Monday, August 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: Routine

Routine was difficult. Especially right now when the family routine is all shaken up. But opportunities are presenting themselves in the form of interviews and tentative offers. And the foundation guys are coming tomorrow to put some piers under the sagging spots.

Eventually I thought about one of my routines which is riding my mustang about once a week. Sometimes I take my daughter out and let her ride him (under close supervision...) However it's beginning to look like the family will be relocating, and I'm not sure my 23 year old horse will be able to take another cross country trip. This horse has traveled from Nevada to New Mexico to Colorado to Texas.

I tried to push myself outside of my routine color choices--but I'm not sure I'm happy with what I came up with.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Illustration Friday: Detach

I believe in synchronicity, but still I was quite amazed when I saw that this week's topic was detach. My husband got laid off from his job this week, and at the same time the house we just bought is sinking causing cracks in the walls and stuck doors. So I've been working on being detached from imaginary scenarios produced by worry and just trying to deal with the facts. We will get the house fixed so we can sell it if we need to relocate--or if he finds a job here it will be fixed for us.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Watercolor Wednesdays: Triple Billy Goats

The Watercolor Wednesday theme this week is Triplets, last week it was Three Billy Goats Gruff so I combined them.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sail

“Erreck, erreck,” croaked Bandi Boodle Boo
as the ship glided through the South China Sea.
With a kind look the helmsman said, “Chin up my friend.
You have not heard them all.”

I'd been wanting to try coloring a sketch from my book Bandi Boodle Boo Learns to Cock-A-Doodle-Doo in this style I've been working on and this week's topic was perfect. My story is about a rooster who learns to crow by sailing around the world and hearing roosters crow in different languages.
Thanks to my Inklings friends who helped me sort out some of the composition problems!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Illustration Friday: Poof

Molly wondered if the magic math wand had been a wise wish.

I realised I was habitually using the portrait format, so I tried to push myself out into a full spread landscape format.