Thursday, March 27, 2014

IF - Red

Two for Illustration Friday this week, both with red cedars.  I admit it - I missed the West Coast this week!

We survived last night's storm just fine.  That was the first time I've ever felt the house move in the wind that much.  It was quite something!
I'm in the paper this week, because I actually wrote a letter, got a bunch of people to sign it, and presented it at a town hall meeting.
Jai had a one-day work week because he was working all weekend, and then we had stormageddon.
Griffin stayed in his pajamas all day.  Holly was a baby monkey who kept finding and eating invisible bananas.  Now you are up to date.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

If - Spark (Number 2)

Hello!  So, I did get another reprise at Illustration Friday this week.  This started off as a little doodle while I was waiting for lunch to cook, and after lunch the kids and I dug out my good pastels and played around.  They did some nice colour fields, and I squeezed this in.
We're in the middle of Spring Break here, so all our usual programs are cancelled.  There's a small danger of us going stir crazy - we're in the middle of a freezing rain warning, and no one wants to go outside.  The danger comes mostly from me - the kids would be happy to watch Peppa Pig videos over and over and over. So far, we've managed to keep the fighting to a minimum - two more days to go!  When is Spring coming???????
Here's the sketch:

Monday, March 10, 2014

IF - Spark

Hello! Here's another Illustration Friday doodle.  I used Griffin's pencil crayons and my Neocolor Pastels.  I may try and re-do and refine this picture (charcoal and watercolour?), but I'm trying to at least make one thing a week, without worrying too much.  With the kids around, I don't always have time to set myself up the way I'd like, and I'm trying not to let that stop me from doing something, at least.

In other news, things are going well here.  We're SO ready for spring.  Not summer, just spring.  Positive temperatures.  The kids have March Break this week - even preschool is cancelled, so we're all here, all the time, this week.  Today we made Maple Bran Muffins with Maple Glaze (yum!) and a big roast dinner.  I'm not sure yet what tomorrow will bring.  Probably something yummy! Have a good one!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

IF - Voice

Hello!  It's Illustration Friday time again!  One week I am going to try and fit in some more time to do this, but for now I'm just glad to get something done, if I can.  My course is going really well, but it's a LOT of work, and I don't have any photos of the kids to share right now - I've been too busy editing photoshoots.  Anyway, this is just a fun one.  These are a couple of the characters I've been playing with for a story I am working on.  I'm just loving having an excuse to actually sit and write stories.  SO much fun!