Friday, January 20, 2012

Ever After

So for my final contest piece, inspired by Rebecca S.'s "Once upon a time they lived happily ever after...and this is how it all began"...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I have less than 2 weeks to finish the art for my Sketchbook... I thought  I was mostly drawn out, so to speak, but I am finding I'm somewhat obsessed with the idea of angels among us, and now I have several I still want to do. This is one.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reading (mush)Room

The second of my contest winner suggestions:

For DalaHorse's "I put it under the magnifying glass and..."

Friday, January 13, 2012

Little did they know

Way (way) back in July I had a contest. I have been remiss in getting the winners' picks done. For some reason I can't quite fathom, my brain just wasn't going there. I've had a lot of trouble with this Sketchbook, actually... but I'm getting there (I'd better be! It's due at the end of the month!)

Anyway - I now have one done. "Little did they know" was Bella Sinclair's title. I'm sure, knowing Bella, she had something cute and whimsical in mind. However, for some reason, my mind went a little darker. Bella, dear, I hope you don't mind.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012


If you have not read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern yet, you should absolutely do so. Especially if you are an artist, or a dreamer, or wanted to be a magician when you grew up (I was a total magic geek!)

"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night".

It is the most wonderfully imaginative book I have read in years. Years, I tell you! Seriously, I'm not going to say a whole lot more about it, but you must check it out. 

Anyway, I read it over my Christmas vacay and am well into my second reading. It has inspired me. I have started a new set of art based on things from this amazing book. Once I am done with my Sketchbook Project project I will devote myself to it as much as I'd like, but I'm woefully behind on my Sketchbook...

In any event, I thought I'd post a little sneak peek of where I'm going with these. Sort of a faux paper cut style.

My first piece:  The Contortionist.