Oct 20, 2010

Giveaway WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who participated here and through Twitter by offering your fun ideas for dressing my baby bump for Halloween.  It was a very difficult choice, and while they were all pretty creative the one I chose made me laugh too.  So congratulations to Vera Soki for her idea of the drunken sailor and beer belly, complete with tattoos!  Pretty scary, funny and creative use of a baby belly, which is most appropriate for Halloween, don't you think?

Oct 18, 2010

Sketchbook Sketchy Sketch

Like the sketch says, it was an exhausting day after working, unpacking, errands whatever, carrying around a growing belly, and I was resting on the sofa only to have my dog perched on his pillow, sitting up, staring at me, ears perked and confused by my state.  He probably needed something and I just hadn't the energy to give back, not even a pat on the head.  But he did get a portrait out of me. 

Oct 12, 2010

Sketchbook Project Cover

Normally I leave the cover for last, but this time, since I decided that my chosen theme, "The View from Up Here," will record events around my growing baby bump, I started drawing (cutting and pasting) the first obvious thing to me.  Can't really explain the bright yellow, pasted in giant hands, but in a way it effectively calls attention to the belly.  I do have a love for fashion illustration so I incorporated a bit of that into the piece.  I can't say this book will be consistent with what I normally do, but that's the fun of sketchbooks, creating unexpected things and whatever suits my mood to draw, think, create. I plan on recording a series of events or "non-events" surrounding this very confusing, exciting, crazy and hormonal time.  This year has seen many changes and I hope to sketch all that stuff in as well.  More to come!

Oct 1, 2010

It's October—I Smell A Giveaway!

In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween season, and because I now live in the center of the town Washington Irving made famous in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I've decided to hold a giveaway. Tell me your idea for a the most creative costume incorporating my new baby bump.  Follow me on Twitter and post your ideas on the feed, or jot it down right here on my blog.   The most creative idea can choose from either my Mudpuppy Horse Puzzle or Princess Puzzle.  Check them out by scrolling down and peering to the right of this page.  And hey, it's free loot. 

Winner will be announced OCTOBER 20. Tell all your friends!