Instagram!

i finally joined this century, and joined Instagram. It is my latest addiction. I check it countless times a day, eager for new pics, new friends, and of course, nice compliments ūüôā But my favorite thing (today) is how easy it makes it to show my art. ¬†It has become what i thought this blog would be-i quick, easy way to show my sketches and paintings. But for some reason, even this blog seems to take tooo loooong. i mean, i have to turn ON my computer, WRITE in my password, WAIT for the screen to load…THEN click the internet icon in my DASHBOARD….then more PASSWORDS and WAITING………PHEW!!!!! Who has time for that every day?? (patience with technology is not one of my strengths.)

Then Instagram and i were introduced last week. i found a couple other artist who i LOOOOOOVE. who INSPIRED me and made me excited about drawing again!!! and now that i have a couple pics of a couple little sketches, i want to share them with you. Here you go!!

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September 17, 2012. Tags: , . Art!, Cartoon, Instagram. 1 comment.

More Paintings!

Here are a few more close-ups of some recent paintings I’ve done. Then I’m off to paint some more!

Artwork at Bumbershoot Theatre

All sorts of paintings at Bumbershoot Theatre

My Art Room is Freezing!

An abstract piece, "My Art Room is Freezing!"

Queenie the Quail

Queenie the Quail

I'm cold! Me too!

Cold ice cubes snuggling up to keep warm

Madelyn Mermaid

Madelyn Mermaid

January 27, 2012. Tags: , , . Art!, Cartoon, Painting. 2 comments.

Art at Bumbershoot Theatre!!

It is official~my art is now up and on display!!!! HOOOOLY CRAAAAAAP!! It feels SO fantastic!! Bumbershoot Theatre, a marvelous ¬†theatre company here in Kelowna, has given me this opportunity to show my art, and I am so, SOOO grateful. ¬†It is such a creative little hub, and I am SO excited and honored to be¬†part of the fun. ¬†As of this week, I’m feeling closer than ever to achieving¬†a long-standing dream of mine: being a mom, at home with my kidlets, making art. Nothing sounds more perfect than painting and coloring and playing together, and then sharing all that bright, colorful artwork for all to enjoy. ¬† Here it is!!

Artwork!

Ta-Daaaa!! Me and my paintings!

It is SOOOO EXCITING!!!!!! Never before have my abstract and cartoon paintings been on display together, and I am so happy with it! With MUCH help from my family and friends, we hung the abstract art up higher on the wall for a gallery for grown-ups, and the cartoons low, like a gallery for kids! I’ve always wanted to create art that was accessible and easy to connect to, and that inspired children (and adults) to explore their own creative voices. ¬†Paintings that are bright, colorful, fun, and not too serious-paintings that make people smile. We all can use a pick me up now and then, and I hope my art does that. ¬†Here are close-ups of a couple of pieces:

Owl in a Tree

Toadstool Love

Cupcake Family

Hey Sugar!

So there’s a little taste!! Thanks so much for taking a look, let me know what you think! And come on down to Bumbershoot Theatre and check it out!!¬†Hoooraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 20, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Art!, Cartoon, Painting. 9 comments.

Ferocious!!

Last week’s Illo Friday… I’m just a little slow on the draw. Haha, Get it? Slow on the DRAW? I’m hilarious…

Anyways, the word instantly made me think of the ferocious, smelly, toxic waste diapers my girls create for me. Just one of the glamorous parts of being a mom!!

October 1, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Cartoon, Mommy Moments. 3 comments.

Happy Birthday to me!!

This is a speediest little sketch EVER, but i just had to post it cause today is my birthday, and i LOVE BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!!

 

September 2, 2011. Tags: , , . Birthdays!!, Cartoon. 2 comments.

The boy who couldn’t dance, taught me to dance

These past 2 weeks have not been easy. In fact, to be honest, they have been very, very difficult. A close friend lost his life, and i don’t really know how to cope. He was young, only 20, and lost his wonderful life in a very tragic way.

This past week’s Illustration Friday word was “Influence.” So, i wanted to capture one of the many beautiful ways Scott influenced me. It’s too soon for him to be gone. Yet he lived every moment of his life to the absolute full, and has done more in his 20 years than most EVER do in their whole entire life. For that Scott, i thank you.

And i also thank you for teaching me to waltz, and laugh out loud xoxo

August 25, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Cartoon. 5 comments.

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