Monday, July 21, 2008

Sock Monkeys!

Don't you just love sock monkeys? I sure hope CJ does! Her parents have called her Monkey forever and they asked me to do her name using monkeys. I've been wanting to draw sock monkeys and asked CJ if that was ok with her...being the totally cool gal that she is she said that was fine and so here you go...Sock Monkey Fun! I'm working on a rather large drawing right now and so I'm burning the midnight oil to get 'er done. I have one more letter to do! I'll post it as soon as I can cuz it's coming out super cool. I can't wait until my client sees it!!! Oh, speakinhg of seeing things....check out Linda Lucas Hardy's blogsite. She has pics from our workshop on it...that's the one I did the peppers.
I've got one more week until I go to another workshop! Can't wait to learn more cre8ive stuff!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cre8ive work, work, work!

Practice makes better! So, I went to a colored pencil workshop in June taught by the super talented Linda Lucas Hardy and not only had a lot of fun but also learned a whole new technique! The result is my red and green pepper. That took about 12 hours to do! Color pencil is very rewarding but man oh man, you've got to have patience. I LOVE IT! I also love Id Falls in which I got to meet wonderfully talented people associated with the Color Pencil Society up there. I'm very impressed with their artistic town and the super kind people. Thank you Ladies for being so very welcoming and getting a true master to our little state!
Noah is a little guy in Texas that has some Hawaiin love in him. His name was created in the spirit of vintage Hawaii post cards. I loved doing this one!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Catching up!

So, this fishing lure pic is one I did in color pencil (of course!) and I entered it into the Color Pencil Society's International show which is in Seattle this year. I got juried in and it's an excellent step into becoming the world famous artist that one I day I will become! Yahoooooo! I get to go to the Artist's reception at the Convention center in Seattle on Aug 2nd too. I gotta give a shout out to my graphic design guy, Eric over at Blue Print Specialties in Boise for doing such a good scan and saving my bacon! If you'll be in Seattle this summer, the piece will be up with about 125 other color pencil works until the end of Sept! Check it out!!!
This crazy colored park scene is one I did in watercolors for the Mountain Home Art Council's Summer Series t-shirts! Isn't it wild and crazy? I LOVE color! If you want to get a wonderful shirt and check out some super groovy music (the concerts are free!) then go to Carl Miller Park on July 17, July 31, August 14, and August 21 around 6 pm (I think)! It's the best thing to do in Mountain Home in the summers!!!!
This is a name I did for a little unborn baby that already has the nickname of Bean. There is some symbolism in there to give wishes for their little one. I wish Bean love, peace, health, and lofty dreams!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

lame blogger

Sorry I've been so busy that I haven't even had time to post. So, I'll do so quickly right now. A couple of very exciting things in my life...I am illustrating a children's book for a couple of talented writers that will self publish on very soon! Also, one of my dearest friends is opening a new store in Boise and she'll be featuring my artwork! The store is called Buns in the Oven-from Labor to Love. It's a maternity and children's clothes and gift store and it is located in BODO (in the neighborhood of PF Changs). I'll give you all of the details to that store (directions, web site, etc) as soon as they are available for me to give. I still am kicking it into high gear with my word art! It's been a blast to have such creative opportunities...thank you all! So, check out the latest work! Enjoy.

Read and Grow was illustrated for the Mountain Home Public Library for their summer reading program. They have a theme of bugs this year!

A very special former student of mine has a lot of talents and interests. His wonderful parents commissioned me to create his last name using a lot of those interests! This was a blast and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have been able to do this for my bud, Drew!

I LOVE my teaching job because of the parental support as well as the amazingly talented students that I get to work with! Amber and Brian are another great example of this! Their parents commissioned me to do this piece for their graduation present. It was so much fun to do!

Ok, I'll try my best to post right away since I have more that I haven't shown off yet!