Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spring has Sprung- Illustration Friday

I just hate when the colour all washes out when you scan coloured pencil. Sorry. Nonetheless here you have my famous Prickly Pear Cactus. It wasn't until I dug it up out of the woods and dragged it home that I discovered it had imbedded thousands of microscopic needles into my body! (Elmer's glue works wonders on removing cactus needles BTW!) Don't miss my other "hike find" below!

Artists create with their hands in many ways. I also enjoy working the earth.
Since I am profoundly proud of my "Weed Tree" I would like to share it with you all. (Some of you may recall I posted a photo of it when I was still new to the blogosphere last year.)
I frequently hike in the woods looking for plants to drag home and grow in my landscaping. I now have a beautiful Northern Prickly Pear Cactus a Holly Tree and two Yucca plants that are flourishing as we speak. But the one I am most proud of is my Cherry Tree. Everyone made fun of me for nearly a year, telling me it was a weed. Well, just look at her now! See with the right materials the earth can be your canvas too!!!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Monster- Illustration Friday

"Though Harold couldn't quite put his finger on it. He knew; somehow, this was going to be a really bad day!"
"Spike was sure he heard the yelping of a small dog coming from the new neighbor's lawn. He surely hadn't expected THIS!!!"
Monster- Boy did I have a "devil" of a time getting these up. First I ran out of ink (so keep in mind these are raw drawings with no detail) then my computer would NOT let me upload them for two days! GRRRR...turned me into a monster trying to post for monster! LOL!!

My first intention was to do something with the "game" we play with our grandson called "Tickle Monster." People just aren't my forte' though.
So Then I thought i'll research and do something the monster of Glamis (Glamis Castle, Scotland) but that turned out to be a deformed relative ghost of the Glamis family...not a good subject.

Then I thought the "Beast of Bodmin Moor" (Cornwall, England livestock terror)sounded like a neat subject. But that turned out to be a giant cat or panther. Nothing terribly interesting to draw there.
So here you have it.

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I'm a professional artist, a wife, a step-mother, grand-mother, friend, Ms. Fix-it, older sister and a daughter. A regular "person in progress!" Oh yah, and I draw alot! Copyright 2010-2012.

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