Well, I finally finished my picture . Problem is, I want to keep touching it! I feel this is done…for now! Hope you like the finished piece.:)
I am now taking a needed break from watercolor and trying my hand at doing pastels again. I love pastels! I can do them rather quickly and I love the realistic result. I just love adding highlights here and there and making the wispy pieces of hair. The pictures seem so alive. I can’t wait to finish this one. I am having a hard time trying to decide what color the background should be, and just praying I don’t mess this up! Oh well, back to the drawing board. Hope you like what I have done so far.
I ‘ve been wanting to do a baby picture for a while, and so when my nephews wife’s baby shower came up, I figured I would give this as a print with the baby’s name as a gift. I was so happy with the way it came out. The tones were just what I wanted. The baby looks so pink and new.
Hope you like it! I can’t wait to try to do a few more babies now.
Here is the latest angel picture I completed. Hope you like it! I loved doing her eyes! She gives me a feeling of peace. Enjoy!
Just completed this pastel picture. I was ready to throw this one away several times! I tried this one on the smooth side of Canson pastel paper, instead of the textured side, thinking it would be smoother. It is, but I did not like the way the pastel blended on this side. It was like drawing chalk on a blackboard, and I get chills just mentioning that! I erased the hair several times and the dress on the angel wasn’t what I expected as well All in all, when I finished , I was not really happy, until I showed my kids…who LOVED it. I guess it was that I knew all the problems I had with it that didn’t make me happy.
But I guess I am happy with it now.
Here she is…Angel With Baby Deer.
The inspiration for this picture (which I did awhile ago) came from a model in a magazine. I loved her pose and it made me feel like she hadn’t a care in the world. I just gave her a bright dress, surrounded her in nature and used a quote that says it all. Just enjoy each day the best that you can. Oh yes, and stop and smell the flowers too! Hope you like this one. :)
I finally finished my latest drawing. I wanted to do more angels and to do this one in pastel was a treat. I really enjoyed creating this piece. The blending of colors is just amazing, and I love the soft, finished look.
I hope you like this one. There will be more coming. Enjoy.
This is a quote I illustrated awhile back which I really love. It’s how I really feel about living and enjoying every minute of every day. Time goes by so quickly. My kids are now 17, 19 and 20 years of age. I was a stay- at- home mom, and I loved it. I wouldn’t have changed any of it.
Today, as I was folding clothes on my bed, I put on an old CD I used to play for the kids when they were small and read their books. It was music from the Beatrix Potter animated series that was on PBS (see below). I love this CD as it helps me focus and think like a child when I have to be creative, drawing,etc. When I started listening, I almost wanted to cry. I could picture the three of them sitting on the couch, curled up reading their books. Their stuffed animals cuddled under their arms while having a snack. I remember this as clearly as it happened yesterday. Times were so laid back then. No homework, studying for SAT’s, driver’s ed and dating problems. It was excitement, playfulness and innocence. Hugs and kisses. I’d take it all back in a second.
Anyway, before I get too emotional, this is what made me want to illustrate this quote. This is what I picture when I read the words. It makes me feel serene looking at the girl on the beach, just enjoying something as simple as listening to a seashell. Can’t you hear it? Enjoy!
Here is a silhouette I made for Christmas. I know! I know! It’s not even Halloween yet, and I’m posting Christmas ideas. Just like all the stores, right?
I just think it would make a cute,simple Christmas card, or print to hang on a wall with just a plain black frame. Display some holly above it just to add to it a little bit, and you have a conversation piece!
Anyway, I will post this on my Etsy store asap. Hope you like it! :) Cheryl
I just wanted to post one of my latest ideas for note cards, bookmarks, etc. I took a silhouette that I had done and found a great quote to go with it. I think it makes for a nice design. I may create more of these. It is alot of fun!