Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Weather Coloring Sheet

My youngest is learning about weather in school.  And you know, when you have an illustrator as a mom, you get a coloring sheet.  :)

Feel free to download.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine's Day

I know that many people believe Valentine's Day is just a holiday created by the greeting card industry, and that may be true.  Nevertheless, I  love Valentine's Day.  Our windows are already decorated in hearts of various sizes.

When I was little, and as I grew older, it was a holiday that I looked forward to (and still do).  Not because I had boyfriends to spoil me.  (That would have been nice; alas, I was a very awkward youngling).  But because I had parents that spoiled me.  When friends were getting boxes of candy from their boyfriend of the week, I never needed to feel like I was missing out.  I knew that my parents would "surprise" me with a heart shaped box full of deliciousness.  What a wonderful feeling growing up in a house where you know you're loved, unconditionally.

Now, my husband spoils me (despite the fact that he's one of those who subscribe to the invented holiday theory), and we in turn spoil our kids with heart shaped boxes of deliciousness.  Let the tradition continue. :)

Blaffy Hippo


Illustration Friday - Chicken II

What?!?  Chickens like a good book just as much as the next guy.

Illustration Friday - Chicken

It's kind of hard to eat your dinner when it's hugging you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 4 - Chains

Isabel meets with Curzon to find out more about being a rebel spy.

Still planning to ink this, but wanted to get the sketch up.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson - Day 3

This is the scene in Chains where Isabel gazes upon the grand staircase in the Lockton manor.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson - Day 2

I've decided to sketch something each night from our bedtime reading (Laurie Halse Anderson's Chains).   Below is the scene which had the most impact on me from last night's reading.  Isabel, covering for Ruth's giggle, is slapped across the face by Mrs. Lockton.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

We've started reading a new bedtime story in our house: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson.  We haven't gotten far into the book yet; however, the first several chapters are beautifully written.  It was difficult to put the book down.   After I tucked the girls into bed, I realized that for the first time in weeks, I could sit down and draw without feeling guilty.  (The most pressing boxes from our move have been unpacked!!)  I needed to draw Isabel, Ruth and the haughty Mrs. Lockton.