Friday, April 30, 2010

Sweet Friday!

No idea what's gotten into me. Just been on a baking/cooking spree. Not even sure what this is officially, but I guess the closest thing would be "death by chocolate". Layers of chocolate cake and pudding, topped off with cool whip. Just kind of threw things together. Adam and I will be feasting on this shortly, adding heath bar bits to our bowls.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bagel Tuesday

I made bagels today, instead of actually drawing or painting. Maybe that shouldn't count as my Tuesday post, but it was my first time and I was thrilled that they came out so well. I cut the recipe in half to make four bagels. Of course, there are only three shown here. I am sure you can guess what happened to the fourth. :P

Sunday, April 25, 2010

2nd Mini Done

I think I may have overworked this a little. I just couldn't get it quite right. I felt more intentional with this one, a little bolder with my color. But still, I am not entirely happy with this one. I'll be moving on to the next one soon, though.

I'm finding it very difficult lately not to get distracted from this series. My limited attention span has me wishing I could just drop it and move on to something else. And, while spontaneity is not always a bad thing, I just can't let myself fall victim to unfinished projects anymore. I have come up with so many new ideas that I want to do that I haven't really accomplished any one thing.

I am determined to stick with this, even if it kills my ADHD self. Gah!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Delay

Worked on the False Idol poster today. Can't post it right now, though. I don't have anything else to post today, but tomorrow I have a "paint date" with a friend. So, hopefully, I will have something to post tomorrow, to make up for today.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lip-sync Contest

I've been working on several designs for the event we're holding for the youth at my church. It's a lip-sync contest that we need to promote soon because there is not much time left. A couple weeks, I think. So, the youth leaders got together to brainstorm how we could get the word out, and fast. I'm on poster duty, and whatever other images might be needed for the event. This is only one design. It was intended for the Facebook event, which my husband is in charge of putting together. Whether or not he'll use this one, I don't know. Anyways, I've been having fun working on the various images that go with the flyers. I think I have more fun with design work when I'm volunteering to do it.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Progress Report

Sorry for the lack of updates on the miniature series. I had started this one a a couple weeks ago. Yes, it's the same pose as the first one I did. I was trying to be a little more intentional this time. It's not finished, which is why it looks kind of blotchy right now. It wasn't going how I wanted it to, so I took a break to work on other things, like Illustrator and Photoshop. Anyway, I hope to start up on this again this coming week.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Sketch for the April Challenge on Open Sketch Book Society.

Plus linear burn stuff.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

More Practice with Illustrator

This time I put a photo into Illustrator and traced shapes over it. I think it looks like something you'd find on a diagram or something. Kind of neat. Still working out the pen tool stuff.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Playtime with Photoshop

I don't remember when I drew this exactly, but it must have been sometime after last October when we moved in. I know I was sitting at our picture window. Anyway, I rediscovered this little sketch the other night, and today I thought decided use it to play around with the Photoshop burn options.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A little late this Friday

My Aunt Bev used to call me Peanut when I was little. After she passed away, my Uncle Mike, her husband, started calling me Peanut. And even though I am an adult now, the endearing nickname has not been lost. I will always be their little Peanut. I remembered this nickname after putting this little guy together in Adobe Illustrator.

It's the first time I've used Illustrator since college, and to be honest, I don't remember anything I learned from that one class. I am much more acquainted with Photoshop, and making the switch to Illustrator was very strange since the tools and keyboard commands differ quite a bit. But in wanting to be a better illustrator, I was determined to at least get familiar with the pen tool again. So my goal tonight was just to make some kind of simple picture. I think I'm getting the hang of it again, but I know I have a long way to go. I mean, it took me about an hour just to do this! Uploading the image to Blogger even took some doing.

Eventually, I want to learn how to use Flash as well. It's strange... I used to never want to have anything to do with these programs. I much prefer drawing freehand and making art traditionally. I think that will always be true for me. Still, I'm finding more and more that I need to be able to use these programs if I want to be a good illustrator.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Turtleneck Terri

I was doodling on post-it notes yesterday. After drawing this one, I decided to name her Turtleneck Terri. She is sad because turtleneck season seems to have come to an end. And as the name suggests, she is a big fan of wearing them. So, when warmer weather finally comes, she is reluctant to give them up.

I, on the other hand, am thrilled to have the sun shining, the birds chirping, and the windows open. Flip flops, capris, and a tee shirt for me please!

Monday, April 5, 2010

A "Post It" Note for All

I recently became aware that there are several of you who do actually follow this little blog of mine. Perhaps not the kind of "following" that blogger suggests on the side panel there (I know a few of you do), but there are friends who have mentioned in passing that they keep an eye on it, waiting for me to update again.

So, to be fair to those of you who take the time to check back here, I am going to attempt a weekly schedule of sorts. This blog lacks consistency. Who wants to follow a blog that posts new material one day, goes a month without a single update, and posts again at random? I'm going to see how this schedule works out for the next couple weeks.

Tuesdays and Fridays I hope to have progress updates, finished pieces, and other art stuff. So check back Tuesdays and Fridays, and if I haven't posted, feel free to get on my case. Please.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Started another mini tonight.