Monday, March 31, 2008

WIST Mini Zine Swap

The zines have been sent out...

   Hopefully everyone is happy with them. I had fun. I included 2 zines, a mini to do list book,  and a mini zine holder for everyone. 

Now I need to get the box organized to send to Etsy.

Magazine file how-to photos here.

Our Newest Family Member

she thinks she's a cat
Originally uploaded by byxanthe
Isn't she a cutie!
We adopted this 6 month old pup named Penny on Easter Sunday.
She needs a bit of training.... so I never got to the Illustration Friday challenge last week.

Hopefully this week!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Unknown Egg

My daughter (age 10) drew this as her contribution for Illustration Friday.

The Unknown Egg
by Emma Walker
Prismacolor pencils in sketchbook

Monday, March 17, 2008

IF- Heavy

"Heavy" collage on cigar box lid

Heavy...ok so I chose the literal interpretation. I just read a trilogy of books my 10 yr-old recommended called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Fun books for the 10 to 12 set.

I must have Greek Myths on the brain, an image popped into my head of Atlas holding up the earth. I know the story he's holding up the heavens, but he's always drawn holding the earth isn't he? Either way, a good example of carrying a heavy load.

I see being a parent is similar, we carry so much on our shoulders.

Oh and the egg is cut from a book on tax law. I think this page was talking about corporate capital gains. That's heavy or maybe just boring!!! *grins*

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Ahead? (IF theme GARDEN)

This week is my first Illustration Friday submission. I often check out each weeks submissions, follow the links, gazing at the beautiful and inspiring artwork. I decided to give it a try and put myself out there. This idea had been floating around in my brain for a while. I guess it was waiting...

8x10 collage on recycled manila envelope

Could it be? spring??? Not in Wisconsin! Not yet. We get a few days of warmer weather (YES!) then we get snow in May. Yes, last year we had snow in May!

8x10 collage on recycled manila envelope