Sunday, November 26, 2006


I was inspired by Lindsay's post to show you what I have been up to in my studio. I have been working on organizing stuff at our house. My studio was in a tiny bedroom and had turned into a storage space where I could not even work. If my computer had not crashed last week, you would be treated to an amazingly messy before shot. But our hard drive bit the dust and we lost some recent photos. Lucky you! I decided to move the studio into the room that was our exchange student's bedroom. I still did not get it all moved, but I am making progress.
We found this desk on sale at Office Max and I think I'm going to like it. In the middle of this project I could not resist starting to work on my son's high school scrapbook. He graduated in 2005, so you can see how long I've been putting this off!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Pinky: EDM Challenge #6

This little gal is Pinky. She is a much well loved object and favorite childhood toy of my favorite 5 year old. We gave Pinky to our nephew on his first Christmas and I just love seeing how "well-loved" she is! She might actually end up a real mouse....just like the velveteen rabbit!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Young Artist at Work

This is my husband's younger cousin, Maggie. She is in eighth grade and a wonderful artist. We were at a family party on Sunday, and she (like a true artist) brought her sketchbook with her. She is very in to sketching Manga characters of her own making, but before the day was over she was sketching from a portrait of the newest baby in our family.

As someone who only occasionally has my sketches of people turn out looking human, I was just blown away by her sketching. At the end of the day she gave the parents of little Jenna the sketch...aren't they lucky parents?!
Maggie, it was so inspiring and fun to talk with you on Sunday!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Made another calendar this month. I really like making these because unlike my other calendars which show what is planned, this one shows some of what I actually did. At the end of the day I write a line about what happened that day.

When I started this one I tried freehanding the squares in...yikes, what a mess that was! Plus the squares were so small, I never would have been able to write in them. So I grabbed a sheet off a legal pad (I was at school) and folded it into the proper number of squares and glued it in over the mess I made. Then I took my black pen and used the folds as a guide for the squares. More this time.

I you want to see some inspiring calendars check out Tracy's and Summer's! Now those are some awesome calendars!