Friday, November 16, 2007

Coming Soon...

Man I have been seriously busy with work lately...Whew!

Luckily (for the sake of my blood pressure) someone inspired me to start sketching out a new book dummy which definitely helps ease the stress. I've been looking to start something new for a while now and this was too fun to resist! My portfolio could use a breath of fresh air so its a win win.
Hopefully I'll get a chance to post some rough drafts this weekend and reveal the topic if you haven't guessed already....

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Jonas sketch

Sorry my scanner darkened it a bit. oh well its just a quick sketch.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Spanky's 1st Birthday!!

My youngest cat (out of 2) Spanky just had his 1st Birthday on Nov 2nd 2007!
I know its silly to have a party but I was feeling kinda low & this cat loves attention and is up for anything so I decided what the heck, why not!?!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Shell-Bell, Beezop, Cookie Mau Mau, Froggie = Shelly Anne Scoffield

Shelly was my neighbor, my dear friend and surrogate sister. I love her so much I can't begin to describe what a loss her passing was, there are no words.

We grew up close only 1 court away, in houses built almost identically down to the laundry shuts! Each in a family with 7 kids all roughly around the same ages.

The Scoffields always felt like the second half of my family.
Many of my earliest memories include the Sco's and Shelly.

Shelly, Troy, Stacey and I were always at each others house and up to crazy shenanigans. Shelly was the oldest of us 4 and always the leader.

She was the most fun and had the best slumber parties and definitely the best Birthdays!

No matter what was going on she was there... to lend an ear, crack a joke or play some crazy guitar solo...

Even through my hippie faze!!!

On rainy days I still expect to get her call asking if I want to come over and play a board game with standard issue hot chocolate and fresh baked bread from Scomom.

I miss her every day and wish she could just come home.

Someone so strong and beautiful must be forever.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Woo Hoo I'm back!

Yay my computer lives again!!!

Hooray for tech people the all knowing computer gods!!

In celebration here is a sneak peek at a Top Secret card I'm working on.

I'll show the rest Friday night once the card has been mailed.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fun with Tracing Paper

Yesterday I got the idea of using layers of tracing paper to give a sense of depth and a little mystery.
When I scan the illustrations the light passes through and shows the full effect of the combined pages.
It takes more time, a bit of planning and is definitely more fragile but trying something new is always fun and I like the dreamy quality it achieves.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sick Card

My sweet pops had hip surgery last month and he survived with flying colors!!
Can't keep a good man down I always say.
Here's a card I made him in the hospital waiting room-

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Woodle - Work + Doodle = Woodle :)

A little fun done during a work meeting. Drawing helps me absorb information weirdly enough.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Here I Am....

Rockin like a Hurricane!

Welcome to all sorts of things that come into my brain and are placed here.