Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pen and Ink Butterfly

Here is the inked in version of The Butterfly.  The next phase will be color.  Thank you for your encouraging comments, they mean the world to me!

Have a perfectly wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Graphite Butterfly

While we were away, I had opportunity to do quite a bit of sketching.  This is one of six, 6x6 pieces in graphite, which I will eventually ink and then add color.

I was greatly inspired by our dear Friend Darlene, of Dancing Mangoes, who shows her work from conception to finish.

As I finish each stage of this drawing, I will post it, so you can see my progress!

Have a GREAT week!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Valentine Moon - Guest Heart Thursday

There is something so romantic about summertime with its hot days and warm nights.  I am sure should I kiss my darling the moon would turn into a heart.  After 27 years, his kiss still makes my heart beat faster and melts my knees.

Ah romance!

For more wonderful heart art and randomly found heart photography check out Clytie's Guest Heart Thursday!  You won't be disappointed!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Spilled Milk - Illustration Friday

The poor little LeoButterfly has spilled his breakfast of milk from the milkweed plant.  He's heart-broken and is telling his faery friend all about it.  Of course, she will gather another blossom of milk for the tiny fellow, but he's so cute, she's having a hard time not smiling.

For more wonderful artwork on the topic of Breakfast, visit Illustration Friday!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

She Guards Her Heart - Guest Heart Thursday

I was looking through some old drawings of mine and came across this Pen and Ink of my darling sister Clytie.  I had drawn it from a photo from her younger days.  She had shorter hair then, but was and is, just as lovely.

I thought this piece was especially perfect for today's Guest Heart Thursday.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Faery Magic

This is my second Cloud Painting--back then I used the mouse as my paintbrush.  This took a great deal of painstaking concentration and time.  I thought you might enjoy seeing one of my very first efforts at painting Sky Art.

Here she is as I first saw her, flying over the alley fence, toward the sun.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Diary - Illustration Friday

Mumsie was a writer--even as a child, I remember she wrote and sold stories long before her books were published. One of the blessings of my life is that Mum kept a journal of her quiet times with God.  She not only wrote out her prayers, but would often write about what was happening in the lives of her children and family.  Because of Mum's Journalings I have read how God answered her specific prayers for me.  You can read her wonderful insights at Everybody Loves a Story.  I know she'd love to hear from you.

I learned to journal from watching my darling Mother's example.   I was recently going through one of my old diaries and came across something really funny--so I thought I'd share it with you. Here goes:

"You really NEED to take a bath, son," I said inspecting the dirt my four-year old had thrown into his hair.  

"But Mom," he explained patiently.  "Superman doesn't NEED a bath!"

 For more wonderful works of art on this week's subject "Diary," visit Illustration Friday!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fireworx Maiden

The fireworks on the Fourth of July were the best I'd ever seen--I was able to catch a few with my camera.  I actually saw the Maiden's face just before I clicked the camera.

Above you see the Fireworx Maiden as I first glimpsed her--she seems to be smiling!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fragrance Faery

Here is a closeup of a this fairy's lovely crown.  This drawing is the size of a baseball card.  I love how the detail pops. 

Have a lovely day!