Friday, March 27, 2009

Illustration Friday - Poise - Queen of Clubs

Here's my third queen for an imaginary card deck - i was kind of stuck on what to do with clubs...and then my mind wandered and i pictured how clubs look like clover and then i was picturing rolling Irish hills with a redheaded queen with green eyes and all of a sudden i had some sort of gaelic queen...and i'm not even sure if there ever was a gaelic queen of any kind but hey, it's make believe...

Anyway, for Illustration Friday this week the word is Poise and i think she definitely looks poised for something...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Queen of Spades

Another Queen - two more to go... 5 x 7" - will be available as a print in my etsy shop...

inspired by Gustav Klimt

Friday, March 20, 2009

Illustration Friday - Subtract

"...what if this hole never got any better? If the raw edges never healed?....i was changed..." - poor Bella - thank heavens for books 3 and 4 hee hee...

Illustration Friday's word this week is "Subtract"

Monday, March 16, 2009

Prints up on!!! YAY Finally!!!!

Well, i've finally done it...i've gotten organized enough to have high quality giclees made of a few of my art pieces and there's more to come! You can click on the above title to this post and it will take you directly to my shop ( or click on my etsy gadget doohickey on the top right of my blog which will also take you over there too - Thank you so much!

Here's what is available at this time (some Twilight prints and my Queens prints):

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Deepest Loss

Promise of Water

There before me are
the jutting black rocks.

You are beyond those rocks
beyond those trees.
you are beyond those waves, that horizon
on some island
and you are distracted by

i inhale a long
soupy breath.
there are voices in the distance;
there is some concern.
i will probably not move
from this spot
for a while.
without help.

at some point i will
look straight ahead,
but now only know the
saltiest tears.
they are like the waves
that break against the rocks
you hide behind.
they roll to the beach like they
roll down my face.
they are almost a

Many things were going on when i wrote this and painted her but i was also imagining Bella (from New Moon) lying down in the woods after being left behind.

In about a week i'll be offering 5 x 7" prints of this and other works of mine from my shop on I will post about this as soon as i have more information.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Illustration Friday - Intricate

The word this week for Illustration Friday is "intricate". Today, while drawing this (for something else) my 8 year old was jumping up and down behind me - i asked her to stop because i was drawing something "intricate" (the hair) - and thus, here it is...
Unfinished, 5 x 7" ink on watercolor paper...

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Queen of Hearts

what hasn't been said about the Queen of Hearts and her job - dispensing love, destroying it too, then dispensing it again...'s a pic of one of my daughters so you can see where i get inspiration for some of the faces i paint...