Monday, June 27, 2011

Illustration Friday - Midsummer Night

My favorite, favorite thing to do in the summer is night walks on the beach!  I love when it gets a little chilly out (hear in New England anyway) when you need a light sweater or sweatshirt, when the sun is setting or the moon is rising, listening to the sounds of the's just so peaceful.  Usually my husband and I walk along watching our children run ahead splashing in the waves or stopping to pick up a shell or cool stone. Our happiest summer days are those spent at the beach!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Illustration Friday - Launch

For If's word launch this week, I thought of pair figure skaters where the guy launches the girl high into the air!  It's so amazing and equally frightening!  How do they ever land on their feet?  So, here are my little bunny friends skating away!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Illustration Friday - Shadows

Who was it again that said night lights were a good idea?...I'd like to have a word with him!

It's funny how night lights are there to brighten the room and help your little one feel safe and secure when going to bed.  But have you ever noticed the crazy shadows they create around the room?  I think I'll just leave the hall light on instead!

This post is for Illustration Friday's word shadows.  A few weeks ago I set out to challenge myself by trying different things with my artwork each week (although last week I didn't have any time so I reverted back to my usual ways!).  Anyway, this week I decided to try to use ink and a dip pen to line the piece to start.  I usually use a charcoal pencil after, so I was a bit nervous to ink it...thought I'd ruin it for sure since I've only played around with it on scrap paper!  BUT, I think it came out pretty good, a bit wobbly here and there, but it's definitely something I'd like to do more of!  So stay tuned!