Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Illustration Friday Lonely

This week for Illustration Friday, I illustrated and colored this illustration using watercolor paint, Sharpie pens of different thickness, plus a copic Marker. So I guess you could call it mixed media :) Here it is, my illustration for the topic "Lonely." PLEASE click on her to get a good view! What do you think?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some Days...

Took Jubilee (my daughter who is turning 2 next month) for a walk this morning, all decked out and precious in pink, happily collecting her sticks. I always hold her hand, and we walk on the side of the road. We walk on nearby blocks where there are family homes. But, all of a sudden, a teenage boy comes TEARING (I'm serious) down the street, in and out of parked cars as if he were playing a video game, screeching the ehole time. I truthfully thought h was going to flip his jeep over. Then he pulls into a driveway right in front of me and my child, jumps out, and goes into the house as if he did nothing wrong. I am sick of this world. No one cares about anyone. Everyone is nasty to eachother. I want to protect my precious children from all this insanity. I want to raise them in a nice, peaceful town where people say hi to one another, not shoot each other. It all makes me sick to my stomache. I know full well that we no longer live in a Little House on the Prarie, but if hatred and hurting each other is the price we have to pay for all of our technological advancements, TAKE the cell phones, the computers, the cars! Take it ALL and give me a nice stream where I can take my babies fishing without having to worry about kidnappers or perverts being there, too.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Illustration Friday: Lost

My submission this week to Illustration Friday.

I was thinking of what it would be like to be a shell, alone on a beach, with not another shell for miles around... inevitably feeling as if there SHOULD be more shells, and perhaps I was in the wrong place? Maybe, just maybe... if I found my way back into the ocean, I wouldn't feel so lost anymore...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I Need Your Help


So, as you may or may not know, my precious little Kyle (who is 3!) has recently begun school. He absolutely loves it, and that makes me so happy. He is adorable! He gets so excited to go outside in the morning to wait with me for the bus :)

One of the coolest things is that he brings home these awesome projects that he does in school all the time. Some of these things are just the cutest... especially the "winding" snake hat! So creative! See?

The only problem is that our apartment is very, very small... I even share my room with my two little ones. Kyle's is obviously the car bed, and my little daughter has the crib. The one with the black comforter is mine :) A tight squeeze, but we are doing great!

I do have a shelf, but it is already over crowded lol... it's a window sill/shelf. And it is not an appropriate place for his projects. I've already put several up on the walls, but there are things that can't go up there... like some hats he makes. Besides, I don't want them to get all cruddy on the wall.

Here are some special things I've gotten from some even more special Etsy people! But I digress from the point of this post, lol...

See, I know many of you are Moms... and all of your kids have probably made tons of projects in school... I know I can't keep everything or else I'd be a hoarder, but he's so young, and school's just begun... I want to keep these items safe for a while. Hopefully, one day he'll want to pour over them with his own children.

So I am asking you, my loyal readers, if you have any ideas for keeping his projects safe? Maybe a binder, or a box (which I'm kind of doing now, but still... it seems kind of like I'm just putting it away...) I want to do something that will keep these items nice, and also something where Kyle can (even now) enjoy them.

Any ideas are very welcome and much needed, so please... reply away! Thanks so much!!!