Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Recycle, Reuse


My darling husband cleans and reuses food jars for other purposes. He took a old jar of sun-dried tomatoes and cleaned it up for our Q-tips. The boxes they come in are awkward and ugly. 

My assignment was to create a cool label for the lid to cover the old food design. We can't decide which one we like better. Can you?


 I shamelessly stole these shapes and designs from milk labels I googled. Typography and graphic design is NOT my strong suit. I did learn what I liked though. Its a good exercise. I think I may try it again.

#inktober

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's the Little Things...


I'd been feeling down because I've lost some steam on my goals to exercise and eat more healthy. Then today, getting ready for church, I put on a little blush and mascara. Voila! I felt pretty. It was the boost I needed to tackle this next week and keep trying. 

#Inktober

Sunday, October 5, 2014

More Inktober

Day 3 of #inktober
I totally get why mom's put laundry on the back of the couch now! To keep the toddlers from unfolding everything. I hope to paint this one by the end of the week. 

Day 4 of #inktober

This fish is from last year's series of #Inktober drawings and it has been patiently waited to be inked all that time. I think I might do some more fish this year but maybe fish that are native to my new home in the state of WA instead of FL. Squishing them into squares an interesting challenge

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Inktober 1&2


I'm discovering that a mom, I do not have the daily luxury of drawing for hours of time. I have discovered I can snatch about 5-10 min of sketch time during bathtime or a good 15-20min at the library every other week. Today. My lovely husband gave me an hour and a half to paint theses 5x7in. While they aren't just ink, I'd like to include them for #inktober.

Ps. If you can think of other beautifully mundane moments like clipping your toenails, I'd love the suggestions. Thanks.

Cas

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Doodle


I was sketching last night, which I rarely seem to do these days. Gosh. It was so relaxing. I was playing with shapes, and the lifegaurd came out. He looked so lonely, so I had a give him a friend to share the beach with. I had so much fun, I had to paint it whilst wrestling a toddler. Okay not really wrestling. She was a bit squirmy, so I had to put on "Shaun the Sheep" which is AMAZING by the way.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Projects these Days...

 I've discovered the wonder of WonderUnder. I used it on quilting cotton to create a barrier for the glue. I think the patterned fabric adds a punch of fun and color. I had forgotten how much I love to bind. Its a great hobby with my lil Vienna because I can pick it up or put it down without much fuss.

This is some bunting for Vienna's room. We are renting, so adding color through painting isn't an option. I just finished sewing them, so the next photo will be of them hanging up.
 The Buffalo King needs a few tweaks, but it's on its way. It only took six months to get this far. haha
 And this one. She keeps me pretty busy. But I made her too, so I think she counts.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sooooooo behind...

I may or may not have bitten off more than I can chew. I'm up to third journal for the year. The second journal is mostly descriptions and sketches with a few finished and the third is just notes. gah..... I have so many things to capture I'm drowning in memories to be recorded. I'll be a bit, catching up for a little while. I hope to have posts again the beginning of Sept.

thank all!~


Okay I went on vacation too! 
Mom made Crème brûlée...


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I am an illustrator, bookbinder, painter, doodler, list-maker, and wife. I love food. I am what can be categorized as a dabbler. I love trying new things, but I always come back around to art and illustration. I just can't help it.