Thursday, July 7, 2011

Oh, Deer!

New illustration.  I'm proud of it.  My scanner is small and I didn't feel like piecing it together, so this is just the main part of the picture.  But you get the idea.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Here's my "Swept" theme for Illustration Friday this week.  I haven't been participating, or I've been half participating (meaning starting something and not finishing it or starting something and going off on a different tangent).  But, I like this one.  It looks better in reality.  Scanning always seems to mess with my stuff. Oh well.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Toybox Down the River...

I got some happy news today that I will have a sweet summer job as a Library Assistant at the branch near my house.  This is good news!  It means extra money for me and something to put on my resume that isn't retail.  Unfortunately, it is only temporary.  I love libraries.

Anyway, here is a recent drawing...

It's too big for my scanner and the photo isn't wonderful, but I am happy with the way it turned out.  I was going to add some watercolor washes, but I was told to leave it alone.  Maybe next time I will.  Maybe I'll even participate in Illustration Friday this week.  We'll see...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some days...

I just like to chew with my mouth open.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cat's Pajamas

So, I decided to buy this huge amount of natural clay to play with.  When I was in school, I only had one 3D art class which I did very well in.  I was told to pursue a career in sculpture or pottery, or something along those lines, but my heart has always been in 2 dimensional work (drawing, painting, etc.)  It still is, but I am kind of combining my skills and creating these small clay sculptures, which I then paint on.  I'm pretty pleased with the way they are coming out.  Here is my first one:

I'm currently working on a monster with a little girl riding on the back.  It's still in the clay stages with no paint yet, but it looks pretty cool.  Now for some fun!

It's getting so nice and springlike around here in NJ.  I took my daughter (Izzy) and my neice (Rhiannon) out the other day to play and explore.  Here's some fun pictures.

The girls.

 Me and my Girl.
 Me and my neice.
 Little Izzy.

I worked really hard on that crown.  They wore it for 2 mintues. 
I love them both a lot. They are a lot of fun!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Shop Promotion...

I decided to off a 20% off coupon code for now in my shop to anyone who reads/visits/follows my blog.  I don't know how long I'm going to offer it, but for now it's an open invitation to all.  All you have to do is put in the order and type HONEYBLOG into the coupon code area.  Thanks to everyone!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stir... Illustration Friday

It's hard work making food for all of the forest spirits.

Here's my submission for Illustration Friday for the week.  Since the topic is stir, I thought I'd include my favorite cookie recipe as well.  Here ya go: 

Butter Cookies


2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt


1.In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and salt, then mix into the creamed mixture. Shape dough into logs about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm.

2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap the rolls and roll them in sprinkles, decorating sugar, or nuts, whichever you like best. Try to slice them as uniformly as possible, so they cook evenly. Place slices 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.