Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Illustration Friday: Scattered

What do you think is going on here?  I'm just going to sit back with my bag of kettle corn and read your stories.  Entertain me.  :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Illustration Friday - Contraption


This is what my daughter  Emma wants from Santa this year:  a soda drinking hat.  I'm always amused by the items on her list.  Once, she asked for an engine to make her bed fly.  Or a fireplace for her bedroom.  Or even a two-story clubhouse, complete with mini fridge and lights that clap-on-clap-off.  At least this year, she has scaled down her request to something that would actually fit on his sleigh.  Emma  designed everything on her hat, from the pinwheels to the dangling choco cornets filled with treats.  And even though I put tea mugs in the holders, she wants you to know that there's soda in there.

Ack!  Another Friday is upon us.  I hope I get next week's word done a little earlier next time.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Swinging by to say hello!

Hello, hello!  I hope you had a marvelous and memorable summer.  Autumn is now upon us.  Goodness, is it really October already?  

I've been slow to get back into the swing of things.  And it didn't help that pressure was on to make a splashy return (haha, thanks, Ted!).  Hopefully, this will be a decent start as I get my gears rolling again.

Over the summer, I saw an opportunity to make a customized lamp and thought, 'Hmmm, this might be fun.'  So I created two drawings of frolicking youngsters, stitched them together, and sent it in for printing.  And viola!  I received the lamp a few days ago, and I must say, I'm quite impressed with the quality of printing and the lamp itself.  

This is something else I worked on last week.  One of my favorite things is a music box.  The kind that you crank the little handle, and a drum with little bumps turns while plinking tiny metal keys.  I love those.  When I was a little girl, I had a donkey plushie named Eeyore with a music box sewn in.  When he got very old and ratty I retired him for good, but not before performing a little surgery and removing that precious box.  I don't even remember now what tune it played, but I do remember the joy of finally holding the magic in my hands.  And then I promptly dismantled it to find out how it worked.   I think I broke it.  

So this is for Eeyore.  Sorry, buddy.

I'll be by to say hello and catch up with you.  You have been warned.  :)

EDIT:  Oh!  I do remember the tune!  It played Happy Days are Here Again.  Ahhh, sadly, not for you, Eeyore, not for you.