Thursday, August 25, 2011

Schooled!

I was doing a quick drawing of the Beloved Toy Barn and suddenly I feel a little head peering over my shoulder. She looked over my drawing, looked at the barn, and then looked me right in the eye with a certain familiar look that I couldn't quite place. Then she took her crayon and very meticulously added to my drawing, patted me on the arm, and walked away. It took me a while to realize I'd just been critiqued. I hope I got an A for effort, at least.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Old friends, new book

from Animal ABC by Jessica and Ross Flick
We hung out with a nice young man and his mama today. It was good to spend some time with them, and I'm not just saying that because they brought us a gift. This little cloth book is handmade and is my artistic inspiration for the day. Amazing (quilted?) illustrations and different animals than the usual "cat, dog, elephant". Plus? Un-rippable pages. Brilliant.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Big plans

Project Draw (almost) Every Day is still going strong: http://www.flickr.com/photos/essalee/
It's practice, really. I have some exciting ideas for raising money for organizations that are important to me. Simply, I draw something for you, you donate what you can to a designated charity. I'm trying to figure out the logistics/legalities of it right now and I'm realizing I need to keep it very simple. But I think this can work.