Friday, January 23, 2015

Illustrated Selfie

I so loved August Wren's sketch book selfies that I had to do my own. A snowless wintry day where I am portrayed in typical black with a bit of my fave color turquoise.  I'm partial to the wrap I'm wearing that a sweet Aunt bought for me. Yes indeedy very relaxing these quick sketch exercises are proving to be! Have a fab weekend!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Six Layer's plus a Rainbow equal's a Bridal Cake

Doesn't that just sound like a quirky title to a book?...hmmm..
Oh hey, anyhoo, one of the best cakes I ever made was for my little sister in law Lacey's bridal shower I threw for her at my casa. I'm no pro baker, but when I get an idea in my head to make something be it a hand built clay planter I got an idea for, a skirt that that I dreamt about or all the colorful cakes I see on Pinterest, you better bet your hot cross bun's I'm gonna figure out how to make it. And so I did. 
Thank's to my awesome right hand wo-man my sister Rachel, we successfully elecuted that towering six layered rainbow wonder, then frosted it with hand tinted turquoise blue frosting and voila! It was an ooh and ahhh moment whe we cut into that baby and all the multi-colored layer's were revealed. The best part was making the little bride to be happy and her day absolutely memorable. This cake needed to be illustrated in my sketchy book even if just to look back and remember that happy day😊

Saturday, January 10, 2015

I only have Eyes for you.

One of the first thing's I remember drawing in concentrated detail as a kid was eyes. I love them, they are the most fascinating feature of the face. I've drawn painted, carved and printed eyes on clothing, and here in my sketchbook I just plain ol' felt like loosely painting lots of eyes. I'll never tire of my fascination of them. Have a lovely weekend .

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Yellow Bird

Well here we are starting a new year... 2015.... I love how that number sounds, way better than 2014. May this year be filled with art, happiness, the accomplishing of productive thing's. For me I keep my eyes on the prize,and hope to always, always do my best at whatever task's and responsibilities I have. In between the work art refreshes me and keep's the creative side from being overwhelmed by the daily tasks. It takes planning to make time for art just like anything else you find important , but it is well worth it and a true enjoyment. Yellow bird is another page in my sketchbook and I hope this year allows for many more bird's and such.
Happy Tuesday!