Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Old Fashioned

This is my Illustration Friday piece for this week.  The topic is "Old Fashioned" and I thought of a grandfather and his granddaughter, representing the modern and the older generations. 
I'm really happy with the way this one came out.  I may stick to this style for a while, I'm thinking.  It has something that is lacking in my watercolors (perhaps the contrast ). And it allows me to show my drawing, which I really like.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I really like the way this sketch came out.  I made this the other night, just out of wanting to draw.  Maybe it'll start a new direction, but not really.  I think it can be incorporated in what I'm doing.  Obviously I'm still growing as an artist and I'm not 100% sure of how I want my art to look.  I just hope to really find it one day.  I'm just going to keep on experimenting until I find it.

So it's just an illustration of a family dog.  The girl was just colored in a little with my daughters crayons that were laying around. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tear It Apart.

I'm thinking of separating my "shop".  Maybe I will leave Hello Honey Honey for my kids stuff, illustrations, dolls, Etc.  Kid related items.  And then maybe I will make a whole new shop for more adult customers and sell clothing, bags, sewn items, that sort of thing. Maybe some more adult paintings and such as well. I'm not sure.  Maybe the new shop needs to be for the illustrations and the rest can be left at Hello, Honey Honey.  Or maybe it doesn't need to be separate at all.  Or maybe I need to just focus on one thing and stop having ADD/multiple personality disorder!  Any thoughts?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Free... for Halloween.

I'm giving this coloring page away for free for a promotional flyer at the upcoming craft fair this Sunday, so I thought I would post it on my blog as well.  Just click it and print it out.  Givie it to you kids to figure it out and then color it in.  I wanted to make 2 different kinds, one of the witch, the other a frankenstein, but I don't think I'm going to get around to the other one. So here you go.  FOR FREEEEEE!!!  :o)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Okay... Time for a Breakdown.

Alright, I've been trying to get as much work done as possible these past few days, weeks, however long it has been.  I'm still on an inspired streak and I want to get as much done as humanly possible, but unfortunately for me, my daughter has other plans.  And she is essentially my boss.  It isn't really her fault of course, but she is partially responsible for my lack of work.  I'm to blame for the rest, due to procrastination, lack of discipline, and time management issues. 

I've gotten two sales on Etsy!  Yay, well, that is the good news.  

I also have a lot going on lately.  My baby girl is turning 3 in November, so there's the party planning for that.  And Halloween is coming of course.  And then the impending doom that is Christmas, but I can't even begin thinking about that yet.  This upcoming weekend I am doing a bake sale for the Ocean County Animal Shelter on Saturday. I think i will make some cookies.  Or apple cobbler.  Not sure yet.  And on Sunday I am doing my first ever craft fair at KC's Creations in West Creek, NJ.  Should be a fun filled, and stressful weekend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Circus Folk

A few weeks ago we took my daughter to a small circus.  It was her first ever.  She had so much fun and it reminded me how much I loved the circus as a child.  Here's a few pictures from that...

So this is Izzy at the circus painted as a doggie.  It was also the first time she ever had her face painted and she loved it!  In fact she was not talking for the rest of the time, only barking.  So cute. 

Anyway, I have been wanting to make an illustration for Illustration Friday for a while now, and when they posted the next theme which was "Immovable", I thought of a circus scene.  I first made a watercolor painting here:

I was not happy with the way it was coming along, so I decided to digitize it using my patented Lauralyzation method, and now I am happier...

So there it is in the beginning, middle, and finished stages.  Also, obviously, I didn't make it in time to post it on Illustration Friday.  So my dreams continue.  One day I WILL!  Hope you like it!