Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Letter P

For me, P is for pig and paintbrush.  I'm just making this up as I go.
"Art is the colors and textures of your imagination."
                                                                         Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

O is for...

O is for Owl and Orange.  Do owls like oranges?  I think they prefer mice. But, this young fellow might be a vegetarian.
"A picture is a poem without words"
                                                       -- Horace

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Letter N

Todays letter is N.  Which stands for newt and nut.

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"
                                                                                  --Edgar Degas

Friday, February 22, 2013

M is for...

A monkey and his mouse.
"Art doesn't have to matter to a lot of people to matter a lot"
                                             --Jeb Dickerson

Thursday, February 21, 2013

An Illustrated L

L is for Lion and Ladybugs.  Now, you know.

"Creativity takes courage"
                               --Henri Matisse

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

K is for...

A kindly kangaroo with her wee one and her rather large key.  I wonder what that key is for?

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary"
-- Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Letter J

I'm sorry I didn't post anything on Monday.  Took the day off.  It was fun.  But, best of all I got a phone call from my cousin in South Carolina, who called to tell me her oldest daughter is expecting a baby!  I can think of nothing else.  Well, except what a wonderful mother she will be.  Isn't life great!

Oh, by the way, here is the quote of the day.

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time"
-- Thomas Merton

Friday, February 15, 2013

And it continues...

Introducing the illustrated letter i.

"You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club"
                                                                       --Jack London

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Letter H

The next letter in the line up is....H.

I enjoyed posting a quote so much yesterday, I think I'll do it again today.  Have a wonderful day everyone.

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on"
                                             Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Letter G

Today's letter is G.

I found this quote that I just love, so I'm sharing.  Enjoy.

"Art has the power to make any spot on earth the living center of the universe; and unlike science, which often gives us the illusion of understanding things we really do not understand, it helps us to know life in a way that still keeps before us the mystery of things.  It enhances the sense of wonder.  And wonder is respect for life."  -- William Steig, in his Caldecott Medal acceptance speech for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

More letters

Here are a few more letters I have illustrated.  This is a fun illustration excercise to work on, if only to improve your painting skills.   It's also really fun to paint type face.  Well, it's fun for me, anyway.

Monday, February 11, 2013

2nd Post of the day

This is a first.  Two posts on my blog in one day.
I thought about my last post a little bit and decided to be a bit more upbeat.
As hard as it is to have my artwork rejected I still have to pull myself together and carry on.  So, on that note I will post some artwork I've been working on and shall we say, tweaking a bit. I will try and post a few letters everyday.  Onward and upward!

Back to the Drawing Board

Well, my fabric company took a pass on the new designs I submitted last week.  So, I need to get back to work on something new.  It's always hard to be turned down.  Oh well,  that's life I guess.  The rest of the week has got to get better.  I thought it was kind of fun.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I am busy working on my design skills.  Here is a little something I've had in my head for awhile.  Shown here in two different color ways.   Maybe for fabric?  I hope.  I need to give it a name. But, what shall I call it?  That is always hard for me.  Not hard to come up with a name, just hard to make up my mind about all the different possible names.  Well, I need to think about this a bit more.  I'll keep you all posted.  Cheers!