I am doing a book signing with Melanie Maddy today from 1:30 til 3:30 at Uppercase Books in Snohomish.
Today the request was for a Komodo Dragon. How could I refuse? The grandparents took him and his brothers to the zoo on Sunday. Homespun temporary tattoos (ballpoint pen drawings on skin) are the norm around here. Sometimes I do them, sometimes they do their own. At 6, 4 and 2 1/2 it can get pretty extensive. Full body crayola marker tats are quite common.
It’s fun being a mom.
A friend of a friend asked me to design their wedding invitations. The theme was “Bilbo’s Party”. After discussing it with the Bride and looking at some examples of things she and the Groom liked, we came up with the idea of having the illustrations be monochrome navy blue. I’m really pleased with the outcome. I did it in watercolor, my current medium of choice. I especially like the effect the masked out moon and lanterns have on the main image. I did use some white paint (like a cheater) for the details, but I think the art police will forgive me.
The home school group that meets at my Church is putting on a musical production. This is the poster I made for them. It was fun getting to do the illustration of the kids I know from Church. My favorite part is “Patch the Pirate” who is played by a gal who is just so cute and is planning on wearing her glasses over the patch. 🙂
I will be participating in tonight’s art walk at the Mill Creek Town Center from 5-8p.m. Come on out and say hello! Here is the link for all the information: http://millcreektowncenterbiz.com/?p=1198
I am showing my watercolor work tonight. I will also be participating next month, showing my oil paintings.
Today I will be doing portraits at the Snohomish Craft Bazaar at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish from 10 – 4.
It takes about 30-40 minutes, but the kids don’t really have to sit still. (Oscar definitely did not sit still pretending to clap his hands for 30 minutes!) Portraits are done in watercolor on 9×12 paper. $30 each. There will be lots of other crafters there selling there goods. Come on out and find something for your mamma!
2727 Lake Ave. Snohomish
Heads up ya’ll! Organized craft at the Open House for those who will: Color Wrapped Hair Comb. Friday the 7th from 2 til 4. I will have the supplies all laid out, all you have to do is show up and make your own beautiful hair piece. $1 suggested donation. I will extend the project hours by request, as long as I don’t run out of supplies. 🙂
Thank you to lemonjitters.com for the crafting idea!