Skull and Roses Completed

I finished the Birthday present for my Niece. The more I work with watercolor the more I understand how it works. I am pretty proud of the way this turned out.


WIP Skull and Roses

Tonight I worked on the Skull and Roses painting for my niece. I am working in watercolor and still learning as I go with this medium.


Skull and Roses Sketch

Here is a sketch I worked on over the weekend. My niece had asked me to do a drawing for her for her birthday. She knew exactly what she wanted and I tried my best to make it work. She wanted 3 roses going from bud to bloom and she wanted a sugar skull in it. She has seen it because I wanted to make sure she liked it before I decided to paint it. I am thinking about painting it with watercolors. I will post the finished painting soon!


School Library Journal Fall 2012 Advertising

I realized I haven't been showing any of my Graphic Design work enough. I am going to try and do this more often.

I designed this last fall to announce our new books coming out. This one is really colorful!


WIP Hummingbirds #4

Some more progress on the Hummingbirds, well one of them anyways. It still needs some details and a bit more work, but its a start.

Also don't forget to head over to the Facebook Page and enter the Giveaway!


October Adventures

October has been a very creative month for me! I made myself a challenge to create 13 Drawing by Halloween and I surprised myself and completed all 13 by Halloween. (You can check them out here: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13). I am loving most of these drawings and I am looking to paint them.

You might have noticed that the blog has a new look!

Here are some of the photos I have taken throughout the month:

Some work doodles while I was waiting on my computer.

While I was in Salem I bought this cute little cauldron and finally used it to burn some incense.

My sunset pictures for the month.

We decided to checkout the Food Truck Invasion in a different location. The moon was just gorgeous that night over the river. Pictures never truly catch the sense of awe and the size the moon looks in person.

I came across one of these Marimo balls on Etsy and I just loved the way they looked. I started looking into them and what they really are. Then I went to the pet store to pick up dog food, and they had one. So I bought it and found it a cool home. Right now I just call it my little fuzz ball.

When I was leaving the house one morning there was an eagle sitting on the wire right outside my house. Then the same day on my way home from work I saw a bunch of birds on a wire.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!! For Halloween we don't really get any Trick or Treaters, so I usually make little treat bags for the kids in my family. This year I also made them for my coworkers. I made a couple extra and decided they would be a great giveaway. The special thing about these Treat Bags is that it features artwork by myself on the front, and there is candy and some other goodies inside. I think the best place to do the giveaway is on the Facebook Page, so stop by there to Win. Good Luck to everybody!