Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Glad to be finally posting my Illustration Friday drawing for this week's theme of "scary". It was pretty scary around my house for the last few days as we didn't have power or heat for over 24 hours, due to a record-breaking October snow storm. We had about 20" of wet heavy snow in my area. Fortunately our power came on late last night, although many people are still without electricity all up the East Coast. It's so odd to see fall foliage and this much snow on the ground at the same time! But we're expecting temperatures warming into the 50's this week, so much of it will be gone. In the meantime, I'll enjoy my unexpected day off from school!

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Scattered" with watercolor

Added a little color to yesterday's black and white version of this week's Illustration Friday theme.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Illustration Friday "Scattered"

After a very busy weekend, I only had time to complete the black and white image of my idea for IF "scatter". I'm planning on adding watercolor this week, and will post the colored version when it's done.

I had an enjoyable day on Saturday at the NH Art Educator's Fall Conference held at the NH Institute of Art. The keynote speaker spoke about art and how our brains are fully engaged during the creative process. I also had the chance to work on a dry point etching through out the day in one of the studios. Today entailed some volunteer time at my town's Pumpkin Festival. It felt like a true Fall day with temperatures in the high 50's/low 60's and a brisk wind. The leaves are close to peak color right now and very pretty!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Illustration Friday "Contraption"

Can a simple contraption work to recapture her pet rabbit?

It has been a beautiful Columbus Day weekend here in New England! The temperatures have been summer-like, the sky blue, and the foliage lovely. I think it's our payback for enduring a rainy September. I'm happily off work today for the holiday, so got up early to finish my Illustration Friday piece, drink tea, and to watch PBS documentaries on my computer while drawing. I don't want to break my self-imposed 2 year streak of weekly Illustration Friday posts, so it's nice to have a long weekend to get things done.