Monday, November 28, 2011

G is for Goat...

This silly little goat is enjoying the beautiful flowers all around him!

The Letter G in Nature

Another letter from my "Nature's Alphabet" book. How many things can you find that start with G?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The letter G in the garden

G for garden, boys and teddy busy at work. Goes well with the rhyme:

"Round and round the garden,
goes the teddy bear,
one step, two step,
tickle you under there.
Other version is here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks For Play Time

We are so privileged to have such a wonderful occupation. How much fun is it to illustrate or create stories for children (and adults) and spend our hours playing with the materials of our childhood; paint, pencils, paper and all sorts of crafty bits and pieces? Thanks Giving is not something we celebrate in Australia but regularly I thank God for the life I have, for the gift of creativity and the comfort of a studio space to explore my craft.

Think about it for a minute: image after image magically appears, creatively birthed into existence when once it was just blank paper or canvas and paint or other media.  Anything created to give Joy to others is something to be celebrated but I am thankful that I get to enjoy the process of creation as well as the result of it.
I am thankful for sketchbook journaling in between work. It is a great way to just have a play.

This week I took some time off to enjoy journaling, not fussing over perfection, application or expectations of another viewer. It is a collection of random scribbling and collected moments in time. I had a totally indulgent play filling 3 pages and loved it. Sometime we forget why we started illustrating in the first place – because it is FUN!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I'm working on...Promo cards.

Something I'm working on this month are holiday/winter postcards. This will be my first ever promotional package that I'm sending out to children's publishers. Any advice or critique, I would be greatful to hear :) This is my first postcard...I will post the rest in the next few weeks.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Finished product!

Well, here is the finished product of my recent post :)!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Work in progress!

Hello Everyone !

It's been a awhile since I've posted on this blog. I've been working a lot in other mediums, so anyways here I post a work in progress I'm doing for my blog header , with the theme of the wonderful holidays coming up :)!!! I know i'm early but later on I will not have much time, so now is the time to attackkkkkk .... so here it is , oh and it's done in watercolour pencil by the way!
Their was a first attempt which i did mixed media, acrylic and watercolour pencil, i liked it but it was missing some volume I found. As a result I reworked it and this is what I came up with! Below you see the thumbnail version in the very begginning and then the first final attempt and then u see the really last attempt (but not finished yet).

Thank you for viewing

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Watercolor Wednesday monthly banner...

In the past, Watercolor Wednesdays had a new banner for each month--members would sign up for the month they wanted to illustrate. I'd love to see that happen again. Don't get me wrong, I love our banner & we'll keep Monica Carnesi's beautiful illustration as our logo (thanks Monica!), but I'd love to see more member interaction.

If you're interested in doing a particular monthly banner, please add a comment to this post and let me know what month you're interested in illustrating. It's first come, first serve. Oh...but, there's a little catch. The banner artist sets the challenges for the month (you'll send those to me via email, along with the image for the month a couple of days prior to the end of the month, then I'll post it all). It's not too late for someone to sign up for November!

Hope to hear from you & thanks for being a part of Watercolor Wednesdays!
We've got a sign up--thanks!:
March - Penny Noble

Monday, November 7, 2011

F is for my new frog fella

Finally more Watercolours and gauche work to share. Load of new info on my blog this last month everyone. I would love you to come and see all the things I have been up to. Going nut with creativity lately! Kayleen's Blog

Sunday, November 6, 2011

F is for Fish!

Goldie tends her small fish friends, until they are ready for the world outside this tank!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

F is for Forest Friends!

  felt like drawing some mini-Totoros in a forest, as a tribute to one of my favorite childhood films! :)

Wendi Chen