Friday, January 29, 2010

Illustration Friday - Focused

I used to do a lot of different interpretations of Botticelli's Venus - and then i sort of went away from it...but a glance at the famous painting made me want to start it all up again. And why not with Steampunk since it is a theme that is threading it's way in everything i'm thinking about. I was focused when i drew this but also she is focused because of her robotic eye...

Her arm was inspired by the incredible Boilerplate - i'm thinking she could potentially be Boilerplate's lady friend...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Frida Katlo

just a little something for fun - my little ginger cat,Tilly as Frida Katlo for my local Berks Humane Society Art Auction...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Illustration Friday - Wilderness

So this week's word for Illustration Friday is "wilderness". First thought that came to mind was "the wild", then nature, then high winds, tsunamis, hurricanes, and earthquakes...all catastrophies which of course led me to the think about the devastation in Haiti. Seems like everything is leading thoughts to that... i want to help so i donate to charity (my charity of choice is Wyclef Jean's charity and am now collecting shoes that Soles4Souls will ship to Haiti. You can do these things to. It's so easy. And desperately needed. And there are so many other charities that are reputable - such as Oxfam and Doctors Without many more... Wish i was in a position to put on some workboots and fly down there, but i'm still not comfortable leaving my girls for long stretches... Give if you can...every little bit will help them...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Illustration Friday - Confined or...

Alice in the House!

i can't imagine feeling any more confined than eating so much cake and cookies that you can't fit through the front door, although i have certainly tried to find out...

My 9-year-old posed for of the few times she did so willingly

Thursday, January 07, 2010


i wrote a poem for a short story/poetry contest at this blog - you can enter too!
The word is Silhouette and here's the photo for inspiration, taken by Jason Evans (also the blog writer) for this contest:

here's his blog "the Clarity of Night"
here's the contest,
and here's the poem:

Title: When he was the silhouette

it was like
any other day.

but then it was in us like a secret.
and it made us leap and writhe
a little possessed.
but with rhythm and

and he was crying in his way.
and i was yelling so that someone could
acknowledge this!

and then that dim light
that floats in my chest,
the one that
barely makes a shadow,
burst like stadium fireworks
and burnt the leaves to ashes.
they floated to my upturned face.

i was glowing.
it blackened everything around me.
i sighed to
let the light out.

and i saw everything different
in his shadowy
parts. and everything was different
from that time on.

If you feel like it, please comment on it here: Not sure but i believe the most comments wins a prize....i think you win like a bazillion cool would that be??