Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer 2014

We're sucking every last drop out of these final days of summer!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Our New Baby

So... we have a new baby.

He's fuzzy. And very naughty.

He came from the kennel of Monsieur Amare, one of the oldest operating breeders in France, and I feel privileged to have him. I also need to thank Terri Walker from Bien-Aime Bergers for everything!!

This is James du Castelmouly.

aka Loupiot (pronounced Loopy-Oh!)

I also had a fabulous adventure going to France to pick him up. And we went for a little hike in the Pyrenees together.

We met some friends along the way.

And now we're all in love with little Loupiot!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Another Portrait

Here's another painting from my Thursday portrait class!
This guy's a fantastic model. So much fun to paint.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sick Day

Carys was sick last Thursday, but I couldn't skip my painting class, so she came along.

The results:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

We've been living with an ogre...

My little boy is growing up to be an ogre. He got the lead role in a local kids theater production of Shrek. He's never done anything quite like this before and he was amazing and we're so proud of him for working so hard and improving so much, but most of all for throwing himself out there.

More Digital

Ok. So this one's not completely digital. It started out with a pencil sketch on tracing paper. But- the original sketch is now invisible, and all the lines you see here were made in the computer. Mostly thanks to Stumpy Pencil.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Digital Art

I recently met illustrators Lita Judge and Christopher Denise and learned a few things from them about sketching and creating digitally. This is me playing around with some of these crazy new fangled ideas. This could be fun!

Friday, February 14, 2014

snowy sunrise

The children were reclaimed by school today for a few hours between snow storms and February break- delayed opening.

I went for a little walk at sunrise, while the kids slept in.

And while i was out, the dog peed on the rug.
Note to self: dogs don't need to sleep in.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Princess Bride

Another snow day. Gotta say, I'm still loving the days off, even though I think now we've got make-ups. The school sent us a message that the kids had to be sure to check for extra work assignments and to make sure to be productive. Our productivity today: I introduced them to the movie, The Princess Bride.

They didn't like it very much.

Just kidding.

What's not to love?!