Saturday, November 24, 2012

Illustration Friday: Whiskers

Cyrano never liked that he has two different coloured eyes, nor does he like the fact that his white whiskers don't stand out against his snow white fur.
That's when he started donning the fake nose.
Typical Leo, always seeking attention!
No apologies to Leo's out there because I'm a Leo too!! 

In my Moleskine, colored pencil and acrylic paint 4 years ago :)

For Illustration Friday: Whiskers

Saturday, November 17, 2012

2013 Calendars

As many of you know, each year I have desk calendars printed with a different image of my art for each month.
I have so much fun matching the image to the month!
This calendar has reproductions of my illustrations, paintings and collages.
Mim, guess who represents October? :)

Here's the link to my shop in case you're interested.

I'm only charging $5 above what they cost me, plus shipping. 

Sorry for the sales pitch! Tis the season :)

Friday, November 09, 2012

Illustration Friday: Tree

Not far from downtown there's a rusted, old abandoned space-metal building sitting in a state of decay from neglect. There are several block shapes spray-painted in random colors as though graffiti artists used the side of the building to test their new cans before tagging the local businesses and schools.

In spite of the blacktop surrounding this building, a small tree pushed its way through the asphalt-covered ground several years ago. The part of the building behind the tree makes such a beautiful backdrop, like a giant patchwork quilt sewn together stitch by stitch, always there to embrace this tree.

It's Redbird's favorite place, especially in the afternoon when the sun glows on the warm colors of the quilted metal. It's as though Redbird gives the tree a reason to stay alive with the promise of her daily return.

What some may perceive as decay and neglect, Redbird finds a sacred space that welcomes her with warmth, grace and beauty.

reposted for Illustration Friday's prompt: Tree
 Acrylic and colored pencils on scrapbook paper.