Monday, February 21, 2011


Illustrations from another college/book illustration assignment: "Thumbelina"

Gouache on illustration board

I don't remember the story, and yet I can't get the first verse of the song out of my head!

Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance...Thumbelina sing
Thumbelina, what's the difference if you're very small?
When your heart is full of love, you're nine feet tall!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Backseat Bella

I took these photos one summer day a few years ago. 
This is my friend's adorable dog Bella (a 7lb Maltese) enjoying a windy car ride.  It doesn't get much cuter than this:

The "Glam" Shot

My Favourite

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's All Good (not)

I did this weird doodle last night. 
 I sat down with my pencil and sketchbook wanting to do something great, but that didn't happen. 
Far from it. 
Embarassing as that is, I'm posting anyway. 
It can only get better, right?  

While I'm at it here are two more from last night's crappy

Scary blind contour of Lucy - little dickens kept moving on me

I've been wanting to do a painting of this Teddy Bear...

Monday, February 7, 2011


I did end up painting in the missing fin...just didn't get a good photo of it once it was done!

Aidan's Goldfish
12 x 12 acrylic on stretched canvas

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Favourite Things: Balloon Booties

These are a Godsend in the winter.  They're just regular 10" balloons cut off a little over halfway down the neck, and they keep Lucy's paws dry and safe from the stinging salt that coats the sidewalks this time of year.

They're a bit finicky to put on but well worth it, and fortunately Lucy's pretty good about the whole proceedure...probably because she knows she'll turn a few heads once she's out on the street in them.

Yes...she has them in a wide array of colours