the saber-toothed deer. Have a great week!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Illustration Friday - Proverb

This image best depicts:

[ ] Look before you leap.
[ ] Let sleeping dogs lie.
[ ] People named Bella are attracted to things with fangs.

No, I did NOT make this up! There really are saber-toothed deer running around outside my head. These are water deer that reside primarily in China and Korea. Rather than antlers, they have fangs or tusks. Imagine running into this Bambi in the forest! You can read more about them here.

Lastly, just for kicks, I thought I'd share with you what the image looks like without the original pencil drawing. Whenever I color in a drawing, I like to see what all the mess looks like underneath. Kinda neat.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

Monday, September 13, 2010

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Hello! Hello, hello, hello! Can you see me waving my hands wildly in the air? I hope you've had a spectacular few months. The girls and I had a marvelous summer spending time with family on the beach, hugging my nieces and nephews, receiving friends from all over, visiting Mickey Mouse, racing with my best friend, and just having a wonderfully lazy ol' time with each other. It's hard to see it all come to an end.

But it's good to be back. My pencils have been rather lonely, they tell me. They can be...rather dull. (ba-dum bum) And I'm eager to see what everyone has been up to!

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My dear friends recently had a new baby, so I drew this piece last week to welcome baby Sadie. These are their three beautiful little girls in a poppy field (poppies, I have learned, are the flowers for August birthdays). My daughters were their flower girls when they got married, so I think it's only fitting that I made their daughters part of my flower girl crew as well.

Now, off to work on my IF piece...