Monday, January 30, 2006

Illustration Friday: Glamour

"I only kid you, dah'link."


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Illustration Friday: Cat


Thursday, January 19, 2006

Heart Felt

Started as a lovely little sachet. Ended up as a lovely little pincushion.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Reviving a Passion

Before the breeding began, I was an illustration student. I even managed to eek out a degree in visual communications/illustration between my first two kids, but after that achievement, the inspiration to continue seemed too many diaper changes away and, in fact, was. It was a passion, interuppted. But the course of my life has shifted ever so slightly towards the creative again since I'd decided to hang up the gestational apron for a life less physically demanding. Now if I choose to pick up a 25 lb. ball and lug it up a flight of stairs periodically throughout the day, it'll be for remembering the good times when a baby kicked gently from the inside out and not in the shin because it didn't get a soda from the Quicky Mart. Oh, good times, good times. (All kidding aside, I've never actually been kicked in the shin..... at least not by one of mine)

So longish story short, after a ten year hiatus, I've decided that this is the year that I take my doodlings from years past and present and devote some free time to creating a slightly less haphazard portfolio. I've scrapped the longing to study medical illustration and decided to concentrate on what I'm most familiar with, children. So here's to striking that first blow: a couple of sketches too late for Illo. Fri. and one (the mermaid*) too "sketchy" for the originally intended embroidery project**.

*In progress.

** I fully recognize that I am probably committing all kinds of embroidery faux pas', but it's hard to suppress the guerilla tactics of woman, distracted.


Monday, January 16, 2006

Dullest Post Ever

This post has been written for the sole purpose of letting anyone who might pop in here, that I do indeed intend to post something a little less dull in the next day or so. Just so ya' know. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

2006 Resolvable Projects

  1. the "Fly on the Wall" painting: started July 05'
  2. Voodoo Doll; started June 05'
  3. various jewelry pieces; started 04' -requires secondary commitment to get my torch lit, acteylene style
  4. make something with the purple sewn flower-ma-bob that been floating around since at least 03'(originally meant to top a baby's hat)
  5. make more beaded pillow ornaments
  6. finish the fuzzy pink scarf; started 05'
  7. complete an illustration proposal for the local summer reading program ("complete" being the operative word). It's a start, right?*

*See flashy flickr badge to your right.