Saturday, August 30, 2008

I Swoon over Kwoon

I have recently found a new blog, Lisa Evans, that is so wonderful. I've been enjoying the video posts lately and this one just hit the spot and is absolutely beautiful. I must share!

Kwoon is a band and this is video clip from one of their songs - definitely watch it. The story of a father, teaching his son the art of dreaming, to escape the cruel world he's living in. A Yannick Puig Animation.

I want to hear more of their music!

Kwoon - I lived on the moon

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gimme Candy

A few more illustrations I did with the Wacom tablet, though for some of it I went back to the mouse. I just move faster with the mouse, but I like the free styling of the pen.

Those teeth look like they could do some real damage to that candy!

Hmm, wonder what was on my mind? I'm such a candy junky at times. I liked the lettering and thought these both were kind of fun.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pretty in Pink

I played on my Wacom tonight. I didn't have much more than test strokes and trying out brushes to show. But I did get this pretty in pink girl and type to look good.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I'm working on lettering these days. I have to start some where.

I love red.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Illustration Friday - Routine

My new routine for the last 2 and half months is riding my bike to work and back. I love it. I have missed riding bikes around town, I don't even remember why I stopped. But I am back to it and really enjoying it.

I did this illustration a month ago and thought it fit perfectly for this week's theme. I added the sleeping dachshund (one of my favorite types of dogs) and some texture.

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tulip Peep

I decided to flip through my sketchbook today and see if something popped out at me to scan or draw digitally. Sure enough this little tulip inspired character caught my eye.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Big and Little

We went out for a hike at a local park, it was a wonderful day.

I thought this tree was really cool, it looks like it has furry arms growing out of it that don't quite match the trunk. They were reaching out for me!

I love leaning on a tree, looking up and taking a photo - this turned out much better than I thought.

What can I say, I love moss on sleeping logs and the dark and light contrasts (in the corners) add to this photo.

This red berry jumped out at me while I was walking down the trail, just asking me to take a picture of it.

I found this sweet heart-shaped treasure on the trail.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rainbow + Cars

Not much time tonight, but I'm trying to keep creating illustrations on the fly. I like the cars the most! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Illustration Friday - Detach

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Random Photo - Pole with tires

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Is it obvious what it is? Any guesses?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Aah, relief

After a week of VERY (ick!) hot weather it has all settled down again. Over the weekend it want from blistering hot Saturday to a night of lightning and thunder, then waking up to a nice cool, semi-overcast Sunday. Sunday night we had heavy rains and woke up to a cool, fresh and moist little town. Aaaah, sweet relief.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Recipes

I put up a few new recipes on Tasteswell.

C + K Vegetarian Chili

Lighter Sesame Noodles

Check them out!

More Pig Drawing

I'm finally getting around to coloring a few illustrations I had floating around on scrap paper. It is also an exercise for me to color my scanned drawings quickly.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lil Pig

Happy Saturday! :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hula Hot

Thursday, August 14, 2008


A couple photos with cool textures to share.

Okay, I need to go sit in front of a fan before I melt!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I love the simplicity of daisies.

I didn't have much time to draw anything tonight... till tomorrow.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Illustration Friday - Sail

Olive O' loved to sail, rain or shine.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Two things

Two things I try to have every day - dark chocolate m&m's and tea or coffee in my favorite mug.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Super Saturday

What a great Saturday I had. We rode our bikes across town to see The Incredible Hulk (I'm a junkie for Marvel or DC comics/movies) at the $1.50 movie theater today. The ride is 17 miles round-trip.

I must say it was very entertaining and seemed to be much better than the previous. I didn't see the first one because, well, it looked pretty awful, and then I heard it was awful, so never bothered.

My bike. I've added a few gadgets recently and it is styling - by the way, I am fighting the urge to call my bike a "her", as I do not want anyone reading this to think I'm a nut! (but it is a she, ha!) I got that nice cushy seat, the back rack to strap my bag to, oh and a little mirror on my helmet. I am still getting used to using it, it can be a little disorienting at first, and I also worry that I will wreck trying to figure out exactly what is behind me.

The view on the bike bridge while we stopped for a water break.

On the way back home, we stopped at the Saturday Market, it was way packed and we didn't stay long (no pictures). I prefer the lighter crowds on the week days, that are set aside for just farmer vending. We also swung by this community garden just to drool at all the wonderful veggies people are growing.

How was your Saturday?

Friday, August 8, 2008

Photo - Blue Curves

I was digging through my iPhoto and looking at images I haven't posted because I didn't think they were good enough. I decided I would play around with a few that weren't quite making the cut. After some cropping and a little color correction it turned out to be a nice photograph after all.

The original photo.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Illustration Friday - Poof

Whenever my boss asks if we want to get out of the office early on Friday, I always envision myself disappearing into thin air - POOF! - before he gets a chance to change his mind!

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to your comments ;)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Girl with Pink

Life has been a little busy for me lately. But I don't want to get too busy and not illustrate or draw in the evenings. So I whipped up this little girl and think she will become a stamp - or at least I will attempt to make her into a stamp, after some simplifying.

Monday, August 4, 2008


I love cherries!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I hope everyone had a good weekend!


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