Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Illo Friday - Spotted 2

Spotted Fishy -- Pen & Colored Pencil

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ACEOs #25 - 31

Did these over the past few days.

#25 #26
#27 #28
#29 #30
ACEOs #25 - #31 -- Pen & Ink Wash
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Friday, April 14, 2006

Spring Beauty

It's so exciting to see color popping up everywhere in the garden.

So I had to take some shots of the back yard. (Drawing/painting is not
my only thing you know).

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Look at the texture of this daisy:

And here is a little color play:


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Illo Friday - Spotted

Pen & Ink Wash

The Spotted American Eagle (Spotticus Eaglus)
The lesser known Spotted American Eagle, (or Leopard Eagle) has adapted to go virtually unnoticed in the dappled light of the forests in northern Wisconsin. A rarity to see, it has recently been placed at the top of the endangered species list.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

ACEO #24 - Beach at Dusk

Pen & Ink Wash

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Illo Friday - Speed

Okay this is a stretch, but if I don't put something in, I am in danger of not getting a IF submission in this week.

Boat Race - Pen & Ink Wash

Every summer in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, they have row boat races as part of the Ólavsøka festival. They are great fun to watch and the locals get very excited about them. It's a big deal there. Of course, for the topic of speed, it would be nice to show them actually rowing their hearts out. This'll have to do. It is just moments after the race.

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I'm in a Faroes State of Mind

Have Faroe Islands (where my mom is from) on the brain today, so I did some drawings from some of my old FI photos.

Pen & Ink Wash

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Monday, April 10, 2006

I'm selling greeting cards!

So I have been making these handmade greeting cards with my original art on the cards. I have about 16 of them for sale at Edla's Yarns in southern Colorado (1.866.280.YARN). So far, I have cards featuring my Motherhood drawings (1 - 5 and 6 - 7) mounted on handmade paper, and my Spring Babies (examples pictured above) and Daffodils with colored paper borders. These are the actual, original drawings, not duplications. So the cards can function as both greeting cards & as gifts of art! Cards are available for $6 - $12.

I am also looking into mass-producing some glossy, printed greeting cards as well. Below are my first two designs. If you are a retailer and are interested in selling these cards, or in seeing other designs, please contact me.

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Elias!

Elias is the ripe old age of 14. But this is how I remember him at age 2.

Pen & Ink Wash.

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

"Happy Birthday to Moooo"

Happy Birthday María!

María is a big fan of cows. So I thought I would send her a little birthday moosic for her birthday.

Here is the original drawing I did:

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ACEOs - Sea at Dawn

ACEOs #22 & 23:

Pen & Ink Wash (eBay auctions)

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Black Confusion ACEOs

I felt like doing something a little freeform today.
#18 #20

#21 #19

Black Confusion 1 - 4 -- Ink Paintings -- (eBay auctions)

Just a little something fun.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Easter Daffodils - Two ways

Color Daffs - Pen, Ink Wash, Colored Pencil
B&W Daffs - Pen & Ink Wash

A little experiment. Not too crazy with the colors of the first one. Particularly the shading. The colors came out all wrong in the shading.

I will probably make Easter cards out of them.

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ACEOs #14 - 17

#14. #15.

#17. #16.
Pen & Ink Wash

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Numbers 14 & 16 are pretty hard for me to part with. I am pretty pleased with how they came out, plus they are of my babies! But, I need to get over getting so attached to all of the pieces I make. So I am giving them up. (Though I almost hope they don't sell.) ;)

I also have to start creating some ACEOs that I don't put up for sale on eBay. I found an ACEO swap in Denver! It's happening a week from Saturday, so I have to get to work so I have something to trade with people. I'm so excited to go. I've heard they are so much fun.

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