Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WIP_Cinderella pt 2

...still working on this one. I'm thinking of adding the glass slipper because, after all, what is Cinderella without her glass slipper. I still have to decide how to handle the face of the clock too. I'm still not in love with the carriage though, I was hoping once I had more done that I would like it better. I just didn't put enough time into the design of it, but I can always go back to it later. It won't stand out quite so much when the clock face is no longer stark white though, so I am going to wait on that one. 

Saturday, August 28, 2010


This is what I am working on this weekend. I did the sketch months ago, but never got back to it.  I can't decide if I like it yet. Maybe its the carriage, it's not shaped right or something. Anyway, thanks for stopping by to have a look.  I really appreciate it and the comments too! You are all great! Have a good weekend.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

IF_ Atmosphere

The prompt for Illustration Friday is Atmosphere this week. I kept envisioning atmospheric effects, but I had already been working on this piece for another project and wanted to use it for Watercolor Wednesdays  for ocean.  I just hadn't gotten around to posting it yet.  I decided it would work for both.  I also love the ocean.  I guess you could say it's the atmosphere, the feel of the air with the ocean mist that clings to it.  The constant breeze and the soothing sounds of waves and birds.  It's such a healing place.  Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. I appreciate every one of them.  

P.S.  I added the definitions for fun, not because I think any of you needs to know the definition of Atmosphere.  My daughter used to play a game with the dictionary, she even liked to read the dictionary, she always read everything.  I guess I am just missing her, as well as the ocean and wishing they were both closer to home. : )

at·mos·phere [ átmə sfr ] (plural at·mos·pheres)


1. gas around astronomical object: the mixture of gases that surrounds an astronomical object such as the Earth
2. air or climate: the air or climate in a given place
3. mood or tone: a prevailing emotional tone or attitude, especially one associated with a specific place or time
4. mood or tone of artwork: the prevailing tone or mood of a work of art
5. interesting mood of place: an interesting or exciting mood characteristic of a place
ie. a jazz club with lots of atmosphere
6. physics unit of pressure: a unit of pressure defined as the pressure that will support a 760 mm column of mercury at 0°C at sea level, equal to 1.01325 x 105 newtons per square meter
[Mid-17th century. < modern Latin atmosphaera "sphere of vapor" < Greek atmos (see atmo-) + Latin sphaera (see sphere)]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

IF_Star Gazing

This is my illustration for Illustration Friday's prompt Star Gazing. It needs more work, but I thought I'd go ahead and post it anyway, I haven't been posting on Illustration Friday as much as I would like lately. I'm not liking the way his face turned out so I may go back and rework him. Anyway, thanks for all the well wishes and prayers. My back is getting a little better each day. You are all wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such kind and thoughtful comments. You make my day! or night ; )

 and here is the amended version, what do you think? better or  worse?

I'm going to have to let it marinate before I decide...

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Well, I hurt my back last week and I haven't been able to do a thing. I mean nothing. My husband was out of town and I had my grandson for a few days, so I had to have my mother in law come and help me out.  I don't like taking medicine any more than is absolutely necessary. I just hate the way it makes me feel, even more muddled than usual. I had to take anti-inflammatories  and muscle relaxers and they relaxed my brain as well as every inch of my body.   I was a total slug,  but I am much better this weekend, so hopefully the worst is over.

August is a big birthday month in our family. A great nieces birthday, then my oldest daughters birthday,  followed by my son's birthday, then my sisters birthday and my friend Clau has a birthday too.  I had so many  things I wanted to do for everyone and I haven't been able to make a single cake or do anything special for anyone.  I just hate having a bad back, it puts such a damper on things! and don't you just hate it when you hurt yourself?!!!