Friday, March 29, 2013

I spy with my little eye...

My little eye spied a lot of sights that warmed my heart this morning.Sights of SPRING !!!The reflection of the sun in the puddles of melting snow,the stray cat sunbathing on the roof of our old garage,the first robin,the friendly cow looking at us with curiosity and the bright red cardinal singing loudly his spring songs.My daughter was again the lucky duck who first spotted a robin this spring.
I am glad that the spring is finally coming.With this long and cold winter I started getting depressed.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Illustration Friday:Swim - 2

This is my second submission for this week's topic Swim.The two drawings were completed in ink and watercolor pencils and all out of my imagination.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Illustration Friday:Swim

This week's topic is SWIM.As I had the weekend off and my kid had sleepovers two days in a row I got carried away and came up with four illustrations.But isn't this the whole idea of participating in such kind of challenges?!More inspiration and more drawings!These two were inspired by the web.Don't you love the Internet?One can find all kinds of reference photos,there.So I used an ink pen Pilot because I like its bleeding effects and a wash of watercolor pencils.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Illustation Friday:Eye Glasses

This week's topic is Eye Glasses.There is no much room for imagination there.Everybody who already submitted their illustrations drew or painted people or animals with glasses.Oh,well, I should always remind myself that the most important thing is to create instead of complaining.It took me awhile to decide what to draw.I closed my eyes and the first idea came to me was a lady from the 50-ties.The big and fancy eye glasses with weird shapes were very fashionable at that time.So I looked up for an image on Google to use as a reference picture.I used ink and watercolor pencils.The paper was not very ink pen friendly and that's why my drawing is kind of rough at the edges.

Friday, March 15, 2013


I am usually very slow uploading my pictures in the computer and it is very rare to blog about them on the same day the pictures are taken.So today is one of these exceptional days.I posted the pictures in the order they were taken today.I little glimpse of my day at home.I wish the spring comes here soon...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Illustration Friday:Yesterday

This acrylic painting is not new.I remember the exact date I painted it.It was 4th of July,2008, three months after we went back to our house.In 2007,in August there was a devastating flood that wrecked our little town and our house including.We rebuilt the house and went back at the end of March.During the renovation we transformed one unused,bats infested closet in our house into an art studio.I was sooo happy!To be back home?!!To have my own studio?!?!That made me dizzy from happiness for months.So,on 4th of July,early in the morning,when everybody in the house was sleeping I went up to my studio and painted this portrait of my little daughter using one of my favourite pictures of her when she was about 3-4 years old.So that is what the word Yesterday stands for to me.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Illustration Friday:Talent

For this week's topic TALENT I decided to use one of my old acrylic paintings.I never get tired of  painting and drawing musicians.They look so inspiring and so beautiful submurged in the divine world of music.I have always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument but have never had the oportunity.I am so glad that my daughter is learning to play the trumpet at school and she likes it.I saw the girl in the painting at a concert at my step daughter's school several years ago,took picture of her and used it as a reference.

Friday, March 1, 2013


It is still cold outside.The sunshine would show up for a short while and hide behind heavy clouds.The wind is nasty and kills any the desire for a walk outside.I do not know if it is just me but this winter seems to be very long.I can't wait for the spring to come and to go out with my new camera.So far I try to enjoy it taking pictures in the house.So here we go:
1.a corner in my house family's favourite soup,noodles and meatballs 3.Ashley 4.a ray of sunshine 5.a rare moment-our two cats sleeping by each other,most of the time they fight