Monday, November 30, 2009

Me at Work

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Sunday

It was a perfect Sunday at my house today. I got out of bed when my body woke up (no alarm or self pressure to make me get up) and made a bowl of homemade granola and soy milk. Looked out the window at the cold, foggy morning while I ate my cereal. Popped in Election, which was sent to me because I have apparently been neglecting my Netflix queue, instead of getting the movie I REALLY wanted, Pixar's Up. I've seen Election but I haven't seen Up - grr! I figured I had to watch it again so I could get it back out in the mail Monday first thing. I tend to treat Netflix like an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, get as much as I can for that 1 DVD out at-a-time monthly rate. But I ramble, back to my point, so I snuggled up on the couch with some knitting and easy watching. And I was actually glad to see this dark comedy again. I had forgotten quite a bit of it.

After that ended made some bean and brown rice burritos to freeze for the work week. Watched LoTR, The Two Towers and knitted some more with 3 kitties loving the blanket/lap time. Ate dinner, shared the last piece of our Thanksgiving apple pie with my sweetie and then went for a walk in the foggy night. It was a great day and evening.

I am thankful indeed!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wants Cheese

I think this came out of me cause I have stopped eating cheese and it seemed like something this little brown mouse might be daydreaming about while drawing.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Little Cowboy

This was a little doodle I found on one of my old to-do lists that I thought was worth bringing to digital life.

Have a fun Friday! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

For All

I hope everyone celebrating and not celebrating has a wonderful day.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Perfect Holiday Weekend for...

knitting. :)

I want to learn to knit socks. I tried tonight. The needles and my fingers got all tangled up and my brain almost popped! Think I might need to head down to the yarn shop and see if I can get a little tutorial from one of the Super Knitters there. Till then I am finishing up a scarf for someone.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Much planning

Much Thanksgiving planning going on tonight. Not much time to create anything new. But I created this last weekend and figured I could share it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pet Care Illustrations

Here are a few illustrations I did for a website design I did for a friend and her new Pet Care business.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hanging in there

Well here we are at the end of the weekend. Booo, it sure went by fast.

We got out in the yard this weekend to pick up the debris from the last few windy rain storms. But there are still lots of leaves in the trees that just aren't ready to let go. The lingering color is nice as the gloomy days are really beginning these days.

I hope you had a great weekend :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Illustration Friday - Music

My submission for Illustration Friday - Music.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Shy Bunny

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Get Well Card

My niece had kidney stones recently and is on the mend. I sent her this little card to cheer her up.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Welcome to the Jungle

I had a very creatively productive day and I love that. I hope everyone else had a creative day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Monday, November 16, 2009

Ice Cream Scarf

Why ice cream scarf? Well all the colors reminded me of ice cream flavors - chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, mint - but I don't have a flavor for the yellow.

I'm still practicing with scarfs and feel like I am getting a bit faster but I still see imperfections that drive me nuts. That is one reason I don't post my handmade stuff often. It just never feels good enough for me to show. But one thing I am trying to be a bit better about is not being so darn shy about these things. I mean I started this blog to encourage myself to illustrate more and create things every day after all!

Now off to knit a scarf for the sweetie :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Summer Memories

I was trying to find something to post about for this weekend because I have been pretty much doing all my stuff off the computer. Such as knitting, errands, straightening up my studio (it is still a mess though!) and reading my current Robin Hobb book. Sooo that leaves me with not much illustrations to show. So guess what? You now get to see a few photos from our visit to the coast.
A very loud crow that caught my eye.

Now back to knitting I must go!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Nothing much to share today but I did start this guy last week and didn't go much further with it. I got distracted by a penguin. :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Apple Yum

I'm eating lots of apples these days. My favorites are Pink Ladies (Cripps) and Fuji. Though I picked up a couple apples at a local farmer's market in October and they were amazing but I have no idea what they were!

Have an apple today! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brit Invasion Art

Here is the art I created for a brochure and poster.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Action Robot!

My sweetie did a sketch of a robot, I loved it and asked if I could bring it to digital life and here it is.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Adorably Pink

Lucky for this little cupcake I have cut out sweets from my diet. I can just imagine eating that fluffy sugary frosting and moist cake... but apples, carrots and almonds are my sweets these days.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Day Job Project

An illustration I did for one of my "day job" projects. It was a lot of fun creating this. I'll have another to share tomorrow.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Work in Progress

A little character for my new fall set that I've been trying to finish up.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Milk Toof Blog

(Photo from My Milk Toof Blog)

I love this blog – My Milk Toof.

Adorable, hilarious and so creative. Looks like they have a new book - ickle and Lardee's Big Adventure Book available on their site. Read the stories on the blog - they are so fun!

Check it out.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Quick Cottage Draw

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Our Little Feathered Friends

(Red Breasted Nuthatch)

These are our regular visitors and they are so small, round and make the sweetest little chirps. When they are all gossiping in the morning it starts to sound like they are laughing "wah, wah, wah" all together. It always cracks me up.

(Black Capped Chick-a-dee)
Score! The perfect seed!

They have a very sweet song that I love hearing in the morning "chick-a-dee-dee-dee". A little vain, but it works.

(Steller's Jay)

Steller's Jay are very loud when they get to chirping. I almost can't call it a chirp it is more a piercing call like "shaack, shaack, shaack", "shooka, shooka".

We had a few Woodpeckers too but I wasn't able to get photos of them.... yet!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Guy in a little hat

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quick - Orange Bird

I'm trying to get faster with my illustrating- I did this on my 10 minute break.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall Things

I hope everyone had a beautiful fall day. :)

On our walks lately I've been finding gorgeous fall leaves, smooth rocks, even a chunk of bark and some dried moss? (or is it a type a lichen?) . This was a nice shot of all the natural pretties I found. I also used one of the photos for my new banner. But the banner seems a bit too big for my taste so I will probably change it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bye October

This has been a busy weekend. Actually, October was a busy month. I like that! I love feeling busy and productive in my life. I can't share a lot of what I have been working on behind the scenes but I can show this cute illustration I did over the weekend for a freelance project I am working on.

With November here I really need to get organized on all my gift giving for this coming holiday season. Last year I made all my gifts and absolutely enjoyed giving them away and hearing the great response. Also, I haven't done much sewing in quite some time and miss it.

I'm going to sleep good tonight!


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