Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Straight out of Elle Decor...

...well not exactly, but close.  For those of you who are familiar with my calendar, you might recognize the month of June in this photograph.  The painting is of my parents backyard,  and my mother loved it so much that she framed it and hung it above her bed.  It is a real coup, because when I was growing up, most of the artwork I brought home ended up in the closet or the garage.  I guess this means my artwork is moving up in the grand scheme of things!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Another Sketchbook Page

Alice Sketchbook Page
I'm busy painting, so this will be short.  I taught myself how to create a watermark in Photoshop this morning  using this tutorial from About.com. It was fairly simple and about time that I learned how to do it!!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Sketchbook Surprise

I've been looking through old sketchbooks, trying to organize my shelves and I often come across pages that look like this...the black ink is my hand and the colored ink is one of my dotters aka daughters (I can never catch them in the act, so I don't know who the culprit is...argh!!). Basically if I leave a sketchbook opened with a black ink line drawing, one of the dotters can't resist "coloring it in". They have both done this from an early age- 1, and it is so endearing, but at the same time I want to pull my hair out!! I know that the day will come when I open up an old sketchbook and see their scribbles and miss their younger years.