Today is a red day!

It’s Valentine’s day and it’s a red day! Cool!

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IF: Spooky

My “spooky” illustration for Illustration Friday. Better late than never…right?

Mr. Barkley and Princess Parveen

I was perusing a friends new blog earlier this evening, and thought to myself. “Why haven’t I updated my own blog in over a year???” I created it as a way of making myself make stuff and sharing it, and it has been a long time since I have shared anything I have made. So here it goes…ROUND TWO!

Here is a watercolor of “Mr. Barkley of Arfington.”  Be sure to say that with an english accent like you would hear in a Jane Austin movie. “Mr. Barkley!” ( I know you tried it!) It was painted in April.

And shortly after, I painted this character idea for a story I have in mind. Her name is Princess Parveen.

Next up: mermaids and teacups…

I feel so special!

It sure has been a busy few months. One super duper highlight was winning first place in the Art of the Peace Juried Art Show. The show was put on in conjunction with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards and Iskoteo Arts Festival. The festival took place June 16-21, 2009. The show was wonderful and featured many well established Peace Area artists, I was very pleased to be accepted as part of the show, let alone winning!  If you go to http://www.artofthepeace.ca/juried-art-show you can see the on-line exhibit. That’s my piece on the cover of the catalogue!

artofthepeace

I will also be in the next issue of the Art of the Peace magazine and the first issue of The Magpie, http://themagpie.ca .  Pretty cool stuff!

Here’s a painting I did a couple of months ago.  It’s called Little Sparrow.

littlesparrow

IF: Repair

Here is my entry for this weeks Illustration Friday theme: Repair.

This young elf girl is being so kind as to repair her little sisters stuffed animal, even while she’s bugging her.

Sketchbook pages

I don’t usually get anything good in the mail, so I was happy today when I got my 2009 Ikea catalogue and 2 U2 CDs that I didn’t have and they were FREE! I love free! 

 

Here are some pages from my sketchbook that I did in the last couple of weeks:

Is it strange that I made a teleportation device out of cardboard at work today???? It was cool! My boss tried it… but then she is strange too…

Why Hello my Dears!!!

Hi, so It’s been a super long time since I last wrote. Lots of stuff happened, crappy stuff and fun stuff. I got a freakin’ cool new camera, a Pentax K200. I love it! And I got my hair cut all pretty.

Some other fun stuff that happened: 1) Art Board Show and Auction (and BBQ). My board is posted below, it sold for $100. 2) Canada Day booth for work 3) Megan’s show at the Centre. I am very proud of her. 4) Street Performers booth for work. Paper bag puppets below 5) Super cool encaustic class I attended. I will definitelypost my sample soon. 6) I made some super cool moving mouth puppets, I will post them as soon as I get some pics. 7) Candace’s B-day surprise. We had a little party for my boss. Ice cream cake and balloon animal twisting! Too much fun!

As for the crappy stuff, no one wants to know. 🙂 Now on to the pictures!

This is a bug that was on my deck. It’s coloring is just amazing!

Here’s a close up of the same picture.

Here’s a little sparrow in my backyard. His mouth is full of tasty bugs for his babies.

 Looking down over the railing of the dock, we found this American Coot sitting on her nest. I kept calling her Harriet, but My brother said her name was Veil (from some game he plays) so we named her Harriet Veil.

These are her 7 eggs. When we went back a few days later, they had already hatched and the family had moved on.

Bird on a cattail.

The skateboard I made for the Art Board Show and Auction. It is collaged with magazine paper and then painted. I also cut the sides off and attached them to the back. They are the black parts.

This is what I do at work! We don’t have time much fun all the time, but we do pretty often. Mine is the middle one and my boss and co-worker made the other two. They were samples for our booth at the Street Performers Festival. I drew 2 sheets of features and accessories to choose from. The kids had a blast making them, but not as much as the volunteers!

This is the birthday cake I made for my Dad in June. I used the cake pans I got from that garage sale. It was my first tiered cake, it was a bit lopsided, but I think it turned out pretty good. It sure tasted yummy!

A seagull at the lake. It has some sort of fish or leech in it’s beak.

A pic of me!

Another picture of me showing off my new hair and new camera!

Well, that’s enough for now. I promise to update more frequently. See you soon!

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