Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Uncovered Cover Art

I received an email from Heidi Kellenberger regarding a new blog/wordpress site, Uncovered Cover Art!
I have decided to subscribe to this page- it's basically a site where people can submit their own versions of book-covers!
So far, the results are mouth-watering!
So... anyone want to follow/submit as well?

(ex: Artwork by Heather Ross, Inspired by The Princess and the Pea)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things...

These characters have always been so refreshingly alive to me and I've always loved them.
I am especially in love with Gigi and I think I have read Anne of Green Gables at least fifty times... I'm sure they are all recognizable?? except maybe Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady... I drew her when she was a flower girl and then when she's having to practice her vowels.

I might just have to paint one of these...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


So the summer heats seems to have turned off my brain... (I really need that Mary Blair poster to arrive now!!!!)
I managed to sketch a bit. In-between projects and late at night... :)

I kept thinking of flopping into chairs ... or looking out a window... or reading... blowing bubbles... playing with water.... (can't explain the turtle neck)... can you tell I've got Summer-itice?

Does this ever happen? Your brain is off... but you want to draw... you can get as far as sketching... but there isn't that crazy... "Oooh, want to paint that one!" feeling??? I really hate this.. haha...

Well, the weekend is around the corner... so who knows, right? ;)
And I DO still have some more birthday money to spend...

Mary Blair!

For those who don't know who Mary Blair is, click here and check her out!
I recently went to Disneyland and was able to view the Colors of Mary Blair Exhibit up-close!
Very impressive..
I was also able to use my B-day present giftcard to purchase a print of the Tomorrowland Mural concepts... :) It's the one on the bottom-right of this image below.
Isn't she wonderful?

I really think that with this hanging in my studio, I will feel truly inspired!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Back from New Mexico

I just got back from a 4 day Family Reunion in Albuquerque, New Mexico... :) Of course, the morning after our 16-hour drive, I was hit with a vertigo spell due to Labyrinthitis... (inflamation of the inner ear that throws off your sense of balance). Luckily, my older sister is a nurse and she gave me some meclizine (like a kind of dramamine). Anyway, still a bit dizzy, but feeling ok.

The trip was to see my Grandpa who is not feeling great as of late... although he seemed in good spirits with everyone around him. I'm glad I got to see him as I don't often get to... sometimes years between visits to see our relatives. I'm always a bit stunned at how awesome my extended family is, too. :)

Well, being back at home is nice, too.

Here are some shots of our apartment and my relatively "new" workspace in Long Beach, not Portland. :)

I also was able to draw a bit. Here is a close-up of the sketch you can see on the desk.

I really should paint some new little paintings and get my submissions out for the summer! I uploaded some pictures... (you can see part of my calendar that I print every month and have scribbled in deadlines... this month hasn't filled up yet, but I'm hoping it will soon!).
Below is Josh on the computer with our two pugs napping in the summer heat... they just got baths... we turned off all the lights and have fans going to help keep their little bodies cool...♥♥♥