Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sketch'n Part IX

I did a series of watercolors recently that I wanted to share with you. The first is a series of birds. I gifted one to Sarah for her birthday.


Another is a series of octopi - I love these little guys!


Going back to the Sketchbook exchange I participate in - I finished my last sketchbook. I can't wait to get my own sketchbook back and see all the art that was done by the other 12 members of our swap.

In addition to several of the watercolors - I added these drawings to Peggy's sketchbook.

I made these Nesting Dolls run across the page - each with their own design. The mosaic cuts out two of the dolls in the middle - but you get the idea....

Nesting Dolls

And finally - I also drew some yellow birds...

Yellow Birds

I'm just back from New Orleans today. I was there for several days for a business trip. It was sooooo hot there I couldn't believe it. With the heat index it was over 110!

I'm glad to be home with my boys again!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Larissa and I saw Carlos Ruiz Zafon speak at Politics and Prose in DC. I could have listened to him talk all day - he has such a wonderful voice and tells the most amazing stories.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

He was there promoting his new book "The Angels Game". I read his last book "Shadow of the Wind" and loved it. It's definitely one of those books that took over my life while I was reading it. I completely gave myself over to the world he created. I hope that this new book does the same.

One of the most intriguing things he said about his writing was that he also composes music to go with his characters and plot. You can actually download these pieces to listen to while you read. I am looking forward to doing this myself while I read his new book.

I can't wait to read my newly signed copy.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Sweet Brie


I wanted to stop and remember my friend Brie today. She passed away on this day last year.

I never knew a sweeter girl or a better smile :)

Please keep her family in your thoughts today.

Miss you Brie!