Saturday, December 13, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Prodigy Daughter


When I was 10, almost 11, I did NOT draw like this!
My pencils were No.2 school pencils with hard erasers that made ugly, dark, red marks on my papers. When I painted, I used those white plastic water colors you could buy at Woolworth's (I'm from KY). The palette, if you could call it that, contained the primary colors...blue, red, yellow, an orange, a warm purple, black,
and white. We never had paper you could paint on. The standard white typing paper (yes...typewriters), or old construction paper (from Woolworth's). I didn't know anything about oil paints. Occasionally I smelled them at my Aunt's house when she was working on a painting. But, those were "adult" paints. Not for a 10 year old.

When my daughter was 18 months old she sat at my art desk and drew a perfect circle. Then another, and another. I thought, "Ok...Maybe 18 month olds can draw shapes." By the time she was 4 she was copying her Dad while he drew storyboards. It came naturally for her to tell a story on paper. She made sure to include anything that was important to the story...including props. Eventually we started her in a casual art class on the weekends. It quickly became her favorite place to go. She loved all of the different mediums. Now that she has been in that class for a while, she is in a class with adults. Her favorite medium is oil. And she loves to paint portraits of her favorite female actresses. This one is Liv Tyler from Lord of the Rings.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Good Housekeeping Illustrations



A few Illustrations I found in my file...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Where did these cars go??

I want to see Barack and Michelle drive around the US
in one of these!


This was a picture of my dad, Grandmother, Aunt Nancy, Grandfather, and
Aunt Mary Anne
when my Grandfather was running for Lt.
Governor of Kentucky.
Not sure of the name of the dog.
He won.

SARAH PALIN
in the eyes of a 7 year old

After Casey, my blossoming comedienne 7 year old, saw
an animated interview of Sarah Palin, she has been
mimicking her ever since.

Here is her drawing of the interview:

Interviewer: What did you have for breakfast?

Palin: I went swimming.



Monday, September 8, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Foster's Development

Original Foster's Development BG keys









Found these rummaging around my studio...