Glorious Wednesday! Sitting in a Tree

Recently, Autumn, at Sitting In a Tree, posted the second of four seasonal banners I’ve been working on for her blog.  Below is the spring addition, and the original banner we started with, winter. I’ll post them all again, together, when they are complete and have been implemented (so, you’ll have to wait until fall)….

pencil sketch and digital watercolor

I ventured into Starbucks one afternoon while I was waiting for my daughter (at a birthday party).  After some awkward body language about who was next in a long line, I gracefully allowed a woman to go ahead.  Later, as I was sketching this, I realized this was the same woman who passive-aggressively encouraged me…

Glorious Wednesday! Escape From Illustration Island

Illustration by Mark Kaufman Escape From Illustration Island is a great place for tutorials, resources, community building, etc … based on the thought that no illustrator (or any freelancer) need to feel isolated like, well, an island.   Portland, Oregon based illustrator Thomas James is the mastermind behind the site.  Along with informational and amusing…

The Art of Imitating Art

I was first made aware of this brilliant blog via Lost At E Minor’s facebook post.  How could I not share it with you?  Apparently,  after a visit to Paris one summer, these folks noticed that a large amount of visitors felt compelled to pose like the art they were viewing.  So, they shot some…

Glorious Wednesday! The Ol’ Foot in the Mouth Trick

Yes, I have been known to have performed this rather limber feat with my foot, from time to time. What can I say?  I have opinions … I speak sometimes before I really see my reasoning through. Inevitably, the diagnosis becomes: open mouth; insert foot. I’m getting really great at it. Mind you, with ipods…

Glorious Wednesday – Snaps of a Sunday Drive

On the weekend, my family and I went for a drive through part of the Niagara region.  I brought my camera, and snapped photos at 60km per hour (I was a passenger). I love passenger photography, haaaa!!!! There is something so unpredictable and immediate about it. You have barely a split second to point and…