Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Website!

Lately, I have been feeling envious of all of you awesome artists and illustrators out there, not only for your fancy talent but for your fancy portfolio websites!  With the new year, I am pushing myself out of my 'shy' comfort zone and am focusing on getting my work out into the world.  It has always been my dream to be a freelance illustrator, particularly in children's publishing (like many of you), and I finally just asked myself one day, "what are you waiting for?"  Last fall, I attended an illustrators conference for my local chapter of the SCBWI, and received much encouragement from the wonderful people there.  I've officially decided to follow my heart! 
So, I am very proud to announce: is officially open!! 

I also painted up a little logo to put on my letterheads for illustration-related correspondence.  The subject matter came easily:
I know that the road ahead is long, but is so totally worth the effort.  Thanks for your support thus far, and I'll keep you posted as my journey develops!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

It would be so nice..

..if I could hire a little sidekick to dig through my sketchbooks and recent artwork, scan them, and get them ready to post on this blog!  I am trying to be more organized. 

I found this in my sketchbook from last summer.  I swear I had scanned it, but had forgotten yet again.  It was done in watercolour while our family took a little weekend road trip. 

Happy painting!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

IF: Renewal

Gramps needs a glasses prescription renewal.. and quite possibly a driver's license renewal too!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello!  I apologize for not having posted in a while, my muse ducked away for some fun holiday festivities!  I hope everyone out there had a great new year.  :)

While I get organized again, here is a painting I did in the fall for a small dog rescue foundation's fundraiser.  Furever After is a rescue organization on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, that finds homes for some incredibly cute dogs! 

Acrylic on mounted wood panel, 12 x 12

Happy painting, everyone!