Sunday, February 27, 2011


Henry was a night dreamer.  He dreamed he could fly around at night with the friendly swarm of fireflies and have great adventures!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Illustration Fridays - Layers

After hearing about what happened to his brothers, the third Little Pig got right to work on his layers of bricks!

My son wanted to get into the IF action this week with his own illustration. "This picture is about aliens that are building, or trying to build a skyscraper using layers of concrete."  Andrew, age 9 1/2

Monday, February 14, 2011

Illustration Fridays - Sweater

For IF this week, I did two quick illustrations for the word is sweater.  Since it is Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share an image of me and my husband.  Before we met my husband saw me on our college campus and  (I guess) I had on a pink from then on he referred to me as "the pink sweater chick"  (very romantic, I know.)  However, he used to tell his friends that he was going the marry that pink sweater chick.  When we finally met it was definitely love at first sight...we have been married 13 years and this is our 19th Valentine's Day together!  

Below...I thought I'd do and owl version of us!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Illustration Fridays - Reverse

(Click on picture to enlarge!)

This crew of pups was just about the reach the pier, when all of a sudden a great wind kicked up and sent them in the reverse direction!  Poor puppies! 

I really had fun doing this!  I used watercolor and a bit of acrylic paint with charcoal liner... :)!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

With the winter the way it has been going, I am starting to wish (very hard) for spring!  Although I enjoy the has gotten to me a bit!  My children have not had a full week of school since we came back from Christmas break , I feel as if we are constantly shoveling and I have been in desperate need of some springiness.  So today, while rummaging around, found some lovely yellow patterned papers...just the inspiration I needed!  I had this cute bunny and butterfly watercolor, but didn't like the way I had done the background...enter fun yellow paper and ta-da...Spring has sprung!  I have never played with paper it may not be great, but it sure is cheery!  And below is my three year old daughter's beautiful piece!  In my opinion, much better than mine!