Monday, March 22, 2010

I spoke too soon

Turns out I wasn't getting better but instead going from being moderately sick to properly full-on sick. The kind where you don't leave the couch except to go lie down in bed and sleep. So the only creative thing I've done lately was create a massive quantity of used tissues :) I missed the most gorgeous sunny weather on Friday and Saturday while I huddled under blankets and tried to block out the light. I love spring so very, very much that on the first day of t-shirt weather I try to spend as many daylight hours as I can outside, and this year I was sick.

Anyway, that's enough whining for one post. Here's a picture of my pretty tree that I took last week. Happy spring, everyone!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Good gravy, it's been ages! I got sick again...soon as the weather turned unseasonably cold, I was out. I don't know about you, but I can't draw when I'm sick. I try, but I can tell it's wrong and can't see why and end up scrapping the whole thing. I think I'm on the mend (and the weather is a bit more spring-like) so I hope I'll have something new to show soon.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Finished this one yesterday. Same size, gouache, etc. I guess I don't have much to say about this one :) I think the only problem I had was tweaking the fingers on the hand holding the needle so they looked ok as line drawings...something that's come up a lot in this pieces. If I were doing a lot of subtle shading and 3-d type modeling, things look ok even if they're foreshortened or at an odd angle, but as line drawings I seem to need them to look more simplified in order to read correctly.

I'm driving in to Seattle today to hang up my pieces for the show this month. I don't mind hanging, it's the carrying of heavy frames in from my car which will have to be parked a block away that I don't care for :)