Monthly Archives: November 2010

20 posts

back cover

This week I made an announcement about the book I’ve been illustrating (and writing), so I’ve been trying to get the final copy formatted. After uploading the initial cover I realized I need a back cover to go with the front cover. I decided it’d be better to paint it to […]

This Month

I know it seems like I’ve been abandoning this blog over the last month except for a few birthday posts, but I really have been busy. All month I’ve been writing and illustrating a children’s book (something I swore off earlier this year, I need to stop Jinxing myself). Long story […]

Happy Birthday Valerie

Valerie! You’re a teenager! I’m so proud that you’re my sister.I love and miss you so much! I can’t believe how much you’ve grown! You’re so amazing and special and talented and beautiful. I wish I could be there and hang out with you – I hope your birthday and year […]

The End

I finished all of the watercolor illustrations today, now Ella can format them and create the book. I’ve learned a lot since I started working on them – mostly in the mechanics of watercolor and using them effectively. I won’t say I’ve mastered it, but I’ve come so far from when […]

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one came out last week, and I, like a good Harry Potter fan dressed up and went to see it opening night (not midnight, because sadly, the tickets were sold out weeks before when we tried to get them). Because it was freezing, I […]

Distraction

Tuesday was the last Oil Painting class (that I missed, stupid soup) so yesterday, I decided to move my materials out of the bag they were in and into my office. Somewhere between transport I actually looked at my office, and the closet doors ajar from cardboard boxes, the cluttered floor, […]

{heart}

1. I love waking up to your hugs and a smile every morning 2. I love your silly noises 3. I love the notes you leave around the house occasionally 4. I love your cooking 5. and your mad skillz 6. I love watching you sing and dance 7. I love […]

My workstation

I usually move between the office and living room depending on the time of day that I paint. During the afternoon I’m in the office because Alex is working in the living room and there’s more room in the office. At night, I’ll move to the living room so we can […]

Oh, look!

So I sort of made a mistake the other day. Mostly I just got carried away. I like coffee colors, my kitchen is done in coffee – reds, tans, yellows, I have a ton of Starbucks coffee on my table and pictures of cups of coffee on my wall and dish […]

On Goals

I have to wait for iTunes to download it’s update and for my computer to restart (about 25 minutes), so I thought I’d take that time before painting to write down a few thoughts. I’ve spent the last month or so working on some unofficial goals/plans, I’ve sort of hinted at […]