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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tea for Two 1950


Tea for Two 1950, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday...

Monday, February 27, 2006

self-portrait


self-portrait, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

My version of a self-portrait. I don't like the nose - but I left it as is, because it is a first attempt. I used watercolour pencils for the background - I liked the effect.

Cindy-Lou


Cindy-Lou, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

My husband thinks this looks like Cindy-Lou Who from the Grinch who stole Christmas. Whoever it is, she certainly is not impressed...what do you think has offended her?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Song


Song, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday's theme. To see more wonderful illustration friday submissions, visit the link below...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

If You Ask


If You Ask, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another angel that is going out anonymously to someone in need of a friend. After drawing her, I realized that she looks a lot like my brother's girlfriend! Please visit the link below to learn more about the Guardian Angel Artist program....

Angels are never too distant


Angels are never too distant, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Here is another card I sent anonymously for the Guardian Angel Artist program. It is a wonderful program, please check the link below!

Sunday, February 19, 2006



My pirate name is:


Mad Ethel Cash



Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from fidius.org.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Explosion Card Instructions

I have had a few requests for instructions for my valentine explosion card, so here is a link to my instructions:

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Simple Simon


Simple Simon, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For illustration friday...."simple".
I wanted to do a very simple illustration, like something you would find in a child's story book.

Bear Bookmark


Bear Bookmark, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Something fun I made for Valentine's Day...

RIANNA Queen of all Faeries


RIANNA Queen of all Faeries, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This was also drawn by my 13 year old daughter...probably my favourite of all her faerie drawings. I will be helping her put her own blog together so that she can post all of these wonderful sketches!

Niko


Niko, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This faerie messenger was drawn by my 13 year old daughter. She is pretty talented, isn't she?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Chair


chair, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For the illustration friday challenge. A valentine chair...

Monday, February 06, 2006

Hope Angel


Hope Angel, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is an angel that I am sending out to a lady who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. I am doing this through the GUARDIAN ANGEL PROGRAM. This is a simple program that was created to so that artists could share their talents to uplift the spirits of others. The angels are requested by the family and friends of those who could use some comfort or a smile.

For more information about the Guardian Angel Artist program, please visit www.guardianangelartist.com

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Dark Haired Lady


dark haired lady, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I went for drama with this one...although she may look a little spooky....if she opened her mouth, I wonder if she would have fangs?

Red Head


Red Head, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I like to think of her as a shampoo commercial in the making....

Roses


Roses, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Just marker on this, but I added a bit of shimmer with a pink glimmer stick pen.

Blonde Lady


Blonde Lady, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I know her eyes are crooked, but I like her anyway!
We all have our flaws, don't we?

Violet Angel


violetangel, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Just having fun in my journal. I tried to fill the whole page this time...

Faerie


Faerie, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Freckled Girl


Freckled Girl, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

wood sprite


woodsprite, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

After getting a book about faeries from the library yesterday, my daughter and I filled pages in our journals with pictures of these lovely creatures.