Thursday, April 26, 2012

Illustration Friday: Heights

Whut?  What the heck is this?  Toast is not even my favorite.  I don't know where this came from.  Maybe my subconscious wanted breakfast after looking at all of Ces's eggs.

Well, like toast, I had to resort to something quick and easy this week.  My brain is on hiatus and all that's rattling around up there are random dregs, so that's what I'm serving.  Don't you feel special?  I'm on jury duty and also dealing with a colossal tax mess.  It's not pleasant when you get a love letter from the IRS saying they are seizing your property because you owe over $415,000.  Yes, I managed to pop my eyes back into their sockets, thank you for asking.  No, no, don't feel sorry for me.  I only mention it because I think it makes for a great story.  I can only laugh about it at this point.  It all has to do with identity theft and so on and so forth. It will all get sorted out.  So no worries.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Illustration Friday: Puzzled

Puzzled....puzzled.  Thinking about the word this week made me think of

interlocking pieces

and then Tom Cruise telling Renee Zellweger, "You complete me."

Which then made me think of one of my favorite children's books,
The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein,
about a circle who rolls around in search of his
missing piece.

Which is kind of ironic, since in the end (spoiler alert) the circle
decides that life was more fun when he was


And so this image came to mind.

In honor of Mr. Silverstein, whose pen and ink illustrations for this book
were stylistically minimal yet so full of charm,
I decided to leave things simple.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Illustration Friday: Vocal

This is a story of a girl who liked to send messages

to her friend who lived on the faraway hill

by blowing clouds

and filling them with stories and song

and then sending them across the valley on a breeze

and the clouds, being heavy,
would sometimes sprinkle her thoughts on the valley below

upon the villagers who rejoiced at the bounty.

Sometimes her messages to her faraway friend would be filled with sorrow and gloom.
But today, there is nothing but love in the air.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Illustration Friday: Return

Yay Hooray!  Friday, April 6, is my beloved and beautiful sister's birthday.  Ever generous with her wisdom and love, all I have to do is think of her gentle smile and warm hug and the thousands of miles between us disappear.  Happy birthday, S.  I love you.  High five.

Thank you for popping by.  Over at ASecretTeaParty, Donna Shepherd has put up an Easter coloring page.  If you would like, please click the link to get a download of the page.  Go ahead, color outside the lines and tell 'em Bella said it's okay.  Have a wonderful Passover and Easter weekend!