Monday, December 28, 2015

Illustration Update and More

Well, I dragged myself into the studio this morning.  Too much sugar I suspect.  At any rate, here is the finished illustration of the reading girl.  I placed her in front of a cafe/book store. 
So, not the best photo.  Sorry about that.  I was in such a rush to get it framed and ready for the gallery that I forgot to take a picture before framing.  Again,  I think I may have had a bit too much sugar over the past few days.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.
Hopefully, you can see it well enough.  I think it turned out pretty good.

Below is a picture of me and my grandson Phillip.  We got to babysit while his parents went to a movie the day after Christmas.
I think we are bonded for life.  At least I hope so!
Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fun with Scissors

Just sneaking in a little time with my paper and scissors before heading home to finish up my wrapping and maybe bake some cookies.

I wonder what this little lady is reading?  I hope to be doing a little reading myself in the coming days.
 This is a detail of the sketch I started out with.  You can see, it has changed a bit.
Now, I just need to figure out her surroundings.  Well, at least I know she enjoys a hot beverage.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope each and every one of you has a peaceful holiday filled with joy!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Holiday Art

Just a quick post, to show you a few new things for the holidays.  I also updated my header!  I guess I'm ready for winter to show up. 
All of these lovely art items are available at Gallery Calapooia in Albany OR.  Plus a lot more!
 These are little handmade lapel pins to wear.  Some are drawings and some are cut paper.
This is a cut paper portrait of Santa.  Yes, I know it looks a lot like my husband Steve.  Kind of nice to have my own personal Santa.  Lucky me!
Now, I really need to wrap some gifts or bake some cookies.  Lots of things to do! 
But, mostly I need to count my blessings this holiday season.  I hope you all do the same.  Cheers!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Just Around the Corner!

Well, you know it's almost Christmas when I hall out the glitter!  I don't know why I do it?  I can't help myself!  I tried not to over do it.  So, it's just on the wreath Santa is marching off with.
Hope everyone is enjoying the season!  Now, go get your glitter!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

My Entry

Well, it's been a long time since my last post.  Those of you who know me, know that my mother recently passed away.   My mother was a huge supporter of the arts and of me.  I was so lucky to get her for my Mom. 
So, in honor of you Mom, here is my entry in the Tomie dePaola contest.  Done in cut paper with a lino cut background.  I actually did this piece back in October.  Thank goodness I did this artwork early.  I don't think I could have pull it off in November. 
Here's to following your dreams!