Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Illustration Friday - Layers

Illustration Friday - Layers
Here is my drawing for this week's Illustration Friday word layers. Raoul gave me the idea for it, but I have always had a soft spot for chickens. In fact, as a child I had a toy rooster and hen instead of a teddy bear!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Otters

My otter drawing I made for my Sketchbook Project.
I was just looking at the very adorable baby otters swimming and thought I would show my otter art. This is a drawing from my Sketchbook Project. We saw some otters at the Georgia Aquarium last summer. I took some pictures of them and went back several times to peek at them. They are fun to watch!

Georgia Aquarium 96

Georgia Aquarium 85

swimming otter

Georgia Aquarium 32

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oreo is Feeling Great

My watercolor painting of Oreo Cookie, our pet bunny.
We got word back from our vet yesterday that Oreo's test results are clear! We are so happy to hear this news. Yay for 100% healthy bun!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Illustration Friday - Sweater

sweater - illustration friday
This week's word for Illustration Friday is sweater. As you may know, I love sweaters, so I had to illustrate this topic. How many times has this happened? How many times have I shrunk a sweater?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Oreo Day

Oreo is resting.
Today is Valentine's Day, so Happy Valentine's Day! As you may know, this is also our bunny Oreo's Day! We found her in Atlanta two years ago! Oreo just had her spay surgery last week, and we are hoping for a clean bill of health after some test results. We love you, Oreo!

Oreo post-surgery for her spay.

Oreo having some hay now that she is home.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Illustration Friday - Reverse

Illustration Friday - Reverse
This week's word on Illustration Friday is reverse. It made me remember one of my favorite books by Beverly Cleary called The Mouse and the Motorcycle. I think I read this book when I was in fourth grade or so. I loved the idea of having a very small pet that could stay in your pocket all day, and it was also very cool that he rode a motorcycle, too. In the story, Ralph's motorcycle makes the sound VROOM VROOM to go forward, but to go reverse it makes the sound MROOV MROOV.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Birthday Buttons

I had an Achemy request through Shoppe Sugar Cookie for some buttons. These buttons are for Kathy's husband, who is having a birthday soon.

Elk - Button 02.01.11

Duck - Button 02.02.11

Buffalo - Button 02.03.11

Antelope - Button 02.04.11

Rattle Snake - Button 02. 05.11

Goat - Button 02.06.11

Alligator - Button 02.07.11

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Here is Nilla

Nilla in the craft room.
for your Saturday morning viewing pleasure.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

Baby Oreo resting.
Here is our happy bunny Oreo! She is sleeping on her blankets and I have to sneak up on her to get these pictures. Oreo is a rabbit, and it is the Chinese year of the rabbit! My Chinese zodiac is Rabbit, so I am a bunny, too! Do you believe in the zodiac? I think I am a lot like the description. What is your zodiac sign?

Sleepy Oreo.

More Buttons!

Here are some more of my buttons that I made lately...

Banana Yes - Button 01.19.11

Banana No - Button 01.20.11
This pair of bananas is called Banana Yes Banana No after a song I made from my band, which was also called Sugar Cookie.

Smiling Broccoli - Button 01.21.11

Pineapple Smile - Button 01.22.11

Cute Carrot - Button 01.23.11

Reddy Tomato - Button 01.24.11
Raoul and I are all about eating healthy this year! So far we are doing good. I love broccoli, pineapple, carrots, and tomatoes, so I made them into happy foods we love to eat. Oreo also likes pineapple, too.

S'mores Graham Cracker Number 1 - Button 01.25.11

S'Mores Chocolate Bar - Button 01.26.11

S'Mores Marshmallow - Button 01.27.11

S'Mores Graham Cracker Number 2 - Button 01.28.11
I predict the hot trendy craft food du jour of 2011 will be s'mores! I made this button set of s'mores to be worn as a set. It is inspired by family camping trips when I was little. My brother Greg ate so many s'mores that it made him sick!

Groundhog Day Early Spring - Button 01.29.11

Groundhog Day Long Winter - Button 01.30.11
I think my Groundhog Day Button Set bears showing again, even though we just celebrated this holiday yesterday! Every time I say to Raoul that this is a "holiday" he laughs at me! Being a Pennsylvanian, this IS a holiday!

Jumping Squirrel - Button 01.31.11
And last, but not least, here is my Jumping Squirrel Badge. This button for sure was inspired by Nilla's squirrel friend that comes to the window to visit!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Buttons From January

Here are my buttons for my 365 Buttons project I am making for 2011. Lots are in my Shoppe Sugar Cookie, too.

Woodland Deer - Button 01.10.11

Woodland Bunny - Button 01.11.10

Woodland Raccoon - Button 01.12.11

Woodland Fox - Button 01.13.11
This is my Woodland Friends collection of forest animals. I had animals on my mind and wintery mood still and I imagined these animals having fun in the forest with each other.

Stripey Shirt Rabbit - Button 01.14.11

Dotty Shirt Tiger - Button 01.15.11

Stripey Shirt Panda Bear - Button 01.16.11

Dotty Shirt Doggie - Button 01.17.11

Stripey Shirt Frog - Button 01.18.11
These buttons feature dots and stripes. I like how each of the critters have opposite shirts and backgrounds. Tomorrow I will show more buttons from the end of January!