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Sunday, January 24, 2010


Once again, I am participating in the world-wide blog giveaway, One World One Heart, hosted by Lisa Swifka.

To win the prize, all you have to do is leave a comment ON THIS POST only, with your name and email address and you'll be signed up. Then, your name will be put into the hat for a chance to win. The prize? The lucky winner will receive the piece below:

Please be sure there is a way for me to contact you if I draw your name. I will be making the draw on February 14th at midnight, and will contact the winner on February 15th.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Another dog done in copic markers...this time, the subject is my dog, Molly.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


For the Illustration Friday prompt, WILDERNESS. Those birds look pretty WILD, don't they?

Draw-This Prompts!

I have recently joined another drawing group, called Draw-This. I find that by following prompts, I can try things that I normally would never attempt. I did these two prompts this evening - using copic markers and a fineliner pen.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I was asked to make this fridge magnet for someone who had seen an earlier one I had done, and had loved the quote. So here it is...I hope she likes it!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Illustration Friday Post: Renewal

One of my new year's resolutions (I
have many) is to do as many of the
Illustration Friday prompts as I can.
I love the challenge of them!

This week's challenge is "RENEWAL",
and when I saw the word, I instantly thought of butterflies. I also happened to have this lovely vintage image in my collection of favourite images, and it lent itself perfectly to the theme.

All I needed was a quote, so when I found this quotation from the actress Lynn Redgrave, I knew that I was ready to go!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Well, the craziness and wonder that is everything Christmas has come and gone for another year. I have been having a wonderful holiday season, spending some much anticipated days off of work working in my art journal, catching up on movie watching and book reading, and enjoying friends and family. I hope to be posting art on a more regular basis once again now that the new year has begun, so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are a few ornaments that I made that now grace my Christmas tree.