Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Friday

I have been busy this week.
I am working on a small custom watercolor painting for a client. They will use it on stationery, stickers and all sorts of fun things....and the little girl has tons of beautiful, brown curly hair...
 So cute!
Have a great weekend!
What are your plans?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative Tuesdays - Morning

are better with tea!
Here is my entry for Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesdays theme this week
I was thinking of a happy morning person - enjoying her first cup of tea!
I am a morning person, but I usually prefer a good cup of Starbucks Pike Place - I'll save my tea for the afternoon - with a piece of shortbread, of course!

So, how about you?
Are you a morning tea or morning coffee person?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Waiting for Fall

Good Morning!

It's is officially fall!
Madeline the Mouse is getting ready! 
As I sat and sketched Madeline this morning, the leaves outside my studio window were coming down from the trees like crazy...wahooo! Fall has arrived!

 I am looking forward to visiting everyone over at Sunday Sketches, as soon as I finish raking!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hello Autumn...

Happy First Day of Autumn

It's my favorite season....

Pumpkin Spiced Lattes
Mulling Spices
Tail Gate Parties
Football games
Fall Foliage Drives
Cool Evenings
Fire Pits
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Picking

and the list goes on....
how about you?
What's your favorite part about fall?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Magic is Mesmerizing

 I tried to GIMP last night, after a friend suggested I play around with my artwork on it. It's a free program, that you can download and play with...lots of fun!

what started as a sketch...

got colored with markers
and then became
this with a colored background and cape

it was fun to try something new!
She has a purple background in honor of National Alzheimer's Day (today)
and it's also my entry for 
Illustration Friday's word of the week, mesmerizing.
I have always considered magicians to be mesmerizing....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's a Good Day....

It's a cloudy, cool almost fall morning and I am excited to have my new STARBUCKS coffee mug, and one of my favorite magazines in hand - The Martha Stewart Halloween Issue. It's jammed packed with beautiful spooky images and inspiring ideas for costumes, decorations and devilish treats....Yes, It's a Good Day!

How about you? What are you up to today?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Sketches - A little balance

we all need balance in our lives....
to be happy and lower our stress levels...don't you think?
just a little idea I am working on....

Good Morning, and Happy Sunday!
It's time for Sunday Sketches over at The Blue Chair Diary - So grab your sketchbook and come share what you have been working on with us!
See you there!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paint Party Friday - My Fall Fashion

Happy Friday
I did a watercolor of a few of my favorite fall fashion picks...
aka  my fall uniform ....
Tie front blouse, here
Stella and Dot earrings, here
Leopard Pumps, here
Trouser jeans, here
and a STARBUCKS of course, mmm, pumpkin spiced latte....just spells FALL...
it went from 85 degrees yesterday to 62 in about an hour -
hello fall!
how about you - has fall hit your neck of the woods yet?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Creatuve Tuesdays - Kitchen

She was the Queen of the Kitchen

This week's theme over at Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday's is
This is a character that came to mind when I read the theme -

For more Kitchen Creativity, please come join in at Creative Tuesday's

See you there!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Sketches - Tribute of Light

 Never Forget

will shine over New York City from dusk on
September 11 until dawn on September 12
This is my Sunday Sketch to honor the event...
Never forget
For more Sunday Sketches, please go to The Blue Chair Diary, here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Nine is Divine

Happy Birthday Summer
my little lady turns NINE today!

A little painting to commemorate the day!
I will see you at The Paint Party and In the Studio
after I indulge in a little ice cream cake!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Momma wants some new school supplies

Why do the kids have all of the fun back to school shopping? Momma wants some new school supplies, too! I love leopard, and this bag, from here,  is right at the top of my back to school list!
Kids are all packed up and ready to go this morning!
YAY for the first day of school!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Sketches - CAT spells CAT

It's time to go back to school for Madeline the Mouse....
Good morning, it's good to be back!
Please join me at Sunday Sketches with Sophia at The Blue Diary -
I am looking forward to catching up with my friends over there, I have missed you all!
This is a sketch that I drew, and colored with marker - to share with you today!
 I am currently painting it in watercolors for a favorite teacher!
I hope she likes it!
Have a great Sunday

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thank you - we are safe!

Dear Friends,
It has been four long days since Hurricane Irene hit our beautiful Garden State...but fortunately we had minimal damage on our property... only a few trees came down - Our power has been out since Sunday at 9 :15 a.m. and it returned this morning at 1 a.m. - Yes, I jumped for joy...

It's been a long couple of days around here....We made it through with the help of our friends and family. Which I will be forever grateful for -

Thank you for your continued support out in the blog world...I missed all of you and hope that those affected by the storm are safe. I am taking today to get back into the swing of things around here...I look forward to catching up with all of you.