Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bring on the Fall....

I need a challenge!

I love the Fall and the cool, crisp temps and changing colors of the leaves, it makes me feel alive and looking forward to the holidays approaching. Something in the air told me to try something I hadn't done before. While I can hardly believe I haven't done some papier-mâché it turns out I hadn't done anything as ambitious as this. As luck would have it I came across Stolloween, the blog of one talented Scott Stoll, that generously shared his skill and all the how-tos! His awesome crafts provided the challenge I was looking for and so I went for the "go BIG or go home" approach, not my best idea ~ but the following is what transpired...

Ghouls just wanna have fun!
My Halloween decorations, maybe more will grow out of this one sitting in the pumpkin patch but more likely, I'll just wait till next year...

I searched for something new to create
Not too hard just different, so I could decorate
With a funky look this Halloween
Finally I found a DIY craft, I'd never seen
So I tackled a how-to paper mâché prop
I love that it came out decent and I won't have to shop
To try and find something scary or cool
This will turn heads cause its a pumpkin patch ghoul.
Gilda Ghoul's her name, she's shades of orange and black
Just don't get too close cause she'll make you her snack.
"GG" is in the house!
Gourdgeous Gilda Ghoul ~ in living color

Gilda gets ghoulish

Pumpkin mache

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Silly sketches of Someone I know..

Once Upon a time...

I've decided to try and fit in at least 1 sketch a month of people I think of and put them in a VERY short story. It's a fairly inside joke unless you happen to know them too. Be sure to keep watching to see if one day, you too - show up here.

An Artist and His Model
He was young at art, loved to paint and enjoyed nature but alas his name LaVinski was too often confused with DaVinci and his art was compromised, along with his identity. Until one day he decided to change his name to LeVinski and as luck would have it, a model named Cindy, fell head over heels for him - so they got married, bought furniture, moved North and shoveled snow.   THE END

A sketch of the young LeVinskis - back in the day.
Even then, LeVinski had chin hair and Cindy had stars in her eyes.

Art Tribute to Mr Jones...

Channeling Cartoon Art...

Along the road to improving my skills, I've been reading lots, struggling to "see" things differently and drawing outside my comfort zone. In the process, I pulled out all of my favorite cartoon, illustration books and even bought a few more to move things along and keep the inspiration flowing.
Among my favorites is Chuck Jones, so these sketches are in honor of one of the masters. Hope you approve of my sincere efforts Mr Jones, I'm still a work in progress.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dream sketch


Dream is the word of the day and day-dreams are one of my favorite places to hang out. I like to dream cause it means there's hope for your heart.

I could've drawn a child sleeping all tucked in their bed but a little kitten wondered into my thoughts, got comfortable, curled up in my head and fell fast asleep.

The little furball's dream became too clear to ignore.
Hope ya find it just purrfect.