Thursday, October 31, 2019

Kitty Cat Library -Thursday Art Date

This is an ACEO I created for a friend of mine a few years ago.  It is the size of a baseball card, so was rather tricky to get in the lettering.

I taught cartooning to youngsters for years, so here you see my cartooning side coming out!

Have a lovely Halloween, and Happy Thursday Art Date!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Levi's Fantastic Adventure -Paint Party Friday

Two weeks ago my dear friends lost their sweet three-year old boy, Levi, to a rare type of brain cancer.  I was honored when his grandparents asked me to draw a picture of him with some very specific details.

Levi loved giraffes and sports.  He adored trains, too.  They also asked for a garden, ladybugs and those wonderful trees with Mount-Kilimanjaro in the background.  He loved the color blue.

When he saw the picture, Grandpa Nick said, "Only you could have done this."  And when I told him how many people had been praying while I worked on it, he replied, "I see God's hand all over this drawing." That is one of the greatest compliments I've ever been given.  I felt God guiding my pencil as I drew.

Above is my reference picture.  Isn't he the cutest, sweetest little fellow?  Please pray for his family as they grieve.

God bless you dear ones, thank you for dropping by--you are always, always a great encouragement to my heart. Happy Paint Party Friday!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Ready for the Undersea Halloween Masked Ball -Thursday Art Date

This pen and ink is one of the few Halloween drawings I've done over the years.  I thought the seaweed would make wonderful underwater jack o' lanterns.  :D

This mermaid and her buddy are headed to the Halloween masked ball at the great palace under the sea. I have always adored mermaids--this is one of my favorites. 

Have a great day, and be sure to drop by Rain's Garden for Thursday Art Date.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Gnome Glow -Paint Party Friday

Here is another Cloud Painting inspired by what truly seems to be a glowing gnome making his way across the skies. I was walking along the river watching the truly magnificent storm clouds chasing over the water, when I saw this fellow.

He seems good-natured and I imagined him humming a tuneless tune through his front teeth as he moseyed across the horizon.

I am re-posting this older cloud painting, because of the business of the week--thank you SO much for dropping by.  Your sweet comments always make my day!  Thank you for your encouragement and Happy Paint Party Friday.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Freedom Flight -Paint Party Friday

This drawing is an expression of freedom and hope, as well as a tribute to Fall.  I couldn't find my original reference picture, suffice it to say Faestock has some wonderful stock materials.

Our dear Uncle Lawrence flew away to heaven last week--so perhaps it is also an expression of letting go.  I am speaking on joy this weekend...there is joy in knowing he is in a better place, he can talk, run, laugh...  Yes, but oh, how we shall miss him. 

Have a lovely day, dear Friends.  Thank you for dropping by.  Your visits and comments always make my day.  Thank you for your encouragement and Happy Paint Party Friday.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Sisters Three -Paint Party Friday

I have a busy weekend ahead and last week I was just swamped.  So I am re-posting this older pen and ink piece, which was inspired by a vintage lithograph.  This drawing portrays the wonderful relationship between sisters of all ages.

Here are my dear friends Melissa, Casandra and Lyric when they were very young.

Thank you for dropping by, your comments give me much joy.  May blessing and hope be yours, sweet Friends!  Happy Paint Party Friday.