Sunday, September 28, 2008

Illustration Friday: Packed

This one seems to go with what I've been focusing on lately. (and how cool is it that Sarah suggested the topic?) How am I going to consolidate all this stuff? I've been giving away, and become quite familiar with the posting screen on Craigslist... But as a certified (certifiable?) pack rat all this has been difficult for me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clique

Pepperrock wasn't very concerned with what the other horses thought.

I've had horses on the brain this week. As part of preparing for a move to California (where my husband found another job) my 23 year old BLM Mustang (whom I had for 19 years) has graduated to another family. He now has a little boy to adore him. And since he now lives in the pasture that is their backyard--he will be loved on a daily basis instead of a sporadic weekly one. (I just couldn't see dragging the poor horse 2000 miles so he could live even farther away from me than he does now.) This photo of Oberon was taken just a couple weeks ago.

I struggled with color on this one. I got a new computer and haven't figured out how to calibrate the monitor the way I need it to be.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clutter

Boy did this topic come at an appropriate time! The foundation fixing involved rolling the carpet back so they could jackhammer 5 large holes in the floor and drive these big pipes into the ground, and then fill the holes back in with cement. Naturally furniture got moved which displaced a lot of clutter from its natural habitat...
However my daughter's room looks like this on a normal basis, regardless of what is happening downstairs. While I was in there sketching she came in and said, "Mom, what are you doing?"
With her four year old hands on her hips, "I don't want you to draw in here."
"Because. I don't want you to get pen on the floor."
I can't decide if I like the black and white or colored version better. The color makes things look more cluttered, but I did it quick because with everything else going on I haven't had much time.