Thursday, December 20, 2012

If Snow

Well, at least I got a sketch done ;)  I'll update with the colored version this weekend. I hope you all are having a fabulous holiday season.  Warm wishes and hugs to you :D

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tire Swing

Hello lovely people :D  Just a little bit of fun to help get me back into the swing of things. Thank you for all your wonderful and kind comments on my last post. You all are wonderful!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

IF Sky

Instead of singing "rain, rain go away",  Lizzy and Arabella wanted it to keep falling from the sky. Playing in puddles is just too much fun :D 

My son's favorite days are rainy days. I love the rain too, as long as I don't have to drive in it, and as long as it doesn't last for days on end, because my yard becomes a small pond when it does. ;)

Illustration Friday's prompt this week is sky. I've been having a bit of a dry-spell with personal work. I have started illustrations for the IF prompts for the past three or four weeks without finishing one or even posting a sketch,  so, this is a carry over from water.

Yay, I finished it. Now I need to go back and do the other ones that I started...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

IF Imagination

Milly and Tilly love to twirl and twirl while imagining that they are dancing in the center of the Milky Way...  or something like that :D.

I started this for last weeks prompt, Identical and along the way it turned it into this weeks prompt Imagination mostly because I didn't get it finished in time. Well, I didn't really try to finish it. I sketched it on Thursday while I sat in the waiting room at the Center for the Visually Impaired and didn't get back to it until last night. I did try to paint them dancing on clouds, but it just wasn't working. Sparkles and stars are the next best thing though. ;)  I thought I'd post it progressively, because I haven't done that in a while. 

 I hope that you are all having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

IF Teacher

Ms. Marple was a wonderful ice skating teacher. She even made a safety net to keep her pupils safe. Don't worry, she's a grandmother a thousand times over and became a vegetarian weeks ago, which in a spiders life, is like years ;)  I started this for last weeks prompt, Freeze, but I got sidetracked.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

If Suspend

edited version
 Well... the clouds are on strings ;)

But really, I just wanted to paint The Owl and the Pussycat.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

IF Refresh

updated version

I'm trying to "refresh" my style with some silly creatures ;)

*So, my husband let me know that the sweet face just didn't work with him trying to catch monsters so I revised him. Now he is at least a little fierce. ;)

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Bigsby loves shiny things, but so do all the other hedgehogs.  So he tied his shiny trinkets to a balloon, which also happened to be shiny and went in search or a new home.  My grandson loves hedgehogs and one of my daughters has a pet hedgehog named Bigsby, so of course I had to paint a flying hedgehog.  I seem to have a thing for flying animals lately. ;)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Gertie had a small kernel of an idea.  She hitched a ride

and went in search of...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

IF_Hitched WIP

I feel like I have been away forever! So sorry, I have been having health issues. I thought about posting something new everyday for the past few weeks but just never seemed to get to it. I feel so much better now that I have posted something. I hope that I can keep up and post more often now. I apologize to those of you who follow my blog. I have let you down. I even lost a follower :(...

When I first started blogging I posted fairly often, but this year I have been lackadaisical. (Big word for the day ;D) Lax, unmotivated, not quite enthusiastic, un-energetic, etc. etc. etc.  
or dare I say it....

maybe I've just been really, really tired, but that goes back to lack of motivation right?

Anywho, I love my blog and I want to keep it alive, therefore I must provide the "food" for my readers to feed it with. So I am making myself yet another promise to post more often. There I wrote it down, so I have to do it, right? Of course I think I haven't written it down before and obviously not followed through!

I also want to do Illustration Friday more often. Why?  Well, for one thing it keeps me posting more often, also because I am a creature of habit and right now I am out of the habit of blogging. But mostly because, IF pushes me to draw and paint things that I probably would not normally come up with.

When I first started doing IF, I posted every single week for, wow, I can't even remember how long now, a long time. Then I got out of the habit. Now I just think about posting. For example this idea was for the prompt "Puzzled", she was going to be a flying pig with wings. Then I was going to adapt it to the prompt "Jump" because I never even got past the idea of it for Puzzled and she was going to be jumping into the water with water wings on. Now it is hopefully going to work for the prompt "Hitched".  What's she hitched to, you ask? You tell me...

So, if you are still reading, this is where I ask you to comment and tell me what/who you think "Gertie" the pig has hitched a ride on?

Thanks for being wonderful, patient and kind!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

They Draw and Cook

They Draw and Cook is having a contest for Kraft Foods.  Check it out, there are lots of great recipes and illustrations.  It ends tomorrow night at midnight, so you'd better get crackin if you want to do one.  I just entered this recipe.  It was a nice break from the tedious project that I have been working on.  It's an unusual sandwich and my grandson loves it!  But he loves tomatoes and asparagus.  He can't wait for the summer garden and fresh heirloom tomatoes.  He sneaks out and eats the grape tomatoes off the vine.

Sorry I have been so quiet, it's been busy around here, but I'll be back soon.  I hope to start posting new work more often over the summer months.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


So, I'm pushing it a little for fluid, but melted chocolate will have to do :)  The fairy was an idea for a project and didn't get used. I thought she was kind of sweet.  She reminds me of Spring.  I'm finally feeling somewhat better and busy, busy trying to get caught up. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Valentines... a little late

Well, I'm a little late. I wanted to post this yesterday, but I was just too sick.  So, I am celebrating Valentines a day late ;)  Below is my son's first digital painting. He wanted me to share it with you. I hope that it is one of many to come. You see, he thinks that he can't draw and I've been trying to convince him otherwise.  He's so creative and has great ideas, he just can't seem to get them on paper.  Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines day.  I spent mine with a box of Kleenex, hot toddies and Chilean Sea Bass ;)

Thursday, February 2, 2012


So, here is the colored version of the sketch that I did for IF's prompt Twirl. I actually made it before midnight on a Thursday! ;)
I think that I got lucky and he works for forward as well as twirl.  He is going to be part of the artwork on a valentines card/mailer.  I am so bad about marketing that I am trying to push myself to make a more diligent effort at it.  I would just paint and draw all of my time away if I could and leave the marketing to the wind ;)   You all are so supportive. I appreciate all of your comments on the sketch.    Thanks for stopping by :) 

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I'm working on this for a Valentines card.  I only had enough time for a sketch for this weeks IF.  I'll update with color so check back to see the finished version :) Sorry to make this so short,  but I'll be back soon.  Thanks for stopping by!