Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Here's a little sketchbook drawing that I made for this week's Illustration Friday theme: double. This image is my memory of a set of twins that I thought I saw at the gym one day. Not only were they sporting spectacular matching yellow running shorts, mustaches, sweatbands and fluffy hairdos, but they were also running in perfect unison. Those big wall mirrors can be really tricky!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Things have been crazy around here lately. I've been getting up early in the morning–earlier than I have to–so that I can enjoy a bit of quiet time to myself each day. This simple practice gives me an overwhelming sense of peace. It also gives me a chance to look around and just notice. I don't know about you, but I really need my daily noticing time. I feel like this is a good thing for me to keep in mind as motherhood approaches--only four more months to go until we meet this kicking little boy:)
This picture is a little bit of color and textural magic that I noticed last Tuesday morning while I was taking the trash out to the curb. For the record, this photo is a reenactment taken a few minutes after the original moment.
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Friday, July 23, 2010
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Friday, July 16, 2010
Someone I love to pieces is having breast cancer surgery today. We're very, very lucky because the tumor was caught early and is a highly treatable type. She should be OK after the surgery, six weeks of radiation, and then some years of medication. I made her this lumpectomy picture to take with her to the hospital. A few last words to those cancer cells. Well, a sort of cleaned-up version.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Illustration Friday drawings:) I've been on an inspiration overload lately and I need to be contained. I think that limiting my IF submissions to one small book will help.
I redesigned my blog this morning to give things a little more breathing space.
Oh, and let me know if you're finding any annoying quirks as a result of my redesign;)
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Monday, July 12, 2010
I'm playing with English (language) idioms in my newest body of tiny works.
In other news I've fallen hopelessly in love with a pair of moccasins. There's an article in the latest (utterly scrumptious) issue of Uppercase Magazine about Katie Kukulka's Darlingtonia Moccasin Company, and about her nifty, old-timey construction process. In two months I'll have enough "fun budget" saved up to get myself those green and purple "Tiger Lilies." I'll be seven months pregnant by then, and may not be able to see them once they're actually on my feet. But I'll know that they're there just the same;)
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
I just returned from my vacation in time to submit a little something to this week's illustration friday theme: giant. This is an old, old painting, but I like thinking about it in relation to this particular word. For one thing, it's relatively huge for a watercolor and gouache painting--about 46" x 29." And then there's the content....but I'll let you interpret that for yourself;)
In contrast to the weekly IF theme and the monster scale of some of my older paintings, I'm into making tiny things these days. This piece is the first in a series slated for the Teeny Tiny Art Show coming up at Three Graces Gallery.
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