Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Illustration Friday "Metropolis"

Enjoying a few vacation days working on some current projects. It's nice to have a little extra time to get reorganized and reenergized. I find that I am happy to just sit at my desk and draw and paint all day!   The weather outside is very cold and there is still a lot of snow everywhere. This morning the temperature was -13 degrees below zero. I've been dreading the fact that I have to gas up my car this afternoon, and pick up a few things at the supermarket. I'd rather stay cozied up in the house!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


This week's Illustration Friday's theme is "sleep", so I am posting the last page from my sketchbook that will be submitted to the 2015 Sketchbook Project in March. They've extended the deadline this year, which will give me time to finish all the other pages that are in various states of completion. I'll post the whole story before I mail it in, so you can follow the adventures of Mouse, and understand why he's enjoying a restful nap.

Stay warm! Minus 3 degrees below zero this morning on my way to work! Brrr!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Illustration Friday "noise"
A colored pencil sketch for this week's topic. 

This is what my school looked like after the last blizzard (my room is under that drift). We are getting another foot of snow tonight and tomorrow! I may not be able to see out my windows until spring!

 My view out the window is like being in a snow cave.

Here is a cute little Carolina Wren eating peanuts from one of our feeders.

On top of all these crazy snowstorms, the temperature is in the teens and below zero! I guess I'll just drink hot tea, and enjoy the extra days home. Stay warm!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Illustration Friday "Jagged"

I had better get this IF illustration posted as it is already Thursday!


I couldn't resist a little shout out to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, after a thrilling Super Bowl win last Sunday!