Monday, January 26, 2015

Drawing...





















Hello from New Orleans!  We arrived here last evening after spending a few days at Sea Rim State Park in Texas.  I have several quickly approaching deadlines, but hopefully I'll be able to carve out a little time in the next few days to head into the city for some beignets and chicory coffee. 

In the meantime there's lots of drawing and painting to be done, which means lots of warm-up sketches like this one of a fox and his pal.

I hope you're well, wherever you are!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Working on the road...












































On January 1st, my husband, Bill, and I left Colorado for a year long journey around the country. 

Our original plan was to leave in the middle of November.  But, there were problems installing our new solar system, delays in having our towing system set up, snow and below freezing temperatures to contend with, and an unexpected surgery (everything is okay now).  So, after much shaking of fists and gnashing of teeth, we decided that we were as ready as we were going to be.  And January 1st seemed like sort of a poetic day to start a new adventure. 

My dad installed this IKEA desk for me and built shelves to go underneath.  And the new curtains are courtesy of my mom.  (Thanks Mom and Dad!)  Now we're just outside of Austin, Texas and I've been enjoying watching the cardinals and deer pass by my window while I work.  I wonder what other kinds of things I'll see during the coming year...?

We'll have our travel blog up soon in case you'd like to follow our trip.  :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Morning Stroll




















Hello!  Have you visited Abigail Halpin's blog lately?  It's lovely!

And have you seen the Huffington Post's list of the best picture books of 2014?  There have been so many beautiful books this year!  Huzzah!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Warm-up sketch...

This curly haired sprite appeared in my sketchbook this morning.  I'm hoping that she's a luck fairy, as I could use a little luck these days. 

And here are some things you might like to peruse...

The work of illustrator, Kelly Murphy

Darling dolls by Jess Brown

Gift ideas for the Labyrinth lover in your life

The work of illustrator, Catia Chien

Happy perusing and happy Tuesday to you!