Wednesday, February 22, 2017

scribble picnic :: octopus

There’s a new meetup for all you sketchers out there :: Scribble Picnic :: hosted by Michael MacVean. This week’s theme is Octopus.

I had a little trouble concentrating on this one. To me, an octopus looks very like a spider. Which I absolutely hate!!! They are just too creepy. Octopus are just larger, underwater spiders in my opinion!

Please hop over and take a look at other illustrator’s interpretations of the theme.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

sunday sketches :: no lily!!

Another painting of Lily doing what she does best – get into trouble!!

Today, I’m going to work on a sketch for Scribble Picnic. The first theme is “Octopus” and the due date is coming soon. Join us!!

Sharing my Lily painting on Sunday Sketches. Thanks to Alexandra for hosting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

happy valentine’s day

A little Valentine for you!

Oh, and a quick mention of a new weekly meetup hosted by Michael MacVean. Please check out Scribble Picnic. He has posted weekly themes through the end of March. More info here or click the button in the sidebar. Join us!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

sunday sketches :: hello lily

Continuing on with more Lily drawings. Here is Lily sitting in the window watching the world go by.

I’m trying to keep the palette simple for this series. Maybe I’m in a Blue mood … who knows?

Sharing with Sunday Sketches.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

sunday sketches :: play lily

Another sketch of Lily. You never know what’s going to happen when you take in a stray. We got lucky with this one. She’s a character!!

She’s demanding when her food bowl is empty. Or full. Or somewhere in between.

She’s cuddly. When she wants to be.

She’s playful with everyone. Especially the dog.

But she’s also a bit crazy. Well, more like a lot crazy.

She howls during the night. Is some alien Mothership calling her??

She runs like a lunatic through the house every morning. Is some imaginary dog chasing her?

She likes to sleep on my head. Always has. It drives me bananas! I chase her away and she comes right back. Why does she do this?

Anyway, in spite of all her craziness, we do love her a bunch.

Sharing with Sunday Sketches. Sorry, I haven’t been replying to your sweet comments. I DO visit your blogs though. I hope that’s ok. Some days it gets a bit hectic here.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

sunday sketches :: hey lily

Another sketch of Lily.

She likes to visit with us at the dinner table. At first, we thought it was so cute…but now she begs. When we’re not looking, she will snag a little snack off of our plates.

It’s definitely not cute anymore! But who can get mad at this little face??!

Sharing with Sunday Sketches.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

sunday sketches :: lily underfoot

Here is a little sketch of Lily – doing what she’s does best. Well, second best, if you count napping!

Sharing with Sunday Sketches.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

a little of each

Well, here is one version -- watercolor with ink that has been digitized in Illustrator. I like how it just sort of smoothed out the lines a bit.

After seeing this, I’m really pleased with it. Not sure I will make a total digital version. Working on the computer takes so much longer than painting. At least it does for me.

I already spend too much time in front of the computer as it is! There are TONS of silly cat videos to watch!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

sunday sketches :: sweet lily

Finally getting back into the drawing routine. With Christmas and New Year, I just sort of checked out. My grandson came to visit the week after Christmas so I got caught up on board games, eating sweets and all the latest super hero movies!

Now it’s time to get back to work. I’ve been thinking of a story about the antics of my cat, Lily. She is a character! This one shows the sweet side of her. Not everything she does gets her into trouble!

At this stage, I’m deciding whether to finish it with watercolor? Or maybe a digital version? I’ll let you know what media wins out!

Sharing with Sunday Sketches.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

sunday sketches :: merry christmas

We got a little snow last night so it has really put me in the Christmas spirit.

I wrapped presents.

I may even do some baking today. I’ve been putting it off as long as I can. I tend to bake too early. Taste what I’ve baked…until they are nearly gone. Then have to start all over again! I have zero willpower.

At our house, we don’t put up a large Christmas tree. It wouldn’t last…much like this drawing! I do have 3 small trees that I keep on the hall table. They have homemade ornaments on them that I don’t care if they get destroyed. The day before yesterday, I picked up one of the trees three times … somebody (Lily, I’m sure) kept knocking it off the table.

I’m sure it was an accident. She always looks so innocent!

This might be my last post for the year. It’s going to be busy around here for the next few weeks. So I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017. See you after the new year.

Sharing with Sunday Sketches. Stop by and take a look at Alexandra’s Advent illustrations. They are adorable!