Monday, September 30, 2013

Illustration Friday: Onomatopoeia

For this week's Illustration Friday I had to take to the dictionary. Onomatopoeia is super fun to say, but honestly I had no clue what it was.  I was VERY happy to see an example of it within it's definition to be CUCKOO.  This is the cover illustration from my work in progress Charlie Bird and The Cuckoo Clock.  Turns out I love a good onomatopoeia! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Illustration Friday: Totem

A totem of rescue monkeys! 
This illustration was printed as a decal for my nephew's nursery.
Check it out on the wall, along with a few of the other decals:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ABC Circus Style

During the last course I took (which resumes on Oct 7 and I CAN'T WAIT) I had set up a very strict schedule for myself that involved waking up hours before I normally would.  I needed to make sure I could dedicate chunks of consecutive time every day.  Since I work full-time (and part-time) the early mornings are my only free time.  After a few days of getting into the swing of that schedule, it became fairly easy. I would definitely get tired by the time night came, and EXHAUSTED by the end of the week, but it felt really good to know I was working so hard and putting in the hours towards my goals.  

A lot of the artists who didn't make the next round of Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search started ABC projects, and I wanted to join.  After a few weeks of just talking about wanting to do it, I finally realized the only way I actually would is to go ahead and go back on my schedule.  So starting this past Monday I did!  I'm almost done with "C is for clown" and am debating on doing "U is for unicyle" or "R is for ringmaster" next.  I'm hoping to complete both of those before class begins and if I stick to this schedule I should be able to. Yay! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Grayden Scott

Tristan's sister & her husband welcomed a beautiful baby boy just a few days ago!  Grayden Scott was born on Wednesday, September 4 and Tristan & I couldn't be more excited to call myself his aunt & uncle!!!! Congrats Devin & Logan! We love you! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Congrats Liz & Chris

I can't believe it's already been a week but WHOA IT'S BEEN A WEEK!
I flew to England to watch one of my favorite humans on this earth say "I Do" and it was awesome.  There were unicorns everywhere, a happy baby and an amazing candy bar filled with British snacks! Congrats Liz & Chris!!!!! 

Now hurry up and move back to America. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

L is for Lion

I've officially started a circus themed ABC series! You'll notice a similar lion in the post below.  This is his cousin.  One fights fires and one is in the circus.  ;-) 

More to come soon on this project!