Monday, December 15, 2008

Cactus Monday: Christmas Cactus!

Ho Ho HO fellow Cactuteers! Here's a quick little sketch of a Christmas cactus for you! Happy Cactus Monday!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cactus Monday: Winter Hat

Apparantly this dufus thinks his wool sweater is itchy, but what about the prickly pear ear flaps on that stunning hat? Go figure!

Happy Cactus Monday!!

And to those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving this coming Thursday, may your blessings be many.
graphite and colored pencil in my moleskine.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cactus Doodle

Sometimes I just need to do a simple sketch to get the inspiration flowing for a new Moleskine! This one is for Cactus Monday, also posted on my studio lolo blog and Flickr.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sleepy Cactus Monday

This isn't an official "Moleskine" entry. It's in another sketchbook that will have to share this blog. Anyway, I thought I'd do a sketch for Cactus Monday and while I was doing this I was struggling to stay awake. I've been working lots of hours and running around from home to home to take care of animals and I've been neglecting myself. For the first time EVER I actually fell asleep while drawing! See the "breath" sticker? That's where my pen went across the paper as I was fading and jarred myself awake! First I looked around to make sure there were no browsers in the studio watching me drool and draw, and then I let myself pack it in for the day and listen to my body, so I went home and took a nap! Sheesh. I guess this birthday was harder on me than I thought!

Happy Cactus Monday you guys!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

IF : Poof !

Do you ever walk into a room and forget why the hell you walked in there?


Do you ever go to the store for ONE item and because you didn't write it on a piece of paper, you forget what ONE thing you were supposed to get?


Do you ever find yourself forgetting what you were talking about midway through a story?


Nope, never happens to me either.

Here's to middle age!

( and no, this is not supposed to be me or anyone else I know. Just some made-up scatterbrain!)

Happy Weekend everyone!

Friday, June 27, 2008

IF : Fierce??

Whoa!! Hold on Tiger!!

For Illustration Friday prompt : Fierce

(acrylic paint and colored pencils in my Moleskine)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Creative Wings

Just messing around in the Moleskine at the studio yesterday while I was waiting for canvases to dry. I love opening a magazine and finding the perfect words to add!

Acrylic, colored pencils, blue sharpie ultra fine point, magazine clipping and imagination.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Cactus Monday #7

Sha can be a little prickley !

Happy Cactus Monday!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Spring Everyone!!

Nothing like a little hocus-pocus and up pops the crocus!! Such hardy little flowers. Nothing can stop them, not even another heavy snowstorm after they've bloomed. There's something to be said about perseverance! Onward and upward, into the light. Aahhh, the little things. Love 'em!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

IF : Heavy

"It's too bad you're so heavy dear, you have such a pretty face."

This was actually said to me a few years back. The lady who said it truly liked me and didn't say it to be mean. She passed away a couple of weeks ago. I wish I didn't have this memory of her, but sadly I do.

acrylics, postage stamps, colored pencils in my moleskine.

For Illustration Friday's prompt: Heavy

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ming-Wah's leap of faith, courage & trust

Some of you know that I'm a visiting nurse for pets. Well, Little Ming-Wah is one of my patients as well as my friend. On January 8th, Ming had spinal surgery (a hemi-laminectomy) on three ruptured discs as a result of degenerative disc disease. He's only four years old. This has left him partially paralyzed with no ability to use his back legs or go to the bathroom on his own. At first I was having to express his bladder three times daily as well as "gloving up" to help him with other eliminations. We also do exercises for his physical therapy several times daily to help build his strength for standing and hopefully, walking again. Ming never complains, always willing to do what we ask of him as long as there's a treat involved!

Ming's owner/Mom took a huge emotional and financial leap in making the decision to go through with the surgery knowing he may never walk again. She put her faith and trust in the doctors and people like myself who are involved in his ongoing care.

Every day, Ming continues to take an enormous leap of courage in this long recovery process, and each day he shows us how to handle every obstacle and challenge with amazing grace. I feel blessed to be called to help him and his mom, and I continue to learn from him every day.

New photos of Ming's progress HERE!

For Illustration Friday's prompt: Leap (see my other entry here)

acrylic, colored pencil, rubber stamps and collage in my Moleskine

Friday, February 15, 2008

Zen Garden

I'm creating a small space in my garden for a beautiful Buddha statue I bought. I purchsed a small American Bamboo plant that looks like a dwarf Japanese Maple. I also got some ornamental grasses in shades of blue. I'll fill in the areas around the plants with crushed white stone or small smooth pebbles. Obviously this is a very rough sketch that was inspired by my idea. The garden will look much better than this, hopefully. Besides, I wanted to use these beautiful stamps that came on a letter I received and this seemed to be the perfect fit.
See the garden here!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

As Plain As The Nose....

It's been a while since I've added anything to the ol' Moleskine.

This is in response to Illustration Friday's promt, Plain.