Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On the drawing board today ... Talent Show

Yup.  It's that time of the year ... school talent show time.  We didn't have talent shows at my school when I was growing up (back during the prehistoric age), which is a good thing because what the heck would I have done... drawn a picture of Ziggy?  Probably not that impressive.

Thankfully, my kids have talents, and auditioned for their school's show yesterday... we'll wait and see if they make it into the final.  I'm proud of them for having the guts to stand in front of the judges and say, "hey, look what I can do."  That in itself is pretty amazing.  (but then again so is blowing a really big bubble.)

Friday, April 20, 2012

On the drawing board ... school dance

I had a great time today talking to some friends about what to wear to an upcoming school fundraiser/silent auction we're all attending.  We got on the topic of wearing our smashing prom dress/bridesmaid's dresses to the event.  (Which I seriously plan on doing if I can find one in my closet, or at a thrift store).  Now, if I can get my husband to find a powder blue tux.

Which brought on a little inspiration... and while I'm at it ... this seems like a good fit for the Illustration Fridays this week -Heights ... Doesn't the straight-arm dance, with the shell-shocked faces, as well as the tacky stars just send you back to your first school dance?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Illustration Friday - Puzzled

Hello Illustration Friday... it's been too long!

Yay!!  I've finished all the things on my To-Do list!  My plate is clean.  I'm relaxing.  Yes, relaxing.  I'm drinking a cuppa, eating the ears off of a Cadbury bunny, and I'm .... drawing.  I can't help it.  It's so enjoyable, especially when there are no expectations.  Yahoo!!

Yesterday, several of us were lamenting our lack of IF participation ... so, with my empty plate,  today is the perfect time to start again ...

So, the IF this week is Puzzled.  And what is arguably the most famous puzzle in the world ...a Rubik's Cube, of course.

I had one growing up.  And no, I was never able to solve it.  I could manage to get one face done, and sometimes even two, but that was the end of my puzzling ability.

Nevertheless, I still LOVE puzzles.  And happily, I've passed that love down to my youngest who is a puzzle maniac.  She still hasn't solved it, but I'm sure it won't be long.

So, in honor of Emo Rubik's famous puzzle... my IF Sketch.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On the drawing board ...

Wow, it's been a really long time since I've posted.  Sorry about that.  I've been busy getting together drawings to send out, and that combined with the end-of-the-school-year craziness, well I just haven't had much time to relax, and in this case.... post.

However, I have found a moment ... right now, this very second, and I'm taking advantage of it before it escapes again.

Here are a few of the things that have been on my drawing board lately.  (You can see more of my current work over on the Smells Like Crayons blog.)