Friday, November 26, 2010

gals on the go

(shameless self promotion...you may purchase a print of this illustration here)

As I have been traveling for this most glorious of holidays(behind halloween, of course), I thought it fitting to post a few gals on the go.  Like swirly snake shapes, punchy flowers, afros, mermaids and stars, ladies that are going places seem to be a recurring theme in my scribbles.  It's funny that it would take a blog for me to realize this, but looking back over my drawings makes it much clearer, I suppose.
I hope that everyone had a happy, satisfying and safe Thanksgiving!  I'll be traveling back to New England soon, and I promise more posts upon my return.  Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

snack attack

 homemade ones are so much better

Sunday, November 14, 2010

let's hear it for the boy


For those who know me well, it is no surprise to find that this face pops up in my work quite a bit, especially when I am in need of a dude to draw.  He is my dude, and this weekend we celebrated our fifth anniversary.  So here's to my hero, my model, my best friend and my number one fan.
 

Monday, November 8, 2010

call me crazy

(dried up twirly pods circa 2008   &  a scribble that should really be a pattern by now)

Every so often I get creative impulses that need to be immediately satisfied.

For example, the picture above came from a beautiful, blustery fall day a few years back that filled my boyfriend's yard with those twirly maple seed pods.  They were bright chartreuse and made the most glorious, punchy pattern on the dusty gravel of the driveway.   After staring for a moment, I dropped to the ground and began furiously gathering them into my skirt, much to the confusion/amusement of my guy(although he's pretty used to my eccentricities by now), who thought we were on our way to Dunkin Donuts.

It is the same sort of impulse that made me scribble out a quilt idea on the back of a battery package(aka first thing in grabbing distance) today at breakfast, and it struck me later during my freelance color separating project this evening.  No use in fighting it.  I clocked out for a few minutes and made a sweet watercolor image into a funky 40's inspired floral and still finished my work early.  I've actually had a weekend full of crossing things off my list and man it feels good!

Monday, November 1, 2010

in character

costumed by me!

A great promo shot of the Witches getting into character!  The gals seemed to really love their costumes, which can't always be the case in theater, but it's nice when it is.  It's amazing how much clothing can change your mood, posture, outlook and sense of self.  It is truly transformative and is a key part of getting into character (see below for more evidence), whether that character is for a quirky stage production, job interview or cocktail party.  More to come soon...
Hope you all had a happy Halloween :)

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