Dec 30, 2008

clandestine WIP


This word is complicated in my opinion...but eh, I'll work with it. :)
Here's the inking of my piece for illustration friday. I know...with two critique groups online and lots of work to be done off of the computer, my personal blogs are suffering. Poor things.

Dec 27, 2008

Online Critique Group

I finally followed my heart, once again, to start a critique group. I'm anxious to see where it goes...who will desire to be a part of it, etc. There are a lot of openings so if you're an illustrator who at the end of reading the intro to the group feel you fit, gimme a hoot. :) You can visit the group at http://illustrationboard.blogspot.com



Christmas has finally left, yet the ice and snow are still here. I loved my Christmas this year, lots of laughs, lots of great quality time with family. It's a HUGE blessing that Brian and I have families that enjoy our company. Makes for a wonderful time. And of course, Brian gave such beautiful gifts! :) Very blessed this year. What a way to end it, and I'm looking forward to the next.

I hope to get back to work this upcoming week. Update the site, start painting again, get my head on straight. :P The critique group is a start.

So here's to you, hoping you had a great Christmas and that all was blessed and safe. More stuff coming soon!!! I'll keep ya in touch. ;)

God bless.

Dec 17, 2008

Finally...some updating!

So I thought I should update my blog and let you all know what I've been up to lately. It's been kinda quiet on the "business" front....for obvious reasons. Christmas. Yup, all summed up in one word. A great word of course, and I'm taking my gift giving pretty seriously this year. Making a lot of hand made gifts and painting. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get it all done. Tonight is gonna be a late night for sure!

Theres that, and spiritually I've had to do some work. A lot more quiet, praying, and journaling time. Lots of conversations with Brian...which I love! I love how we can sit down and talk about the rough stuff, the hard times, and be on the same level. Both calm, understanding, and listening. Though I know I have to work more on listening than talking, since I tend to do that....A LOT. I'm a babbling brook (a phrase by Dr. Gary Chapman).

Also Brian's car got wrecked by a drunk driver early (very early) Sunday morning. Thankfully not a single person was hurt, and Brian and I were inside my apartment. The car was totaled so Brian has been working with the insurance company and friends to find a new car. We've been praying faithfully and God has so generously blessed this whole ordeal. It has been smooth and better than expected. :) So thank God!

This year I also did something different for Christmas. I usually print and make my own Christmas cards to mail out, but since I don't have a printer any more, and the printer I do have is out of ink, I decided to make (sounds kind of cheesy) eCards...well...kind of. So here is my Christmas illustration for this year. Enjoy! And I hope everyone has a fantastic, full of love, full of blessing, full of hope Christmas! Be inspired by Christ. :)

Dec 16, 2008

Dec 2, 2008

In the Storm

Loved my IF illustration so much I had to do another one...



Every story has a conflict, and in this one she enters a windy storm. Felt I could use the practice of one, drawing the same characters over again, and two, showing distress.

IF - Balloon



"Balloon Ride"

Let your dreams carry you away...