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