Monday, November 21, 2011

Amaryllis, a purse, and something blue

A quick sketch of some amaryllis I've been meaning to paint
An old purse and my husband's wallet. For EDM Challenge #3.
I better start adding new ones or I'll never keep up :)
This is Midna, from the Zelda Twilight Princess video game.
I painted her for an art show on Friday 11/18/11 for a Legend of Zelda Art Exhibition celebrating 25 years of the video game series. Hundreds of people came to the event, and she was placed in the front by the entrance, which was pretty cool :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A sketchy painting mess

So I decided to put together something today. Since I'm horrible at coming up with things from imagination, maybe this is a good start. Below is the sketch that inspired the painting which turned out a lot different with advice from my 3 year old :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

My birthday cake!

It's my twin sister's birthday today too but she didn't get to have cake with me since she lives an hour away and we both worked. I usually make cakes, but I'm taking a break so I decorated this one with my little girl. Up top are dipping cups we used for some colored vanilla icing :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Trees and Pumpkins and a Lamp (EDM#2 - Draw a desk lamp or other lamp)

Last Saturday my little family enjoyed the nice weather outside and while we ate our lunch and discussed future projects, I sketched one of the Mulberry trees in the yard...but to be honest it had more leaves than the sketch shows

On Sunday we carved pumpkins, my husband did a Donald Duck one from a stencil out of a DVD we purchased recently. I helped my little girl with a Goofy. Then the kids went off to grandma's and we did a date night-we were supposed to go out but my husband hurt his we stayed local.

Monday was Halloween! My little girl got to trick-or-treat around Main Street with her dad, then more treats after work! We were all tired when the night was over and she'll have candy to last until next year
And before you know it, it's Friday already. Tuesday I worked, Wednesday I stayed at the office late, and Thursday I stayed home with the kids-my daughter and I played in her playhouse wearing our red dresses while little brother napped :) Anyway, this is my husband's lamp that I bought for him years ago when we were just girlfriend/boyfriend. For EDM#2 - Draw a desk lamp or other lamp. Plus I just like the lamp :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

At the Playground

I had a great day with a friend at the playground today. Our kids got to run around and enjoy themselves while we chatted and I sketched. Watercolor and ink.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Cat

A portrait of my cat Dominic who is really all black with red highlights, in celebration of Halloween coming up-trick or treat time with the kids!

I spent way too much time on this one, and had a busy day at home answering calls for my 2nd job-which I put in my two week notice for. It's just not worth the stress and I'd rather spend the time with my kids and art and friends & family of course :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


My dog Turbo

I think I liked the way this one turned out. Acrylic on cardstock

I've been staying up past midnight lately so I could put in some time towards my art. It seems after a long hectic day at work, then family and dishes and laundry...there's not much time left. It didn't help that I messed with the printer all last night-took me a while to realize my pictures were printing out muddy looking because I didn't align the new color cartridge! Today my husband and I browsed through pictures from a Disneyland trip a few years ago-can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Favorite Shoe

I have not yet done any Everyday Matters challenge, so I figured I should start...A sketch of my favorite shoe for "1 - Draw a shoe"

I had a wonderful weekend and Sunday my husband and I watched some American football, watched movies, ate junk food, and got sucked into watching the whole length of Interview With A Vampire. He wanted a happy "fluffy bunny" movie afterward, I agreed.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Somehow the week has slipped by and it's the weekend already. Weds I worked and got pomegranates from my mother-in-law, Thursday I cleaned the house a little, Friday I had lunch with my girlfriend, and visited my dad. Today after cleaning the bedroom with my husband and homemade pizza for dinner, Ellie and I shared some fruit for dessert :)

Acrylic on cardstock

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A day out, a night in, and me

Sunday was a full day out, from Sea World, to Carmax, to dinner with my practically-brother-in-law. Today, a moth laid her babies on my paper towels. I ended up putting her outside but under some leaves for safe cover (hopefully.)

My little family watched the stars last night on blankets and couch pillows on the deck (with the dogs too)

A sketch! Finally :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Affectionately Named Gertrude

Recently I read on article on baby names and how some names are "better" than others. Then I read the user comments where many people had a distain for a certain name. So I decided to sketch a model from a catalogue, and I'm dubbing her Gertrude, the lingerie supermodel.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Robot Cars are Awesome

My little girl and I painted robots today. Her's was definitely more...abstract. Kid's paint with kid's brush...really challenging compared to conventional brushes. Optimus Prime from Transformers

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My little boy, and some soup on sale

My new baby is over 6 months old, not really "new"...more like, "new-ish" :)
Also, some soup my husband purchased since they were on sale that I have yet to put away

Sunday, October 9, 2011