Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 31st

Pen and ink Steller Jay.  I was working on a line of greeting cards with birds local to New Mexico...the project got put on hold a bit but hopefully it will still happen. 

Saturday, May 23, 2009

working on projects...

I realized I had not posted anything for several days...oops.  I have been working on several projects this week which have been keeping me busy.  One of them is a birthday present for my little brother.  It is not finished yet but when it is I will post a picture of it.  Just so I do not feel to bad about not posting here is an oldie....(henna again..sorry I will have more sketches up soon!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

henna #2


Ahh.... summer and henna.  Such a wonderful thing!  Can you tell that I was feeling a bit of an Asian influence? 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Summer means Henna!

Summer means...Henna!!!! yahoo!  During the winter months it is not as much fun doing henna.  It does not get as dark and lets face it, it is not fun to keep a limb out and still for hours on end when it is cold out! Here is my version of "36 Views of Mount Fuji"...the paste is still on.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

ink wash again...

The scan made this a lot darker than I thought it would...hmmm strange.  
Another ink wash with charcoal.  It is a fun combination to play with and creates an interesting texture.  

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Some practice sketches of hands...always tricky subjects but fun to draw none-the-less!

Friday, May 15, 2009

White Sands

Ink wash from photo of a visit to White Sands.  Such an interesting and beautiful place!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Teen Titans continued...

More Teen Titans artwork....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


My brother brought home several copies of Teen Titans.  I got inthralled with the is my first attempt at Supergirl.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

paying homage

I grew up being read to from Bill Peet's many wonderful stories.  The bunny in this drawing is taken from one of his stories and put in a different setting.

I love love love Rebecca Guay's work! Look up her Goddess book.  It is full of lovely illustrations.  

Monday, May 11, 2009

Moving out

More in the Mennonite series.  I met and interviewed several women who "moved out" of conservative Mennonite or Amish communities.  Yet, no matter how far they have traveled they still show signs of their past...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mennonite Roots

I have been studying my Mennonite roots lately and here is one of the sketches I have done as a result...I was given the idea for this piece by a beautiful wedding photo of a Mennonite couple.