Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

This is the Day 6 image of the 7 day challenge. I'm a little behind schedule but hope to finish it up this weekend. The teacher in this illustration reminds me a little of my elementary school art teacher, Mrs. Cilley. She was my idol in grade school! She'd come to our room with her cart of supplies every week. I remember we had to mix powdered tempera paint in little cups. It was always so clumpy, never smooth. I loved when we drew and colored with craypas. She would often read us a fairy tale and we would have to illustrate a scene. One story was about a nightingale and an emperor. Another was Jack in the Beanstalk. I still remember the drawings. I wish I could find a picture of Mrs. Cilley to bring back more memories.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's nice to see the sun today after all of the rain on Saturday. Hate to miss even one day of late summer sunshine. Hard to look out the window on work days and see the beautiful day I'm missing. I still am seeing at least one hummingbird hanging around the yard. They should be heading south soon. There were 6 male cardinals in the shrubs around the bird feeder yesterday. Quite the show of color on a dreary day. Also saw a large flock of about a dozen turkeys on a neighbor's lawn last week as I was heading to work.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Changing gears a bit with my character. The Day 2 girl seemed a little too old looking for the character that I was envisioning. I spent several hours on a drawing today that I'm not going to even post because the character again turned out to be older than I wanted. I am happier with this illustration. This little girl is more in line with the style and age of the first post of the challenge.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Trying to play around with different perspectives for my character. She seems to know who she wants to be, so I guess I'll just go along for the ride.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Starting the 7 day challenge initiated by Ann Marie. The challenge is to draw the same character for a week in different poses, environments, and situations. Should be fun!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Harvesting the last of the tomatoes in my garden. We've been eating tomatoes with every meal if possible. Seems kind of sad that the window of opportunity to eat fresh ripe tomatoes is so short, and the rest of the year one has to rely on the grocery store facsimiles. Also taking advantage of the local corn; it's been so delicious! What a fabulous Labor Day Weekend! You couldn't ask for nicer weather to enjoy some end-of-the summer activities.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Looking forward to the weekend! Hope to get outside and enjoy these beautiful September days. It's been a busy week trying to get back into the swing of things with work. Hard to make the adjustment from an open schedule to an extremely structured one. But I do love my job, and it's always exciting to see the creativity of my students!