Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

just painting for fun...

I have been working on some new sketches for possible rubber stamp ideas and came up with this image. I really had fun painting it. Do you think I am longing for Spring? I think so...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

First post of 2012

It's been too long since I blogged but I was "making rather merry" this Christmas holiday with family and friends. I didn't have work(by choice) during the holidays for the first time in many years and it was purely delightful! Then, a few days before New Year's, I was offered a couple assignments that were just too good to pass up so this is the first chance I've had to even think of posting.

Last night, I got an excited call from my sweet niece who lives out of town. She is in the first grade and went to her school library yesterday and checked out a book and began reading it. She's a fan of my art and an incredible little artist herself. She said she thought the pictures in the book looked a lot like my art and then she spotted the illustrator's name on the cover and saw my name on the book. She was SO excited that she couldn't remember the name of the book but started to describe the story. It was a Rookie Reader that I had done for Scholastic/Children's Press about 5 years ago called Kate's Surprise. How fun is that?! It definitely made my night. :)

Here's the cover. I used to paint with acrylics. I just may have to play with acrylics again sometime soon.