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.
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!
Lately I've been going through old sketchbooks... I think that one of the best ways to figure out where you want to go, is to take a look back at where you've been. When I'm looking for inspiration and I ideas, I frequently turn to my trusty old sketchbooks. I usually come across an idea that I forgot about, or maybe an old sketch turns into a new idea when I look at it with fresh eyes.
These sketches were created (way back) when I was in college. I was "trying on" lots of different styles at the time to see what might "fit". Looking at them, I've discovered some things I may want to play with, but for now I'm going to use them to wish you a...