Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Illustration Friday: Childhood

Illustration Friday weekly topic: Childhood, something we don't take note to hold onto, until we are often long past it slipping away.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Illustration Friday: ORBIT

 Illustration Friday weekly Topic: Orbit.

When I sat down to think about what I might draw for this topic, I grabbed a large pad of bristol paper, a no. 2 pencil and I looked up and the small tattered disco ball I have had hanging in my front window caught my eye.

giving it one more orbit on the dance floor here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Illustration Friday: City

Inspired by the cut paper I was doing a week ago in tribute to my grandmother, I continued with this weeks topic for Illustration Friday.


11x14 cut paper collage and drawing.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Illustration Friday Topic: Animal

Illustration Friday Topic: Animal

This week has been a tough one.

My Grandmother at the age of 99.5 passed away peacefully in her sleep.  Although our family knew this was coming as over the last few weeks her body has been slowing. Spread out as we are, each are dealing with it in our own ways. My mother and sister were able to be there with her, for which I am grateful.  In that I am not able to be physically with my family, I haven been mourning her loss and reflecting on her amazing life here at home. 

She made the most beautiful "wycinanki" Polish cut paper. So this morning as I woke, I decided to meditate on her by creating one of my own in tribute.

This is all hand cut, I am including one shot below that give you an idea of scale and process. I hope she is smiling. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Illustration Friday: Whimsical

The wind whipped with whimsy through the leaves on this autumn tree.

ink, colored pencil, acrylic, conte on toned paper

Monday, November 2, 2015

Illustration Friday Topic: Bouquet

It has been a month since I have found time for an Illustration Friday Topic. But here we go, last night after working off the Halloween induced sugar buzz... I found some time to draw/paint this.

Fall Bouquet.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Illustration Friday: "Reachin for the Prize"

October is here tomorrow. I have been busy with so very many things, but this little monster provides a fun break from all of it. One of my current projects is illustrations for a dia de los muertos photobooth and with that in mind. this happened.

Each little creature here is drawn and then cut out, that monster is naked underneath. I have been working on paper doll clothes for him and to hang with these guys he needed a skeleton suit.

In relation to the Illustration Friday Topic:
I have titled this piece "Reachin' for my prize"

I am adding an image here of some of the cut outs laying on a table during the process of this one.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Illustration Friday: HEART

Weekly Topic: Heart

Whenever monster and monster pick out their favorite paper clothes for a date, they are always ready to give their heart.

completely cheesy I know, but I just couldn't help myself.

continuing work on a monster paper doll series.