Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My writer friend heard that I was feeling stuck for ideas this week, and gave me the prompt: "sharing, in a rainy setting."  The prompt was exactly what I needed!  Done digitally, using Painter.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

IF: Pattern

Here is my Illustration Friday piece for this week.  I am completely in love with my new Painter software! 

I attempted a husky puppy this time around but the little guy just ended up looking like a grey shiba inu..  Hehe!

Monday, September 21, 2009

IF: Infinite

Another Illustration Friday piece!  I am having a blast with these.. Can you tell?  :)  Thank you for the continuous comments of encouragement, they are very much appreciated!  This drawing was done in pastel and coloured pencil.

My dog, a shiba inu, celebrated her 4th birthday on Sunday.  (That's why there's a shiba in the picture!)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Come and Play

This picture was drawn last week for 09-09-09 - my husband showed me a website that invited people to celebrate the connection we all have to one another, especially on that particular day.  So, I chose to share my love of drawing, and was inspired by the theme of connecting with others. 

If my more frequent blog posts aren't an indication, I am finding that listening to my heart is helping me overcome my major creative blocks lately.  I'm remembering the joy of drawing for fun, and can get over my fear of the 'blank page' a little more easily when I think about sharing this joy with other people.  So, I thank you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kids in Pencil

I'm really having fun drawing in pencil lately!  I go rather light, using 2H, HB, and B pencils.  These were drawn on cream-coloured paper.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

IF: Welcome

I was playing around in Painter 11 for this one.  I went up a steep learning curve this weekend! Hopefully next time I will be a little more familiar with the workspace. 

Hooray for three Illustration Friday submissions in a row!

Friday, September 11, 2009


My daughter loves to have red Jell-O as her dessert.  She pronounces it, "Jeyo."  Done in acrylic on canvas paper.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Bundled Baby Bear

I started this drawing in May, and forgot about it until I found it in my pad of pastel paper.  I just needed to fill in the pink stripe on the girl's dress and the background.  I'm having fun playing around on coloured paper.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

IF: Strong

I thought I'd try another submission this week to Illustration Friday.  I had fun last week, and am super grateful for the encouraging comments I received.  :)  This one was painted in gouache.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Little Snooze

The children are back in my drawings again!  They're so fun to draw.  My daughter thinks that they are all portraits of her, even when I draw boys.  Of course, though, they are all inspired by her. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sketch of a girl

A classmate in university observed, "girls always draw girls, and guys always draw guys."  I totally agree.  Girls and women come very naturally for me when I'm doodling.