Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rainy Days and Wednesdays Always Make Me Productive!

August is one long, hot month. Not gonna lie. Here in the South, sometimes it feels longer and hotter than a month. We've been luckier than most, I've seen rain before today.

But thanks to Isaac, it POURED on us, and that always makes me feisty and fidgety.  So I make things. Today I made a baby gift for one friend, using the Larkspur as a hint of little girl's birthday, since it's the flower for July birthdays (did you know that? Because I totally did not!!!)

The other initial canvas was for the third friend of our little gang here in the neighborhood, because little girls now can't have enough pink and princess-ness. (Very glad I have boys some days!)

It's almost fall, and the minute it's 55 degrees when I get up in the morning, my AC goes off til April!!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Artistic Growth or Attention Deficit?

I've given step stools as baby shower gifts for a number of years (and sold a few....) You're supposed to take pictures of all your work, so you can look back and see how far you've come, but this is a little surprising. Each one of these was fun and a lot of love, but none really look like any of the others.

So, I guess you could truly say that every piece I do is a one-of-a-kind, because I am apparently incapable of doing the same style twice!!!  Gurk!

It's fun to look back, so you can see where you've been.

Happy Doodling!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

BookWoman Scores A Win!!!

I just got the news that a logo design I did for a group in Oklahoma was a rousing success! I had given them three options, but (as always) had a favorite in the mix. I didn't tell anyone, for fear of skewing their voting process.

Winner Winner Woo Hoo!!

(Looks a little like a beachball with those colors, maybe, but I love it)
Green for Green Country, Red for Oklahoma red dirt, #2 Pencil Yellow, and Pocket Folder Blue

Having a lifelong love affair with books, I will always have a soft spot for libraries and the people who run them, especially in schools, where they are in a position to change a child's life, or maybe just shift a point of view with one well-timed book suggestion.

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fun Mushrooms! (Not what you're thinking...)

I did a baby shower gift for a friend - bought the plate, hauled out my Sculpey, and set to work channelling my inner 20 year old for all the old Mario Bros. games I used to play. 

Love it!
Sculpting things is so very satisfying - always forget until I'm in the thick of it, and the creatures that I draw look nothing like the creatures I sculpt! We worked on a school project (my son and I), making animals from the Amazon rain forest and their different environments. Loved making the jaguar, and he liked doing his happy little animals - so I've passed that gene on!
Here's hoping you make something you love soon!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Taking Things To Heart

I forget this sometimes, but it's important. It's not just about risking a broken heart in a relationship, but how you live your life.  Love for your family, your friends, even people you barely meet in the course of a day.  A tiny kindness spared for a stranger, can sometimes make their day, and costs you nothing.

I'd rather have a few bruises, but know I tried.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Been Bizzy!

Happy Spring!! (almost)

Plenty of things going on in my little world, new babies in the family, new job, and all the regular crazy busy-ness.

Thought I'd drop in a few invites I've done, and one little birdie, who's just too cute.

Giraffe is a new drawing, thinking I should try a few other wild animals in the same style, since he turned out very sweet.

: )