Challenges

So, I’m forever trying to participate in challenges such as Colour_Collective, Animaloon_Collective, Animal_Alphabets, Illustration_Friday…and so on. But my biggest challenge is finding the time between feeding our 2 month old, feeding our 16 month old, laundry, cleaning, tummy time, bath time, bed time (which entails chasing said 16 month old and putting him back in bed)…. oh and let’s not forget the freelancing work being done in between. However, with all that going on, I feel more organized than ever and I have actually been able to take part in more challenges than I did before. I guess that’s something that happens when you become a mother of 2 that are 14 months apart…you get real good at managing time! πŸ˜‰

Here are a couple of my latest illustrations

Another one done…

I’ve not been posting much lately on account of being rather busy. It’s impressive how much time a toddler and a newborn take up! Add to that book illustration contract and that leaves barely anytime for sleep let alone personal work. Not that I’m complaining…not even close. I’ve just learned to be VERY organised with time and to live on very little sleep! πŸ™‚ Now, the book is done, I do have some other side projects, but hopefully I will be able to squeeze in some personal work.

Here’s a quick one I got to do today for #portraitchallenge from @StudioTeaBreak

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I found myself with some me time earlier this week and what did I do with it? Not catch up on sleep! No sir! I did this cute little singing frog for the folks at #pinchpunchpost.

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Who knows when I’ll have more time? Until then remember…

‘Imagination will take you EVERYWHERE.”

 

busy…busy..busy

Whoa…seems like it’s been ages since I had a chance to post anything. It has been a busy couple of months. Here’s a little something I been working on. It’s slow going cause I’ve had a lot on my plate. Thought I’d share where I’m at…

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Mice

So much for trying to post daily!

I guess I’ll just have to accept that I will post as often as I can. Sometimes it will be daily…other times weekly. Here are some mousy sketches for today.

 

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Day 2

Well, I wish I had known January 21 was Squirrel Appreciation Day. Nevertheless, I honour of Squirrel Appreciation Day, here are my character sketches of squirrels.

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Day One

So begins my maternity leave…

I was able to take a few weeks before the little guy arrives (providing her arrives on time). I must say it feels a little strange knowing I don’t have to go into work until next year….strange but good at the same time. So now that I have a little extra time (as our other little guy is in daycare) I’ve decided I’m going to try and level up my characters, develop my style more, and work on compositions.Β  Essentially what the means…a lot more drawing! And in order to make sure I comply with this I will do my absolute best to post some sketches every day.

Without further ado, here’s what I worked on this morning.

Let’s call this DAY ONE! Let the games begin πŸ™‚

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Adding some colour

Well, six days into the new year and I have managed to find time to sit down and sketch every day. I am hoping to be able to keep this up for as long a possible, I predict there will be a slight hiccup come February…somewhere around the time my second son is due. But I will do my best to get back on track as soon as possible after. πŸ™‚

For now, I thought I’d add some colour to one of my recent sketches. Decided to try some of Kyle Webster’s dry brushes for this one. I’d love to hear you thoughts on this one.

A Brand New Year

So it’s that time again.

Time to sit down, reflect on the past year, and decide on somethings that need changing. While I can’t say I’m disappointed with last year…on the contrary. I had an amazing year. I illustrated 2 books that were published, I started a little project featuring my art work, worked hard and learned a lot and watched my son through his first year. Are there things I would do differently…of course! But I wouldn’t know what to do differently if I hadn’t had the experiences I had this year.

Now as I await the arrival of our second little boy, I am starting to plan for the year ahead. I realize somethings may be a little ambitious with a newborn. But nothing is impossible right. Time to take this year and make it the best year I possibly can.

Wishing you all the best of luck with your New Years resolutions! Let’s make this year the best yet!

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Back to the drawing board

I’ve been really enjoying this time off for the holidays. Things got hectic just before and it’s been awhile since I had time to sit down and get some sketching done. One of my resolutions will be to do more drawing/illustrating. I’ve come to realize how much I needΒ  and desire to illustrate. The days where I don’t get to sit down and draw I got to bed feeling as though I forgot to do something.

Here is one of my recent sketches as well as the colour version.