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!!

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

De-Railed…

I got hung up about three weeks ago on a tricky part of a drawing, and was stuck in a mini rut. But, I’ve got to put my perfectionism aside.  This weeks’ illustration Friday word, ‘ferocious’ has inspired me, so I’m working on it…I will post it! Just cause i get stuck on one drawing, doesn’t mean I should stop drawing until I finish it. I just need to put it aside, start fresh, and, if i want, return to the unfinished drawing another day.

It’s a drawing, for crying out loud. i will not be defeated!!

September 25, 2011. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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.

Dirty, Flirty Thirty!

Holy CRAAAAp-in 3 more sleeps, i will leave the land of my 20’s, and embark on my 30’s.
And you know what? I’m really looking forward to it!
Yes, it sounds much more grown up and responsible than i feel, but I love the thought of leaving my mixed-up 20’s behind. I feel more willing and able to embrace and accept and LOVE myself the way I am. It feels as though all that pressure of being ‘something’ and ‘making it’ is fading away, and I am left with a wonderful sense of contentment and thankfulness. Now i can pursue the things i love, just because i love them. There is no need to impress anyone or be anything but myself. And gosh darnnit, it feels FANTASTIC ❤

August 29, 2011. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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.

First cartoon!

Okay, the time has come:

I have completed the first cartoon with my tablet which I feel is worthy of being posted on this here blog. What gave me the final push was this weeks’ “Illustration Friday” word of inspiration: “Imperfect”

The pic is called “Oh Coffee, how i love thee.” The cartoon itself isn’t about imperfection, but the inspiration to finally post it is:

1) None of my drawings are perfect, or ever will be, and that’s just fine

2) There is never a ‘perfect’ time to pursue my drawing, i just have to sneak it in when i can, between all the fun, yet life-consuming duties of being a mom of 2 little girls

3) “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” I need to stop letting perfectionism stand in the way of ever moving forward.

So, here it is, a drawing for you, and a big step for me, with the desire to push forward, imperfections and all 🙂

August 10, 2011. Tags: , , . Coffee, First cartoon post!. 7 comments.

A bit of inspiration and encouragement

“…I don’t agree with the point of view that says you should focus your energy on correcting weak points before moving on.  Doing so is bound to be draining and frustrating, and it won’t bring you to a higher overall skill level. To raise your artistic skills, push yourself in those ares where you show signs of strength, where you excel, or where you are most inspired and driven. Work on improving your weaknesses as the need arises. But don’t slow your progress to a grinding halt simply because you have weaknesses. Keep pressing your boundaries. See where your talent leads you.” Christopher Hart

Ya. Preach it, brother. This is true with art, and all other aspects of my life. I’ve  just gotta keep pressing on, and being kind to myself.  I’ve  gotta lot to learn, but i have to stop acting like i don’t know anything.

 

(and I have to stop using lower case ‘i’ when I refer to myself. An upper-case “I” doesn’t mean i have a big ego, nor does a small ‘i’ mean I am humble. i don’t know where I even got that idea in the first place)

 

July 27, 2011. Quotes. Leave a comment.

Montage!

If my life were a movie, this week would have been a montaaaage! Complete with Team America World Police montage theme tune. Art, Health, Parenting, relationships…all mixed together in an effin Montaaaaaage!!!

Now… to figure out what cables i need to set up my printer/scanner…

Night y’all, i’m drunk.

July 26, 2011. Random.... Leave a comment.

First Post EVEEEERRRR

It is official. At this exact moment, i am breaking this blog’s virginity. KICK ASS.

After a very inspiring day with a lovely friend, i finally feel brave enough to start this thing. To take a leap, to jump out into this new world. WOOOOOO!!

And to the 2 people i know who will read this, thanks for your help and encouragement, and for the kick in the buttocks 🙂

 

There. It’s done. i wrote my first post ever.

and it RULES.

July 25, 2011. Uncategorized. 7 comments.

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