A cordovan tea party

Last week’s #colour_collective colour was cordovan. This is my entry. Inspired by the times I used to have tea parties with my stuffed animals in the basement. Cordovan

Remembering Rusty

So when I was growing up I convinced my parents to get me an Irish Setter…which I named Rusty (how original…I know!) She was not the healthiest of dogs. It was always one things after another. But she was a good dog…because as my husband says…all dogs are good dogs!

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More late night sketching

So I stumbled across Fred Blunt’s work and fell in love. A few characters inspired by his work.

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Warming up

Some more doodle sketches to get the juices flowing…

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Late night sketching

Just some doodles before bed…

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Where does the time go?

It’s been ages since I’ve had a chance to post. The days just seem to whiz by lately. I guess that’s what happens when your a mother with a 6 month old and working full…add also working from home. Thought I might share one of my latest commissions. Had so much fun working this out for a local dog walk can’t wait to see what it’s gonna look like on the flyer.

 

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Big News!

I am super excited to announce that I am now a published illustrator! My first book is out now. I did the illustrations…I didn’t write it. This is somewhat of a dream come true. Fours years ago when I went back to school…I had the idea that I wanted to illustrate books…children’s books. Not long after graduating I was lucky enough to have to have the opportunity to work with the lovely people over at Chouette Publishing. I did two books for them the first of which is out now. It’s a search and find board book for kids.

Check it out!

 

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Back to the drawing board

Finally able to get some sketching done before heading off to bed. With all this grey weather we’ve been having I been dreaming about sunny days and music in the park.

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Oh the places your imagination can take you….

Show….

PIRATEBOY

A quick 15 minute sketch of last night’s monkey boy now dressed up a a pirate sailing the high seas with his trusty companion, Buster.

Really….he’s just standing on his bed,  holding up a paper towel roll roaring ‘no girls allowed’ to his annoying little sister standing in the door way.

Show and tell

What’s the last thing you do before you head off to the land of nod?? Sketching…Okay so this isn’t the last thing I do  before falling asleep (I typically read…falling asleep with pencil in hand has proved dangerous in the past), but it is one of the last things I do. I like to put a close to a creative day, by doing a quick sketch (15-20 max.) of something just for me. Ninety percent of my day is doing work for other people. In order to not forget myself in the bustle of the daily grind, I like to sit back and draw little something for me. I haven’t been posting these because…well I was being selfish. But I thought it might be fun to share. I am also the queen of starting a challenge only to let it fall by the wayside, so I’m not going to call this a challenge (for fearing of my little ritual coming to an end), but I will call this show and tell.

So….show….MONKEYBOY

 

and tell….

Not quite sure where this came from. But wouldn’t it be fun to go marching into the woods with your friend Stan Chick, dressed as a monkey?? Everyone need a little silliness especially at the end of a long day! Enjoy my first show and tell, and feel free to join in.