Thursday, July 30, 2009

"idle"~illustration friday 7-24-09

here is this week's contribution for i.f.! okay, you might be thinking exactly how this says "idle"...well, it could definitely be "longing" or something else along those lines i suppose. however, i figured the little boy on the see-saw is "idle" because he is missing his little friend on the other side so possibly his heart is in the "idle" state:( also, the see-saw is "idle" because there is only one person on it.
this is the same little boy in "talisman" and "adapt"...can you tell last week was a rough week for me due to this latest illustration?:( it always comes out in my art...i guess that's somewhat of a double-edge sword! anyhow, enjoy:)

Sunday, July 19, 2009



i am ECSTATIC to say that my website is finally done, up and running...yay for me!!! it definitely wasn't the easiest of things i have ever done (even though i have schooling in graphic design and desktop publishing)! i am sooooo relieved that it's all done...and before my goal of august 1st (even better)! i used a great company called homestead and i highly recommend them if you are thinking of doing your own website as well. they are there all the time to help you with anything! really awesome people:) although, i have to say, i didn't use them for help...or anyone actually...i have to give myself some props, right?;)
anyway, i hope everyone will check it out and tell me what they think...please! just be gentle, it's the only time i have ever done any website design/work! there is a link to take you back here to leave any comments you may have! thank you so much for looking:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

'hollow" illustration friday 7-10-09

i have been so busy these last 2 weeks that i missed out on last week's illustration friday prompt for "shaky" (damn, i could have drawn myself having caffeine withdrawl from lack of coffee...oh well, maybe next time)! i have been trying to get my website off the ground (have the domain name and software-now just trying to design it all myself...i know...what the hell was i thinking...a web designer i am NOT)! anyway, i might actually be making some progress (let's keep our fingers crossed people...pleeeeeaaaassseee)! my launch date goal is august 1 (10 days before my bday...ahhh a nice bday present to myself)!!!
ok...on to this week's piece-"hollow". the first thing that came to mind, for me, was "hollowing" out a pumpkin for halloween! plus, i am a HUGE sucker for really cute halloween illustrations...always have been! cute little witches and them:) so, i came up with a sweet little witch "hollowing" out her pumpkin just in time to collect some yummy treats on her witch hunt...enjoy! oh...and happy EARLY halloween;)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"worn" illustration friday 6-26-09

this is me and my stuffed elephant maggie:) this elephant sleeps with me EVERY night...seriously! although she has seen better days, i can't sleep without her:( she has been with me almost 10 years and i love her to death!!! i will be calling this piece "thru thick and thin" and listing it it my etsy shop to be sold as a REPRODUCTION if anyone is interested. most of my illustration friday pieces are sold there as well as REPRODUCTIONS! i am still working on developing my website as well...busy, busy, busy!!! i hope this little painting brings a smile to everyone's face...and yes, maggie is really that cute;) enjoy!!!