Friday, October 30, 2009

trick or treat

Monday, October 26, 2009

IF - fast

For Illustration Friday this week - Penquins like to go fast down snowy hills on sleds and skis!
I had so much fun creating penquins for last week IF challenge, I decided to do them again. This was created entirely in Illustrator.
Now, I have to choose between this one and last week's Frosty's Ice Cream shop for my holiday promo card. Which one would you choose? Which image do you think is stronger? Send me a comment and vote for your favorite! I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

IF - frozen

I'm finally getting my If entry posted for this week. I started this on Saturday, but only had a bit of time each day to work on it, so it seemed like forever before I finished it! I'm really proud of myself for doing the entire piece in Illustrator, even the shading! I think I'm finally getting a handle on the brushes in IA. I even tried a bit of gradient shading on the penguins, which I think works pretty well.

I might work on this a bit more and send it out as a holiday promo card. It's not quite the right size for a card, so I'll have to do a bit of reworking. I should have thought of a card size when I started this!

Monday, October 19, 2009

bee's knees

Yesterday, I was raking leaves in the front yard and a bee flew up my pant leg and stung me above the knee. Of course, I freaked out and went running in the house, tore off the jeans, cursing all the way. I cleaned the sting, put on some Neosporin, shook out the jeans and put them back on to go out and finish what I was doing. That little devil was still in the pants! More shaking and he was finally loose. Who knew raking leaves could be so dangerous!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Muse - fall sneak peek

A Muse is sharing some sneak peeks of their upcoming new Fall release over on the A Muse News blog, so I thought I'd do a little sneaky peek myself. This is the new acorn stamp that I designed for it, with a little color added in for fun.

Don't you just love Fall?- the beautiful autumn colors, a crispness in the air and leaves to kick through on walks around town. Oh, and pumpkins - Pumpkins on the porch, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin pie...can't forget those! It wouldn't be Fall without pumpkins!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

IF - flying

For Illustration Friday this week. In Kidville, dogs and cats are best friends and often go flying together. I wished I lived in Kidville, don't you? It seems like such a nice place!

Friday, October 09, 2009

jack o grams

I just finished these double sided postcards that will be used as fundraisers for my daughter's school. She's in high school, so I tried to make them a bit more sophisticated then my usual kid stuff. I did the top one, with the pumpkin jack in the box, more for boys and the bottom one to appeal more to girls.
My daughter is involved in Student Government and they are going to be selling these to the kids at school to give to each other for Halloween. They came up with calling them Jack O Grams, which is really fun!
My wonderful friends at A & A Printing, here in Seattle, will be donating the cost of printing, which is so very cool.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

IF - germs

"Amos Finnegan was always pulling Sara's hair and running around with frogs and snakes and things like that. Sara thought all boys had COOTIES, but he had the most of anybody in the whole school!"

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Hey, check it out! I'm famous (sort of!) Shrinking Violet Promotions did a blog post today about Theodore, Maribeth and me!