Monday, May 13, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Knight in Armor and Farts

I really enjoyed drawing April 9th and 10th. You can tell because my line quality is actually, you know... half way interesting. I know my style is kind of all over the place and my characters don't look terrible consistant, but I think it'll be okay. Maybe as I do this the rest of the year it'll get better and better.. maybe not. Either way, I have an incredible record of my days that I actually enjoy going back through. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My First April Fools Prank

If you want to make my grandma's deviled eggs you need our family's basic ingredients for everything (tunafish sandwiches, egg salad, macaroni salad, deviled eggs...). You boil the eggs then half them and put all the yolks in a bowl. Add some Mayo, mustard, sweet relish, black olives(chopped up), onion powder and a dash of paprika. Tada! Super yuppy deviled eggs. 

I've never been one to do pranks. I found this idea on Pinterest and it seemed harmless enough. It had fun making it even if Vienna fussed a bit.

Basically, Mike is the best as you can see here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mom Success

This was my first time breastfeeding without pain. It was incredible! it took us another week and a half to get her on me full time because of nipple confusion and breast refusal. We got it now though!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Baby Stuff

My life is kinda all baby all the time, so don't be surprised if most of my comics revolve around it, kay kids. 

This was huge! I cannot say enough good things about my Lactation Consultant, Reggie. She is spectacular. She was able to diagnose my baby's lip tie via text messaging. TEXT MESSAGING! My doctor and my midwife missed it. Heck. My doctor had never even HEARD of a lip tie. No wonder I was struggling to breast feed! This kid was tongue tied and lip tied. I had no chance! 

So I found a pediatric dentist. No one else would work on someone so young (2 months). He actually attends the same church as me. He cut her frenulum under her tongue and her upper lip. It was horrible. I could see steam coming out of her mouth and blood and I had to hold her down. She was sweating and screaming and crying and struggling. I actually held it together. I knew that the pain was temporary and the pay off would be HUGE. The procedure would prevent speech impediments, swallowing issues (solids) and gap teeth. Aaaaaand she would mechanically be able to nurse again. She is a trooper!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mom Stuff

These are a bit late.... as you can see on the dates. We've gone through a lot and I'm finally getting to a place where I can catch up a bit. I've kept up pretty well with the journal, not so much on the posting. I'm finding that if I don't make at least a note of an event, it gets lost in the cobwebs of my mommy brain. 
So, until I get caught up, I'll be posting a couple at a time. Heck it might just end up being this way all the time if it works best for our schedule. Mike (the hubs) is endlessly supportive. He is, as I type this, playing with baby Vienna so I can do this. He is the best! 

What do you think of the backgrounds? More interesting than my grey scanner, no? I thought I could try to match the backgrounds to the contents of the journal a bit. Nothing too fancy, but it could be fun. 

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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.