Friday, January 16, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Choices...

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Blend in?

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Or, stand out?


Friday, January 9, 2015

Coffee Blobs and Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places...


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If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I am a big fan of all things silly.  And when it comes to silly, Carla Sonheim is the "Squeen" (Silly Queen)!  Whenever I find myself in a taking-myself-too-seriously rut, I turn to one of Carla's books (Drawing Lab is my all time favorite art book!), or one of her classes.


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Last week while catching up on some blog reading, I came across Carla's "coffee blobs".  As you may already know, I have a tendency to "see" things (Click here for an example, and click here for another!)... And if you're familiar with Carla, then you know she fully supports and encourages "seeing" things (check out this tutorial)!


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Well, when I saw Carla's "coffee blobs" I immediately started "seeing" things, so I emailed her and asked if it would be okay for me to print them out, draw&paint on them, then post my results.  Being the generous Squeen that she is, she granted me permission and gave me her blessing!

I had so much fun playing with them, I was sorry to see I had reached my last...


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Luckily, I've signed up for "Year of the Spark" so I have a feeling I'll be in for a LOT more fun, inspiration, and magic in 2015!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My Word of the Year

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I have to admit I have been a bit back and forth on the whole "word of the year" thing...  On one hand, I like the idea of having a central focus or a beacon to come back to and guide you through the year...  On the other hand,  I've never been a big fan of labels because I find they can be very limiting, and sometimes paralyzingly dangerous.

But, when pondering it at the beginning of 2015, there was one word that I kept coming back to.  Then, a dear friend sent me an eerily word-relevant email that seemed like divine intervention that the word that kept popping into my head was truly meant to be...

So, without further ado, I am officially announcing that my word of the year is:  MAGIC!

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I definitely believe in it, 
and I am looking forward to finding it this year!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Moo Year!


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Wishing you an udderly amazing 2015!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Why Is 6 Afraid Of 7?

(prismacolor pencil on cardstock)

Because 7 Ate 9 !!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Cheese Sandwich, A Teabag, A Dog, And Yoda...

Or, in other words...

Happy Birthday Tracey!

"Smarter than you think, Mushu is."
Graphite on teabag

My friend Tracey's daughter is a genius of epic proportions, and for her mother's birthday she is creating an origami Yoda! 
(How cool is that?!?)

Tracey believes Yoda will add wisdom to her studio, because her current studio-mate (her dog Mushu), is a lackluster conversationalist.  If you have read Tracey's latest blog post, then you know that she also believes Mushu is 
"about as bright as a cheese sandwich"...

"Bright As A Cheese Sandwich"
Prismacolor pencil drawing on a toast photo
(presented on a dinner napkin)

In honor of Tracey's birthday, I have created two portraits of her beloved "mutt"...  One as the "cheese sandwich" Tracey contends Mushu is as smart as, and one as "Yoda", because I secretly harbor thoughts that Mushu is much more clever than anyone knows.

(close-up)

The jury is still out on poor Mushu, but what I know for sure is that Tracey is absolutely brilliant and definitely deserving of some silly artwork on her special day...

Happy Birthday Snicker Buddy!
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