Scared? No? Yeah, I didn't think so. There is nothing scarier than being told something is wrong when it comes to your health, is there? Now, that is scary. I have been on that roller coaster for the last three months (many posts were written, edited and scheduled ahead of time). Going to all the follow-up … Continue reading Boo!
Changes As we move from Spring into Summer, there are changes here as well, starting June, I will not be posting on every Saturday. I have mentioned that my illustrations are dragging along for the picture book scheduled for this year. After discussion with the boss and musings on my part, it has come down … Continue reading Changes
Back in March, as fine motor skills returned to the hand of the broken arm, I was at odds. It took time to learn to draw left handed during physical therapy and recovery because the exercises to regain mobility fatigued my hand and arm. In order to get any illustration work done, there was no … Continue reading #Rock My Ambidextrousness
Each morning during my coffee ministrations a reluctant Daisy Mae, in disbelief of day break, slowly saunters in the kitchen squinting her eyes in rejection of morning. She waits patiently for me to acknowledge her presence; if not quick enough she sighs heavily as her patience wains. Checking her water bowl’s level to fill, when … Continue reading Fickle Relationships
It was while planning this project some time was spent considering hand lettering; an idea that was dropped because it wasn’t apparent that I would be able to do that type of fine work without considerable practice when I broke my forearm. Thankfully in the last four months things have changed and I am currently … Continue reading Handlettering Revisited
My efforts with acrylic paints creating various color wheels. My mantra? PRACTICE! My apologies to artists who truly know what they are doing, they are so inspiring and awesome!
So, I could be running errands today, and may still, but I won’t be out and about alone, if I go. My son’s dog, Daisy Mae, is frightened by storms. This knowledge was somewhere in the back of my brain, but it wasn’t exactly first hand knowledge as to how badly storms scared her, not … Continue reading Storms
Looking back over some sketches I did while waiting at various places. Some are not bad at all. Deciding how to incorporate those images and finding the best ones for the story at hand is above my skill level at present. This is proving to take more time than I realized. Children faces aren’t easy. … Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect
Eating. Have you ever eaten in front of a dog? No, wait. . . Have you ever eaten in front of a companion dog? Oh, wait, even better still . . . Have you ever eaten in front of your companion grand-dog? I have. It looks like this.
Daisy Mae and I have coexisted for several years now. Daisy is much more easy going than I am, but even she has her limits. Every so often I discover the location of those limits. Lately, Daisy and I have been morning the loss of our companion, Robin, my dog that crossed the bridge last … Continue reading Daisy Mae and Me