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Monday, June 30, 2008

Made lots of stuff today!

I'm really surprised because I spent the morning digging up soppy, muddy, sod! All of my neighbors are putting in their yards and are over watering like crazy! I have a bog in my back yard. Seamus Heaney could write something fierce about it! But I digress, in the end I was able to post these lovely items in my two shops.

First up, an original illustration called "Come Back to Me." I haven't posted any originals from my soul series in my shop. So this will be the first of it's kind available!

Second, these two blank journals / notebooks that I silk screened with some of my watercolor designs. For those of you who only know about my illustration shop I also have a shop, Alternatebliss, where I list some fine silver work and now these lovelies!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Touch of Creepy!

"All Hallows Eve is coming soon.
Ushered by three circling the moon!"

This was a project that brewed for a while. I had the sketch partially developed with the fox and little boy, but I couldn't figure out what they were looking at. So bats entered the picture and then a trick or treat boo bucket. Then the question of how to stylize it. Finally, and with a touch from inspiring sources, it became a Halloween illustration! I'm struggling right now with my focus being split between the themes of Love and Halloween. I can't help it. I'm drawn to them both. So the illustration below turned out to have a darker, yet still lighthearted, feel to it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Few Images on Love...

I developed a couple of illustrations over the weekend. I made this first one "I Bring Only This." I think young love can often be the sweetest. Who can resist the delightfully charming idea of there being a perfect soulmate out there for everybody. I even made two versions of it. I think I prefer the the yellowish background. It seems to change things up a bit from the background I've so loved in the past.

And then this one..."Moon Painter"

I came up with the idea for this one in the middle of the night. I am not detailed enough to sleep with a notebook next to my bed, as I've heard this helps to write down ideas that happen in the middle of the night. Really, I feel like I stay in a half sleep most of the time, never really falling into the deep sleep that I so love. Anyway, the next morning while I drank my coffee I was grateful that I was able to remember it!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mmmm Cuff Links!

Wouldn't these bee the perfect gift for a loved one! I love these. I can just imagine how they would adorne the wrists of a great love. So symbolic. Made by esty artisan: BirdznBees

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


By all things that represent love. Perhaps it's a loss, or maybe a gain. Either way it draws me to it. So I feel like I need to post this as a symbol:

Thomas Moore An Argument

I've oft been told by learned friars,
That wishing and the crime are one,
And Heaven punishes desires
As much as if the deed were done.

If wishing damns us, you and I
Are damned to all our heart's content;
Come, then, at least we may enjoy
Some pleasure for our punishment!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Illustration Friday "Baby"

It has been quite a while since I last participated in Illustration Friday. This morning I decided to pop on over and see what was happening. Yay! I have submissions! So these were both created this week. They are both custom orders for client's that had some wonderful requests.

"A Discovery" These two little ones have discovered a baby bird (to symbolize a baby named Kennedy). They are so caught up in their new discovery that they have failed to notice that they too have been discovered! This is a print of one of my original illustrations which has been digitally colored.

Here's a sketch of a little boy being held up by his diaper by a Thoroughbred horse. He's accompanied by two dogs, a cat, and two miniature ponies. A possible name "Boone's Buddies." This is a custom order in progress.