Sunday, January 29, 2012

Illustration Friday~Forward (the journey continues)

Swiftly moving forward, Jonathan and Cornelius hoped, that even if the guests had gone, maybe there would be some yummy leftovers? Although grateful they were no longer grounded, both cringed at just how much the intergalactic space tow had set them back!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Illustration Friday~Twirl

Arthur rendered in Photoshop
This is Arthur. Arthur and I have been together since 1989. That's when the light bulb went off, that's when I had the idea of becoming a children's illustrator. And since then both of us have had a twirlly-whirlly ride. As for me I've been up, down, and all around with this long held dream. Arthur has also had a good spin of it. He's been set on art tables, longingly stared out of windows, and found himself stuffed into closets. I think he may have even come to classes with me a couple of times. His one hand is glued on since somewhere along the way he got himself injured. His base has also seen better days. I have to admit, I know how he feels. I too have had my share of ups and downs. Some days I question--why do I stay on this road? Freelance?... Really? ...Full-time? You gotta be kidding! And yet, I just can't seem to stop. It's a part of me. It's the part of me that I am so familiar with. From Crayola to Prism Color it never seemed to be a choice. With all the pieces and parts of my life: marriage, children, people entering, people leaving, jobs, jobs and, more jobs! This is the part of me that I've grown up with. So I continue on...I dream, I hope, I pray--and I keep moving forward; some days, only inch by inch. Lately though, I feel a shift, a new found determination. I think it's rather ironic that when the economy is so down and so many of us are struggling; I'm feeling so optimistic...I hope it's contagious! I hope 2012 is a revving up year, full of new starts for all of us!

As for Arthur... he seems happy to be back in the loop--Twirling :)

Arthur with a mini Van Gogh that Annie drew.

I probably have had this saying for 20 years.

From Matt's favorite game

Annie and Matt have been drawing a lot lately too.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Illustration Friday~Grounded

Johnathan and Cornelius were more than a little disappointed that they were grounded midway to their annual family reunion. Johnathan made a mental note to avoid wormhole 356 the next time out!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Illustration Friday-Highlight

This was my highlight for December.
"Stories For Children"(an online magazine) contracted me to create an illustration for their Feb. Issue.

Wishing everyone happiness and success in 2012!!