Thursday, January 20, 2011

jack and rita

 I did these back in December. I never know how these portraits are going to look until the end. It's just hard to see how all those tiny pieces of paper can come together to be anything. But, so far, i've been happy with the results.

An unfortunate thing happened on sunday. My dear Russell was sitting on my lap. I had a sketchbook balanced on the arm of the couch, and my computer was on the couch next to me. Well, the sketchbook slipped into my lap next to Russ. He FLIPPED out and went charging across the edge of my computer into the next room, tearing the Return key and the Shift key off my keyboard in his escape. I sat there stunned for a good five minutes, trying to process what just happened. I've never had to put keys back on my computer before. After some research and many unsuccessful attempts, i managed to get the return key back on. When i tried the shift key, i realized that the plastic part under the key had been broken and would not snap back on. So, now i have no shift key on the right side of my computer. It's very strange typing without one. Sigh.  

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Here's a pet portrait i just finished of the lovely Marmalade. Her eyes gave me some trouble, but in the end i think it came out very well. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

new year means it's make over time!

Happy New Year to all! I don't know about you, but i for one am pleased to see 2010 finally be over with. For me, last year was just a series of unfortunate events, one after the other. But, that was last year - onward and upward! (Don't you love my positive attitude? We'll see how long this actually lasts...)

I'm starting this year off with productivity. As you can see, my blog has received a make over. I think it looks swell. The header still needs adjusting (for one thing, it's not wide enough!), but hopefully i'll get on that soon. I am reluctant to do computer work since my office/work space is the couch - it's hard to use a mouse to do fine photoshopping skills when you're on a couch. But anyway, that's one thing that's on the agenda. The next is my real website, which needs a major overhaul. It probably hasn't been updated in at least a year, and really it's become an eyesore to me. But this will take time, so i've been putting it off. Also on the list: pet portraits, a knitting print series, sock chubbikin buddies, new cards on etsy....sounds like i'll be busy for a while! 

Here is a portrait i did in november of the lovely Tober. More to come!