Illustrations

Stealth Mode

This is based on an old cat named Willow. She was a pretty great cat, and kept our house free of mice and moles. When my nephew was born, we discovered she didn’t like children. So she ended up on a farm with a nice couple that didn’t have kids, and lots of mice. In a way, I’m glad she left us, because I never had to see her grow old and die. Even though she probably passed years ago, she’s still on a farm somewhere in my mind.

Drawing has become more of a relaxation tool for me these days. I’m having fun with it, and its been a bit of a journey for me in trying out some new things, loosening my grip, and still seeing myself in the work. I find myself looking at some of my old art and thinking “but do I want to do that 500 times?” And that question helps me simplify the process quite a bit. it also helps me be more mindful and intentional in my mark-making.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Illustrations

Writing a Letter

Happy Wednesday! I really thought was Tuesday, but I think in this year, I’ll be content knowing what month it is. Happy July! Yup! That’ll do!

I’ve been playing around a lot lately with drawing and I wanted to write my friend a letter, but I didn’t have stationery. So I decided to make my own and capture the joy I really feel about this year.

meh. whatevs.

Illustrations

Inside my head

 

 

sadness-monsterSometimes I don’t feel very happy, and the world seems dark and empty. Winter seems to cover everything in the same cloudy color, and I can’t see the sun.

friendship

Then someone comes along and reminds me I’m loved. In this case, it’s usually another person, since most of my family is allergic to cats, but I felt like it was appropriate. 🙂 With love and friendship, a little more of springtime and sunshine come into my world.

watching

Sometimes I think we’re all watching and waiting…hoping it will be okay. Maybe feeling a bit under scrutiny ourselves.

ball

But then we remember that there is still room for brightness, fun, and color in our lives, like a beagle stampede chasing a tennis ball. There is much joy in watching a dog run full speed with his tongue lolled out.