Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SCBWI: Draw This! Royal

Here is my submission for August's SCBWI Draw This topic, Royal. I did not already have a painting that was suitable for this subject, and so I created this piece specifically for the word prompt. I normally rely on inspiration from my own personal life, or as things pop into my head, so it was fun and a little bit of a challenge to try a different approach this time. I look forward to using this method in the future!

Road Trip- A Blast From The Past

There is nothing better during the summer than being able to take a vacation. But, with one child and a second on the way, it is difficult to be able to take big trips these days. So, I was very excited when my husband surprised me with a quick getaway to Philadelphia to celebrate our five year wedding anniversary. I was increasingly thrilled when our short trip was scheduled to include a visit to the Franklin Institute to see The Science Behind Pixar exhibit. Having a degree in 3D animation, it was fun to be able to relive those feelings that I had as an enthusiastic student learning about computer animation for the first time. There were many interactive sections to the exhibit, and I feel that it did a great job of explaining the overall process. The exhibit is running for only a few more days, so if you are in the area, be sure to make a visit!