Sunday, February 26, 2006

Tea for Mea

Well it's an appropriate topic alright since I've been drinking about ten gallons of tea a day to get rid of an upper respiratory apocalypse taking place even as I sit here typing.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Hot Flowers

I used one of my "song" papercut attempts in this composition, along with some flower illustrations I had done for a project last year.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Illustration Friday "Song"

After a few attempts, I finally managed to get something that actually looked like what I was trying to do. Maybe it's insane of me, but I don't draw (plan)anything out ahead of time (kind of like my life). Just fold and cut...and sometimes hum a song while I'm at it. Come to think of it, there's always a song going on in the background. I guess that's the plan.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

for Erika

Dear Erika, I really really miss you. I tried to pose as cute as possible for these pictures, just for you. Maybe you won't be able to resist coming here to cuddle me. Mom & Dad would like that too. So hurry on up now, OK? Love, Bubsy.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

I love a good blizzard now and then...

Why couldn’t this be tomorrow? What good is a snowday on Sunday?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Illustration Friday "Simple"

I found this sketch in an old notebook, and posted it here to illustrate my inspiration for this week's concept: "Simple". Today,in Barnes & Noble, as I entered the restroom, I encountered a little girl I guessed to be around 4 or 5 years old, waiting while her mom washed her hands. She greeted me with such an infectious smile, which I gladly returned, it inspired me to record it for my "simple" entry. I remember when my three girls were in grade school, one of their teachers commented to me that they could always count on a big, heart-warming smile from my girls as they passed in the hall. Of course, I took that as a compliment since they must have picked up smiling from me, just as I did from my mother, as a way of connecting with others. It's such a simple thing, but as our culture has become somewhat jaded, paranoid, hurried and disconnected, it's become a rarity on the street...and in the halls. If we all took the time to offer a simple smile as we rush through our lives, to our fellow human beings, what an impact that would have. Call me naive...or call me simple, it works for me.

Valentine Papercut

Cutting paper again, with a Valentine theme; scanned into photoshop and layered, colored etc. Have a hearty Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

IF Chair

This Friday (tomorrow 2.10) is our 2 week anniversary as NY’ers...and this is my first post since our move. This is from one of last year’s sketchbooks (searching madly for a chair just to get something posted before the new word tomorrow). We had to leave "Twinkie" behind in Cincinnati with our daughter since I thought the move to NY would be too stressful for her, since she’s 13 years old...and her last move across town was an event to remember. And that’s all I’ll say about that. The chair, however, made it to NY just fine.