Friday, April 24, 2015

Sea Zendoodle

     This is what I've done in the evenings since giving up the video game - Bejeweled. I did it with a Bic medium point pen on a piece of my sketchbook paper.  I worked an hour at a time here and there. I had a lot of fun with it and would like to move on to another. Next time - a little nicer quality paper and a different pen.  I'm sticking with black and white for a while but I have seen some absolutely gorgeous zentangles in color.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Illustration Friday - WINDOW

     Nothing better than reading on a rainy day. I've never had a bay window myself but I've fantasized about having one some day. So this is a future picture of me reading to my future grandchildren on a stormy spring day.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Baby's First Easter

This is my son, and today is his 22nd birthday. He is now 6'5", somewhere over 200 pounds and has a pretty bushy beard on his face.  I, personally, think he's cute no matter what.  This is a from a photo taken somewhere in the vicinity of his first Easter. Dressed like an Easter egg, he looks to be having a great time.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Illustration Friday - WARRIOR

     These days Cupid is having to be more of a WARRIOR than ever. I'm one of the only people I know who doesn't have a cell phone.  They are certainly a great invention and in some situations VERY convenient.  However, a few months ago I saw a photo, taken on a college campus, of a bunch of students in line at a McDonalds or someplace like that.  They were all on their phones, talking and texting.  How do they meet each other?! How do they find someone to date?! (silly question, they find dates online).  What's happening to the idea of eye contact and simply connecting to the person, standing in line with you, with a smile.  I like to be present.  Unfortunately, I'm often present and alone.  Maybe things will get better again someday.
    This is more of an exercise in idea than execution. I just spent a few hours on it so its not my usual style but I do like the looseness and energy of it.  I've said before that I need to work more loosely.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Baby Swans

Happy Easter!
     This is a colored pencil drawing I did 17 years ago! I think it's an appropriate time of year to pull it out and share it. I sure didn't have a blog 17 years ago on which to share. Heck, I didn't have a computer 17 years ago. It's wonderful to be able to post these things out there instead of just stuffing them into a portfolio and sitting them on a dark shelf. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Bookmarks for SCBWI

     Here's a few bookmarks I designed for the Ohioana Book Fest in Columbus on April 25.  The local chapter of the SCBWI asked for some bookmark designs that kids can color in the children's area that day. Hope the kids like these. They were fun to do!