Friday, February 22, 2013

Illustration Friday~Whisper

Sometimes whispers can be as simple as a bunch of Hippie Fairies throwing down a few happy thoughts...

This piece is from a children's book dummy I created for Simon and Schuster as an entry to a contest they held back in 2000.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thoughts of mom...

I've always been a loner. I value my solitude. People who know me may not view me this way. I'm friendly, easy going, a high energy kind of person. Introvert is not a word that would be used to describe me, yet that is a part of me. Maybe it's the part that makes me the creative that I am. I was a shy, quiet child. Losing my mother very young, I spent countless hours alone; painting, drawing, writing, playing make believe with my dolls and stuffed animals. I sometimes wonder, would I still be the artist I am today, had I not lost her? Maybe I would have been more so? Maybe she would have pushed me more? Maybe I would I have done better in school? Then again, losing her may have made me the creative I am. Throughout my life there have been these unanswered questions. I never talked about my mother when I was a kid, especially in school. I didn't want any pity from my friends. As I get older it seems more important to keep her close. And in my solitude I sometimes find her.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Illustration Friday~Wool

The IF word of the week wool, brought to mind all these cute animal hats that seem to be the latest craze. They are so adorable! This passed week at work, I do believe an owl and a beaver came calling at my circulation desk, or maybe it was a shark? You never know what you'll find at your local library.
Amelia sporting her new bear topper.