Monday, March 27, 2017

SCBWI Draw This: March


As the year moves along, I have continued to stay productive with my artwork. I have a two and a half year old and an almost six month old baby at home and somehow managed so far to have completed eight paintings at this point (and of course, various other forms of art, including needle felting). 

The above painting is my submission for the March SCBWI Draw This challenge. The prompt word is MARCH. I couldn't decide whether to focus on the action of marching, or the month of March. I am a year round type of person, looking forward to each coming season, and excited for the changes that take place. We have been spoiled with a mild winter here in NY, and I was thinking spring thoughts when I came up with this concept. A spring march through the rain. I'm looking forward to marching through some spring rain puddles with my toddler soon!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Taking things lying down


While January was a month about working and creating, February was the month where the universe told me to slow down. My two year old came down with a mild case of the flu, the first time she has ever been sick for longer than a couple of days. Then, I threw out my back so badly that I was walking around with my top half parallel to the floor. It has been a few weeks on the road to recovery, and I have had to be creative with my parenting. There has been a lot of time spent on the floor doing art projects and I am pushing my baby around the house in his pram, but I am still doing what I can to create and stay inspired. Hopefully the rest of the year will be a healthy one!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

January Celebrations


I always plan to begin the new year with some time to recover from the holidays. But as usual, the year started off with so much inspiration that I couldn't sit still,  I now have two kids and am at a point in my life where I want to focus on gestures for the people I know who are there when it counts. I decided to make custom paintings for three friends with January birthdays, and these are the results. Each one was created to reflect the particular friend with some of their favorite things. I wasn't sure how successful I would be in creating these custom paintings, but I found the conceptual process to be quite easy, and look forward to creating more this year as additional celebrations come up.





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ringing in 2017


2017 has been off to quite the start. This is the first painting I made, and though I painted it on New Year's Day, it has taken me nearly the entire month to find the time to post it here. This captures my first moments of 2017, when someone nearby decided to set off a fireworks celebration, causing my two year old to wake up in terror. Luckily, my three month old slept through the noise. I hope that this year is being extra kind to all of you and hope to be able to share more of my quiet moments as they happen.